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Community Connections Residential Directors:
jennifer schenck
& cara owings

Cara & Jennifer are the Co-Owners/Co-Founders & Chief Connectors of The Connection Exchange. Both are located at the headquarters in Columbia, MO overseeing the daily operations of the locations, services and contractors for the company. This was their big idea and dream to expand across the US because of their passion for connecting people!

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CoMo Area Residential Connection Exchange Members:
(serving Columbia, MO and surrounding areas)

(Click the Member's name to be directed to their individual directory page)

Bag Sponsor:

Stephanie Wilmsmeyer, State Farm


Central Bank of Boone County

First Midwest Bank

Car Dealership

Kia of Columbia


Focus on Health Chiropractic


Errands and House Sitting

Stray's Errands and Appointments

Health & Wellness

It Works


Stephanie Wilmsmeyer, State Farm


Insurance Plus

Krista Kippenberger, Shelter Insurance

Local Publications

Missouri Life Magazine

Medical Care Clinic

Big Tree Medical



KOPN Community Radio and Diversity Magazine



Other local supporting organizations and companies providing information:

Camping World

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Columbia Mall

DogMaster Distillery


Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market

Mid-Missouri Kickball League

Missouri Business Alert


Relocating in Columbia

Texas Roadhouse


The District

The Missouri Symphony

Tom Bradley Show

University Concert Series

Want to see your business' name here as one of our
connection members?

Community Connectors:

jada mckenzie
Community Connector Jada's passion is helping people! She is a licensed life & health agent that specializes in working with Medicare. She enjoys being active in the community, spending time with friends and family and advocating for animals.

verna laboy
Community Connector Verna is known in Columbia as a community activist and a voice for the people. She strives to make a positive difference in the lives of others and has a long history of important work in Columbia, along with receiving several community leadership awards. Verna is a Health Educator with Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services, overseeing the award winning “Live Well by Faith” Public Health Initiative that addresses health disparities in the Black community through the Black Church setting.

amy hampton
Community Connector Amy is a mother of two active college age boys. She has lived in several areas of the state of Missouri and is excited to help link new community members and businesses with local resources!

laura wilson
Community Connector Laura has a healthcare background and loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.  She loves meeting new people and looks forward to helping connect others in our great community! 

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