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There are six private investigators in Boone County and one private investigator agency, according to the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.

Retired NBA player, the 7-foot-1-inch Gary Leonard, couldn’t find a big enough jersey to wear for the Show-Me State Games at D Sport, says D Sport co-owner Mike Leipard.

Half of the Family Health Center Board of Directors is comprised of the center’s patients, according to Gloria Crull.

The Columbia Business Showcase is the biggest event of the year for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and features 130 vendors. Booths typically sell out in January or early February for the March event.

Providence Urgent Care was named based on the planned location of its first clinic. After the business was formed, plans changed, and the company decided to keep the name, says Jason Zerrer of Providence Urgent Care.

Nearly half (47 percent) of Boone Hospital’s 162,610 patients last year lived outside of Boone County, according to the hospital’s marketing and communications manager Ben Cornelius.

AdKarma was acquired Dec. 19 for $20 million by San Francisco-based company Blinkx.

Like Nike, Amazon and Pandora, Argus Radiology found its creative genesis from Greek mythology. Argus was a 100-eyed giant who never slept and stood as a 24/7 guard for the goddess Hera.

Boone Hospital Center has a time capsule from 1921. Since the hospital opened, the capsule has been opened three times.

Three percent of the Columbia Fire Department’s 11,149 calls in 2014 were in response to a fire.

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