Member News November 2019

As we end our October 2019 on a snowy note (whoever heard of a white Halloween!?) check out some of our member news and upcoming events.

Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout November.

Member News and Updates:

The Loop: In early October, Jabberwocky Studios and the Loop Community Improvement District (CID) announced their selection as one of five Etsy Maker Cities. Each Maker City grantee is receiving $40,000 in direct program support along with customized training and a year-long learning community provided by Recast City, along with access to tools and resources from Etsy and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to help them bring their project plans to life.

The Loop CID and Jabberwocky Studios are teaming up to support local small-scale manufacturers by creating a one-stop-shop of resources for makers including a shared branding program, a community-wide awareness campaign, an online makers directory linked to Etsy shops, monthly educational events, regular maker meet-ups, Maker Fairs and tasting events, and assistance locating manufacturing space along The Loop corridor.

“Being named an Etsy Maker City means there’s something special happening here,” said Carrie Gartner, Executive Director of The Loop CID. “This grant will help us build a community of diverse local makers and use that energy to revitalize The Loop in a way that builds on the existing vibe of the street.”

Special Invites and Reminders:

EVEXIAS Medical Centers: The EVEXIAS Medical Center is hosting a learning seminar on hormones on Monday, November 4, at 6:00 p.m. at 2900 Trimble Road, Suite 107. Attendees will receive 50% consultation fee. See the flyer below for more information.

The City of Columbia CARE (Career Awareness Related Experience): The CARE Program is offering free drop-in employment classes for 6th through 12th-grade students on Wednesdays from now until January. CARE staff and volunteers will be available from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. to provide individualized and small group assistance with making your own resume, making your own cover letter, learning how to get letters of reference, practice interviewing, and applying online for a summer CARE trainee position. 

Available Wednesday dates: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29

All workshops will be held on the second floor of the Armory Sports Center (701 East Ash St.), which is located at the northeast corner of 7th St. and Ash St.  Free parking is available in the Armory parking lots after 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call the CARE office at (573) 874-6300.

Assistance League of Mid-Missouri: On Tuesday, November 19, The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri will bake and deliver dozens of homemade chocolate chip cookies to raise money for philanthropic services in our community. Cookies can be ordered to be delivered to any local business.

Orders may be placed online at or at Upscale Resale in the Broadway Shopping Center, 1729 W. Broadway. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, November 12.

COMO: COMO Mag’sWomen of Excellence nominations are open.

The Women of Excellence awards celebrate exceptional Columbia businesswomen who strive to continuously grow in their professional field through continued education and serving in the community. They also seek to further other women within their professional field through both formal and informal mentorships and helping them connect to other women.

There are eight categories, seven of which are industry-specific and one that is not: education, health care, finance, retail, hospitality, real estate, public service, and professional excellence.

University of Missouri Extension: Save the Date: The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is excited to host a 2020 conference centered on the theme of “Building a Healthy and Productive Missouri Workforce”. Registration information to be posted mid-January!


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