5 Ways to Celebrate NYE at Home

New Year’s Eve is definitely known as one of the biggest “party holidays.” But if you’re not a party person or you’d just rather spend the build up to the New Year at home, there are still tons of things to do. Check out our list of five things you could do to make the […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in CoMo!

When it comes to ringing in the new year Columbia-style, there isn’t a shortage of things to do. From parties to live music, there’s something for everyone on New Year’s Eve. Check out our list of just five of the many events going on around town.     1. Silverball NYE Party Level up and […]

Great Gift Ideas

For those who are shopping for the person who already has everything, we’ve compiled a list of local gifts that might just help you out this holiday season. Or send this list to someone who might be trying to buy for you.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”247″ gal_title=”CEO Winter 2017 Shopping”]

Making SMART Goals For Next Year

Have you ever tried an escape room? You know, the tiny rooms that groups of friends willingly lock themselves into in hopes of sniffing out clues, solving thought-provoking puzzles, and beating the hour-long clock in order to eventually break themselves free? These rooms are typically littered with frustratingly unspecific hints, making them very challenging. At […]

Five Women, Four Businesses, One Trend

There is no single profile that fits all female business owners. Why should there be? Business knows no gender. It’s a trait that springs from the mind, spirit and experience. The five women who are profiled in this issue of CEO do have one thing in common: they are part of a growing trend. Today, […]

Healthy Holidays

Holidays traditionally imply joyous times and celebrations with family and friends. However, with the holidays comes the stress of managing chores such as shopping, decorating the house and juggling professional and personal commitments. One of the most stressful phenomenon associated with celebratory times is managing your nutritional goals, while still being able to indulge in […]

Serve Up Some Holiday Cheer

The classic Champagne toast will do for New Year’s Eve, but what about the rest of the holiday season? This cocktail, dreamed up by Dan Dethrow, beverage director at Flyover, will add something special to your holiday party drink menu. Pair them with a scrumptious appetizer and you have the makings of a meal made […]

Still Swingin’

Ask three locals where you can find battered and fried green peppers served up hot with a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar, and odds are at least two of them will know exactly where to send you. The same goes for Bob’s Bobs and Blue Chips Cheese Bread. These dishes may surprise the uninitiated, but […]

A Gathering Place

It was Nov. 1, 2013, and as the leaves were giving way to new shades of autumnal gold and crimson, Kelly Gilion was entering a new season in her life. On that day, her 40th birthday, she turned the key and opened the door to her new shop, Plume, a boutique brimming with handmade goods […]

Making Magical Memories

Cookies With Santa is a time-honored Inside Columbia tradition for many parents, grandparents and children in the community. Over the course of more than a decade, thousands of Columbia kids have enjoyed the free event, featuring holiday-themed coloring pages and festive frosted Christmas cookies. The star of the show is Santa himself, and youngsters have […]

Salute to Local Veterans December

R.C. Higgins served 19 months in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps as a field artillery gunner. While deployed, he says he missed hot home-cooked meals the most. Higgins earned a variety of decorations and medals during his service, including a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He was born in Salt Lake City, but […]

2018 Best of Columbia

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How Well Do You Know CoMo?

Because of the generosity of the people in Mid-Missouri, Columbia has no shortage of nonprofit organizations and charitable institutional projects! But, how familiar are YOU with them? Take our quick quiz to see if you can identify a few of these organizations that Coil Construction has had the honor of working with. You just may […]


Gifts for Gardeners

If you have a loved one who enjoys gardening, whether vegetables or flowers, here are some gift ideas that are sure to please:   “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew – Even though this book has been out for several years, it’s a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to grow vegetables in a […]

Voices of War

Kirk Klingler has always been a fan of history. From the time he could read, Klingler said he naturally gravitated to the history section of the library, specifically military history and stories that reflected this country’s battles and wars. World War II was a favorite subject for research because of two uncles who had served […]

Three Perfect Holiday Wines

Sarah Cyr, a sommelier and former co-owner of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, is an expert on all things vino. Here are her picks for three perfect holiday wines, written while her restaurant was still open. As holiday office parties and family gatherings begin, wine stores everywhere stock up and promote their favorite holiday wines. […]

Wedding of classical elegance

Rachel Henderson and Andrew McCarthy were married June 3, 2017, at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Key words: formal, classic, fun. The couple met through mutual friends in Columbia. On spring break, 2016, they became engaged on Dauphin Island, Alabama. The couple wanted a very formal wedding and reception so they chose […]

Turkey Pho

This Thanksgiving, don’t throw out the bones or stress about what to do with all the leftover turkey. This is the perfect noodle soup that will utilize all your leftovers and is sure to please anyone who adores a little twist on chicken noodle soup. Turkey Stock Bones from Thanksgiving turkey 5 pounds additional bony […]

Defining Luxury: Tasteful Elegance in Wood

Ron Bassett was putting the finishing touches on a wine cave in a house in Thornbrook. He had built solid cedar racks to hold a thousand bottles of wine. When completed, LED lights will shine on the labels of select bottles from around the world. Glasses will be suspended over a tile-lined tasting table set […]

A Writer’s Passion

By nature, Gladys Swan is an explorer and a creator. In both painting and writing, Swan patiently waits for her work to evolve and explain itself. “What comes to me and through me, I play with,” says Swan. “What happens after that or how people respond to it, I can’t judge.” Along with a straightforward […]