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Mid-Missouri Area 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

Arts & Philanthropic Groups

The Missouri Symphony


Blitz, Bardgett, & Deutsch


Central Bank of Boone County


Bloom Bookkeeping

Business Lending

First Midwest Bank

Co-Working Space

ACA Business Club Columbia

Community Radio

KOPN Community Radio and Diversity Magazine

Consumer Coupon Advertising


Digital Publication

Missouri Business Alert


Errands and House Sitting / Notary

Stray's Errands and Appointments


Stephanie Wilmsmeyer, State Farm

Insurance Plus

Krista Kippenberger, Shelter Insurance

Interior Design

Working Spaces


Marketing Firm

Visionworks Marketing Group

Medical Care Clinic

Liberty Family Medicine

Mobile App Development

Vervocity Interactive

Multi-Channel Advertising

Modern Media Concepts


Accounting Plus

Printing and Promotional Products

Minuteman Press Columbia


Tom Bradley Show - JACK FM

Shopping Center

Columbia Mall

Statewide Publications

Missouri Life Magazine

Supplemental Insurance



Brad Crum Creative

Website Development & Hosting

Electric Oak

Other Resources

1 Million Cups Columbia

Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Callaway Chamber of Commerce

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

DogMaster Distillery

Missouri Women's Business Center



Supplier Diversity Program, City of Columbia

Texas Roadhouse

The District

University Concert Series

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

Community Connections 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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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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