Friends and colleagues helped Don Laird celebrate his contributions to the Chamber of Commerce at a reception in his honor.
Owners can take their dogs to the cage-free facility before they head to work and pick them up afterward.
The Regional Economic Development Inc. Board of Directors voted Wednesday to ask the Columbia City Council to rescind an ordinance that established the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board.
The Federal Funds Information for States anticipates that if lawmakers in Washington do not compromise on averting the "fiscal cliff," Missouri could lose $125 million in federal funding, and the state's defense spending cuts could total over $1 billion.
The new Isle Casino Cape Girardeau brought $5.4 million in its first full month of operation.
According to comments aired Thursday from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the United States next year.
Dustin and Austin Stanton, only 16 and 20, became successful entrepreneurs after starting an egg business with six baby chicks they received from an uncle. They now supply their eggs to various places including Hy-Vee stores and MU's dining facilities.
Columbia residents who supported Small Business Saturday enjoyed shopping downtown for local businesses' unique products that chain stores don't carry.
Big-box stores opened for Black Friday as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, and Columbia shoppers lined up for deals and to begin their holiday shopping.
Local business owners say its their unique products and clientele bases that set them apart from the big chain stores.
Lorraine Brown will plead guilty to felony forgery in Boone County and faces two to three years in prison. She already has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in Florida.
Thompson, Gaddy, Limback and Lusby recognized during annual ceremony.
Monthly home sales for October 2012 were the best in the last five years, with total sales reaching 117 units, according to the Columbia Board of Realtors.
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union.
Menards didn't collect an extra half-cent sales tax for Centerstate TDD during its first six months of operation in 2009. The company has been asked to pay an estimated $50,000 to $70,000, plus penalties and interest, but it has refused to do so.
Bruce Hendren, owner of Columbia tobacco shop Roll On, said a change in federal law regarding roll-your-own cigarette machines has crippled his business.
The city sent Deltaan offer of a $3 million guarantee spread over two years starting in 2014, a waiver of landing fees and an unspecified "advertising component." The airline turned down the offer in a phone call this morning.
Columbia gas prices averaged $3.10 Thursday, a 42-cent decrease from the 2011 state average.
The facility at Discovery Ridge provides a nurturing place for 22 small biomedical companies.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the company had bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. Disney plans to make a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films; the first film, "Episode 7," is set to release in 2015.