Small businesses don’t always get to showcase their work, but in Columbia, they had the ability to network with other businesses at the Microbusiness Fair and Reception Tuesday.
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce put on the fair at the Stoney Creek Inn. Chamber President Don Laird said this gives businesses an opportunity to network.
“The main thing that we had hoped was for those who were participating, to gain access to some new knowledge, some new products," Laird said. "Anything someone else is doing to give them a chance to be able to see what else is out there.”
When the original administration building of the university burned in 1892 the columns were left standing. They stand today on Francis Quadrangle and are an iconic image of the university's Columbia campus.
A November ballot measure to significantly raise Missouri's tobacco tax to increase public education spending is drawing financial support from leaders of the state's flagship university.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the campaign donors in favor of the Proposition B ballot measure include university curator Warren Erdman, who contributed $5,000. His company, Kansas City Southern Railway Co., gave $25,000.
Other contributors include university system President Tim Wolfe, with a $1,000 donation; and chancellors from three of the system's four campuses.
Columbia Public Works Department workers recently painted yellow lines to restrict parking along Crestmere and South Garth Avenue.
Crestmere Avenue residents are frustrated at the parking situation on their street. Library patrons and parents with children in Grant Elementary school park on the street, leaving no room for residents. Workers painted the yellow lines after a resident asked their council representative to review the situation. Public Works Department Engineer Richard Stone said the yellow lines provide information to motorists.
Senator Claire McCaskill stopped by Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia on Tuesday to show her support for students and middle class families.
McCaskill said she partly paid for college by working as a waitress. On Tuesday, she reenacted that experience as she waited tables at Flat Branch for an hour. McCaskill said she’s concerned about Missouri’s students.
More than a hundred MU students gathered on campus for last night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Presidential candidate and former Governor Mitt Romney.
Several MU student groups, including Tigers Against Partisan Politics, the Missouri Students Association and Associated Students at the University of Missouri, hosted the event to encourage more students to learn about politics. The groups are sponsoring the nonpartisan watch parties at each Presidential debate.
According to the latest jobs report from the state [pdf], the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.