Columbia Missourian - Business Spotlight

Showcasing the diversity of business ownership in mid-Missouri

We are bringing you a special newsletter today. The stories in this section were written to amplify the services and accomplishments of diverse businesses that may not be well known in the broader Columbia and Boone County community.

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New woodworking studio open to members 24/7

Sawdust Studios is a community woodworking shop with professional tools that can be used by members 24 hours a day. Read more


Athletes Performance Institute: A story of football, friendship and fitness

Today API on Nifong Boulevard is a full-service gym with group fitness, sports performance and personal training available. Read more


Growing native plants improves quality of life in a community

A passion for plants led Nadia Navarette-Tindall to open Native Plants and More, in 2017, using the natural setting as her office. Read more


Mr. Murphy's Stuffed Potatoes serves up spuds, nachos and salads from a food truck

The truck offers a variety of toppings and smoked meats that can be served on top of a favorite food item. Read more


Debra and Al Harris prepare students to work in hair salons, and own one themselves

Debra Harris and her husband, Al,  co-own the Sam Brown Cosmetology and Barber Institute in the Broadway Shopping Center, as well as A Cut Above the Rest Hair Salon. Read more


PROGRESS AWARDS: Nominate a community member or organization

Missourian staff

The Missourian Progress Awards recognize the people who help make Columbia a great place to live and move us forward. Read more

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