The COMO Business Times returns with a new look.
It’s here! In your hands, you hold the issue that most of my recent dreams, blood, sweat, and tears have been about. Of course, we love 20 Under 40. This is a staple brand for our community, and it happens to be my favorite time of the year. But what you also hold is the return of Columbia Business Times, rebranded as COMO Business Times to fit the rest of our portfolio.
For those of you that may not be familiar, this magazine was published for decades in Columbia and was officially retired during a merger with a former magazine we owned named COMO Living in July 2019. In August 2019, we published our first issue of COMO which combined our business and our lifestyle content. This worked great, especially as COVID would soon be upon us. The price of paper would soar and that’s if you could even get it.
COMO has served the community well for nearly four years. However, it’s big brother is back!
After many requests and thoughtful consideration, we decided to bring back Columbia’s only premier monthly business-to-business publication featuring the people, places, and stories our business community is interested in and needs to know. And, what better way to celebrate its return than with its legacy brand of 20 Under 40?
In these pages, you will find a celebration of 20 of our best and brightest in Columbia. This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list. Trust me. Many great candidates are nominated every year. (Kim’s Editor’s Letter in COMO contains the selection process if you’re curious.) These are this year’s final recipients representing business, higher education, nonprofit service, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, and much more. Every year, I make new friends in this group and can’t wait to introduce them to you, too.
But wait! There’s more! Everyone receiving the magazine will now receive both of our magazines. I hope you enjoy our creative way to get all of this amazing content to Columbia. It’s called a flipbook by our printer. So, once you get done reading CBT, just flip it on over to catch the best of COMO. If you know anyone that would enjoy receiving this content as a gift, please subscribe by going to www.comobusinesstimes.com. Remember, you’ll get two for one!
We’ve done a lot of new things with these issues. We’ve added new voices and will be adding more in the coming issues. I’d like to hear what you think. Please reach out to me directly with any thoughts that you have at Erica@comocompanies.com.