2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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The 2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar was held Friday, April 5, 2019, at City Hall in Columbia, Missouri. The seminar was hosted by the City of Columbia’s Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions and sponsored by...

Aurora Organic Dairy In Business In Mid-Missouri

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Aurora Organic Dairy In Business In Mid-Missouri

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A year after breaking ground at their new site in Columbia, Missouri, Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD) will be open for business before the end of April 2019. Based in Boulder, Colorado, AOD’s "cow-to-carton" supply chain i...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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Since 2008, Room at the Inn has provided winter shelter for homeless adults. From December through mid-March each year, Room at the Inn has provided a clean, safe place to warm up, have a meal, and get a good night's ...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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Kari works extremely hard at organizing and promoting social diversity and cultural understanding in our community. She is a leader in the "Building Inclusive Communities" training program at the City of Columbia, fac...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: Roots ‘N’Blues ‘N’ BBQ

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: Roots ‘N’Blues ‘N’ BBQ

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In the category of Environmental Stewardship, Roots ‘N’ Blues ‘N’ BBQ implements a variety of sustainable initiatives to protect the 49-acre parkland that houses its annual festival. Roots ‘N’ Blues ‘N’ BBQ continues ...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: Wilson’s Fitness

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: Wilson’s Fitness

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In the category of Innovative Best Practices, Wilson’s Fitness has been dedicated to improving the health of Columbia residents for over three decades and has recently helped pave the way for a new era of thermal and ...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: Hair Therapy

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: Hair Therapy

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In the category of Resource Conservation, Hair Therapy is a small business that has gone above and beyond to reduce both solid and liquid waste. Hair Therapy became the first salon in Missouri to partner with a nation...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: The Food Bank/Central Pantry

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: The Food Bank/Central Pantry

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In the category of Resource Conservation, the Food Bank/Central Pantry provides food for over 140 pantries and soup kitchens serving approx. 100,000 individuals each month. The Food Bank/Central Pantry’s creative appr...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Independent School

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Independent School

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In the category of Pollution Prevention, Columbia Independent School (CIS) has made a variety of facility improvements including rooftop solar, campus-wide LED lighting retrofitting, and HVAC replacement and automatio...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Housing Authority

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Housing Authority

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In the category of Pollution Prevention, Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) provides safe healthy and affordable housing to low-income families and individuals. CHA completed a major overhaul to its facilities by instal...