PHOTO GALLERY: Workers assemble toys at the Maple Landmark Woodcraft factory

Experts say family businesses are more resilient when times are tough because of relative’s commitment, passion and knowledge of the business.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils new logo

The Woodruff Sweitzer advertising agency and Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils the tourism bureau's new logo Thursday afternoon at The Blue Note.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chicago indoor vertical farm harvests crops for next-morning sale

FarmedHere, an indoor vertical farm, is housed an old warehouse in Bedford Park, Ill. Its crops include basil, arugula and microgreens, sold at grocery stores in Chicago and its suburbs. Officials at FarmedHere plan to expand growing space to 150,000 square feet by the end of next year. It currently has about 20 percent of that growing space now.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tons of Truck event introduces children, work vehicles

Children were given the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks at the Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park. From concrete mixers to firetrucks, children could explore the inside of the trucks, honk the horns and speak to the professionals who operate them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge beats Helias in soccer

Rock Bridge beat Helias 1-0 in soccer on Wednesday at Rock Bridge High School on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman baseball loses to Helias 8-11

The Hickman Kewpies lost to the Helias Crusaders 8-11 in a home match Wednesday afternoon. The Kewpies' Jonathan Jones pitched despite having a sore right ankle.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ruby Kubat runs flea market

Ruby Kubat buys wholesale houses and storage units and then resells the goods at the Lindberg Flea Market in Columbia. "I just don't like to throw things away," Kubat said on why she started this venture.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball plays Braggin' Rights game at Busch Stadium

The Missouri baseball team played its Braggin' Rights game against Illinois at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday. The Tigers lost 6-2.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia elects leaders for city

Columbia residents and candidates gathered Tuesday evening in downtown locations to watch the election results unfold. Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected, Karl Skala won the Third Ward council seat and Ian Thomas won in the Fourth Ward.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award winners presented with prizes

Award winners of The Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence were were presented with their prizes at MU's Lafevre Hall on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents turn out for Tuesday's election

Voters went to polling places around Columbia to vote in Tuesday's election.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU musicians practice yoga to enhance their playing

An MU music professor and a student have teamed up to start a yoga class for MU musicians. The class is designed to help students maintain their body alignment and tone when playing their instruments or singing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman wins over Helias Catholic in tennis

Hickman High School's boys tennis team won over Helias Catholic High School on Monday at Cosmo Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Clydesdales are petted, visited in Boonville

A tour group visits Budweiser's Clydesdales, who are housed at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. This includes Hope, who recently starred in Budweiser's Super Bowl commercial and is destined to be a brood mare, according to farm manager John Soto.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge and Hickman golf teams compete in Columbia Classic

The Rock Bridge and Hickman high school golf teams competed in the Columbia Classic on Monday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU professor wins William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Tim Evans, associate professor of toxicology for the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, is presented a 2013 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award by University of Missouri Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton on Monday in the Adams Conference Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: LSU baseball completes three-game sweep of Missouri

No. 2 LSU defeated Missouri 6-5 on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. LSU swept Missouri in the three-game series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball wins doubleheader against South Carolina

Missouri played a rain-delayed doubleheader against South Carolina on Saturday. The Tigers won both games, 12-3 and 8-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball shut out by LSU

LSU beat Missouri 8-0 Saturday at Taylor Stadium in the rain-delayed second game of the series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kayakers, canoe racers compete in Perche Creek Gutbuster

Canoe racers and kayakers competed in the rain Saturday in the fifth annual Perche Creek Gutbuster.