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A Closer Look: February

Graybar Electric:  More than 140 years ago, Graybar Electric began as Gray & Barton. Today, it has transformed into one of North America’s largest employee-owned companies. Graybar is the leading distributor of electrical, communications, data networking and security products. Through distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products to help customers network, power and secure their amenities. And all of this is done with speed, intelligence and efficiency. The Columbia location at 1805 Burlington St. adds to the more than 240 locations across North America. The new location will also serve Boone and Randolph counties and the surrounding Columbia area. Graybar is a Fortune 500 company that specializes in supply chain management services.

Contact: Ben Crowe, 573-814-1157

 

Frequency Coffee:  Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Stop by Frequency Coffee on Alley A for a specialty grade coffee. Owner Ryker Duncan opened the café in June 2013 and has been brewing high-quality coffee ever since. The multi-roaster café has different brews for different coffees. Some of the brews include AeroPress coffeemakers, Hario V60 coffee drippers and Chemex coffeemakers. After a customer orders, an exact amount of coffee and water is measured to make the perfect brew. This ensures that the particular coffee flavors are highlighted for the customer. Frequency Coffee is about making the best-quality coffee and espresso.

Contact: Frequency Coffee, 620-755-8759

 

Show Me Safety Consulting:  Show Me Safety Consulting brings safety needs to you. It offers OSHA compliance training; Certified First Aid, CPR and AED training according to the American Heart Association; Construction Safety training; safety consulting according to the Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations; and more. Show Me Safety can also conduct safety audits to make sure that a company is as safe as possible. Located at 503 Nifong Blvd., Show Me Safety is the premier safety consulting firm in mid-Missouri. By providing professional training and coaching, the business offers custom safety solutions for businesses of all types.

Contact: Mike Bail, 800-737-2840

 

Edible Arrangements:  For more than 10 years, Edible Arrangements has been the leader of fresh fruit bouquets, but the business also specializes in chocolate-dipped fruit and more. Edible Arrangements makes made-to-order, fresh bouquets daily. Arrangements can be ordered for bridal or baby showers, corporate events and weddings or an everyday occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Once ordered, a refrigerated vehicle delivers the arrangements as fresh as possible. Edible Arrangements are locally owned and operated. The new Columbia location at 2200 Forum Blvd. adds to the more than 1,190 stores around the world.

Contact: Edible Arrangements, 573-445-5858

 

R Studios:  Revelation Spa and Salon, or R Studios, is a full-service spa and salon. Located at 4200 Merchant St., No. 104, it offers body repair, including a variety of massages, custom color and hair design, nail services and more. The business also offers general services such as the Day of Beauty and a Pretty Princess Birthday Party. Experienced staff members work to ensure that you look and feel great. R Studios also offers different specials each month, and the stylists are independent contractors. This salon has the tools you need to stay relaxed and refreshed.

Contact: Revelation Spa and Salon, 573-445-5771

 

Thai Express:  With a new location on Ninth Street, Thai Express can continue serving high-quality Asian cuisine in Columbia. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Thai Express has fresh, delicious and fast meals. Orders can also be placed for pickup as well. Thai Express offers a variety of authentic Thai cuisine at a reasonable price. The menu includes main dishes along with soup and salad. Along with menu items of authentic curry and stir-fry, dishes can include rice or noodles.

Contact: Sam Tuankrud, 573 442-3998

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