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Member Spotlight: Beth Orns

Women’s Network Member Profile Name: Beth Orns, LCSW Employer: Better Together Mental Health LLC Hometown: Woodridge, IL First Job: Camp Counselor at a Summer Camp for preschoolers  What are two or three words that friends and acquaintances would use to describe... Read Story

Podcast Review: New Heights

“New Heights”- By Megan Steen Those who are close to me would not exactly describe me as a “sports lover”. Ironically, I married one of Columbia’s largest sports (especially football) fans, who for the past 16 years has PRAYED for the day when I would... Read Story

Book Review: Invisible Women

Book Review: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez Recommended by: Courtney Hicks, Lamm Tech Invisible Women provides an interesting take on how the gender data gap can have profound effects on the lives of women.... Read Story

Business Profile: Riddle’s Jewlery

Company Name: Riddle’s Jewelry How long have you been in business? Celebrating 64 years this month! But open in Columbia since May 2023 (4 months) What does your company do? Is it different from what it originally set out to do? Riddle’s provides fine quality diamonds... Read Story

Member Profile: Abbey McNair

Name: Abbey McNair Employer: Riddle’s Jewelry Job Title: Manager and Goldsmith Hometown: I have a lot! I’d say Columbia if I had to choose. My mom always said, “home is where your family is.” First Job: Dance Instructor Awards/Recognitions: Top Producing Goldsmith Top... Read Story
Member Profile: Stephanie Smith

Member Profile: Stephanie Smith

Employer: Columbia Mall Job Title: Property Management Associate Hometown: Kirksville, MO First Job: Waitress at Aileron’s Restaurant Awards/Recognitions: 2016 Leadership Columbia Graduate 2019 Access Arts CelebrARTy Celebrity Artist  Regional Culture... Read Story

Business Profile: Columbia Mall

Company Name: Columbia Mall – Brookfield Properties Retail How long have you been in business? 38 years What does your company do? Is it different from what it originally set out to do? We create gathering places that offer brands a place to grow, shoppers a... Read Story

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