Matt Patston is the assistant editor of Columbia Business Times

Articles Written By Matthew Patston

Adams & Witt Property Professionals Staying Strong

The first three rules of real estate, according to an old adage, are as follows: location, location and location. Carmen Adams and Nancy Smarr-Witt, the co-owners of Adams & Witt Property Professionals, were both born and raised in Boone County, and in property-business families: their website advertises “a combined 110 years of familial construction and […]

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April: A Closer Look

Big Tree Beard Co. A proper gentleman must maintain a well-kept beard. This is the concept behind Columbia online startup Big Tree Beard Co., a “maker of fine beard oils” promising “handcrafted radness for your beard.” Customers can choose sweet mint, citrus-lavender or backwoods scented oils for $18 a bottle or all three for $45. […]

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April: By the Numbers

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April: Movers and Shakers

Piyusha Singh Singh was named Columbia College’s first vice president of online education. In the newly created position, Singh will oversee online course development, staff oversight and management systems for Columbia College’s extensive online campus. Singh was previously associate dean of the school of liberal arts at Excelsior College.   Brad Spears MidwayUSA promoted Spears […]

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Getting Hacked

How can mid-Missouri businesses get ahead of the game of cybercrime? The short answer? You can’t.

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