Category Economy

Taste (Coffee)

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Taste (Coffee)

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This episode of Taste takes a look at the diverse coffee culture in Columbia. Whether you are craving a blended coffee drink or a single origin espresso, the coffee shops in Columbia will have you covered.

Drinkraft in the Arts District

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Drinkraft in the Arts District

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There is a new kombucha bar in the North Village Arts District. Located on 300 North Ninth St., Drinkraft Tasting Cafe now serves tea, cocktails, and nitro coffee in a unique cafe and tasting room space. You’ll also f...

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 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...

2019 MCPA Award Winner: ASI Flex

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2019 MCPA Award Winner: ASI Flex

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In the category of Innovative Best Practices, ASI Flex has been dedicated to improving the health of Columbia residents for over 3 decades and has recently helped pave the way for a new era of thermal and chemical sto...