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Guide to Columbia’s Dog Parks

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Part of moving to a new place is finding your niche and where you want to spend your time. The same is true for our furry friends. Luckily, Columbia is loaded with resources devoted to dogs, including three fenced dog parks and two leash-free areas. We’ll break them down for you so you and your pup can start exploring! 1.  Twin… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Meet the July Newcomers

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Columbia is just exploding with newcomers!  These past few months have blown by in a whirlwind of welcome basket deliveries.  Since I’ve been so busy taking out goodies and remiss in blogging, I thought I would tell you about some of the newest residents I had the pleasure to meet. In July alone, thirty newcomer families were greeted.  People moved… Read more »

No Naked Newcomers in Columbia – Thank Goodness!

In October, I was out of the office for several days attending a Welcome Service International conference for people who do exactly what I do – welcome newcomers to their new home town.  I bet you had no idea such an organization existed … I didn’t myself until a few years ago! Amazing women (and a few men!) from Colorado,… Read more »