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Four Years and Still in Love

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Thank goodness for automatic reminders that pop up when I check my inbox. On LinkedIn, one flashes across the screen, “You’re celebrating four years!” as I think, “How did that happen?” Yes, four years ago, I purchased Columbia Welcome from the founding owner Stacey Thompson. I had some big shoes to fill for sure! I remember feeling nervous heading to… Read more »

Ideas and Where to Shop: How to own your home décor — without owning your home

Almost half of all new Columbia residents rent a space during their first year in the city. Even if you don’t own the place, don’t let that stop you from making it feel uniquely yours — it’s easier than you think. Try shopping local and following these ideas to personalize your space. 1.  Pillows are an easy and inexpensive way… Read more »

Small Business Week CoMo Style

As a small business owner, I am continually fascinated to hear how other small business owners get their start.  This is why I absolutely love Small Business Week, which is celebrated here in Columbia this week: May 5-9. As part of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s small business week activities, five of Columbia’s most successful small businesses are being featured. … Read more »

Columbia Welcome Has Already Won

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Columbia Missouri is indeed the best city in the world in which to be a woman in business! I have been overwhelmed with kudos, cards, LinkedIn connections, Facebook friend requests, emails and hugs since it was announced that I am nominated for the Columbia Daily Tribune’s Emerging Business Woman award. Thank you so much for your massive support! The sold… Read more »