Category Archives: Outstanding Columbia Business

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

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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 »

Turning Heads

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The weirdest thing has been happening to me lately – men keep complimenting me on my haircut.  I’ve always had a lot of women ask me about my hair.  Part of being a newcomer is finding a new hairdresser, so there has always been a lot of interest in the salons and spas I frequent.  However, this is completely new. … Read more »

Trimming Trees – In Every Sense of the Phrase

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This first snow of the season makes me extra happy that I took care of my yard work needs last week.  Well, actually Korte Tree Care saw to the work while I went to a Friends International holiday crafting workshop.  While I chatted with ladies recently transplanted from Libya, China and Korea, Joshua Korte and his crew were hard at… Read more »

Greetings to the Columbia Welcome Blog

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Welcome to Columbia … or, perhaps I should say, greetings to the Columbia Welcome Blog!  So many newcomers ask me about the other new residents in our community that I decided to launch this feature.  I hope to tell you about your fellow newcomers, help you find fun friends and newcomer friendly activities in CoMO, and introduce you to some… Read more »