Columbia Business Times

2001 Corporate Place, Suite 100
Columbia, MO 65202

Corporate Place is located off Vandiver Drive between the exits of Providence Road and Rangeline Street. Please note that if you are traveling to our office, we are not located off Corporate Lake!

Phone: 573-499-1830
Fax: 573-499-1831


Erica Pefferman / Publisher
ext: 1014

Emma Bentley / Editor
ext: 1002

Megan Whitehead / Managing Editor
ext: 1002


Deb Valvo / Marketing Consultant
ext: 1005

Bonnie Hudson / Marketing Consultant
ext: 1015


Jordan Watts / Senior Designer

CBT Advisory Board

Each year, we ask a group of community members to serve as an informal advisory board to help generate story ideas and be our eyes and ears in the community.

Ajay Vinze/Trulaske School of Business
Bill Costello/Central Bank
Breck Dumas/Former CBT Editor
Cale Kliethermes/Kliethermes Homes
Denise Nelson/Accounting Plus
Jessica Macy/New Chapter Coaching
Kellie Ann Coats/DED: Women’s Council
Mike Grellner/Plaza Real Estate
Nikki McGruder/Diversity Awareness Partnership
Susan Hart/Chamber Chair
Teresa Snow/MU Health
Todd Hoien/Hawthorn Bank: Col Mkt Prez

Employment Opportunities

Interested in freelancing or interning with the Columbia Business Times? Please send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Beth Bramstedt at

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