Columbia Business: The Next Generation A Dynamic Group Of Young Leaders Gathers At The CEO Roundtable BY SANDY SELBY They’re energetic, innovative and smart, and they’re all under 40 years old. The participants of the most recent Inside Columbia’s CEO Roundtable represent both the present and the future for Columbia’s business community. At the…Read More

At long last, there’s finally a store to go to in Crosscreek. FFO Home, formerly Furniture Factory Outlet, opened its store Jan. 12 at 1450 Cinnamon Hills Lane. The site at Stadium Boulevard and Highway 63 is owned by LDC Silvertree LLC, which is managed by Jay Burchfield. FFO Home, a furniture retailer, had moved…Read More

Local businesspeople and city and University of Missouri officials were invited onto the factory floor of the facility at 1714 Commerce Court off Vandiver Drive. Beyond Meat uses research developed at MU to make a soy-based chicken substitute that mimics the taste and feel of chicken, and food critics from The New York Times and…Read More

COLUMBIA – The Boys and Girls Club opened a new youth development center in Columbia Friday afternoon on the 15th anniversary of the club’s existence in Columbia. The new center is at 1200 North 7th St., right across from Hickman High School, and has a new basketball court and playground. The opening kicked off with…Read More

The gathering Wednesday at the new and still under construction Ronald McDonald House at 3501 Lansing Ave. was a celebration of sorts. But volunteers with the charity aren’t ready to party just yet. “We’re basically stopping until we have the money,” said Keith Schawo, the board president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. The…Read More

COLUMBIA – The new Ronald McDonald House, located at 3501 Lansing Avenue, opened up Wednesday for a sneak peek of what crews have completed so far. The charity showed off the completion of Phase 1 of its plan called “Building a House to Call Home.” Ronald McDonald House Charities) broke ground just more than a…Read More

Public building projects, including major county government upgrades, helped keep contractors afloat during the economic downturn. Timing is a critical but unpredictable element of business. When the economy soured and plunged into recession toward the end of the last decade, scores of construction companies had to slam on the brakes when developers put subdivision and…Read More

COLUMBIA, MO (August 7, 2012) – Officials from the City of Columbia and REDI Inc. announced today that Savage River Inc. will open a 16,000 square-foot food production facility for its Beyond Meat™ brand in Columbia this fall. The facility will utilize technology licensed from the University of Missouri. The company expects to invest $2…Read More

MU Beta house construction gets go-ahead By ANDREW DENNEY Wednesday, December 14, 2011 The city’s Board of Adjustment last night unanimously agreed to allow a fraternity house to continue to be built at a height above what zoning regulations allow. The variance was granted for the construction of a new house for the Beta Theta…Read More

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity began a $12 to 13 million reconstruction project on the chapter’s house. The reconstruction will replace a 47-year-old building as well as expand the chapter’s real estate. The new house is expected to be completed by July 2012. This reconstruction comes after a 10-year effort from alumni to rebuild the…Read More