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Your Guide TO MAKING THE MOVE TO

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Welcome to Columbia! Nestled right in the middle of midMissouri, our thriving college town has set itself apart as a hub for business and culture in the Midwest. From our excellent health care system to our flourishing business community to our active events calendar, Columbia is a great place to call home. And we’re here to help you see why. Columbia is a great city and welcoming community, both to new residents and new businesses, and we hope you’ll find this magazine helpful as you explore your new home. Whether you’re looking for your ideal neighborhood, researching schools or just seeking a new favorite lunch location, this magazine can guide your search. There’s so much to uncover and explore — we hope you enjoy the journey! Jenny O’Donley Editor

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ART DIRECTOR Louise Scopelitis

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS & RESEARCHERS Jenna Allen | Sarah Berghorn | Kathy Casteel | Anna Comfort | Melanie Dixon | Stefanie Eggleston | Erica Garrett | Evan Henningsen | Angela Huhman | Tia Keene | Amanda Long | Adriana Nieman | Lauren Sherrow | Scott Schnelle | Katrina Tauchen | Jana Woods

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS 44 Canteen | Boone Hospital Center | Caledon Virtual | Carly Buntin | CC’s City Broiler | Chris McD’s | Coley’s | Columbia Art League | Columbia College | Columbia CVB | Columbia Public Schools | Flat Branch Pub & Brewing | Hail Ridge Golf Course | Jean Nicklas | KMIZ | KOMU | KRCG | Li Lovell-Soto | Mervin Wallace | Missouri Division of Tourism | Notley Hawkins | Room 38 | Stephens College | Tanglewood Golf Club | The Club at Old Hawthorne | University of Missouri | University of Missouri Health Care/Columbia Regional Hospital | What if...? 360 | William Woods University | Windsor Street Montessori | Wright Studio 3G

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SALES & MARKETING Brandon Banks | Marketing Manager/Owner Tim Overton | Account Executive/Co-Owner Jill Overton | Distribution Manager/Co-Owner Joyce Klein | Office Manager/Accounts Payable Nic Ford | Collaborating Art Director Angela Woods | Account Executive Kennedy Moore | Account Executive Dani Komo | Account Executive Gabrielle Jones | Account Executive Cassi Cody | Account Executive


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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

41 Feel the Beat

10  Columbia at a Glance

22  Neighborhoods & Communities



Fast facts about your new hometown.

12  Navigating Columbia

BY ANGELA HUHMAN

 A guide to our city’s systems to make settling in easier.

16 Travel Made Easy



BY JENNY O’DONLEY

Getting around in Columbia.

18 Connected in CoMo BY TIA KEENE, PORCSHE MORAN, KATRINA TAUCHEN



Internet providers, TV, news and more.

BY JENNY O’DONLEY

BY KATRINA TAUCHEN

Opportunities for immersion into local culture and global art at annual Columbia festivals.

30 New Home Checklist

BUSINESS



The Columbia housing landscape. BY JENNA ALLEN & SCOTT SCHNELLE

44 Startup City

A guide to setting up your new home.

ARTS & CULTURE

47 The 4 Corners of Commerce

36 Art Lives Here

BY JENNA ALLEN

BY KATHY CASTEEL

Take a quick tour of Columbia’s business neighborhoods.

Experience the sights and sounds of Columbia’s creative culture.

38 Get Festive

BY KATHY CASTEEL

Columbia is the place where ideas grow.

DINING

BY JENNA ALLEN

Check out these fun ways to get involved with the local and global art community!

50 Columbia’s Food Scene

BY JENNY O’DONLEY & ANGELA HUHMAN

Columbia has it all.

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RELOCATING CAN BE A PAIN R E L ODENISE C A T I NPAYNE! G C A N BE A PA I N WITHOUT Meet the ColumbiaW Realtor responsive, I Tthat’s HO U T professional, D E N I S E PAY N E ! and has a team to meet your needs!

30 years ago Denise moved to Columbia and fell in love with the town. Denise is a Certified Relocation Professional; for over 16 years she has been helping others buy, sell and relocate to Columbia. When you’re ready to move call Denise. You’ll be glad you did.

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EDUCATION

75 Holistically Healthy

LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

60 Raise Up a Child

80 Teeing It Up in Columbia

BY JENNY O’DONLEY

Early education and child care in Columbia.

62 Get Schooled

BY JENNA ALLEN

Public and private education in Columbia.

64 Colleges in Columbia

BY JENNY O’DONLEY

The right fit for your future.

BY KATRINA TAUCHEN

These small businesses are treating body, mind and spirit to help you reach optimum wellness.

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In Search of Good Health

BY JENNY O’DONLEY

BY TIA KEENE

Columbia is filled with activities for those in their golden years.

BY KATHY CASTEEL

Religion can provide countless opportunities to acquaint you with your new city.

84 Beyond CoMo

BY KATHY CASTEEL

Columbians have a variety of options for lifetime care.

Cutting-edge health care.

BY KATHY CASTEEL

Venture out and explore your new environs with these fun daytrips. WHO’S WHO

86 Who’s Who in Columbia Favorite local businesses to help with your health, home, pets and more. l

Care Facilities

82 Finding Faith

76 Retired, Not Tired

72 Quick, Urgent & Emergency

Whether public or private, mid-Missouri golf is always on par.

RETIREMENT

78 Senior Living HEALTH & WELLNESS

BY JENNY O’DONLEY & STEFANIE EGGLESTON

BY JENNY O’DONLEY

Where to go in an emergency.

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POPULATION:

123,195

(Missouri’s 4th most populous city) MAYOR: Brian Treece, elected in 2016 YEAR INCORPORATED: 1826 COUNTY: Boone

Columbia at a Glance Where Are We? • 35 minutes to Jefferson City (31 miles) • Less than 2 hours to Kansas City or St. Louis (125 miles to each) • 4 hours to Des Moines (225 miles) • 4½ hours to Omaha (313 miles) • 6 hours to Chicago (386 miles) • 9 hours to Dallas (582 miles)

Average Temperature January: 38°/21° February: 44°/25° March: 55°/34° April: 66°/44° May: 74°/53° June: 83°/63° July: 88°/67° August: 87°/65° September: 79°/56° October: 67°/45° November: 54°/35° December: 41°/24°

Famous People Who Have Called Columbia Home Carl Edwards, race car driver Jon Hamm, actor of Mad Men William Least Heat-Moon, author Sam Walton, co-founder of Walmart

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Jessica Capshaw, actress of Grey’s Anatomy and The Practice J’den Cox, wrestler, 2016 Summer Olympic medalist and two-time world wrestling champ JON HAMM

History Once part of the Mississippian culture and home to the Mound Builders, the area now known as Columbia was first populated by Osage and Missouri Indians. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the area on the Missouri River in 1803. In 1806, Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone discovered a salt lick 40 miles northwest of Columbia. The Booneslick Trail wound from Kentucky through St. Charles, Missouri, to the Boones’ saltworks. In 1818 a group of settlers, incorporated under the Smithton Land Co., established the village of Smithton less than a mile from current-day downtown Columbia with the purchase of more than 2,000 acres. Due to lack of water, the settlers moved in 1821 across Flat Branch Creek to the plateau between Flat Branch and Hinkson creeks — in what is now the downtown district. They renamed the settlement Columbia. l 10

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Navigating Columbia nn BY ANGELA HUHMAN

MOVI N G TO A N EW CI TY HAS I TS CHALLEN G ES. AS YOU’ RE UN PACKI N G BOXES AN D N AVI G ATI N G N EW ST REETS TO FI N D THE G ROCERY STORE, HERE ARE A FE W OF OUR CI TY’ S SYSTEM S TO M AKE SETTLI N G I N A LI TTLE EASI ER.

When they sign up for City of Columbia utilities, new residents moving to Columbia will automatically receive a starter pack of refuse and recycling bags, bearing the official City of Columbia logo, which must be used for all curbside collection. Vouchers will be sent via mail within two weeks and can be redeemed at most local grocery stores for additional official bags. If you expected to receive a voucher and did not, please contact 573-874-CITY (2489).

air conditioner, trash compactor, conventional oven — will be picked up on your regular collection day. Call 573-874-CITY at least 24 hours before, or submit your request online at least 48 hours before your regular trash day. The appliance will need to be curbside by 7:30 a.m., and an additional fee will be added to your monthly utility bill.

• Columbia uses a dual-stream recycle system, which means “Fiber” (paper, cardboard, newspaper) and “Containers” (plastic No. 1 to 7, glass, aluminum) are collected separately. For curbside customers, containers must be placed in the blue bags, while fibers need to be broken down and placed in a paper bag or box. Piles should be clearly separated at the curb. • Items such as demolition debris, automotive parts, hazardous materials, whole tires and felled trees cannot be collected with regular refuse. A map of Columbia’s 11 recycling drop-off locations can be found at CoMo.gov/ utilities/solidwaste. Please do not deposit plastic shopping bags in the drop-off containers. • To arrange a free pickup of oversized items, call the Contact Center or complete the online request form at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled collection day. This includes bulky items such as furniture and carpet (cut in lengths of 4 feet and in rolls not to exceed 2 feet in diameter). For more information, call 573-874-CITY(2489). • Major appliances — washer, dryer, range, freezer, dehumidifier, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, water heater,

• When possible, leaves, grass, twigs and small branches should be dropped off at a yard waste site. Alternatively, they may be placed in a bag by the curb on your regular collection day and taken to the landfill. • Limbs must be bundled and should not exceed 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter and 50 pounds per bundle.

Yard Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off • Columbia residents may take their household hazardous waste products to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility at 1313 Lakeview. • The facility is only open on the first and third Saturdays April through November, 8 a.m. to noon. • No hazardous products are collected curbside. • If your paint can is empty or the paint is completely dry, you can throw it away. To dry any remaining paint, leave the lid off for a couple of days, or use kitty litter to absorb the excess paint. Then throw the can away.

Questions about solid waste or recycling? Call the city of Columbia at 573-874-CITY(2489). Unsure of what recycling goes where or when to leave materials for curbside pickup? Download the COMO Recycle and Trash app to see directions on how to properly dispose of certain items. Enter your address to receive reminders the day prior to pickup, including any holiday schedule adjustments. 12

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Downtown Columbia has a vital and growing business district, and with Stephens College, Columbia College and the University of Missouri outlining downtown, there is limited parking. The Municipal Parking Utility maintains all parking garages, surface lots and street meters.

Parking Garages There are six multilevel parking garages in downtown Columbia. The six facilities have a total of 2,300 parking spaces. Parking garages are made up of hourly, permit and reserved spaces. The hourly spaces at Seventh and Walnut currently use a ticket and attendant system. The remaining parking garages utilize pay machines that use a payment-in-advance concept, with the exception of Eighth and Cherry and Short Street, which have parking meters at each hourly space. The payment machines are located at the facility exits. Patrons are required to take note of their parking space as they park and then pay the machine for the space and anticipated period they will be parked there.

PARKMOBILE APP Easy to download, go to Parkmobile.com or scan the QR code on any Parkmobileenabled meter, download the app, register and begin paying for parking via the app. All downtown meters accept payment via the Parkmobile app. Each Parkmobile-enabled meter will have a bright green sticker with a unique fourdigit parking zone number. Meeting or appointment runs longer than expected? With the Parkmobile app you can add time to the meter, up to the maximum allowed, remotely from your smartphone. And you can set reminders so that you are notified before your meter expires.

NEW COMO PARK CARDS CoMo Park Cards are the new reloadable parking payment cards and are accepted by all downtown meters. CoMo Park Cards can be obtained and reloaded at the Public Works department office on the third floor of City Hall.

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Parking garage/lots enforced: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (Saturday and Sunday are free) Garage parking rates: 50 cents per hour

10th & Cherry Street

1000 Cherry St. Year built - 1995 Levels - 4 Total spaces - 276 Hourly spaces - 104 Reserved spaces - 0 Covered permit spaces - 85 Uncovered permit spaces - 79 Disabled access spaces – 8 Sixth & Cherry Street 555 Locust St. Year built - 1997 Levels - 4 Total spaces - 377 Hourly spaces - 78 Reserved spaces - 0 Covered permit spaces - 176 Uncovered permit spaces - 115 Disabled access spaces – 8 Eighth & Cherry Street 14 S. Eighth St. Year built - 1968 Renovated - 1999 Levels - 4 Total spaces - 173 Hourly spaces - 39 Reserved spaces - 49 Covered permit spaces - 79 Uncovered permit spaces - 0 Disabled access spaces – 6 Eighth & Walnut Plaza Garage (ticket and attendant system) 17 N. Eighth St. Year built - 1986 Levels - 4 Total spaces - 353 Hourly spaces - 99 Reserved spaces - 37 Covered permit spaces - 124 Uncovered permit spaces - 85 Disabled access spaces – 8

Fifth & Walnut Street 500 E. Walnut St. Year built - 2011 Levels - 9 Total spaces - 701 Hourly spaces - 78 Reserved spaces - 48 Covered permit spaces - 484 Uncovered permit spaces - 78 Disabled access spaces – 13 Short Street 1110 E. Walnut St. Year built - 2013 Total spaces - 420 Hourly spaces - 48 Reserved spaces - 14 Permit spaces - 209 Disabled access spaces – 9 Valet spaces - 36 Hotel spaces beyond gate - 103 Parking employee spaces - 1 Street Meters Columbia also offers 10 additional off-street surface lots in the downtown business district, with 535 off-street parking spaces. Additionally, the Utility maintains 1,683 meters on street. Parking meters enforced: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday (Sunday is free) On-street Meter Rates: 60 cents per hour downtown (north of Locust Street) and $1 per hour in the campus zone (south of Locust Street) Meter domes are color-coded to signify the maximum time allotted to each meter. The following colors correspond to maximum times: 10-hour meters – Green 5-hour meters – Orange 4-hour meters – Purple 2-hour meters – Gray 1-hour meters – Red 24-minute meters – Yellow l


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Getting Around Town

Travel Made Easy

Whether you walk, bike, take a bus or taxi, or even jump on an airplane, Columbia’s got your transportation needs covered.

As an everyday traveler, it’s important to know how to navigate your way through an area. This can be especially difficult if you’re traveling to a new place. Columbia is centrally located within the state, and two major roadways — Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 — divide the city. Because of these roadways, Columbia is one of the most accessible cities in Missouri. • I-70 travels straight through Columbia and heads west toward Boonville and Kansas City and east toward Kingdom City and St. Louis.

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•U  .S. 63 takes you straight through Columbia traveling north to the Moberly area and south to Ashland and Jefferson City.

BUS

 o COMO provides affordable transportation G wherever you need to go. Count on Go COMO for safe, reliable service.

Hours: 6:25 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. Saturday No service on Sunday. Columbia Paratransit is available for ADA-eligible citizens and offers those who are unable to use Columbia Transit’s fixed route system a source of fully accessible transportation with curb-to-curb service. PLANE Located just 15 minutes south of Columbia

off State Route H, Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is owned and operated by the City of Columbia.

Buses Columbia Transit & Paratransit Wabash Station 126 N. 10th St. 573-874-2489 OATS Transit 2501 Maguire Blvd. 888-875-6287 oatstransit.org

Airport Columbia Regional Airport Administration Office 11300 S. Airport Drive 573-874-7508 flycou.com

Airport Shuttles Mo-X Airport Shuttle 303 Business Loop 70 E. 573-256-1991 877-669-4826 moexpress.com

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 American Airlines: Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Taxi and Limo Services 5 Star Taxi 310 Tiger Lane Suite 201-D 573-449-7827 Celebration Limo & Party Bus 573-489-9070 midmopartybus.com Taxi Terry’s 312 Nebraska Ave. B 573-441-1414 taxicolumbiamo.com Concierge SUV Services 573-424-1182 conciergesuv.com White Knight Coaches & Limousines 573-814-5466 gowhiteknight.com

Bike GetAbout Columbia City Hall, Third Floor 701 E. Broadway 573-874-2489

 here are two airlines serving daily flights to T and from COU:

United Airlines: Denver International Airport (DEN) Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)

Visit flycou.com to view flight schedules, passenger information or to learn more about the airport and its services.  olumbians are proud of their walking C and biking infrastructure and the city’s longstanding designation as a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. The city of Columbia continues to increase the active transportation options around town. Columbia Parks and Recreation manages more than 62 miles of multiuse trails that offer recreation and transportation opportunities. A local favorite, the 9-mile MKT Trail leads to the cross-state, 240-mile Katy Trail. Columbia’s trail system features a variety of trails in different settings — parks, nature sanctuaries, along creeks and through wooded areas — with a variety of trail surfaces for runners, walkers, wheelers and bicyclists. Amenities provided along the trails, such as water fountains, restrooms and bike repair stations, make your journey easier. l BIKE


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Legend TV INTERNET PHONE

Connected in CoMo Internet providers, TV, news and more nn BY TIA KEENE, PORCSHE MORAN & KATRINA TAUCHEN

Get hooked up in your new hometown — from staying connected with internet service to following the latest news and weather.

Getting Wired: Internet, TV, Cable Options CenturyLink (centurylink.com): Internet, TV and home phone packages. Wide range of internet speeds, including a continually expanding fiber gigabit internet network. Offers traditional and streaming TV services and 24/7 tech support. DirecTV (directv.com): Hundreds of channels (including NFL Sunday Ticket), live stream and On Demand titles at no charge, money-saving bundles (phone, TV and internet). DISH (dish.com): Satellite TV and DishNET satellite, more than 200 national HD channels and local broadcast, DISH Anywhere app (watch live and recorded home TV content on internet-connected devices), TV and internet bundled discounts, free standard professional installation with America’s Top packages. 18

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Mediacom (mediacomcable.com): Xtream Internet and TV (powered by Mediacom) offers 99.9% reliability and download speeds from 60 Mbps to 1 Gbps, along with thousands of free On Demand titles and recording with TiVo. Locally operated provider with 24/7 customer support. Socket (socket.net): TV, phone and internet services, including local phone and internet bundles, as well as stand-alone Naked DSL internet and Columbia-based tech support. Spectrum (spectrum.com): High-speed internet; variety of package options to combine all your home services. More than 200 HD channels and 10,000 On Demand choices, plus DVR service. Quantum Wireless (quantumwirelessinternet. com): Fiber optics, cable, DSL, point-to-point microwave links and 4G WIMAX internet service; cable, satellite and IP TV; money-saving bundles; cellphone, tablet and computer repair; web hosting, web design and SEO marketing; locally owned and operated. Tranquility Internet (tranquility.net): Residential and business high-speed service, DSL, wireless and fiber (wireless high-speed option uses 4G technology; no phone line is needed).


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A Guide to Local TV KMOS-TV 6 and 6-2 (PBS affiliate) kmos.org | KMOS-TV (Facebook) KOMU-TV 8 (NBC affiliate) komu.com | @komunews | KOMU 8 (Facebook) KMIZ –TV 17 (ABC affiliate) abc17news.com | @abc17news | ABC17 News KMIZ (Facebook) KRCG-TV 13 (CBS affiliate) krcgtv.com | @krcg13 | KRCG 13 (Facebook) KQFX-TV 22 (FOX affiliate, KMIZ-TV sister station) soFOX22.com Mid-Missouri’s CW (KOMU 8 sister station) yourcwtv.com

Newsprint and Mobile News

Radio Stations KOPN, Columbia – 89.5 FM Independent community radio, variety music | kopn.org KBIA, Columbia – 91.3 FM National Public Radio, news and talk | kbia.org JackFM, Columbia 93.1 FM Adult hits and morning talk radio | 931jack.fm

Columbia Daily Tribune, columbiatribune.com

KWWR, Mexico – 95.7 FM Mix of classic country and today’s country | kwwr.com

Print edition publishes seven days a week. Home delivered in Boone and five contiguous counties.

KCMQ, Columbia – 96.7 FM Classic rock | kcmq.com

Columbia Missourian, columbiamissourian.com

KCLR, Columbia – 99.3 FM Today’s country | clear99.com

Community news organization managed by professional editors and staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students. Daily coverage, printed Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Publishes seven days a week online. Includes exclusive distribution through MU faculty and staff campus mail. l

NASH, Jefferson City – 100.1 FM Today’s country | nashfm100.com KTGR, Columbia – 100.5 FM and 105.1 FM Sports radio | ktgr.com KPLA, Columbia – 101.5 FM Variety format, easy listening | kpla.com KBXR, Columbia – 102.3 FM Variety format | bxr.com KOQL, Columbia – 106.1 FM Top hits | q1061.com Y107, Jefferson City – 106.9 FM Top hits | y107.com KFAL, Fulton – 900 AM Classic country | kfalthebig900.com KWOS, Jefferson City – 950 AM (also 104.5 FM) Conservative talk radio | kwos.com KLIK, Columbia – 1240 AM (also 103.5 FM) News talk | klik1240.com KFRU, Columbia – 1400 AM (also 98.9 FM) Talk radio | kfru.com l

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At Tucker’s, the team has had a lifetime worth of experience designing, fixing and appraising jewelry, watches, stones and more. Although Lee, Dan, Randy and Robert have dedicated their lives to becoming experts in their industry, each has a focus, each has a story, and each of them knows that when you come into Tucker’s, you have a story, too.

One of the other iconic faces and names on the Tucker’s team is Lee. Lee has made a career as a silversmith and knows how to work with more than just silver in an expert-level manner. Although we may know him for his history in metalwork, he is no novice when it comes to custom work, cleaning, repairing or brokering jewelry.

Originally from St. Louis, Robert Tucker found his passion and entrepreneurial fervor at a young age working alongside his stepfather. That bonding led to Robert understanding the value of hard work, being creative and cordial and drove his mind into the world of architecture. Although some of his professional career was spent in that field, Robert is a jewelry connoisseur and eventually launched Tucker’s in the mid-1990s. His personal life solidified his affinity for Columbia when he met Deb, who became his wife, here and they decided to make Columbia their home. Now, some 30 years later, Robert and Deb (an English teacher) have raised a family,

Inside Tucker’s – the Jewelry Architects, you’ll meet an extraordinary watch master named Randy. A collector, a careful tinkerer and a zealous consumer of all things watchmaking over the centuries is just part of what makes Randy so superb at selecting your next wristwatch, pocket watch, desk clock, grandfather clock or other ticking apparatus. He offers appraisals, repairs and procurement as well.

While the team has more than 100 years of combined experience, the air inside Tucker’s remains approachable, casual yet refined and driven by experts that “give it to you straight.” Moreover, the friends, families and customers that come through the doors are constant reminders to the team that everyone has a story, everyone has a reason to give a “unique yet affordable” gift and everyone is welcome at Tucker’s – the Jewelry Architects.

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With 90+ neighborhoods in Columbia that vary by location, walkability, schools and more, there’s a lot more that goes into finding a place to call home than choosing the perfect house. From historic charm to trail access to modern and unique amenities, Columbia neighborhoods have a lot to offer, all over the map. In search of the perfect neighborhood? Here are some basics — beyond bedrooms and square footage — to keep in mind: New Construction Construction in Columbia is booming all around the city. The Brookside Square, Monterey Hills and Willow Falls neighborhoods in northwest Columbia; Bay Hills, Bristol Lake, Old Hawthorne and Vineyards in the southeast; and Barcus Ridge, Deerfield, The Gates, Oak Park, Parkside Estates and Thornbrook in the southwest all have lots available, many with neighborhood amenities such as pools, clubhouses and access to nearby recreation. CONTINUED

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It’s a Seller’s Market in Columbia “Homes currently on the market are inundated with showings and offers,” says Realtor Denise Payne. “And many people are building because they can’t find something they like.” Prices for rentals are also up, making purchasing a home often more attractive than renting. So if you don’t want to miss out on the property you want, Payne recommends being prepared to make a decision quickly. Have your loan approval letter in hand, and be ready to pull the trigger. For remote buyers, that can mean committing to buying a home before seeing it in person. Payne says she has used FaceTime to show houses to remote buyers. “I had one couple who lived three hours away. The first time they saw their new house in person was at the inspection,” she says.

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Choosing new construction means finding the right spot and having the opportunity to tailor the home to your needs.

“We couldn’t have done it without Denise,” Lisa adds. “She’s awesome! She even set us up with our babysitter.”

Realtor Denise Payne had just the right spot in mind when physicians David and Lisa Lemons contacted her in 2019 about a new home for them and their young son. The Lemonses were looking to relocate from Northern California to Columbia, where David, a Jefferson City native, had attended the University of Missouri. Payne steered the couple to Patrick Wells, owner of Dynamic Builders, who built the Lemons family home next door to his in Steeplechase Estates.

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Building a home during the COVID-19 pandemic was not without its challenges, Lisa says. “We had to choose all of our finishes online,” she says. “It’s hard to estimate fit without actually measuring things, and colors are not always exactly what you see on your computer screen. But it all worked out, and we love it here.” The Lemonses moved into their new home in July 2020. They’re enjoying the city’s parks and trails system and looking forward to their son starting kindergarten next fall. The welcoming openness among Columbians has made it easy to meet people in their new neighborhood, Lisa says.

If it’s charm and history you’re looking for, Columbia has plenty to fit the bill. In fact, four of the city’s neighborhoods are recognized as Historic Districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Perhaps not surprisingly, these neighborhoods are all concentrated near downtown and the University of Missouri: Downtown Columbia, East Campus Neighborhood, Francis Quadrangle and the North Ninth Street Historic District. Although many of the homes in these neighborhoods have already undergone extensive renovations, there are a number of fixer-uppers, along with rentals at various price points.

Wide-open Spaces Although large lots aren’t the norm within the city limits, there are a few Columbia neighborhoods that offer a bit more room to spread out. The Country Meadows neighborhood, established in 1988 in southwest Columbia, offers large lots, at a median home price of $323,000. Homes in Harpers Pointe, also in the southwest, are built on threeto five-acre lots, with a median home price of $438,000. CONTINUED

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Location, Location, Location COLUMBIA REALTOR DENISE PAYNE SHARES HER APPROACH TO HELPING BUYERS FIND THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD. How do you help newcomers know where to start in finding a home in the right location? We really take it on a case-by-case basis according to what’s best for the individual. Sometimes it will be based on where their job is and how long of a commute they want to have. If they have children, it might be based on what school they’d like their kids to attend. Maybe they’re avid bicyclists, and they’d like to be near a trailhead. We like to sit down and have those conversations ahead of time, whether in person or by phone, to see what part of the area is best for them. Then we try to limit the homes based on the area of town that will make them happy, so it’s customized to their needs.

What should newcomers know about finding a home in Columbia? I always like to start by telling them about the different features Columbia has to offer. I give them a community tour where we go downtown, to Cosmo Park, to Stephens Lake to help them see all the different aspects of the city. It only takes about an hour and

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a half to go through the whole town, but it’s so helpful for getting a feel for what appeals to them, what they like to do in their spare time and how that will affect their home search.

What are the most popular new neighborhoods in Columbia? The Brooks, out on the east side of town, is very popular right now. Golfers like the close proximity to Old Hawthorne. Three newer condo developments to keep your eyes on are Vintage Falls (they’ve got a new plat opening up); Bristol Lake Villas, a brand-new development; and Smithton Crossing, which has built more condos recently because of the great demand. Nursery Heights, in the southwest part of town, is another new subdivision that’s really popular right now. They’ve kept the homes there at starter-home prices (low $200,000s), so young families can get into the schools that funnel in the southwest but won’t have to pay $300,000 for a house. There are also a couple of great newer ones up north. Somerset Village, near Battle High School, is right next to Lake of

the Woods Golf Course and the city swimming pool, so you get those amenities. Also up north, Tuscany Ridge and Arbor Pointe, both near the newer elementary school, are popular and affordable. That said, as a Realtor, we can’t tell buyers what neighborhood to move to or not move to, so it’s important to do your research.

What is one thing you wish all those in the market for a new home knew? A lot of people don’t understand that the listing agent works for the seller. When you call that listing agent thinking they should show you the house, you’re actually doing yourself a disservice. If you have your own agent, you’ll probably have a happier outcome. It’s not war, but it is negotiations, and you might in hindsight wish you had your own representation. As an agent, we can show buyers any house, whether or not it’s listed with our company. What’s important is that they have their own advocate.


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Trail Access With the Cosmo Nature Trail, Hinkson Creek Trail, MKT Nature and Fitness Trail and many more spread throughout the city, you’re never far from an opportunity to exercise or explore. The city’s trails are open to everyone, but some neighborhoods boast direct trail access. For instance, in the southwest, the Cascades neighborhood has its own lake and walking trail, and Chapel Hill Estates is located near Twin Lakes parks and trails.

Walkability/Bikeability Depending on your place of employment, many Columbia neighborhoods will likely require a car for the morning commute. But thanks to the city’s extensive network of bike trails and bike lanes, taking two wheels to work is a viable option from many of the city’s neighborhoods. The Grasslands, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Columbia, is sought after for its central location and easy access to downtown and the university. See pednet.org for more on the city’s most walkable, bikeable and accessible areas. l

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Moving into a new home comes with a long to-do list. Follow this checklist and tips to help you stay organized. Getting started

q Set up utilities (visit como.gov/utilities/ucs/ to start or transfer service online)

q Obtain a Change of Address form from the post office or complete online at usps.com

q Change your addresses on all your accounts (voter registration, driver’s license, tax forms, bank accounts, post office, etc.)

q Update your address for any online purchases you may regularly make, such as those via Amazon

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a new bank account, but don’t close your old one until you move

q Notify your doctors and dentists, and request copies of records be sent to your new health care providers

q Select a pharmacy in Columbia and transfer prescriptions

q If you have kids, notify old and new schools, and transfer school records to new schools

Save moving receipts for tax-deductible expenses Expenses you incur while moving may be tax deductible. Before you move, create a folder to store receipts of your moving expenses, and check online or with your accountant about what you may deduct. Visit irs.gov/newsroom/ frequently-asked-questions-for-movingexpenses for online help in determining what expenses are eligible. 30

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Make your new home safe and secure with these steps: • Change locks • Install or reprogram garage door opener • Test smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors • Make sure there are fire extinguishers (recommended locations include the kitchen, laundry room, near sources of heat, on each floor or bedroom and the garage) • Create emergency plans (fire escape, severe weather plans, intruder plans, etc.) • Look over the main circuit breaker (aka the electricity shutoff) • Find water and gas shutoffs

If you have pets Choose a new veterinarian in town, and secure a city license for any cats and dogs older than 3 months. You may apply for a city of Columbia animal license at most local veterinarian offices. You must provide proof of rabies vaccination. Note: Dogs are licensed for periods up to three years. Cats are normally licensed for one year.

Take advantage of rebates available for energy efficiency A valuable step in moving into your new home is to evaluate potential efficiency upgrades. Utility rebates (see list that follows) through Columbia Water & Light and Boone Electric Cooperative encourage customers — both new homeowners and longtime residents — to make their homes more energy efficient. They help you save money when making energy-efficient home improvements by increasing the return on investment and decreasing the payback period. Not only that, but they also increase demand for energy-efficient technologies and products that help protect the environment, so over time, these technologies will decrease in price and become more affordable. Every rebate program has its own set of qualifications, guidelines and rebate amounts, so be sure to carefully review the procedures of each program, and don’t be afraid to call for an expert’s help if you have questions along the way. Keep in mind that most of the rebates mentioned below require a certified energy audit prior to the improvements to qualify. Columbia Water & Light • Rebates available for Home Performance with Energy Star energy-efficiency upgrades • Rebates available for qualifying air conditioners and heat pumps • Low-interest loans to help finance efficiency and solar projects • Rebates for solar pv solar system Visit columbiapowerpartners.com for info. Boone Electric Cooperative • Incentives for Home Performance with Energy Star energyefficiency upgrades • $750 per ton for qualifying ground-source heat pumps • $300 for a qualifying electric dual-fuel system • Rebates for lighting upgrades to existing buildings for commercial accounts Visit booneelectric.coop for info. l


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The visual arts scene in Columbia provides a robust profile of theater, art and film. Local stages bring riveting productions and movies to CoMo while galleries add a colorful dimension to the city’s cultural experiences.

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Kids and adults can learn ceramics, painting, drawing and bookmaking at this studio, which focuses on producing a creative learning experience for participants regardless of their age, ability or economic background. 1724 McAlester St.

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre The only live outdoor theater in mid-Missouri, Maplewood Barn was founded in 1973 and continues to bring quality productions to Columbia. 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

Talking Horse Productions Columbia’s only blackbox theater offers a unique experience for attendees through its intimate and immersive construction. Temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Check talkinghorseproductions.org or social media for updates. 210 Saint James St., Suite B

TRYPS Children’s Theater TRYPS stages beloved shows starring kids in third grade through college. They offer Zoom classes — find out more at trypskids.com. 1200 E. Broadway

The Warehouse Theatre Company This company is run by Stephens College students who hone their performance skills while delivering quality productions. 104 Willis Ave.

Ragtag Cinema Independent film and media reign at the intimate theater, which offers food and drinks for moviegoers. 10 Hitt St.

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Artlandish Gallery The gallery serves as an entrance to the North Village Arts District and hosts local artists who display and sell their creations. 1019 E. Walnut St.

The Atelier Offering programs for children who are 11 and younger, The Atelier emphasizes the importance of the artistic process. Programs include classes for caregivers and children together, preschool, primary enrichment and yoga. 1609 Chapel Hill Road, Suite G

The Canvas on Broadway Group classes provide a fun and creative way to be artistic and enjoy time with friends and family. 706 E. Broadway, Suite 100

Columbia Art League Numerous art exhibits and programs are available to the public in this space. 207 S. Ninth St.

Mud Room Studio This paint-your-own ceramics studio allows you to create designs on premade pottery. Or make your own pottery in one of the studio’s many workshops, which include instruction on bowls, vases, platters and clay glazes. 111 S. Ninth St., Suite 140


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Orr Street Studios What used to be a decrepit warehouse now boasts studio spaces for local artists. Temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Check orrstreetstudios.com or social media for updates. 106 Orr St.

Paint the Town Take a painting class with this interactive program, which hosts offsite instruction all around Columbia. Locations vary

Sager Braudis Gallery A contemporary art gallery in Columbia’s North Village Arts District, Sager Braudis Gallery features monthly and special exhibits. 1025 E. Walnut St.

Wildys World Relocated to Alley A, this studio is the brainchild of an artist who has painted murals professionally for 25 years. Take art lessons, or sign up for a mural party or team-building event. 916 Alley A l

University Concert Series Since 1907, University Concert Series has been entertaining mid-Missouri residents with renowned music, dance, theater and comedy from around the world. As part of MU, the series promotes educational outreach and relies on public involvement and community engagement. University Concert Series Manager Robert Wells emphasizes the series’ diversity and how it offers viewers one-of-a-kind entertainment. “I would encourage everyone to come with an open mind and immerse themselves in the experience because every show is an experience that can’t really be replicated,” Wells says. Concert series events take place in Missouri Theatre (203 N. Ninth St.) and Jesse Auditorium (801 Conley Ave.). Visit concertseries.missouri.edu for the current season schedule and to buy tickets online.

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CoMo is known worldwide for annual festivals that bring top talent and critical, creative thinkers to town. Check out these fun ways to get involved with the local and global art community! Art in the Park When: Summer Cost: Free Where: Stephens Lake Park What it is: Art in the Park has been a Columbia favorite since 1959. Last year’s festival featured the work of 111 artists along with more than 10 food vendors. columbiaartleague.org/artinthepark

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Roots N Blues Festival When: Fall Cost: $175–$355 Where: Stephens Lake Park What it is: Columbia’s most popular music festival, Roots N Blues packs in the sounds of 30 national, regional and local musicians who perform all genres of American roots music. This familyfriendly event also features great food and interactive art. rootsnbluesfestival.com

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True/False Film Fest When: Spring Cost: $12–$16, student discount available Where: Downtown What it is: This film festival celebrates creative nonfiction film and its creators. True/False brings hard-hitting and award-winning documentaries to attendees every year. truefalse.org Unbound Book Festival When: Spring Cost: Free Where: Online for 2021 What it is: Bestselling authors discuss their work and lives, and they participate in a variety of events with festivalgoers. With separate programs for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children, Unbound has something for every book lover. unboundbookfestival.com l

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Columbia boasts an abundance of sites where you can indulge your passion for musical performances. Whether you catch a great concert or watch a dance troupe in action, bust out your own moves or showcase your talents in a singalong, the CoMo beat goes on and on. In 2020 and early 2021, some businesses suspended live performances due to COVID-19; visit individual websites for up-to-date information.

MUSIC Music lovers will find a variety of Columbia venues to enjoy a wide range of favorite genres. And for those who see music as an experience best enjoyed alongside other interests, take note of these key haunts whether you love food, nightlife, concerts … or all three.

For Foodies Downtown, Cafe Berlin and Broadway Brewery double as venues that bring in all types of musicians from solo acts to big bands. Although the kitchen isn’t open during concerts at Cafe Berlin, be sure to grab one of their signature waffle sandwiches for brunch and plan to return when the sun goes down for indie tunes and noteworthy drinks. At Broadway Brewery, Sundays equal brunch with bluegrass, and the last Monday of every month brings the Columbia Jazz Orchestra. Head over to west Columbia where Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen cooks up authentic Southern cuisine often paired with live jazz, blues and rock.

On the south side of town sits Murry’s, known for excellent food and live jazz. The musical menu includes solo piano Monday through Thursday, a trio on Saturday nights, and Sunday shows featuring special entrees and the world’s top jazz artists as Murry’s continues its decades-long legacy in food and entertainment.

For Night Owls Eastside Tavern transforms into a karaoke bar on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays after 9 p.m. If you’re interested in taking the stage to sing one of the hundreds of classics offered, make sure you sign up as soon as possible — slots fill up quickly. If singing loudly and off-key isn’t your thing, the tavern brings in local comics on Tuesdays. Downtown on Eighth Street, the Social Room gives you a chance to dance under the giant disco ball at this arcade-nightclub-lounge-speakeasy hybrid. Bonus: You don’t have to worry about paying cover. The Social Room also offers a robust cocktail menu, updated seasonally and featuring some

locally sourced food — order online for curbside pickup if you decide to stay in but still want a taste.

For Concertgoers On Ninth Street, The Blue Note books acts that impress. The massive music destination once hosted the Red Hot Chili Peppers — enough said. Don’t miss this classic Columbia venue, established in 1980. Shows include both musical acts and comedy. Rose Music Hall, created by the masterminds who run The Blue Note, focuses on local musicians. Music lovers here enjoy an indoor space with a full bar and stage, but outdoor events make the most of the location’s parklike setting in downtown Columbia. Down Broadway, in the heart of the District, Nash Vegas is a live country music hub. Open Friday and Saturday nights, Nash Vegas invites you to break out your cowboy boots and line dance to live country music. Part of MU, University Concert Series entertains mid-Missouri residents with CONTINUED

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renowned music from around the world. Concerts take place in various venues on the University of Missouri campus. Visit ConcertSeries.missouri.edu to stay informed on the latest opportunities to enjoy a show at Jesse Auditorium on MU’s campus. After 50 years on the music scene, the Missouri Symphony is a staple of midMissouri’s music community. Headquartered in Columbia’s historic Missouri Theatre, it is the only professional orchestra in the region. Check out the Hot Summer Nights concert series, including free outdoor community concerts at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater and Shelter Gardens. Visit TheMoSy.org for events and education opportunities through the Missouri Symphony Conservatory.

DANCE Whether a hobby or a more serious way to pass the time, dancing lets you unleash your creativity and explore the culture of the city and its people — not to mention that it’s a fun form of exercise. If you’re interested in formally joining Columbia’s dance community, check out these options for everything from ballet to hip hop.

Dancearts of Columbia Providing dance instruction since 1979, Dancearts of Columbia offers classes for people ages 2 and up in ballet; tap; jazz; modern; body toning; stretch, flex, leaps and turns; lyrical; hip hop; musical theater; and yoga. The studio accepts students for full-semester enrollments, but there are also dropin ballet classes every Saturday. Dancearts also boasts a well-established, award-winning competition team open to junior and senior dancers who are at least 8 years old, who are enrolled in a ballet course and technique class for the entire school year, and who are attending summer technique workshops. 110 N. 10th St., Suite 3; DanceArtsOfColumbia.com

Jabberwocky Studios Founded in 2015 by Linda Schust to create arts programming for diverse populations, Jabberwocky Studios invites people of all ages and experience levels to learn break dancing, tap, swing, ballet, contemporary African dance and its specialty: hip hop. Classes run one hour per week for 12 weeks. In addition to dance classes, Jabberwocky offers curriculum in art; theater; voice; and STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art and math. Aside from classes, the studio provides opportunities in outreach and public performances, paid internships, slam poetry and celebration of African culture in its Africa Fest. 1308 Grand Ave., JabberwockyStudios.org

Missouri Contemporary Ballet The only professional dance company in mid-Missouri, Missouri Contemporary Ballet doesn’t just boast an incredible company of dancers. It also provides a not-for-profit ballet school that relies on instruction from professionals. The School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet, founded in 2011, offers classes in various genres from classical ballet to jazz for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Students have the opportunity to perform at venues throughout mid-Missouri, and some have gone on to be accepted into the most acclaimed dance programs in the country. Participants may join classes virtually, via Zoom, upon request. 110 Orr St., Suite 102, MissouriContemporaryBallet.org l

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Columbia’s Drag Scenedom: Nclusion+ When Columbia’s Yin Yang Night Club closed the curtain on its final show in April 2020, the local LGBTQ community wasn’t ready to say goodbye to its outlet for entertainment and safe expression. The brainchild of seven business partners with a goal to create a sustainable LGBTQIA+ community club in Columbia, Nclusion+ fills that void, providing a safe space for LGBTQIA+ gatherings, and has grown considerably in its first year of existence. Member support creates a sustainable source of revenue for the organization, enabling weekly drag shows, plus education and physical and mental health resources. “Drag shows are not exclusively drag,” says Anthony Plogger, one of the business partners and head of the Nclusion+ education committee. “You’ll see gay chorus, LGBTQ improv, burlesque, musicians and vocalists.” Nclusion+ currently has more than 125 entertainers on the roster (100 drag and 20 non-drag), and fans currently enjoy shows at six different Columbia venues — Farnham & Byas Playhouse, Pressed, Columbia Entertainment Company, Hampton Inn & Suites on Stadium Blvd., and the Tiger Hotel, plus monthly shows at the Regalia Hotel & Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks. In a typical show, four performers perform three numbers in each round. Expect fabulous makeup and costumes and great entertainment. A membership structure funds the shows and pays the entertainers, enabling Nclusion+ to operate as a sustainable LGBTQIA+ community organization. The shows provide performers an outlet to share their talent and a safe space to express themselves. Nclusion+ is a certified Safe Space organization. “This is a safe space to be who you are — whether LGBTQ or an ally,” says Plogger. Check the Nclusion+ website at NclusionPlus.com or follow the group on social media for the latest events (online or in-person) and opportunities to connect with and/or support Columbia’s LGBTQIA+ community. l

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WA new and diverse addition to Columbia’s stage, the Farnham and Byas Playhouse offers high-quality performing arts education and theater productions at an affordable price. It’s the brainchild of local theater community members Ashley Farnham and Marvin Byas IV, united by their common goal to make instruction available to all, regardless of economic status or background. Open to both children and adults from beginner to advanced, the Playhouse provides a wide range of classes including various dance styles and voice as well as private instruction in audition technique. The flexible registration format allows students to pick and choose what they want to learn, with no penalties for changing month to month.

Seeking productions that align with their mission, Farnham and Byas Playhouse partners with other local inclusive, performance-based organizations. A collaboration with Jabberwocky Studios offers theater opportunities to underserved populations. The Playhouse also shares its stage with Nclusion+, Columbia’s pop-up LGBTQ memberowned club, providing a location for its drag competitions and performances. Visit farnhamandbyasplayhouse. com or follow on social media for the latest class schedules and performances. A nonprofit organization, the Playhouse also accepts sponsorships and donations via their website. l

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Startup City Columbia is the place where ideas grow. nn BY KATHY CASTEEL

Have a great idea for the perfect business opportunity? You’ve moved to the right place! Innovators thrive here in an economic garden that nurtures new ways of thinking. The city’s standing among startup hotspots soared in 2016 when Entrepreneur magazine put Columbia in the top 20 on its list of Best Cities for Entrepreneurs. But the folks here didn’t need a national magazine to tell them what they already knew: Columbia’s startup scene is a connected community where you’ll find the resources you need to get your idea up and running.

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Small Business Development Center Get your business off to a good start with the help of the Columbia SBDC pros. The agency provides personalized coaching, counseling and training for business owners and entrepreneurs, both online and on-site. Tap into SBDC’s expertise to get up to speed on everything from identifying your customer base to developing a business plan. 105 Parkade Center, 601 Business Loop 70 W.; 573-882-4321; musbtdc@missouri.edu; SBDC.missouri.edu

Missouri Women’s Business Center

Several local organizations offer services for entrepreneurs. Get a lay of the land when you check out the offerings of these groups.

The Women’s Business Center provides resources, support and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses. Services include classes, workshops, networking opportunities, individualized business counseling and COVID-19 support.

REDI

500 E. Walnut St., Suite 103; 573-818-2980; MoWBC.org

Regional Economic Development Inc. is a nonprofit, public/ private partnership that attracts and cultivates businesses in Columbia and Boone County. A collaboration of the city of Columbia, Boone County, the University of Missouri and numerous private businesses, REDI acts as a local point of contact for companies requesting information about the area and offers information and support to existing local businesses and entrepreneurs. The downtown offices include meeting rooms and a co-working space. REDI is currently scheduling both virtual and socially distanced in-person appointments. 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 102; 573-442-8303; ColumbiaREDI.com

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities EVB is a national initiative that offers training in entrepreneurship and small-business management to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities. The program at the University of Missouri includes a 30-day online course in business skills and a nine-day residency at MU for an intense exposure to entrepreneurship and access to accomplished entrepreneurs from across the country. A year of support follows. 1211 MU Student Center; 573-882-2073; innovators@missouri.edu


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Opportunity awaits around the coffee urn. Connect with other idea people at a networking event.

1 Million Cups Who knows how many cups of coffee Columbians have downed in search of the Next Great Idea? Each week, earlystage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors and educators. Events are virtual during COVID-19 restrictions. 9 a.m. Wednesdays, REDI Innovation Hub; 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 105; 1MillionCups.com/como

ACA Business Club Want to connect with local professionals, executives and business owners? Visit ACA Business Club for Friday coffee to learn more about this business and social club. Business development teams, a co-working space, high-tech training room and executive board room are also available. 8:30 a.m. Fridays; 204 Peach Way, Suite A; Lili.Vianello@ACANetwork.org; ACANetwork.org

CreativeMornings Currently virtual, CreativeMornings is a monthly lecture series that brings people from various creative communities together for collaboration and inspiration. Attendees share stories of their journey, hear a keynote speaker and close with a Q&A. Reserve your free ticket in advance on the website. 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., third Friday of every month; CreativeMornings.com/cities/cou

Startup Weekend Every October, Startup Weekend convenes, attracting developers, designers, marketers and other business minds to hear ideas and develop viable companies. Whether you’re there to pitch an idea, collaborate, network or team-build, it’s one of Columbia’s premier entrepreneurial events. ColumbiaStartupWeekend.com

ROOM TO GROW

Columbia’s business incubators and coworking spaces provide entrepreneurs room to nurture their ideas, giving them time to blossom.

MU Life Science Business Incubator Set on the edge of the University of Missouri campus, the MU Life Science Business Incubator operates as a university department, giving resident companies access to a cross-section of university expertise. Missouri Innovation Center runs the facility’s 33,000-square-foot space housing offices, meeting rooms, wet lab and dry lab facilities, biomedical research facilities and engineering suites. 1601 S. Providence Road; 573-884-0496; MissouriInnovation.com/life-sciencelabspace

Mid-MO Tech Incubator Sharing the same building with its life science sibling, this incubator provides investment capital, coaching and space for startups developing mobile applications, software and internet services. Incubator residents focus on technology solutions in health care, precision agriculture, media, education, financial services and online marketplaces. 1601 S. Providence Road; 573-884-0496; MissouriInnovation.com/mid-mo-techaccel

Innovation Hub REDI’s Innovation Hub offers a downtown co-working space open to clients 24/7 for work and meetings. Hub clients have access to business counseling, special events, mentorship, peer networks, community connections and business promotion. Call REDI to schedule a tour or visit REDI’s website to apply to the Hub. 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 105; 573-442-8303; ColumbiaREDI.com/programs/grow

Enterprise Development Corporation The Enterprise Development Corporation works with the Small Business Administration and local banks to help business owners navigate the SBA 504 Loan Program. Borrowers may use the long-term, fixed-rate loans to acquire capital assets or to purchase, build or renovate facilities. 910 E. Broadway, Suite 201; 573-875-8117; EntDevCorp.org

Centennial Investors This angel investor network provides funding to startups in the mid-Missouri area. The membership consists of accredited investors looking for a longterm return on their portfolios while supporting early-stage capital needs of promising ventures. Startups present their business plans to the group for a shot at funding; if declined, they receive constructive feedback. 1601 S. Providence Road; 573-884-0496; CentennialInvestors.com

Allen Angel Capital Education Program Backed by the ACE Allen Fund, this group of mid-Missouri student investors finances high-growth startup companies. They cultivate deal flow and perform prescreening and due diligence before offering structured investment contracts. It’s a win-win: students learn about angel investing, and entrepreneurs get an opportunity to fund their business ideas. AllenACEfund.org

GOOD TO KNOW Columbia Chamber of Commerce 300 S. Providence Road; 573-874-1132; ColumbiaMoChamber.com

Better Business Bureau 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200; 573886-8965; mgleba@columbiabbb.org BBB.org

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EAST The east side is where you’ll find big-box retailers and other national chains that draw shoppers from all over central Missouri. Broadway Marketplace, at the junction of U.S. 63 and Interstate 70, features Academy Sports + Outdoors, HyVee supermarket, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Staples, a Walmart Supercenter and several fast-casual dining options. Just down the road is Broadway Shops, a complex of national, regional and local merchants such as GameStop, Massage Envy, Palen Music Center, Palm Beach Tan and Plato’s Closet. Cross over I-70 to shop The Home Depot. Drive a little farther north to indulge a variety of retail needs at Bass Pro Shops, Menards and Furniture Row.

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Top Employers The Columbia economy boasts a diverse mix of public and private, large and small businesses employing the city’s 95,000-strong labor force. In 2019, the city recorded 5,478 business licenses on file. The largest employers in town reflect the dominant industries in Columbia: education, health care and insurance. University of Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,480 University Hospital and Clinics. . . . . . . 5,304 Columbia Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . 2,672 Veterans United Home Loans. . . . . . . 2,360 Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital . . . . . . . 1,602 City of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,371 Boone Hospital Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,357 Shelter Insurance Companies . . . . . . . . 1,277 Joe Machens Dealerships. . . . . . . . . . . . . 778 MBS Textbook Exchange. . . . . . . . . . . . 730 Columbia College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 580 IBM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503 State of Missouri (excludes MU). . . . . . 503 State Farm Insurance Companies. . . . . 500 Boone County Government. . . . . . . . . . . 475 3M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464 Kraft Heinz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 Central Bank of Boone County. . . . . . . . 325 Missouri Employers Mutual. . . . . . . . . . . 311 MidwayUSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Landmark Bank/Simmons Bank. . . . . . . 276 Quaker Oats Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Eurofins BioPharma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 MFA Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Dana Light Axle Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Woodhaven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 AAF Flanders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Schneider Electric Square D . . . . . . . . . . 214 Burrell Behavioral Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 CenturyLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 American Outdoor Brands. . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Columbia Insurance Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 163 U.S. Postal Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Columbia Orthopaedic Group . . . . . . . . . 130 EquipmentShare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Otscon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Aurora Organic Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Environmental Dynamics International (EDI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Miller’s Professional Imaging. . . . . . . . . . . 100 Sources: Regional Economic Development Inc. and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Some 40 years ago, the western edge of Columbia was rolling farmland, a bucolic buffer between the interstate and the smattering of businesses at the intersection of West Broadway and North Stadium. These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cow or a hay bale in this playground for the shop-tillyou-drop crowd. The 90 tenants of Columbia Mall — anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney and Target — offer everything from clothing to books, housewares to electronics, plus entertainment and dining. Next door, The Shoppes at Stadium features such national retailers as Bed Bath & Beyond, David’s Bridal, PetSmart, Old Navy, Shoe Carnival and Dick’s Sporting Goods. This section of Stadium Boulevard is lined with well-known retailers — Ashley HomeStore, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls among others. Crossroads West Shopping Center at the junction of Broadway and Stadium is home to Petco, Planet Fitness and Red Weir Athletic Supplies.

Follow Providence Road south past Stadium Boulevard and you’ll find specialized retailers to suit any CoMo lifestyle. The intersection of Providence and Nifong Boulevard is an epicenter of bustling commercial activity. Nifong Square boasts services from Peak Sport and Spine physical therapy, Ell & Company salon and Tiger Cleaners. Across Peachtree Drive, you’ll find Authority Gymnastics, The French Laundry & Alterations, Show Me Guitars and more. Farther south is A-1 Party & Event Rental and Big O Tires. Just past Rock Bridge High School, tap into various services for health care, veterinary medicine and landscaping, plus an artisan gift shop called Plume. Across Providence is Rock Bridge Shopping Center with Big Lots, HyVee and Joann Fabrics and Crafts. Head east on Nifong to check out Kohl’s department store and another Walmart Supercenter. Due south are several storage vendors, Orscheln Farm & Home and a range of automotive services. If your south CoMo tour routes you along Forum Boulevard, start

at Forum Shopping Center. Look for retail enterprises such as Schnucks supermarket, pet favorite Treats Unleashed and the bargain hunter’s paradise Tuesday Morning. Catch a movie at Forum 8 or head south to find Clovers Natural Market and Songbird Station.

NORTH Columbia’s north side is the industrial heart of the city. Local factories situated primarily north of I-70 pump out all manner of goods for the entire country. Here you’ll find 3M, American Air Filter, Environmental Dynamics International, Honeywell, Kraft Heinz, Nanova Biomaterials Inc., Patric Chocolate, Quaker Oats, Schneider Electric Square D and Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. Suppliers tend to gravitate to this side of town — including Bolivar Insulation, Con-Agg Companies, Crown Power & Equipment, Henderson Implement Co., Mid-City Lumber and Midwest Block & Brick. There are automotive services, body shops and salvage yards aplenty on the north side, as well as recyclers, waste collectors and the city landfill. l

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Whether you’re looking for a classic burger and fries or authentic Thai cuisine, Columbia has it all. With more than 100 locally owned and operated restaurants, cafes and bars, it’s safe to say that running out of dining options won’t be an issue. For a night out on the town or a casual meal with the family, the city’s wide array of dining hot spots has you covered with microbreweries, restaurants and more.

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44 Canteen 21 N. Ninth St. 573-777-8730 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Toss-up between the Sloppy Jose and Canteen Nachos

Dynamic food and flavors include a fun twist on traditional favorites such as tacos, burgers and sandwiches. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Stop by the back bar to sip on a craft cocktail or local craft beer. Offers Saturday brunch. 44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Drive 573-443-2726 Area: South

H Must-have: Seoul Disco Fries A local chef operates 44 Canteen and 44 Stone, featuring a menu inspired by the pubs of the British Isles with contemporary American influence. Enjoy an extensive beer list, ales and fine whiskey. Offers Sunday brunch. Abigail’s 206 Central St. 573-698-3000 Area: Rocheport (15-minute drive from Columbia)

H Must-have: Handmade desserts

The husband-and-wife team behind Abigail’s, named for their daughter, sources fresh ingredients from local farmers for the madedaily menu. This restaurant offers a dining experience in the quaint Boone County town of Rocheport. Reservations are highly recommended.

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A Little More ll 1010 E. Broadway Suite 102 573-886-0038 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Honolulu Seafood

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A Little More serves poke and hibachi bowls and sushi burritos for a fresh and flavorful taste of Japan — plus rolled ice cream for a sweet treat. Addison’s lll North: 709 N. Cherry St. 573-256-1995 South: 4005 Frontgate Drive 573-607-2129

H Must-have: Nachos Bianco

An all-American grill, Addison’s casual yet modern style is perfect for just about any occasion. Make sure to check out the artwork by local artist David Spear.

Andy’s Frozen Custard South: 2661 Trimble Road 573-777-7759 West: 15 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-447-7519 East: 610 Cooper Drive N. 573-442-8866

H Must-have: The Jackhammer What started out as a Lake of the Ozarks sweet treat has expanded to locations in 14 states. Drive through or walk up to the window to order Andy’s rich, creamy frozen custard, slow churned on-site. Bangkok Gardens ll 811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Phat Thai

Looking for authentic Thai cuisine? The two-story glassfront restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner. Barred Owl Butcher & Table l 47 E. Broadway 573-442-9323 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Fried Headcheese “Katsu”

A butcher shop and restaurant bringing seasonal and locally

COLUMBIA CULINARY TOURS provides a unique way to experience Columbia’s downtown food scene. Visit five to seven locally owned and operated restaurants and specialty food stores. You will meet the owner, chef or manager and hear more about their creations while tasting signature sample dishes and drinks. As you stroll through The District, learn more about Columbia’s rich history and historic landmarks! For more information on the specialty tours (currently private tours only), visit columbiaculinarytours.com or call 573-268-6087.

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sourced ingredients to the table, Barred Owl features a rotating menu of craft cocktails, charcuterie platters and beautifully plated entrees. Billiards on Broadway l 514 E. Broadway 573-449-0116 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Burger and fries This pool hall and bar features hand-patted burgers and fresh-cut fries. Booches 110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Burger Founded in 1884, this pub and pool hall is famous for its burgers. USA Today even thinks so — in 2000 the newspaper named the Booches burger one of the top 10 burgers in America. Broadway Brewery ll 816 E. Broadway 573-443-5054 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Handcrafted IPA

Owned by farmers who believe passionately about using only the freshest ingredients for their seasonal menu, the brewery’s handcrafted beer is made using traditional brewing methods and organic spent malt. Gluten-free items are available. Broadway Diner Broadway Diner 22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: The Original Stretch A favorite haunt for locals, Broadway Diner has served up classic diner food for decades and has been praised for its affordable prices and fast service. Check out their Facebook page to see how the diner shares meals for kids in need! CC’s City Broiler l 1401 Forum Blvd 573-445-7772. Area: Southwest

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H Must-have: Dry-Aged, Prime

Angus Steaks

Owned by Midwest Iron Chef champion Chris McDonnell, Chris McD’s is known for its steak and seafood entrees that are not only visually appealing but also full-flavored. Make sure to save room for dessert! Cafe Berlin ll 220 N. 10th St. 573-441-0400 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Apples and sausage on French toast

With handcrafted original recipes and food sourced from local farmers, Cafe Berlin is one of Columbia’s favorite breakfast locations. In the evenings, the cafe hosts live music and other events.

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H Must-have: Oysters Showcases the best of mid-Missouri’s local and organic foods paired with an award-winning wine list. Check out their Chef Share meal delivery subscription program. Reservations recommended. Coley’s lll 15 S. Sixth St. 573-442-8887 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Hoisin Pork Chop This gem of a bistro is great for a Saturday pit stop for a bloody mary or mimosa while you’re busy downtown. The seasonal menu is sure to include the freshest ingredients.

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David Rowe, which makes it the perfect sports bar and grill.

Como Smoke and Fire ll 4600 Paris Road 573-443-3473 Area: North

H Must-have: BBQ Loaded Baked Potato

A family-owned restaurant serving barbecue classics with homemade sauces and fresh smoked meats, COMO Smoke and Fire isn’t St. Louis style or K.C. style — it’s Columbia-style barbecue! D. Rowe’s lll 1005 Club Village Drive 573-443-8004 Area: South (off Forum and Nifong) Must-have: Smoked chicken wings

Casual and family friendly, D. Rowe’s features a menu that offers just about everything. The restaurant is owned by former MU football player

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Ernie’s Cafe 1005 E. Walnut St. 573-874-7804 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Twin Chopped Cow A classic diner founded in 1934 by Ernie Lewis, Ernie’s is a Columbia favorite for breakfast. Enjoy the openpatio seating and liveliness of downtown events. Flat Branch Pub and Brewing lll 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Chokes ’n’ Cheese Located near Flat Branch Park, the restaurant occupies a 1927 brick warehouse and has been one of Columbia’s classic restaurants for 26 years, featuring a diverse menu, large bar area and large outdoor patio. The brewery was established in 2009 and has award-winning handcrafted beers. Try the green chili ale.

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Flyover ll 212 E. Green Meadows 573-825-6036 Area: South

H Must have: Soft Pretzels with Boursin Fondue

With handcrafted cocktails and an elegant take on regional cuisine, Flyover serves small-plate meals that encourage sharing, conversation and community around the table. The seasonal menu features local ingredients roasted to perfection in a large woodfired brick oven. G&D Steakhouse l 2001 W. Worley St. 573-445-3504 Area: West

H Must have: Gyro Sandwich Family-owned and operated by the Aslanidis family for more than 47 years, G&D Steakhouse offers a wide range of options from handcut steaks to Greek specialties such as gyros. Lunch specials are available daily.

Glenn’s Cafe ll 29 S. 8th Street 573-447-7100

Area: Downtown

H Must have: Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken Adjacent to the Tiger Hotel, Columbia-staple Glenn’s Cafe has been serving Southerninspired meals since 1939. Open seven days a week, a relaxed atmosphere combines history, fun and elegance. Don’t miss the weekend brunch, including their hand-crafted Bloody Mary. Günter Hans ll 7 Hitt St. 573-722-4045 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Bretzel Local owner Lydia Melton offers authentic European flavors without requiring a passport! Drop in for an imported beer, enjoy the cozy atmosphere while downtown, or stop in for lunch or dinner to experience the Europeaninspired menu items. The Heidelberg lll 410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927 Area: Downtown

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Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen lll 217 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-443-5299 Area: West

H Must-have: Stuffed Catfish

“The Berg” is a great spot for locals as well as a popular hangout for college students — it’s been a cornerstone of the MU campus since 1963. Enjoy food and drink specials on their year-round patio. House of Chow ll 2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8800 (main number) 573-445-5763 (carry-out orders) Area: West

H Must-have: Szechuan Beef

Traditional Chinese dining with a modern twist since 1981. Owner and chef James Lowe believes in the power of good food to bring people together, and he shares his family’s recipes from mainland China while also introducing new and innovative takes on traditional Chinese cuisine.

This authentic French Quarter café features Cajun cuisine, live music and award-winning bread pudding. Kampai Alley Sushi Bar l 907 Alley A 573-442-2239 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Brussels sprouts

Located in Alley A downtown, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating areas. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, Japanese-style rolls with house-made special sauces and traditional sashimi. Lakota Coffee Company ll Downtown: 24 S. Ninth South: 3111 Green Meadows Way A third location operates within University of Missouri Hospital.

H Must-have: Lakota House

Blend Coffee

Lakota has been serving Columbia coffee aficionados since 1992. Their coffee is hand-roasted in small batches daily. The south location offers more food and drink options, including local beers and coffee cocktails. Las Margaritas (3 locations) Downtown: 220 S. Eighth St. North: 5614 E. St. Charles Road, Suite E 573-228-6700 South: 10 E. Southampton Drive 573-442-7500

H Must-have: Arroz Margaritas

Opened in 2012, Las Margaritas offers a wide range of authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites, including Arroz Con Pollo, Carne Asada, Chili Colorado and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Ms G’s Soul Food 1301 Vandiver Dr. Suite E 573-424-3718 Area: East

H Must-have: Catfish Dinner Open Tuesday through Saturday with a rotating menu of authentic, flavorful “soul food” such as oxtail and pig’s

feet. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date menu options and hours. Murry’s l 3107 Green Meadows Way 573-442-4969 Area: South

H Must-have: Brock’s Green Pepper Rings

A Columbia classic since 1985, Murry’s brings good food and good jazz to mid-Missouri. Locally sourced products make up the eclectic menu, and daily lunch and dinner specials are complemented by a wideranging wine list and full bar. Night life is always good at Murry’s – just save room for dessert! Nourish Café and Market ll 1201 E. Broadway 573-818-2240 Area: Downtown

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to get paletas and delicious Mexican ice pops, brought in from Paleterias Tropicana in Kansas City.

smoothies, cold-press juice and grab-and-go meals. The menu is free of gluten, soy, corn and refined sugar. Serving breakfast (coffee and lattes), lunch and dinner. Park ll 4380 Noconoa Parkway 573-554-1955 Area: South

H Must-have: Park Pops

A recent addition to the south side, Park offers shareable small plates, sandwiches, large plates, salads and desserts with a slight Asian influence. The menu highlights locally sourced ingredients, along with gluten-conscious and vegetarian options. Paleteria El Tajin ll 923 E. Broadway 573-507-6068 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Paletas

H Must-have: Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies With locations also in Springfield and Lake Ozark, this pizzeria offers a wide variety of crusts as well as authentic Italian specialties like hand-rolled meatballs and insalata caprese. Try one (or two) of the 32 craft beers on tap. Pizza Tree ll 909 Cherry St. 573-874-9925 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Banh mi pizza This casual-style pizza house offers build-your-own pizza and serves pizza by the slice every day, all day. Beer and carryout are also available. The Quarry l 1201 E. Broadway 573-447-7462 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Wrecked Wings

Range Free ll 110 Orr St. 573-777-9980 Area: Downtown

H Must-haves: Biscuits ’n’ Gravy, Czech Salad Nestled in the heart of Columbia’s vibrant arts district, Range Free’s mission is to provide safe, healthful options for individuals with food allergies and specialized diets. Their bakery is free from gluten, wheat, peanuts, fish, shellfish and tree nuts. Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge ll 38 N. Eighth St. 573-449-3838 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Lobster mac and cheese This restaurant is great for sharing small plates and casual conversation over handcrafted cocktails and is within walking distance of hotels, live music and downtown venues. Offers Sunday brunch. PHOTO BY CHRIS MCD’S

This family-owned eatery dishes out Mexican street food and is the only spot in mid-Missouri

Pappo’s Pizzeria lll 10 W. Nifong Blvd. 573-818-1790 Area: South

Enjoy the flavor and feel of The Big Easy with Cajun classics like a fried oyster po’boy, shrimp and crawfish étouffée and gumbo, as well as housemade beignets.

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Shakespeare’s Pizza lll (3 locations) Downtown: 225 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 West: 3304 W. Broadway Business Park Court 573-447-1202 South: 3911 Peachtree Drive, 573-447-7435

H Must-have: Garlic Cheese Bread A Columbia classic, Shakespeare’s features made-from-scratch dough, sauce and ingredients. The open-style kitchen offers a fun environment. Order at the counter and help yourself in this casual-style pizzeria. Shiloh Bar & Grill lll 402 E. Broadway 573-875-1800 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: The Shiloh Rib Basket

Located in the historic Katy Station depot, Shiloh’s vast menu offers family-friendly items such as pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Enjoy a great outdoor patio with TVs for watching sporting events. Sophia’s ll 3915 S. Providence Road 573-874-8009 Area: South


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yet casual and overlooks Broadway.

H Must-have: Sophia’s Pizza Margherita Sophia’s Restaurant provides upscale dining with globally influenced cuisine, including appetizers, tapas, gourmet pizzas, pasta and specialty entrees. They also feature more than 100 different wine options, as well as a reserve wine list for special occasions. Sycamore l 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Pork Belly Sliders Stop in for lunch, dinner, dessert or drinks. Sycamore has a seasonal, creative menu featuring fresh-sourced and handmade items. The environment is elegant

Taqueria Don Pancho 3907 Peachtree Drive 573-818-1591 Area: South

H Must-have: The Discada Father-and-son team Pancho and Francisco Rutiaga offer authentic Mexican cuisine with staples such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos. Tellers Gallery and Bar l 820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: The Traditional Teller (bratwurst)

With large glass windows overlooking Broadway, this happening little bar is perfect for lunch or dinner. The menu offers a wide variety of modern American food with a local twist. Small patio tables are open, weather permitting.

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Casual Food, Craft Beer & Cocktails in Downtown Columbia Hours of Operation Kitchen: Mon & Thurs 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm Bar: open until last call

British Pub Fare with Contemporary American Insight Hours of Operation Kitchen: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11am-10pm Sunday 10:30am-9pm Bar: open until late last call every night. Reservations Accepted

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Two outdoor fire pits create a spectacular downtown experience.

Tiger Chef ll 907 Rain Forest Parkway 573-397-4515

The Trail Boss BBQ and Catering ll 207 W. Broadway, Ashland 573-488-0227 Area: Southwest

H Must-have: Burmese Curry

H Must-have: Trail Balls

Columbia’s first Thai-Burmese restaurant, Tiger Chef offers what fans call the “ultimate Southeast Asian comfort food.” Be sure to order the iced Thai tea and fried bananas for dessert.

Trail Boss BBQ and Catering takes pride in serving only quality smoked and grilled meats. Rubs and sauces are signature, house-made creations (available for purchase upon request). Meats are served Memphis style, with famous Trail Boss BBQ sauce on the side.

The Roof on Broadway 1111 E. Broadway 573-875-7000 Area: Downtown

H Must-have: Smoked Wings With spectacular views of Columbia, the rooftop bar and restaurant can be accessed through the lobby of The Broadway Hotel by taking the elevator to the top floor. Outdoor and indoor seating areas are available, and the menu features small plates and handcrafted cocktails.

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food trucks Jamaican Jerk Hut Facebook: JamJerkHut Twitter: @JamJerkHut 573-607-9779

H Most often found: Various locations and events. Check Facebook for schedule. This food truck offers authentic Jamaican flavors

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in dishes that include jerk chicken, pork, fish and more. Try their extra-large grilled chicken wings seasoned with jerk spices along with their Rasta lemonade. Permanent location at 711 Vandiver Drive also open. Lilly’s Cantina Facebook: Lillyscantina Twitter: @lillyscantina 573-355-4831

H Most often found: Various Columbia workplaces during lunch hour. Check Twitter for location. Baja-Midwest fusion. The menu is inspired from Latin American and Mexican cuisine. Most popular on the menu is the Ensenada taco with mahi-mahi, red cabbage and a cilantro-lime sauce. Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. Facebook: OzarkMountainBiscuitCo Twitter: @biscuit_truck 573-999-9323

H Most often found: Saturday mornings at the Columbia Farmers Market, Sundays at the Orr Street Farmers & Artisans Market.

As the name implies, the menu offers original creations straight from the Ozarks. Southernstyle items such as hush puppies and Cajun catfish are on the menu, and the Boss Hog is the most popular with pulled pork, greens, gravy and a fried egg on an open-faced handmade biscuit. The Big Cheeze Facebook: TheBigCheezeMizzou Twitter: @The_BigCheeze 573-356-3089

H Most often found: Check in with them on Twitter and Facebook to see where they’re going to be. This truck peddles unique gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. With flavor combinations such as smoked gouda, barbecue pulled pork and caramelized onions, these unconventional twists on a beloved classic will have you coming back for more.


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Flat Branch Pub and Brewing 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 Open daily, patio in season.

quick bites Taco John’s 2300 Bernadette Drive Space 716 573-499-9992 Known for their handmade salsas and classic crispy tacos with freshly made shells. Try their signature Potato Olés.

microbreweries Broadway Brewery & Restaurant 816 E. Broadway 573-443-5054 Downtown, open daily. Bur Oak Brewing Co. 8520 Trade Center Drive 573-814-2178 Open Wednesday through Sunday (hours online). Brewery tours available.

Logboat Brewing Co. 504 Fay St. 573-397-6786 Outdoor seating and lawn area Open Tuesday thru Sunday.

wineries Les Bourgeois Vineyards 14020 W. Highway BB Rocheport, Missouri This family-owned and operated vineyard boasts blufftop views of the Missouri River Valley. Off Interstate 70 just 10 miles west of Columbia, Les Bourgeois offers the following in addition to the vineyard itself: a tasting room; a bistro; and the A-Frame, a rustic outdoor area open seasonally. Serenity Valley Winery 1888 County Road 342 Fulton, Missouri 573-642-6958 Located 30 miles from Columbia, this winery features more than 20 handcrafted wines, bottled on-site. l

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Barred Owl Butcher & Table 47 E. Broadway 573-442-9323 Coley’s 15 S. Sixth St. 573-442-8887 Como Smoke and Fire 4600 Paris Rd. 573-443-3473 D. Rowe’s 1005 Club Village Dr. 573-443-8004 Flat Branch Pub & Brewing 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400

Gunter Hans 7 Hitt St. 573-722-4045 The Heidelberg 410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927

Shiloh Bar & Grill 402 E. Broadway 573-875-1800

Sophia’s 3915 S. Providence Road 573-874-8009

The Roof on Broadway 1111 E. Broadway 573-875-7000 PHOTO BY FLAT BRANCH PUB & BREWING

44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Dr. 573-443-2726

Kampai Alley Sushi Bar 907 Alley A 573-442-2239 Las Margaritas South 10 Southampton Dr. 573-442-7500 Park Restaurant & Bar 4380 Nocona Parkway 573-554-1955 Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge 38 N. Eighth St. 573-449-3838

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Early education and child care in Columbia For working parents relocating to Columbia, finding a child care service that fits both the needs of your child and your family is crucial. Here are the three questions you should ask when evaluating options. 1.  ARE YOU LICENSED?  In Missouri, if a provider cares for more than four children and is of no relation to those children, he or she must be licensed, which ensures the service provided meets health and safety regulations. 2. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? Experience and education may give you insight into the child care provider’s professionalism, level of care and expertise. Ask for details about qualifications. 3. WHAT ACCREDITATION DO YOU HOLD?  Missouri Accreditation (MOA) provides quality standards for programs serving children from birth to school age within the state of Missouri. Nationally, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for Family Child Care are two of the largest associations that provide accreditation.

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A Great Start: Parents as Teachers Supports Columbia Families To help kids reach their full potential, Columbia Public Schools’ Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free parent education and family support program for qualifying families with children from age 0 to 5. PAT helps parents lay a strong foundation for children’s future success in school and life through: personal visits, which are facilitated by parent educators, specially trained in child development, who make visits to the family home on a regular basis to engage in discussions about child development and the family’s needs; group connections, which provide opportunities for parents and children to come together to learn more about child development, network with other families and observe their child with other children and practice parenting skills; annual screenings in health, hearing, vision and overall development, offered to each child; and the PAT resource network, through which parent educators can help link families to appropriate community agencies whenever appropriate. Visit cpsk12.org/pat for more information. To see if you qualify for the PAT program, please call 573-214-3955. l

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Get Schooled

A look inside Columbia public and private education

School Pride Easily identify Columbia high schools by reading about the colors and mascots of each below. PUBLIC Battle High School Colors: Navy blue and gold Mascot: Spartans Douglass High School Colors: Royal blue and white Mascot: Bulldogs Hickman High School Colors: Purple and gold Mascot: Kewpies Rock Bridge High School Colors: Green and gold Mascot: Bruins PRIVATE Columbia Independent School Colors: Blue and gold Mascot: Lions Heritage Academy Colors: Maroon and blue Mascot: Warriors Christian Fellowship School Colors: Red, black and white Mascot: Knights Father Tolton Catholic High School Colors: White and Columbia blue Mascot: Trailblazers

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The importance of an excellent education is a staple of the Columbia community. The area offers a wealth of educational opportunities through public and private means. Students here excel in their classrooms and in their postsecondary education careers, whether they attend public or private school. Both systems equip students with the tools necessary to succeed — it’s just a matter of finding the right fit for your family and, most importantly, your child. Explore the key components of Columbia public and private schools below.

Columbia Public Schools Accredited with distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Columbia Public Schools is the fifth-largest district in the state and includes 21 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, a career education center and an early childhood learning center. The school district’s newest building is the recently completed John Warner Middle School, opening for the 2020-21 school year. The district also completed an addition to Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School in 2020 and is currently constructing a classroom addition to Rock Bridge Elementary School. In 2019-20, CPS boasted an enrollment of 19,052 students from preschool to grade 12 and a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1. Nearly 90% of Columbia Public School students extend their education beyond high school and more than 75% attend a college or university.


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Private Schools More than 4,000 students in Columbia receive their education through area private schools. Options include

Montessori programs, faith-based schools (such as Christian Fellowship School, Father Tolton Catholic High School and The Islamic School of Columbia-Missouri), college preparatory choices (such as Columbia Independent School) and more. Private education, with its smaller enrollment numbers, offers unique opportunities for individual growth and leadership development in a family environment. Kari Dowell, director of admissions and marketing at Columbia Independent School, says that small

class sizes are a key contributing factor to student success. “[Private school class sizes] are smaller than in public schools,” Dowell says, “and that allows the teachers to provide more individualized instruction to students.” Advocates note that private schools often have a close-knit atmosphere as teachers, students and families get to know each other well. The community they create is a supportive educational environment that encourages individual achievement and improves academic abilities. l PHOTOS BY COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Student performance on the ACT and SAT exams exceed state and national averages. Of the 2,300 students taking advanced placement courses, 81.1% earn college credit. The average Columbia teacher holds a master’s degree and has 12½ years of professional experience. To learn more about Columbia Public Schools, visit cpsk12.org.

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Stephens College Stephens College is a women’s liberal arts college focused on creative arts and sciences. The college, founded in 1833, offers bachelor’s and master’s programs both on campus and online. Stephens provides numerous nationally ranked programs, including fashion and theater. stephens.edu Columbia College Chartered in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for nearly 170 years. As a private, nonprofit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Through its day and evening programs in Columbia, the online education program and a network of more than 30 locations nationwide — with 18 of those venues on military installations — the college serves nearly 18,000 students annually. ccis.edu William Woods University A private, independent university based in Fulton, Missouri, William Woods offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as a doctorate program in educational leadership. Founded in 1870, WWU boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and is known for its unique undergraduate courses of study as well as its internationally recognized equestrian studies programs. Courses are also available at WWU’s branch campus in Columbia. williamwoods.edu Central Methodist University Established in Fayette, Missouri, in 1854, Central Methodist University is an accredited four-year institution of higher education that offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees. The private, coeducational, liberal arts university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. CMU has several regional branch sites, including Columbia, and online programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. centralmethodist.edu Moberly Area Community College Moberly Area Community College is a two-year college based in Moberly, Missouri, with four satellite campuses across a large portion of northeastern and central Missouri, including Columbia. Offering a range of programs including health and applied science, the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. MACC enrollment is approximately 4,900 students. macc.edu l 64

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University of Missouri The flagship campus of the University of Missouri System and home of the Mizzou Tigers, the University of Missouri is the state’s largest university, enrolling more than 30,000 students. and offering more than 300 degree programs. Founded in 1839, MU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and is one of only six public universities nationwide with schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, arts and science and law as well as a powerful research reactor on the same campus. missouri.edu

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With 36,000+ students living in the city, Columbia owes a lot to its institutions of higher education, including a flagship public university, two private colleges and satellite campuses for a community college and two private universities. The thriving academic culture has only strengthened the city’s status as a premier location for living, learning and doing business in Missouri.

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MOVING CAN WEAR YOU DOWN! LET US PICK YOU UP! The Emels spend time caring for you and your family! The Emels know what it's like to move around and settle down in different places. These Missouri-nomads have lived in multiple places around the great state of Missouri. Most recently, their family relocated to Ashland, Missouri - a bedroom community of CoMo. While their home is located outside Columbia city-limits, their heart and soul relocates to CoMo every day. If it weren't for the beautiful land and custom home they have in Ashland, they would be pulled to town for an easier commute. Yet, like so many others, they drive to Columbia for work. After the Emels get their 2 daughters up and off to school, they begin work running their independent businesses. Dr. Ashley opens the doors of Compass Chiropractic and Wellness, welcomes her team, and begins adjusting everyone's health in the right direction. At the clinic you can find relief through chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, kinesio tape, nutritional products, e-stim, cold laser therapy and much more. Dr. Ashley is Webster Certified and known around Columbia for being one of the best Chiropractic Physicians in the area. Caring for others is a family affair with the Emels. Aaron is the owner & operator of several Cost Cutters and Supercuts hair salons in mid-Missouri. In their salons, the stylists provide traditional cut, color, and simple waxing services, as well as sell designer hair line products for personal use. When the Emels are not helping others look and feel better, they enjoy spending time with family at their country home where their life is filled with hunting, ATV riding, and plenty of outdoor family adventure! Meet the couple that cares for Columbia by having Dr. Ashley examine you and adjust your health in the right direction or swing by one of the salons to catch Aaron and his team in action.

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Columbia area residents have access to some of the best health care in the state, thanks to top-notch medical providers, state-of-the-art hospitals and newly expanded clinics. Add to that the city’s geographic convenience and accessibility, and it’s no wonder the Columbia health care community continues to grow and thrive.

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The following are just some of the players driving positive outcomes. BOONE HOSPITAL CENTER | 1600 E. Broadway | 573-815-8000 | boone.org Located on Broadway just east of downtown, Boone Hospital Center is a 392-bed, full-service hospital that serves as a regional referral center for 25 counties in mid-Missouri. Originally built by the citizens of Boone County in 1921,

the county-owned hospital has been operated by BJC HealthCare since 1993 but will transition back to an independent community hospital in 2021. Specialty areas: Cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgery, obstetrical services, orthopedics and more. Known for: Exceptional clinical outcomes, cutting-edge technology and high patient satisfaction.


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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE | 1 Hospital Drive | 573-882-4141 muhealth.org As the state’s premier academic health system, MU Health Care has 600-plus doctors in more than 80 specialties to provide completely coordinated care for the simplest and most complex conditions — while also researching breakthroughs and training the next generation of doctors. From routine checkups to the latest innovations in joint replacements, MU Health Care offers a depth of medical expertise. Specialty areas: MU Health Care includes Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, the Missouri Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City and more than 50 outpatient clinics throughout central Missouri. Primary Care: MU Health Care offers multiple primary care locations throughout mid-Missouri. As health’s first line of defense, MU Health Care’s primary care providers can help patients manage their health and offer easy referral access to a wide variety of MU Health Care specialists and subspecialists when needed.

Emergency Care: Offering more heart and vascular services than any other center in mid-Missouri, the team at MU Health Care’s Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 1 STEMI Heart Attack Center offers 24/7 fast care for the most severe emergencies. Doctors are able to save time and lives through the use of a stateof-the-art hybrid OR, a specialized surgical suite that allows for open heart surgeries and minimally invasive procedures to be performed in the same room. Stroke and Neuro-Intensive Care: As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level I Comprehensive Stroke Center, MU Health Care provides the highest level of stroke care in the region. Patients can also receive specialized care for other neuroscience conditions, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders and multiple sclerosis. Orthopedic Care: MU Health Care’s Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is the region’s most comprehensive orthopedic surgery center, allowing patients access to

a team of specialized doctors, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, dieticians and additional support — all under one roof. It’s also home to the Mizzou BioJoint® Center, which utilizes an innovative procedure to bring biological solutions to knee, hip, ankle, shoulder and other joint problems. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Physicians and researchers at Ellis Fischel take a team approach to understanding cancer, using their different areas of expertise to create better treatments and safer procedures. Through a clinical trials program, patients have access to treatments years before they become widely available. Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Working to develop the next generation of treatments, doctors at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute treat everything from orthopedic traumas to sports injuries and offer rapid-recovery joint-replacement options. CONTINUED PHOTO BY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

Notable: U.S. News & World Report has named Boone Hospital the top hospital in central Missouri for six years in a row.

Pediatric Care: The region’s largest and most specialized pediatric care team in the region, Children’s Hospital offers more than 30 pediatric specialties, including asthma and allergy, autism, cancer care and blood disorders, and neonatology and critical care. The hospital is home to Columbia’s only emergency room designed specifically for kids. Women’s Health: MU Health Care operates the region’s only women’s-focused hospital. With modern approaches to obstetrical care, expecting mothers have choices from low-intervention birthing suites and midwives to gentle C-sections designed with baby and mom in mind. Cancer Care: As the region’s most advanced and Missouri’s only statedesignated cancer center, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients the latest treatment options with support every step of the way. With access to clinical trials and advancements such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy, patients are paired with a navigator to help guide them through everything from finances to information specific to their type and stage of cancer. relocatingincolumbia.com

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Missouri Psychiatric Center The behavioral health team at MU Health Care provides short-term inpatient care for adults, adolescents and children experiencing a wide range of mental health and psychological conditions. Women’s and Children’s Hospital The Women’s and Children’s Hospital team provides care for a variety of needs, from the delivery room to treatment for menopause. The pediatrics team covers more than 30 specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology and orthopedics.

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SPECIALISTS CARDIOLOGY:

Missouri Heart Center

1605 E. Broadway, Suite 300 573-256-7700 DERMATOLOGY:

Cayce Dermatology Center

2011 Corona Road, Suite 207 573-234-1000

Central Missouri Dermatology & Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery 401 N. Keene St. | 573-876-1616

PAIN MANAGEMENT:

Boone Hospital Center Pain Management Clinic

1600 E. Broadway, first floor 573-815-2700 PEDIATRICS:

MU Pediatrics Clinic

South Providence Medical Park 551 E. Southampton Drive 573-882-4730

Tiger Pediatrics – Keene Street Columbia Medical Plaza 303 N. Keene St., Suite 404 573-777-7627

University Hospital Patients experiencing complex medical conditions are often referred to University Hospital, MU Health Care’s flagship hospital. To provide patients with the lifesaving care they need faster, the hospital’s emergency department was expanded and renovated in 2018.

GASTROENTEROLOGY:

900 W. Nifong Blvd., Suite 101 573-815-6640

Children’s Therapy Center

HARRY S. TRUMAN MEMORIAL VETERANS’ HOSPITAL | 800 Hospital Drive | 573-814-6000 | columbiamo.va.gov

Boone Medical Group-Central

Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Clinic

Serving 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois, Truman VA is a 126bed facility that provides a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient care, including primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services. Truman VA is also a referral center for heart care services (including openheart surgery) and offers audiology and speech pathology, social work services, dermatology, dental, neurology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, prosthetics, urology and vision care.

NEUROSCIENCE:

404 N. Keene St., Suite 101 573-882-6921

Neurology Institute of Missouri Medical Group

Women’s and Children’s Hospital

1601 E. Broadway Suites 100, 300 & 350 573-443-8796

Missouri Psychiatric Center

COLUMBIA ORTHOPAEDIC GROUP | 1 S. Keene St. | 573-443-2402 | columbiaorthogroup.com The Columbia Orthopaedic Group team includes 27 specialty-trained Missouri orthopedic surgery specialists committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic injury and disease. Subspecialties include arthroscopy, sports medicine, cervical spine injury, lumbar spine injury, joint replacement and resurfacing, pediatric orthopedics and spine deformities, trauma and fracture care and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

ONCOLOGY:

Weight Management and Metabolic Institute

LANDMARK HOSPITAL | 604 Old 63 N. | 573-499-6600 | landmarkhospitals.com Landmark Hospital was established in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 2006 as CONTINUED

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Gastrointestinal Associates 210 Portland St. 573-777-8818

INTERNAL MEDICINE:

Boone Medical Group-South

1605 E. Broadway, Suite 110 573-815-8130

525 N. Keene St., Suite 301 573-449-2141 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY:

Women’s and Children’s Hospital 404 N. Keene St. | 573-875-9000

Women’s Health Associates

Missouri Cancer Associates 1705 E. Broadway, Suite 100 866-724-2413

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

1 Hospital Drive | 573-882-2100 ORTHOPEDICS:

Columbia Orthopaedic Group 1 S. Keene St. | 573-443-2402

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute 1100 Virginia Ave. | 573-882-2663

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Tiger Pediatrics – South

Insurance Group Building 200 E. Southampton Drive 573-777-7627 525 N. Keene St. | 573-882-7350

404 N. Keene St. | 573-875-9000 PODIATRY:

Columbia Podiatry

305 N. Keene St., Suite 209 573-443-2015 PSYCHIATRY: 3 Hospital Drive | 573-884-1255 SURGERY: 1000 W. Nifong Blvd. Building 2, Suite 220 573-882-5673

Columbia Surgical Associates 3220 Bluff Creek Drive Suite 100 | 573-443-8773

Missouri Center for Outpatient Surgery

404 N. Keene St. | 573-817-6500 UROLOGY:

Urology Associates of Central Missouri

105 N. Keene St. | 573-499-4990

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HOSPITALS University Hospital 1 Hospital Drive 573-882-4141 muhealth.org

Boone Hospital Center 1600 E. Broadway 573-815-8000 boone.org

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital 800 Hospital Drive 573-814-6000 columbiamo.va.gov

Landmark Hospital 604 Old 63 N. 573-499-6600 landmarkhospitals.com

a regional hospital referral center for medically complex patients in need of post-acute care. The Columbia center is one of the now six Landmark Hospital facilities located in three states. With single-occupancy rooms, Landmark Hospital of Columbia features a 23-bed facility for long-term acute care and a 16bed rehabilitation facility. Additionally, this hospital features one of the best nurseto-patient ratios in the industry. COMPASS HEALTH NETWORK | 1001 W. Worley St. | 573-214-2314 compasshealthnetwork.org Designated a federally qualified health center, Compass Health Network offers primary medical, mental health and dental care services through boardcertified physicians, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, licensed dentists, dental hygienists, clinical social workers and nurses. One of the Compass Health locations across three cities, the Columbia center also provides medication assistance services for uninsured individuals, referral to specialty care and other community resources and language interpretation services.

Boone Hospital Referral Line If you are unsure which physician is right for you, referral line experts can help find the perfect physician. Call 573-815-6400, and schedule your first appointment.

RUSK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL | 315 Business Loop 70 W. | 573-817-2703 encompasshealth.com/locations/ ruskrehab An affiliate of Encompass Health and MU Health Care, Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital and the only freestanding acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in mid-Missouri. Rusk specializes in rehabilitation for brain injury, orthopedics, spinal cord injury, CVA, amputee and multitrauma and debilitation for respiratory, cardiac, neurological conditions and more.

MISSOURI FERTILITY | 1506 E. Broadway, Suite 220 | 573-443-4511 | missourifertility.com Missouri Fertility is a top-tier center for reproductive health in mid-Missouri. Established in 1997, Missouri Fertility provides advanced reproductive technologies (ART) with board-certified specialists committed to providing patients with high-quality care. The center is a leading provider of infertility services in mid-Missouri due to its highly successful IVF rates, especially among women ages 35 to 37. MISSOURI CANCER ASSOCIATES | 1705 E. Broadway, Suite 100 | 866-724-2413 | missouricancer.com A premier cancer treatment center in mid-Missouri for more than 30 years, the Missouri Cancer Associates team offers intentionally crafted and cuttingedge treatment specific to patients’ diagnoses. The multidisciplinary setting includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, pharmacy services, urology, laboratory services and patient support services to provide patients with comprehensive cancer care. l relocatingincolumbia.com

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Quick, Urgent & Emergency Care Facilities

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Traditional health care is booming in Columbia, and there’s no shortage of primary care physicians and specialists to meet your needs. But what happens during evening hours, weekends or other times when your regular doctor isn’t available? That’s when quick and urgent care facilities come in. So how do you know where to go? Take a quick assessment of your injury or illness, and seek help accordingly. If it’s a severe or life-threatening emergency (such as chest pain, severe breathing problems, major bleeding or unexplained loss of consciousness), call 911 or head to the ER right away (see listing on page 73). But for minor health concerns or serious but not life-threatening issues, quick or urgent care are great options that not only provide the skilled medical attention you need but also help you avoid a long wait in the ER.

Quick Care Minor health issue but still need quick service? Choose quick care for fast, convenient care for common health issues when you aren’t able to visit your primary care physician. Staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, these facilities typically treat patients 24 months and older. Go here for sore throats, minor cuts and wounds, cold, cough and flu, etc.

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Mizzou Quick Care: (Located in Columbia Hy-Vee grocery stores) 25 Conley Road | 573-884-0169 405 E. Nifong Blvd. | 573-884-0146 3100 W. Broadway | 573-884-0036 mizzouquickcare.com

Urgent Care More serious issue but not at emergency-room level? Urgent care is your best choice for immediate but not life-threatening health care issues. These facilities


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Quick Care? Urgent Care?

Emergency?

Ask Your Care Provider… Do you participate in my insurance plan? Just like when

choosing a primary care physician, make sure you check what insurance plans are covered before seeking treatment.

Do I need follow-up treatment/tests? This

information is not only important to you, but your regular doctor will likely also want to discuss next steps.

Remember Primary Care Urgent and quick care facilities have grown exponentially over the past decade, filling a void for individuals who can’t access their regular medical doctor on nights, weekends and holidays. But one of the biggest fallbacks of quick medical treatment is that it lacks continuity of care. At quick and urgent care facilities, the providers’ purpose is to offer quick, easy access to affordable health care only when your regular doctor isn’t available. A primary care physician knows your medical history and provides care accordingly. That’s why urgent care is a supplement to regular care, not a replacement.

Can you explain that again? If you don’t understand an aspect of the service or treatment plan (tests, medication, etc.), always ask for clarification.

Emergency Care

When will I get my results? You might need to call the clinic back to get results. Clarify this before leaving the facility.

Can I get everything in writing? Make sure you get

written documentation of your diagnosis, prescribed medications, instructions for follow-up treatment, the name of the facility and the doctor or nurse who treated you. This may be used for insurance purposes, as well as following up with your primary care doctor.

provide treatment for all ages and are staffed by physicians. Urgent care providers treat everything that a quick care facility does and more, such as sprains, strains and minor fractures, but should not replace primary care physicians. Mizzou Urgent Care 3916 S. Providence Road | 573-882-1662 muhealth.org Boone Convenient Care 601 Business Loop 70 W., Parkade Center, Suite 275 | 573-874-0008 900 W. Nifong Blvd., Suite 101 | 573-815-6631 boone.org/convenient-care NextCare Urgent Care 202 E. Nifong Blvd. | 573-874-6824 403 N. Stadium Blvd., Suite 104 573-818-6500 nextcare.com/find-your-location/

Potentially life-threatening? Go straight to an emergency department for severe and life-threating conditions. Chest pain, severe breathing problems, major bleeding and unexplained loss of consciousness are all emergency situations. Call 911, and go to the nearest ER immediately. These facilities provide treatment for all ages and are staffed by physicians. University Hospital Emergency Department 1 Hospital Drive | 573-882-4141 muhealth.org Women’s and Children’s Emergency Room 404 N. Keene St. | 573-771-9400 muhealth.org Boone Hospital Center Emergency Department 1600 E. Broadway. Entrance on S. Ann St. | 573-815-3501 boone.org Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital Emergency Care 800 Hospital Drive, Room E107 573-814-6000, ext. 52301 columbiamo.va.gov l

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Holistic health is a growing industry, and Columbia is home to numerous small businesses dedicated to treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit. “Holistic health looks at the body as a unit,” says Barb Duggan, owner of Connective Health Massage Therapy. “It’s a unit with parts, for sure, but everything is connected.” Check out these local businesses helping Columbians reach optimal wellness.

problems and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues. NMT gives therapists specific protocols that are researchbased to alleviate pain and dysfunction. “Our massage therapists are looking for physical root cause of dysfunction, so we tend to ask more questions and will work on areas like the abdominals or muscles related to breathing to uncover more of the contributing factors of dysfunction and pain,” owner Barb Duggan says. “We want people to experience more freedom of movement in their bodies.”

Element Cryotherapy

3211 S. Providence Road, Suite 105, 573825-1601, connectivehealthmassage.com

A health treatment rapidly growing in popularity across the United States, cryotherapy uses cold temperatures (-180 degrees F to -240 degrees F) to safely lower body temperature, quickly send blood, oxygen and nutrients to the skin, and in doing so reduce inflammation and pain and increasing collagen production. The four main health benefits are recovery, beauty, weight loss and overall health and wellness. Cryotherapy sessions last only three minutes, and because the air in the treatment chamber is dry, the temperature doesn’t feel as cold as it sounds. 2901 W. Broadway, No. 115, 573-214-2616, elementcryo.com

Connective Health Massage Therapy In addition to more traditional massage therapy services, Connective Health Massage offers neuromuscular therapy (NMT) that addresses muscle dysfunction, chronic pain, breathing

Clarity Float Spa Said to relieve stress, muscle tension, pain, anxiety and more, floating is a relaxation practice that involves submerging your body in shallow water (about 10 inches deep) with magnesium sulfate content. The high salt content makes the body more buoyant in the water, allowing you to “float.” At Clarity Float Spa, this occurs either in the Dream Pod, a “futuristic, sleep and womb-like” device, or the Dream Cabin, a larger flotation device (tall enough to stand up in) that “feels more like floating through outer space.” Floats last 90 minutes and deliver a deep sense of calm. 309 S. Providence Road, 573-825-8788, clarityfloats.com

Nikki Aleto Coaching Nikki Aleto is an emotional freedom technique practitioner, which means she utilizes EFT to help clients let go of their emotional barriers and negative energy, addressing everything from

money issues, fear of flying and anxiety to job issues, parent conflict, test anxiety and more. According to Aleto, “EFT combines the exposing of a stressful experience with physical light tapping on specific meridian endpoints, calming the brain while desensitizing the issue at hand.” Aleto offers both in-person and online sessions. 573-424-4344, nikki@nikkialetocoaching.com nikkialetocoaching.com

Karma Care LLC A self-described “metaphysical shop” in Columbia, Karma Care LLC offers biomatting services by appointment for those seeking healing and detoxification. Combining infrared light, negative ion technology and amethyst crystals, BioMats are FDA-licensed medical devices said to deliver therapeutic healing benefits such as pain relief, improved circulation and stress reduction. 1414 Rangeline St., Suite B, 573-777-1615, karmacarellc.com

Heart, Body & Soul A “one-stop shop for centered, conscious living,” Heart, Body & Soul offers products for healthy living as well as services that promote overall well-being. Mary Cruise, a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist specializing in traditional Chinese medicine, offers acupuncture and massage services, and guest practitioners offer Reiki and ThetaHealer services as well. 1004 W. Worley St., 573-777-6771, heartbodyandsoul.org l relocatingincolumbia.com

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Columbia is filled with activities for those in their golden years. Columbia is a beautiful city that draws retirees to the area in droves. The city’s dynamic atmosphere can be a persuasive reason to retire here but if you need other motives, consider the plentiful shopping and dining opportunities as well as ample recreational prospects. With several golf courses, local artisan shops and galleries, and more than 100 restaurants to choose from, Columbia is a wonderful place to retire. Most importantly, the area offers economical living and accessible health care, in addition to a safe living environment. The best way to get to know Columbia is by getting involved in local organizations and recreational activities. Known as Collegetown, USA, the city is home to six college campuses offering an assortment of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College host countless activities, including athletic events, art exhibitions and public festivals. These festivals have volunteer positions that can often score you free access to the festival after you’ve done your part. You can explore volunteer options by working with the local Chamber of Commerce or visiting the city website at CoMo.gov/volunteer. Get an overview of all that Columbia has to offer its retired citizens through the city’s 50+ Program. Currently, limited inperson activities — bingo, painting group, knitting and rug hooking — allow for social distancing during COVID-19 restrictions. For the foreseeable future, trips for 50+ Tours are not scheduled. The tours via motor coach offer travel opportunities for active individuals 50 and older. To learn more, call 573-874-7475 or visit CoMo.gov and

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Columbia offers retirees economical living and accessible health care, in addition to a safe living environment.


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type “50+” into the search bar. The Columbia Senior Activity Center, run by the not-for-profit corporation Senior Services of Boone County, brings the senior community together with fun and entertainment. Check into services at ColumbiaSeniorCenter.com or call 573-874-2050. Aging Best, the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, offers services that include assistance with Medicare, heating bills, health and mobility workshops, transportation, Telephonic Reassurance, home-delivered meals and curbside meal pickup at 1121 Business Loop 70 E., Suite 2A. For more information, call 573-443-5823 or visit AgingBest.org. The Osher@Mizzou lifelong learning community offers people 50 and older in central Missouri the opportunity to explore new interests through classes, special events and seminars. As one of more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes nationwide, the program shares knowledge, sparks ideas, inspires new thinking and promotes friendships. Visit Extension2.missouri.edu and search for “Osher” to get started. Whatever your interests may be, Columbia offers a fine mix of culture, history and entertainment to help you enjoy a vibrant, fulfilling retirement.

Offers opportunity to become acquainted with others in the community, both new residents and those who have lived here for years. An atmosphere of friendliness, good will and helpful information is a priority. Members have various backgrounds, experiences and skills — everyone is welcome. Organizes a variety of activities, monthly special interest groups and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. The Columbia Newcomers Club is nonpartisan, nonsectarian and does not sponsor legislative activities.

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Senior Living

Columbians have a variety of options for lifetime care.

Columbia is a good place to live at any age; it’s so good, the college town is rated among the best places in America to retire. Citing the city’s affordability, cultural amenities and excellent medical facilities, The Milken Institute ranks Columbia No. 4 on its list of the best small cities for successful aging. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 15.5% of Columbia’s population is 60 or older, up from 12% in 2010. The increase has led to a spate of developments this past decade, bringing new options to town for senior housing, along with some innovative ideas for aging in place and lifetime care.

Lenoir Woods Lenoir Woods is a life plan community on a 30-acre neighborhood in southeast Columbia and boasts a wealth of onsite amenities — several dining venues, a movie theater, beauty salon and barbershop, chapel, indoor pool, walking trails, art studio, health and wellness clinic and much more. Residents can match their housing options to their evolving needs, including independent living in patio homes or apartments, assisted-living apartments, memory care assisted-living apartments in a controlled-access neighborhood and long-term care in skilled nursing care rooms with dining and other appropriate amenities.

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3710 Lenoir St., 573-876-5800, LSSLiving.org/communities/ lenoir-woods-columbia-mo

Cedarhurst of Columbia In a quiet residential neighborhood of south Columbia, Cedarhurst (formerly Provision Living) offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors. The 11-acre site includes 97 apartments — 63 assisted living and 34 memory care — designed for personalized assistance with daily tasks, roundthe-clock caregivers, custom dining, housekeeping and maintenance, plus travel and recreation opportunities. Amenities include resident-centered life-enrichment programs, emergency call system, kitchenettes, a movie theater, a wellness center offering therapy and classes, beauty salon and barber shop. 2333 Chapel Hill Road, 573-234-1091, CedarhurstLiving.com

Tiger Place Designed and developed at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Americare’s Tiger Place is on the forefront of “aging in place.” The 54 full-size independent-living apartments come with a slew of services and amenities. As residents’ needs change, Tiger Place brings the correct care to residents so they can stay in place and

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continue in their regular routines amid the familiar comforts of home. 2910 Bluff Creek Drive, 573-355-5902, AmericareUSA.net/senior-living/mo/ columbia/tiger-place

Solstice Solstice Senior Living is independent apartment living with personalized assistance when needed. Partnerships with home-duty, personal care professionals provide therapy and wellness checks. Solstice is located amid the medical services cluster in east Columbia. 109 N. Keene St., 573-284-7796, SolsticeSeniorLivingColumbia.com

Bedford Walk The Village of Bedford Walk offers a concierge lifestyle with full service amenities in an active senior community. Housing options include villa and apartment homes. 415 Bailey Drive, 573-303-7252, TheVillageOfBedfordWalk.com

The Terrace The Terrace, apartment-style homes in an independent living community, features full amenities, social opportunities, gourmet restaurant dining and a 24/7 staff. 1408 Business Loop 70 W., 573-875-2538, TerraceRetirement.com l


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Teeing It Up IN COLUMBIA

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With a variety of public and private courses to choose from, Columbia has something for every golfer. Whether you are looking to play a couple of casual rounds in the summer or are out on the course every day preparing for your next tournament, you will find your home course here.

PUBLIC COURSES

Whether public or private, mid-Missouri golf is always on par.

Lake of the Woods Golf Course This 18-hole municipal golf course is owned and operated by Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department. It features three sets of tees, zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens and a tee-togreen watering system. 6700 E. Saint Charles Road Columbia, MO 65202 gogolflow.com | 573-499-4653

A.L. Gustin Jr. Golf Course Located less than half a mile west of Faurot Field on Stadium Boulevard, A.L. Gustin Jr. Golf Course features 18 holes of golf, a clubhouse, putting green and driving range. The course is owned and operated by the University of Missouri, and though it’s open to the public, its main goal is to serve MU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Recognized for its wildlife habitat management and water conservation, it was the first college course in the country to be certified by Audubon International. 18 E. Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65203 gustingolfcourse.com | 573-882-6016

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L.A. Nickell Golf Course An 18-hole municipal golf course and driving range, L.A. Nickell is also owned and operated by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Open yearround, the course features a driving range, three sets of tees and irrigated zoysia fairways. 1800 Parkside Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 gogolflan.com | 573-499-4653 Eagle Knoll Located on 180 acres approximately 20 minutes from Columbia, this par-72 course was designed by architect Gary Kern and offers four sets of tee boxes and multiple elevation changes while winding through hills, wetlands and wildlife. A season pass includes privileges at eight additional Midwest courses. 5757 E. Eagle Knoll Drive Hartsburg, MO 65039 eagleknoll.com | 573-761-4653 Hail Ridge Golf Course Twenty minutes west of Columbia in Boonville, Hail Ridge course features 18 holes ideal for all levels of golfers who are ready to test their skills with long fairways, water hazards and sand traps.

A pro shop and restaurant for anyone who wants to grab some golf gear and a bite to eat after their round are also available. 17511 MO-87, Boonville, MO 65233 greatlifemidmissouri.com | 660-882-2223

PRIVATE COURSES Country Club of Missouri The only member-owned and managed country club in Columbia, the Country Club of Missouri provides private membership with access to an award-winning golf course designed by Dr. Marvin Ferguson. 1300 Woodrail Ave., Columbia, MO 65203 ccmo.net | 573-449-7201 Columbia Country Club Located off of Old Highway 63, Columbia Country Club is a longstanding favorite among serious golfers in Columbia. The private club offers golfers exclusive membership and an 18-hole championship golf course, with heavily wooded fairways and fast greens. 2210 Country Club Drive Columbia, MO 65201 columbiacc.net | 573-449-4115

The Club at Old Hawthorne Located just east of downtown Columbia on Broadway, the Club at Old Hawthorne is a private golf course built in a luxury, master-planned community setting. The course offers five sets of tees for golfers of all levels, rolling terrain, multiple water hazards, fairway bunkers and immaculate greens. The club is home to the MU Tigers golf teams. 6221 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 oldhawthorne.com | 573-442-5280 l

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Faith Walk

New city New home New job New school New church

If your relocation checklist includes a new home for worship, Columbia offers several avenues for your faith journey. With more than 150 congregations in the area, opportunities abound to meet your spiritual needs. From intimate gatherings of a few believers to dynamic assemblies of a few thousand, ministries here run the gamut of doctrine, mission and worship styles. Take your time to select the best fit for you and your family, advises the Rev. Keith Simon, co-lead pastor at The 82

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Crossing, one of Columbia’s largest churches. “Finding a new church in a new city can be difficult,” Simon says. “It usually takes about six weeks before you can start to get a sense of whether a church is a good fit for you. Of course, a church’s beliefs are foundational. But it’s also important to assess whether a particular church will provide opportunities for you to learn and grow in your faith, whether the church community is friendly and whether you can support the church’s mission in the community.” A good fit can take many forms. Columbia’s spiritual landscape includes small neighborhood enclaves, suburban settings, sprawling urban centers and even a few megachurches. Services can be on-site or online. Although Christianity dominates, there are also worship options for various Eastern and Western faiths.

High-energy, contemporary services with theater-like seating and crystalclear acoustics attract thousands to The Crossing and Woodcrest Chapel, churches lauded by local musicians as the best gigs in town. In small family settings such as Rock Bridge Christian Church or Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, you’ll quickly get to know everyone’s name. Worship in the country, perhaps at Olivet Christian Church, on the east side of town since 1874, or Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church, established in 1817 and the oldest church west of the Mississippi. Savor the history at Second Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul AME and Log Providence Missionary Baptist, all built by former slaves freed to form their own congregations in the 1860s.


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‘O come, let us worship…’ Columbia is home to more than 30 religious denominations, as well as numerous independent and interdenominational churches.

Downtown, you’ll find the imposing edifice of Missouri United Methodist Church occupying a full block of Ninth Street; inside, the magnificent strains of the Skinner organ add joy to the services. First Baptist Church, at Broadway and Waugh, is the city’s oldest church, formed in 1823 when Columbia was just 2 years old. Another “first church” — First Christian — has welcomed Disciples of Christ to the corner of 10th and Walnut since 1832. Catholics have worship options downtown, on campus or on the city’s west side. “Columbia’s Catholic ministries offer opportunities for sacramental worship, community, faith formation and service,” says the Rev. Chris Cordes, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes. “There are three Catholic parishes, a Catholic K-8 school and Catholic high school. You are welcomed and encouraged to attend and become involved in any of our parishes and activities!” Reflecting Columbia’s diverse population, worship can have an international flavor: Agape Fellowship Church, catering to refugees from

Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Congo; Columbia Chinese Christian Church; Columbia Korean Baptist Church; Korean First Presbyterian Church. Iglesia Alfa y Omega Baptist Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church both offer Hispanic ministries. At St. Luke’s the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church, services are in English and Greek; worshippers often recite the Lord’s Prayer in their own native language. Congregation Beth Shalom serves the mid-Missouri Jewish community as the only synagogue in the region. The Islamic Center of Central Missouri ministers to local Muslims, international students and immigrants. Shanthi Mandir Hindu Temple is open to all sects of Hinduism and all deities. Show Me Dharma advances Theravada Buddhist ideals through teachings and practices. Columbia’s college campuses offer additional ministries in The Rock campus church, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Baptist Student Union, Hillel and Chabad House, as well as other student outreach services.

AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Apostolic Assembly of God Baha’i Baptist Buddhist Catholic Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Christian Science Church of Christ Church of God Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints CME (Christian Methodist Episcopal) Community of Christ Episcopal Evangelical Free Church Greek Orthodox Hindu Jehovah’s Witness Jewish Lutheran Methodist Muslim Nazarene Pentecostal Presbyterian Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Salvation Army Seventh-day Adventist Unitarian Universalist Unity The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a directory of some Columbia places of worship on its website. View the list, with contact information and website links, at VisitColumbiaMo.com/section/ places-of-worship. l

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Columbia is right smack-dab in the middle of Missouri, making the city an ideal base for quick getaways to some fabulous nearby destinations. These daytrips can take you through the heart and soul of the Show-Me State and have you back home again by nightfall.

ROCHEPORT (15 miles) You don’t even have to leave Boone County to appreciate this tranquil little town on the Missouri River. Enjoy a spectacular view from the bluff top as you sip award-winning wines and dine on gourmet fare at Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Missouri’s third-largest winery. For the active set, Rocheport is your passport to the Katy Trail, the rails-to-trails state park that traverses the entire width of Missouri along the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway. Shoppers will find a bounty of antiques here, along with art galleries, artisan studios and one-of-a-kind boutiques. 84

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When COVID restrictions lift, enjoy a concert at the Rocheport General Store. Rocheport.com

BOONVILLE (25 miles) Just a short hop down Interstate 70 is the inviting town of Boonville. Named for the sons of frontiersman Daniel Boone, the city sits just south of where Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone operated a saltworks in the 19th century. Today’s Boonville is a history buff’s dream, adorned with architectural gems such as the Hotel Frederick, Thespian Hall and elegant homes of a bygone era. Pick up a map for a walking tour at the River, Rails, and Trails Museum in the Visitors Center at the Katy Trailhead. You’ll find access nearby to the Katy Trail, Katy Bridge and the historic Katy Depot, the only surviving Spanish missionstyle depot on the Missouri-KansasTexas railroad. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at the Isle of Capri casino for

gaming and live entertainment. Rack up some “aww” moments at Warm Springs Ranch, the breeding farm of the Budweiser Clydesdales. Make your reservations to visit these gentle giants, chat with the horses’ handlers, check out the latest crop of baby Clydesdales and snap all the selfies you like. GoBoonville.com

FULTON (30 miles) Winston Churchill put Fulton on the map when he delivered his Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College in 1946. The National Churchill Museum on the Westminster campus celebrates the remarkable life of this eloquent statesman. The complex includes a section of the Berlin Wall and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 17th-century London church designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Fulton is also home to Auto World Museum and its extensive collection of rare and


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vintage vehicles. Downtown, the Brick District features local independently owned shops and restaurants, vintage architecture and brick streets. Enjoy locally made wines at nearby Serenity Valley Winery, complete with lakeside sipping, picnic facilities, live entertainment and glorious sunsets. VisitFulton.com

JEFFERSON CITY (31 miles)

ARROW ROCK (43 miles) The entire village of Arrow Rock is a National Historic Landmark where you’ll find a treasure trove of historic homes, restored buildings, museums and quaint shops. Download the Friends of Arrow Rock app for a handy walking or driving tour. Saunter down the Lewis & Clark Trail of Discovery or grab a snack at Badger’s Hideaway, an ice cream shop on the boardwalk. Dine at J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continuously operated restaurant west of the Mississippi, and check out the entertainment at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, mid-Missouri’s only professional theater troupe. ArrowRock.org

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Find a bit of Bavaria in the Missouri River hills. With 13 wineries in the area, this picturesque German town on the banks of the Missouri River is one of the state’s premier wine regions. A number of microbreweries and distilleries add to the spirited atmosphere. Soak up the Old World ambience at Oktoberfest, Maifest, Wurstfest and other events. Imbibe at the tasting rooms, dine on German cuisine, travel the Hermann Wine Trail and Missouri Spirits Expedition, pack a picnic from the Wurst Haus, and learn the intricacies of winemaking at Stone Hill’s Grapes to Glass tour. Browse antiques, art galleries and boutiques. Sample history at Hermann Farm, Deutschheim State Historic Site, the Caboose Museum and the Hermann Fire Company Museum. Wunderbar! VisitHermann.com l

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Missouri’s capital city is the seat of political power in the Show-Me State, and it’s just a short drive away on U.S. 63. The imposing Carthagemarble State Capitol sits high atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River; the grounds include legislative and executive spaces, statuary and art by notable artists, the Missouri State Museum, Law Enforcement Memorial and Veterans Memorial. Explore prison life on the “bloodiest 47 acres in America” in a tour of the old Missouri State Penitentiary, then celebrate the sweet taste of freedom at Central Dairy

HERMANN (65 miles)

Ice Cream Parlor. Stroll through Runge Nature Center or across the Missouri River Pedestrian/Bike Bridge for a scenic view and photo-op. Check out unique museums dedicated to military history and veterinary medicine. VisitJeffersonCity.com

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WONDERING WHERE TO DO BUSINESS IN YOUR NEW HOMETOWN?

Need help? The special Who’s Who section introduces you to some of Columbia’s premier businesses. Check out a few of the most reputable and well-reviewed companies in town. They are elite in their field and the best at what they do! You should look no further than the Who’s Who to help you with your home, health, pets and more.

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ALL-STAR AUTOMOTIVE Established in 1993, All-Star Automotive employs ASE- and Master-certified technicians to provide high-value auto service and repair. With new owner Devin Kelley at the helm, All-Star Automotive remains an exceptional shop that focuses on preventive maintenance services. All-Star Automotive is a Green Star Service Facility due to its environmentally conscious practices and a AAAcertified priority repair facility. In addition to offering three times the warranty available through automotive dealerships, All-Star Automotive was recognized in 2018 as the Better Business Bureau’s BEST in Columbia for customer service.

7 N. First St. Columbia, MO 65203 573-442-8062 allstarcolumbia.com

COMPASS CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS Within the growing walls of Compass Chiropractic and Wellness, you’ll meet a team of intelligent health care practitioners who know how to adjust your health in the right direction. For nearly a decade, lead practitioner Dr. Ashley Emel has worked with patients across mid-Missouri and has developed an acclaimed FLOORING & GRANITE name for herself and her practice in Columbia, Missouri. Compass BUSENBARK known for being “The Mom’s FLOORING & GRANITE is Choice” of prenatal, postpartum and pediatric chiropractic care. Busenbark Flooring and Granite is where designer concepts meet Locals trust Dr. Emel as one of the the customer’s lifestyle, budget few Webster and and needs. Offering flooring, CACCP Certified cabinets, countertops, designer Chiropractors custom showers and heated (Certified by the floors, the Busenbark team is a Academy Council go-to source for any new home of Chiropractic build, remodel or upgrade. Pediatrics) in Best of all, at Busenbark, you’ll the area. Come find what you’re looking for, no visit the team matter your budget. Luxury that can help vinyl flooring is particularly you take a break popular with Busenbark clients right now. It looks like real tile or from your day, take your cares away and adjust your health in wood but is warm to the touch, the right direction. Schedule easy to clean, waterproof and your new patient appointment scratch resistant. with Compass Chiropractic and Wellness today! FLOORING & GRANITE SINCE 1934

8070 E. I-70 Drive SE Columbia, MO 65201 573-474-7550 busenbarkflooring.com

2516 Forum Blvd. | Suite 102 Columbia, MO 65203 573-445-4444 compass-chiropractic.com

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CARLY BUNTIN PHOTOGRAPHY Carly Buntin Photography was established in 2015 by Columbiabased fine art photographer and editor Carly Buntin. Offering high-quality service, the company takes pride in providing stellar lifestyle photography, specializing in wedding and engagement, expecting and first-year sessions and family seasonal and announcement cards. Carly’s award-winning experience, combined with her expertise in coaching and directing for authenticity, creates artistic and emotive imagery commemorating life’s most important moments.

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KITCHEN, BATH & APPLIANCES

DESIGNER KITCHENS & BATHS The award-winning staff — including American Society of Interior Designers members and certified kitchen and bath designers — at DKB Kitchen & Bath Showroom is dedicated, experienced and educated. From the smallest project to the largest custom homes, working within budget, DKB makes kitchen and bath dreams become realities. After-hours and Saturday appointments, complete with personalized service, help ensure DKB continues meeting customers’ needs, no matter when or where. D E S I G N E R by

910 E. Broadway | Suite 205 Columbia, MO 65203 312-218-4411 carlybuntinphotography.com

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1729 W. Broadway Columbia, MO 65203 573-445-4481 dkbshowroom.com

Known for great custom tees — fast — Fast Yowi is all about providing your business, event or organization with customprinted T-shirts, hats and more to promote your brand, raise awareness or raise money. A dedicated crew of 12 full-time graphic designers, programmers and printing technicians work together to make your experience efficient and fast and the quality exceptional. Visit fytees.com for a quick quote for custom printing and/or embroidery..

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FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Known for dependability, professionalism and as a trusted partner for handling major decisions (business or personal), Jones & Ueligger Law believes in focusing on the places where they excel. Led by partners Nathan Jones and Ernie Ueligger, the firm assists clients with business law, estate planning, probate and trust, family law, personal injury and wrongful death and workers’ compensation. Balancing compassion and desire to help others with a competitive spirit and desire to be the best at

Patients of Dr. Bridget Gruender, owner and physician at Liberty Family Medicine, find that her care goes beyond them to their families. Gruender takes time to form unique relationships, not only with an individual but also with an entire patient’s family. A graduate of the medical school at the University of Missouri, she enjoys caring for people of all ages, treating common illnesses and performing minor procedures. Focused on individualized care by treating fewer patients and offering extended visits, convenience and flexibility, Liberty Family Medicine will change the way you feel about primary medical care.

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what they do, Jones & Ueligger Law is here to ensure you, your family, your business and your future are protected.

2412 Forum Blvd. | Suite 101 Columbia, MO 65203 573-874-1122 jandulaw.com

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HAIR REMOVAL SPECIALISTS

THE LASER CLINIC The Laser Clinic is Columbia’s locally owned, physiciandirected boutique for laser hair removal, a valuable investment that eliminates the need for shaving, waxing and depilatories and solves the problems of ingrown hairs, razor bumps and skin irritation. Consultations at The Laser Clinic are free, and the clinic offers flexibility for clients to pay as they go (no package required). Dr. Sara Crowder, a local gynecologist and Columbia native, took over ownership of The Laser Clinic in 2016. As with her medical practice, she is committed to providing the best possible care to the people of mid-Missouri. Check it out on Facebook @lasercliniccomo. And ask about the referral bonus program to earn treatments for free.

2614 Forum Blvd. | Suite 100 Columbia, MO 65203 573-445-5366 libertyfamilymed.com

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MASTERTECH PLUMBING

WINE & SPIRITS

MACADOODLES Simply put, Macadoodles does fun like nobody else! Since opening its Columbia location in 2013, Macadoodles has established itself as the best place in town to find craft beer, rare wines and delicious spirits. In fact, Macadoodles has twice as many wine labels as area grocery stores, plus they deliver within city limits and have a convenient drive-thru window that’s open late. With an in-house sommelier, a festive monthly Wine Club, free ice with any purchase, and a Manzo’s Pizza food truck on-site many days, there’s no reason to go anywhere else.

455 E. Green Meadows Road Columbia, MO 65201 573-443-1825 columbia.macadoodles.com

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Thirty years ago, Russ Duker started a plumbing company out of a single van. Today, he continues to lead MasterTech’s team of “Master Technicians and Mighty Nice People,” providing a full range of solutions including plumbing, HVAC repair and installation and sewer services to mid-Missouri. Offering 24/7 service and upfront and flatrate pricing for no surprises, MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is committed to providing quality service and a high level of customer satisfaction. Master Technicians arrive to each job fully stocked with more than 5,000 parts for quick, on-site repairs.

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MOW-IT-ALLS Google’s highest-rated lawn company in the area, MowIt-Alls began in 2014 when co-owner Braden Tyrer moved to Columbia and started school at the University of Missouri. Mow-It-Alls’ first location was a dorm room with a few parking spots in a student lot. Braden created the company’s client base by knocking on more than 1,200 doors around Columbia that fall. In 2016, Cameron Phillips, a Columbia native and 12-year industry veteran, came on as co-owner and merged in his own company. The duo and its team maintain over 220 commercial and residential accounts for lawn maintenance and health, landscaping — which includes cleanups and mulching — and snow removal services, implementing the latest industry-specific technology to provide fantastic quality and value.

3305 Clark Lane | PMB 221 Columbia, MO 65202 573-673-5634 mowitalls.com


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PERRY/LEGEND COLLISION REPAIR CENTER

CARPET CLEANING

OXI FRESH CARPET CLEANING With Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, your carpets have never looked so clean. Boasting reasonable prices and a highly trained team of dedicated professionals, Oxi Fresh uses environmentally friendly green products approved by the EPA that are safe for families and pets. In 2016, the business serviced more than 1,800 customers in the mid-Missouri area, and customer surveys show extreme satisfaction with their services.

573-658-9646 oxifresh.com

Grown from decades of experience in the automotive field, Perry/Legend is a onestop shop for all body and mechanical repairs on cars, trucks, trailers and motor homes. The shop, founded in 1986, presides over 40,000 square feet and services auto body repairs, windshields, steering and suspension, air conditioning, paint and more. In addition to harnessing new technologies and market trends, Perry/Legend employs efficiency to benefit customers with the finest repair care.

3101 Lemone Industrial Blvd. Columbia, MO 65201 573-442-7883 perrylegendcollision.com

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MOVERS

PREMIER MOVING & STORAGE Premier Moving & Storage has served the Columbia area with reliable and diverse household and commercial moving and storage services since 1957. As an Interstate Agent of North American Van Lines, Premier Moving & Storage is currently the only long-distance national agent in Columbia. Whether you’re relocating across town, across Missouri, to another state or to another country, the company comprises an expert team of local and long-distance movers committed to helping you move with care and pride and providing storage when you need it.

2701 Vandiver Drive Columbia, MO 65202 573-474-6158 premiermovingandstorage.net WHO’S WHO OF COLUMBIA

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ROBERT TUCKER’S THE JEWELRY ARCHITECTS The designers at Robert Tucker’s the Jewelry Architects know jewelry isn’t just something you wear. They understand that extraordinary pieces can hold deeper meaning and can make you or someone AUDIO & VISUAL you love feel truly special. The PURE AUDIO team, comprising Lee Morgan, In December 2013, armed with a Daniel Archibeque and Robert Tucker, has more than 110 years business degree from Columbia of combined experience and College and an insatiable appetite for music, Judd Lafrenz provides a range of services, from creating custom jewelry purchased Pure Audio from its original owners. Since then, Judd to fixing family heirlooms or costume jewelry. was married, fathered two sons and made it his own personal mission to outfit local homes and businesses with the best audio 1400 Forum Blvd. | Suite 5 and visual equipment available. Columbia, MO 65203 Sound matters to Judd, and he knows it will matter to you once 573-356-2685 ifoundmyjeweler.com you see what’s possible when you partner with Pure Audio. For both residential and commercial projects, Pure Audio is the area’s choice for procurement, installation and service of audio video brand names such as Control4, Qmotion, Sony, Samsung, Marantz, Monitor Audio and more. the Jewelry Architects

Experts In All You Hear & See!

3211 S Providence Road, No. 107 Columbia, MO 65203 573-234-1074 pureaudiohome.com

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BILLIARDS, POOL & GAME ROOMS

SCHMIDT BILLIARDS AND GAME ROOMS

In the world of game room furniture installation and repair, the team at Schmidt Billiards and Game Rooms delivers unparalleled skill and expertise. Schmidt offers expert billiard table and cue repairs of all makes, new and used mancave furnishings, plus new/ used billiard/snooker tables, shuffleboard, darts, dartboards, poker tables and more. Schmidt Billiards is the sixth generation of billiard table manufacturer A.E. Schmidt Co. of St. Louis.

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DENTIST

ELECTRICIAN

THOMAS FAMILY DENTAL

SCOTT ELECTRIC Established in 1985, Scott Electric is a family-owned business specializing in commercial and residential projects. Offering free project quotes, the company’s licensed electricians provide services — including electrical installations, inspections and repairs — for new and existing construction. Scott Electric has the experience, knowledge and resources to complete any project big or small at a fair, competitive price.

Prairie Home, MO 65068 573-999-6052 scottelectricmo.com

PEST CONTROL

STEVE’S PEST CONTROL One of the largest independent pest control operations in central Missouri, Steve’s Pest Control is a fullservice pest control business dedicated to solving pest problems once and for all. Founded by Steve and Anita Hotsenpiller in 1988, the familyowned and operated company does whatever it takes to ensure customers are 100% pleased with its residential and commercial pest control services, which include ant, bed bug, cockroach, flea, mole, mosquito, rodent, spider, termite, tick and wasp control.

Join the Thomas Family Dental family! Providing comprehensive, personalized dental care, Thomas Family Dental has experience treating people from all dental backgrounds. New patients are welcome! Expect caring service from this familyoriented practice, offering cleanings, scaling and root planing, sealants, fillings and root canals. A native of California, Missouri, and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Dr. Letrisha Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Central Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.

1 E. Broadway | Suite A Columbia, MO 65203 573-449-2858 letrishaathomasdds.com

190 N. Greenway Holts Summit, MO 65043 844-896-4868| stevespestcontrol.com

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AUTO GLASS REPAIR

REALTOR

TOALSON GLASS Established in 1986, Toalson Glass is proud to provide windshield replacement and chip repair to their customers in Columbia and the surrounding areas. Proper installation is essential for safe auto glass replacement, and the Toalson team has more than 50 years of combined glass experience, with certified techs who offer quality craftsmanship and top-notch customer service. Now under new ownership and housed at a new location, Toalson continues to deliver on their promise of making glass replacements and repairs painless for their customers.

1968 Old U.S. 40 Columbia, MO 65202 573-443-7083 toalsonglass.com

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WEICHERT REALTORS – FIRST TIER: MATTHEW J. FORD

ORTHODONTIST

TWADDLE ORTHODONTICS Creating a unique treatment plan for every patient and working in a state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Brad Twaddle and Twaddle Orthodontics create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Twaddle is the only mid-Missouri orthodontist who offers SureSmile technology, reducing time in braces by up to 30 percent compared to conventional treatment. Creating custom arch wires and affordable clear aligners made in the in-office lab, Twaddle prides itself on their no-onesize-fits-all approach.

4600 Executive Drive Columbia, MO 65203 573-234-2774 twaddleortho.com

Born and raised in CoMO, Matt Ford loves Columbia and wants you to love your new home. As part of the independently owned and operated Weichert Realtors – First Tier, Matt helps evaluate, select, invest and improve real estate. Whether helping customers buy a home, sell a home, lease a property or manage property, Matt focuses on providing excellent customer service tailored for each situation. An Army veteran, Matt was noted as the Who’s Who of Columbia Real Estate Agent in 2021.

3700 Monterey Drive | Suite A Columbia, MO 65203 573-514-1315 weichert.com


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30 years ago Denise moved to Columbia and fell in love with the town. Denise is a Certified Relocation Professional; for over 16 years she has been helping others buy, sell and relocate to Columbia. When you’re ready to move call Denise. You’ll be glad you did.

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I had knee surgery when I was eleven. I had another when I was fifteen. I had another when I was twenty-four. And another when I was twenty-nine. I didn’t know if I’d ever lace ’em up again. Then, I had surgery at Mizzou BioJoint® Center.

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