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USDA Grant will connect farmers and CoMo Cooks

Root Cellar, a local food hub serving Columbia, Jefferson City, and Ashland, has been awarded a $588,000 three-year Local Food Promotion Program grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in collaboration with The Loop CID and Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri.  This grant will build local food system resilience and help our region […]
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MACCLab Makerspace Ribbon Cutting

Moberly Area Community College invites you to our ribbon cutting for the MACCLab - A Community Makerspace and the Mechatronics Center of Excellence, which are both located on the MACC-Columbia campus. The ribbon cutting will take place on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 10:00 am, at the MACCLab – A Community Makerspace, located inside Parkade […]
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MACCLab Makerspace is Online!

We're thrilled to announce the MACCLab is now open! 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 top-of-the-line equipment […]
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CoMo Cooks Scholarships

At the CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen we believe all good cooks deserve a chance to turn their recipes into reality, regardless of background, income, or status. We aim to increase entrepreneurial success by providing accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for starting and expanding local food- based businesses. We're pleased to introduce our new scholarship […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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