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What Columbia’s Business People And Community Leaders Are Saying “Whoever it is doesn’t like me, doesn’t like Mitch [Richards], doesn’t like Fred [Schmidt] and doesn’t like Darrell [Foster], so I don’t know what you’ve got.” — City Council Candidate Pam Forbes during the Muleskinners Candidate Form on the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s decision not to endorse any of the First Ward candidates for Columbia City Council

“People need to get off their backsides and get a job. Maybe they’ll have to get two jobs or three jobs to make ends meet, but they need to quit stealing from their neighbors.” — State Sen. Jim Lembke of St. Louis County during a filibuster against proposed legislation to extend unemployment aid in Missouri to 99 weeks

“I have several moving parts.” — Trulaske College of Business Dean Joan Gabel on her multiple roles in leading the business school

“As time goes by, I’m sure there will be some people that want to be at the new parking garage.” — Columbia Public Work’s Jill Stedem to the Columbia Missourian on lackluster sales of parking permits in the new downtown parking garage

“Columbia has successfully set itself up to be a center of excellence for established and emerging businesses. I think all new entrepreneurs, both in America and beyond, should Google Columbia when considering their future home.” — Tariq Shah, commercial director of PetScreen Inc.

“It is definitely the right time for entrepreneurs to start companies in Columbia!” — Adroit Motion co-founder & CEO Xandra M. Sifuentes



Inside Columbia’s CEO


spring 2011

Inside Columbia's CEO Spring 2011  

Joan Gabel prepares MU business students for a bright future; the Renaissance Awards celebrate local art's biggest fans; and Columbia's busi...

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