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Warehouse Spaces Available

Two warehouse spaces have recently become available on Grand Ave, just off the Business Loop, and they'd be perfect for a small maker or manufacturer.  The first is a space currently occupied by Dwayne Browning LLC at 1313 Grand Ave. He has extra space he'd like to split off and share with another like business. He's […]
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Training Videos now Available

Every business owner can use a little help from time to time, whether you're a start-up or an established business looking for ways to up your game. Perhaps you're new to a professional kitchen and have questions about using or cleaning specialized equipment. Watch our quick demonstration videos for help. Or maybe you need some […]
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Learn how to write a HACCP Plan

Are you interested in creating value-added products but are unclear where to start? Are you required to write a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan to get permitted? We can help! Joe Bullinger from Missouri Enterprise recently gave a workshop on HACCP Plans designed specifically for cooks, growers, and other food producers interested preserving food for sale […]
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Maker Workshop: HACCP Plans

Are you interested in creating value-added products but are unclear where to start? Are you required to write a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan to get permitted? We can help! Join us for an informative HACCP Workshop designed specifically for cooks, growers, and other food producers interested preserving food for sale to the public. HACCP plans […]
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New! $17 Processing for Growers.

Our goal at The Packing House is to make it easy for growers to process excess crops without all the excess paperwork. We've created a streamlined, low-cost option for seasonal processing. No business license, no deposit, and no long-term commitment. Growers can start freezing, drying, and packing right away at a low hourly rate of […]
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Loop Maker Market

Columbia's Makers Row is once again celebrating 60 local makers. Every Spring and Fall, we gather the best makers, artisans, cooks, and crafter at our bi-annual Maker Market and give CoMo a chance to discover handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Our next Maker Market is Sunday, November 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Parkade Plaza. Join us […]
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Demonstration Videos

New to a professional kitchen and a little leery of all the equipment? No problem because we've got you covered! We're now creating demonstration videos for our equipment and posting them on YouTube. Now, along with the step-by-step instructions we have posted by our kitchen equipment, you'll have a great visual to use for training. […]
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CRE[8] Maker Workshop

Running a small business is rewarding but sales taxes can get complicated, especially when it comes to tracking taxed purchases. Learn how to track and manage sales tax; plan for quarterly or yearly filings; and manage special taxing districts (perfect for food trucks and pop ups!) with help from the MO Small Business Development Center […]
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Loop CID awards CoMo Cooks Minority Scholarships

We are proud to announce the latest recipients of our CoMo Cooks Minority Scholarships, Abbey Mitchell of Abbey's Swahili Delights and Rebekah Irby of The Bakery. Abbey Mitchell is the proud mother of two who moved to Columbia from Mombasa, Kenya. She worked in the hotel industry for more than 10 years in Kenya. She has a […]
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CoMo Cooks Grand Opening

Join us on Thursday, May 11 from 4 to 6 pm for the Grand Opening of the latest addition to Columbia's Makers Row--the CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen! We'll have a Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, tours of the kitchen, and drinks and snacks. Come meet our kitchen clients and learn about some new local food offerings. […]
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