A Directory of Black-Owned Businesses In COMO

We are deeply upset with the atrocities that have been forced upon Black lives in this country. For hundreds of years, black lives haven’t been valued as they should be; they haven’t been afforded the dignity and respect they deserve. Countless times, we have seen images of innocent Black souls being mercilessly stripped away from their communities by those whose duty it is to protect them. We have witnessed how this has caused pain for Black people and left scars that can never be forgotten. But, enough is enough.

COMO Magazine is our community. We treasure our position as an entity that can bring people together for the greater good. Therefore, we stand in solidarity with Columbia’s Black community. We see you. We hear you. We will fight with you. We will fight for you.

In this same manner, we would like to call on every member of our community to stand with the Black community. Whether you’re a health professional, business owner, artist, or church, we’d like you to join us in contributing to the safety and well-being of our Black community. One way we can do this is to support the Black-owned businesses and organizations throughout Columbia. Support Black artists and artisans. Designers and stylists. Leaders and entrepreneurs. Join us as we help strengthen Black economies and communities. Contribute funds, time, and energy to grassroots organizations in town. Celebrate Black history, culture, and our Black community right here in Columbia. 

We are in this together, and we will overcome.

Food & Drink

Al’s and Lena’s Catering

Al Buford and Lena Cheatman
1205 Rangeline St.
Al Lena- Catering

Al’s and Lena’s is a casual catering and plate service that offers soul food and a family atmosphere.

Big Daddy’s BBQ

Lloyd and Fontella Henry
1205 N. Garth Ave.
Big Daddy’s BBQ

Big Daddy’s is a barbecue smokehouse known for a delicious array of meat and its own signature sauce.

Bush’s Catering LLC

Chris Bush
1200 E. Walnut St.
bushscateringmealprep.com

Bush’s Catering is a small business that offers catering for any event with a variety of meals and appetizers to choose from.

Evenflow Coffee

Jarrell Johnson
evenflowcoffee.com

Evenflow Coffee is an online retail store for coffee and coffee-related merchandise.

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Rexroy Scott and Colin Russell
711 Vandiver Dr.
Jerk Hut

Jerk Hut is a Jamaican restaurant, food truck, and catering outfit housed in both Columbia and Jefferson City.

Joy’s Carry Out and Catering Service

Joycelynn Linzie
2202 Paris Rd.
Joy’s Carry Out and Catering Service

Joy’s Carry Out and Catering aims to please with delicious soul food for everyone, including vegetarian diets.

Mr. Murphy’s Stuffed Potatoes

Jheron Nunnelly
Food Truck
Mr Murphy Stuffed Potatoes

Mr. Murphy’s offers a variety of stuffed spuds, nachos, and salads made from scratch.

Mrs. G’s A Touch of Soul

Gabriella Allen
1301 Vandiver Dr., Ste. E
mrs-gs-a-touch-of-soul.business.site

Mrs. G’s A Touch of Soul is a casual restaurant in Columbia that serves delicious soul food.

Munchi’s Fish and Chicc’n

Dimetrious Woods
922 Business Loop 70 E.
Munchi’s Fish & Chicc’n

Munchi’s offers a wide variety of city-inspired flavors through a menu of fish and chicken dishes.

Papadoo’s Soulfood & BBQ

Joshua Williams Sr.
904 Business Loop 70 E.
Papadoo’s soul food & bbq

Papadoo’s is a restaurant serving a mix of soul food and cajun food.

Plush Ultra Lounge

Adrian Preyer
904 Business Loop 70 E.
plushlounge.net

Plush is a relaxing lounge providing soul food, live music, and karaoke for a fun night out.

Quintilla’s Kitchen

Shannon Wilson
2700 Comstock Dr.
Quintilla’s Kitchen

Quintilla’s Kitchen offers personal chef, event planning, and catering services for small to medium-sized events.

Scooter’s Food Joint and Catering

D’Auntre Prince
Food Truck
Scooter’s Food Joint & Catering

Scooters is a food truck in Columbia serving a mix of foods, including chicken wings, Philly cheesesteak, and fries.

South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs

Gerald and Kim Nathan
1013 Park Ave
South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs

South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs is a flavorful barbecue restaurant and catering service.

Vibez Lounge

R’Velle Fair
19th N. 5th St.
vibezloungecomo.com

Vibez Lounge serves customers soulful, homecooked meals in a friendly space centered on community connection.

Quintilla’s Kitchen

Shannon Wilson
2700 Comstock Dr.
Quintilla’s Kitchen

Quintilla’s Kitchen offers personal chef, event planning, and catering services for small to medium-sized events.

Xola’s Vegan On-The-Go

Erica Dickson
Catering Service
Xola’s Vegan On-The-Go

Xola’s is a catering service focused on providing vegan and vegetarian food to the Columbia community.

Fashion

Cauhz™ Clothing
(Cultures All United Harmonizing Zoos)

Ito Aviles
Online Store
cauhzclothing.com

Cauhz™ is a clothing brand that sells tees, bags, and beanies, all while promoting peace, love, equality, and diversity.

Como Beach

Matt Warren
Online Store
comobeachclothing.com

Como Beach is an online vendor that sells bathing suits, sweatshirts, and more.

Freedom T’s

Vernon T. Diggs
508 N. Williams St., Apt 101
freedomtsllc.com

Freedom T’s is a print shop that screenprints custom and standard apparel designs for business, schools, and for personal use.

HAM Sports Gear

Devin Griffin
3412 Grindstone Pkwy.
hamsportsgear.com

HAM Sports Gear is a clothing brand that provides innovative gear for the athletes’ sport and life.

Monarch Jewelry

Kenneth Greene
1019 E. Walnut St. C
Monarch Jewelry

Monarch Jewelry is known for its high-craftsmanship with its collection of custom-designed fine jewelry.

Vintage Collectible Retro (VCR)

Antonio Rainey and Lamarr Holt
312A Nebraska Ave.
Vintage Collectible Retro VCR

Vintage Collectible Retro offers custom-designed products and the ability to trade, sell, or buy vintage clothing.

Personal & Business Growth

ARW Equity Advisors LLC

Dr. Della Streaty-Wilhoit
2685 Winding Trail Dr.
arwtrainingfirm.com

ARW Equity Advisors LLC works to help private, educational, and governmental institutions train and retain their employees.

Castello Branco Fields

Mikel A. Fields
816 E. Broadway, #201
castellobrancofields.com

Castello Branco Fields is a consulting company that collaborates with brands of all sizes to achieve success for clients that invest in strategy.

The Association of Missouri Mediators

John Richardson
momediators.org
573-313-8555

The Association of Missouri Mediators has training and tips for mediators who are working with people to resolve conflict.

Henry Marketing Co.

Mike Henry
henrymarketing.co

Mike Henry works to help professionals improve their practice with great marketing that converts.

KT Moss Key Solutions

Kay T Moss
kaytmoss.com

Kay is a solution strategist that continually supports individual and organizational leadership development.

Menifield & Associates LLC

Angela Hooper-Menifield
supervisoracademy.com

Menifield and Associates LLC works to build and equip supervisors and teams through professional coaching.

Noble Necessities LLC

Tammy R. Nobles
tammyrnobles.com
573-821-5759

Noble Necessities LLC supports individuals and inspires entrepreneurs to ignite, pursue, and progress on their journey by providing empowerment and educational development.

Entertainment

Beatzworld Entertainment

DJ Beatz
djbeatz.net

DJ Beatz is an artist, producer, entrepreneur, and the official DJ for sporting events at Faurot Field.

The Chump Change Blues Band

James “Smitty” Smith
1702 University Ave.
573-442-4157
The Chump Change Blues Band

The Chump Change Blues Band is a blues band in Columbia that travels all around the United States to perform.

Paramount Marketing Group

W. Edward Shelton
pmg-worldwide.com
573-777-2555

Paramount Marketing Group Worldwide (PMG) is one of the largest event planning and entertainment providers in the Midwest. Their customizable services can cover specialty parties, corporate events, weddings, limousine services, and more.

Children & Family Care

Nanny’s Early Learning Center

Diane Coleman
404 McBaine Ave.
nannysearlylearningcenter.com

Nanny’s Early Learning Center works to give back to the community and support families by providing children with a nurturing environment and the highest level of care.

Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

Cheryl Howard
505 E. Ash St.
norastewart.com

Being the only Black-owned business in the county for 80 years, the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center prides itself on a proud past and a dynamic future as it provides kids with a strong academic foundation as well as a nurturing environment.

Health, Wellness & Beauty

A Cut Above the Rest Barber and Salon

Al and Deb Harris
203 N. Providence Rd.
acutabovecolumbia.com

A Cut Above The Rest Barber and Salon is a total wellness care facility to suit your whole family’s needs.

All Star Cuts

Lloyd Hayes II
3200 Penn Terrace, Ste. 111
[email protected]

All Star Cuts is a barbershop that works with any texture and style of hair.

Artistry Salon

Bridget Williams
705 A Big Bear Blvd.
artistrythesalon.com

Artistry Salon specializes in kinky and curly hair.

B. Fab Hair Studio & Cosmetics

Brandi Harris
416 E. Broadway St.
schedulicity.com/scheduling/MMERXQ

B. Fab Hair Studio and Cosmetics is a beauty salon that offers all things, hair, nails, makeup, blowouts, and more.

Chrystal L. Hair & Makeup

Chrystal L. Graves
1201 E. Broadway, Ste. D
chrystalhairandmakeup.com

Chrystal L. Hair and Makeup is a salon for all hair types using 100% vegan, gluten-free, and carcinogen-free products.

CoMo Hair Bundles and Body Oils LLC

Vivian Ganaway Spears
812 Hunt Ave., Ste. 1
comohairbundles.com

CoMo Hair Bundles offers hair extensions made from natural, unprocessed, 100% human hair, braiding hair, beauty products, and a selection of body oils.

Cut N Up

Deidrea Freelon
1512 Business Loop W., #B
Cut N Up W/ Deidra Hair Salon

Cut N Up hair salon provides hair cuts for the whole family, and prides itself with expertise in chemical processing, dreads, sewn weaves, and more.

Diamond Cutz Barber Studio

Le’Quan Hord-Bush
1621 Towne Dr.
Diamond Cutz Barber Studio

Diamond Cutz Barber Studio offers haircuts for adults and kids, lining, and enhancements.

D’MMI Stylez Beauty Bar

Sarah Brown
3200 Penn Terrace, #111
[email protected]

D’MMI Stylez Beauty Bar is a salon that offers a variety of beauty services, including cut, color, and weaves.

Exclusive Cuts LLC

Ernest Daniels II
2300 Bernadette Dr., Ste. 624
Exclusive Cuts, LLC

Exclusive Cuts LLC is a family salon that specializes in hair cuts.

K’Bella Dior Beauty and Aesthetics Spa

Kandis Hardin
206 Austin Ave., Ste. 202
kbelladiorspa.carrd.co

Kandis Hardin is a licensed esthetician who uses natural-based skincare in a fun and relaxing environment.

Me, My Hair, and I

Fran Tibbs
2503 W. Ash St., Ste. B
Me, My Hair, & I

Me, My Hair, and I is the salon for all of your hair care needs for weddings, haircuts, extensions, and more.

Pro Kutz Elite

Lorenzo Shepard
1809 Vandiver Ste. 110
pro-kutz-elite-barbershop.business.site
573-424-7522

Pro Kutz Elite is an upscale, modern, and up-to-date hometown barbershop.

Simple Solutions Fitness

Steven Mack
3930 S. Providence Rd., Ste. B
simplesolutionsfitness.com

Simple Solutions Fitness is a personal trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

YouNique Beauty Supply LLC

Racheal Harris
Online Store
youniqueluxuryextension.com

YouNique Beauty Supply is a hair supplier that offers customers hair extensions and customized wigs.

Home, Lawn, & Auto Care

Auto Embassy

Maurice Doughty
2424 Paris Rd.
comoautoembassy.com

Auto Embassy offers professional car-washing, interior detailing, and paint correction and protection.

Class It Up Cleaning

Ingrid and Charles Smith
classitupcleaning.com

Class It Up Cleaning is a locally-based W/MBE company, owned by a husband and wife power couple, leading the industry in providing quality commercial cleaning and janitorial services.

The Earth Matters Cleaning LLC

Sharif Abdul-Hakim
1909 Dartmouth
thumbtack.com/mo/columbia/house-cleaning/earth-matters-cleaning-llc/service/224113517541917848

The Earth Matters Cleaning is a cleaning service for construction sites, commercial buildings, and residential buildings.

Gaines Car Detailing and Moving and Delivery

Rodney Gaines
1401 C Illinois Ave.
Gaines Car Detailing and Moving and Delivery

Gaines Car Detailing and Moving and Delivery offers car detailing, delivery services, and will move you wherever you need to go.

J’s Cleaning Solution

Jessica Cason
511 E. Walnut, #10093
jscleaningsolution.services

J’s Cleaning Solution offers commercial cleaning. All staff is Healthcare Cleaning Certified, and the company has a mission to limit damage to the environment.

Jazz It Up Cleaning

Jasmine Buckner
3915 Olympic Ct.
jazzitupcleaningllc.business.site

Jazz It Up Cleaning is here to help you with any size cleaning project, including floor cleaning, office cleaning, and even a post-party pick-up.

Maid EZ Cleaning Service LLC

Teresa Crews
4182 W. Bethany Dr.

Maid EZ Cleaning Service offers a variety of cleaning services, including residential, commercial, carpet steam cleaning, and more.

MuchMo”W” LLC

DJ Henderson
muchmow.com

MuchMo“W” is a lawn care service that offers mowing, leaf and snow removal, mulching, and more all at competitive rates.

Shelby’s Security

James Shelby
1400 Forum Blvd., Ste. 1C
shelbyswatch.com

Shelby’s Security provides security for both residential and commercial spaces.

Woods Auto Spa

Dimetrious Woods
922 Business Loop 70 E.
[email protected]

Woods Auto Spa Woods Auto Spa is an auto detailing service that offers window tinting and other beautification services for your vehicle.

The Whitley Co.

Marissa Whitley
816 E. Broadway, Ste. 202
thewhitleycompany.com

The Whitley Co. is here to create spaces that are both functional and beautiful.

Transportation

Concierge Services

Stan Warren
2070 Old US 40
conciergesuv.com

Concierge Services is a corporate transportation service dedicated to getting you anywhere you need to go, anytime.

Taxi Terry LLC

Terry Nickerson Sr.
312 Nebraska Ave., B
Taxi Terry’s

Taxi Terry is Columbia’s premier taxi service that also offers wheelchair-accessible vans.

Miscellaneous

Akilah Stanton Realtor

Akilah Stanton
3200 Penn Terrace, Ste. 113
akilah.findcolumbiamohouses.com

Akilah Stanton is a real estate agent that specializes in residential and commercial selling.

BHHS Vision Real Estate

Cecilia Young, Esq., Realtor
22 N. 8th St.
ceciliayoung.myhomehq.biz
[email protected]

Cecilia Young is a real estate agent with a passion to make your home buying or selling dreams come true.

Christine Woods LLC

Christine Woods, LCSW
P.O. Box 85
christinemwoods.com

Christine Woods is an experienced therapist and health professional that offers a wide variety of services, including working with individuals, children and adolescents, and couples and families. Christine is also available to provide training and consultation.

Cracked Up Mobile

Mikel and Luana Fields
904 Elm St. #212
crackedupmobile.com

A mobile device repair shop offering cell phone, tablet, laptop, and game console repairs. Same day service on most repairs.

Weichert Realtors

Martha Tomlin-McCrary
3700 Monterey Dr., Ste. A
weichertft.com/agents/203236/Martha+Tomlin-McCrary

Martha Tomlin McCray is a first-tier real estate agent at Weichert Realtors.

Smith and Parnell LLC

David Tyson Smith and Malia Parnell
700 Cherry St.
smithandparnell.com

Smith and Parnell LLC is a law firm that specializes in personal injury, criminal defense, and family law and divorce cases.

The Nehemiah Group

Drevon Ballenger
5260 E. St Charles Rd., Ste. B
The Nehemiah Group

The Nehemiah Group is a local construction company that offers restoring and remodeling.

Winn Law Firm LLC

Robin D. Winn, Esq.
303 N. Stadium Blvd., Ste 200
thewinnlawfirm.com

Winn Law Firm LLC is a defense attorney that stands firm in human rights, civil rights, and equal protection under the law.

The Annalise Group

Mikisha Ruffin
maisonannalise.com

The Annalise Group is a boutique distributor, branding, and e-commerce agency that helps up-and-coming European brands launch in the U.S.

Cornelliaspeaks LLC

Cornellia Williams
cornelliaspeaks.com

Cornellia Williams is a professional motivational speaker and coach for life, career, and personal finance.

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