MACCLab is Coming Online

We're thrilled to announce the MACCLab will soon be opening soon! The MACCLab is a community makerspace located in the Parkade Center attached to the MACC-Columbia campus. They offer wood working, metal working, CNC, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, heat press, embroidery, sewing, quilting, electronics, frameworks, and 3D printing. This is a state-of-the-art collaborative space that brings innovative […]

Join our Maker Directory

Calling all makers, artisans, chefs, and creatives! Did you know we now have an online Maker Directory? Here on The Loop we're creating a community of makers with shared spaces and incubators--our Como Cooks Kitchen, the MACCLab Makerspace, and Vidwest Studios. We're also helping local makers get the word out about their products and services […]

Vidwest Studios Now Open!

Have you heard about the latest shared space here on the Business Loop? Vidwest Studios is Columbia’s one and only community media center, and they are lowering the barriers and making video and sound production accessible to all. Members have access to photography and video studios, gear and video editing software, and classes to help […]

MACCLab Makerspace Seeking Instructors

If you haven't stopped by Parkade Plaza to see the progress of MACC's new makerspace, the before and after is striking. Although progress slowed during the pandemic, staff is now putting the final touches on the MACCLab and working hard to get the space open to the general public.  This is a state-of-the-art collaborative space that brings […]

Meet our New Kitchen Manager!

We're excited to announce that we've hired Kymberlee Matney as our new kitchen manager. Yes, she trained at the Culinary Art Institute of Charleston, was named Southern Missouri Chef of the Year, and was a World Food Championships Competitor. And yes, she's lent her skills to Broadway Brewery, Harpo's, and the Roots 'n Blues BBQ […]

Seeking a Kitchen Manager

You may have seen the progress on Bryan Maness's new Ozark Mountain Biscuit and Bar next door to Logboat Brewing Company. We're super excited about it but it also means we're looking for a new part-time kitchen manager.  Overview: The Business Loop CID and REDI have teamed up with other community partners to open a […]

Seeking Makerspace Coordinator

The MACC Makerspace Lab is hiring a coordinator for the new shared space! Qualifications: Must have ability to manage a budget, problem solve, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with all types of people. Additional skills needed include knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, time management, organization, and strong written language skills. Interest in and ability to […]

Take a virtual kitchen tour.

In different times, we'd be inviting the entire community to visit our new shared kitchen and take a tour. Until that day, here's a photo tour of the new space so you can see what we can offer. Here's a full view of the main kitchen with two cooking bays. The walk-in cooler and freezer […]

Our shared kitchen is now open!

The Loop CID and REDI are proud to announce that CoMo Cooks, a shared commercial Kitchen at Mizzou North, has received an operating permit from the City of Columbia health department and is now officially open for business. CoMo Cooks will give all cooks a chance to turn their recipes into a business reality, regardless of background, […]

Holiday Maker Faire!

It's been 9 months of leggings and Zoom meetings so we understand if you're not up for brushing your hair and pulling your winter coat out of the basement. Good news! Our Holiday Maker Faire is heading to Instagram! From December 3rd to 6th we will be auctioning handcrafted goods from local makers on the Loop […]
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