Missouri Business Alert and Children's Grove are thrilled to announce the honorees of the inaugural Kindness in Business Awards. This year was marked by outstanding nominations and heartwarming stories of kindness in all categories. Among the honorees are several local restaurants; nonprofits focused on children, refugees and behavioral health services; a dance studio; a homelessness resource center; a local content marketing agency and a job site solution service for contractors.

Below you can read all of the stories of kindness of this year's honorees.

On behalf of the Kindness in Business Awards committee, congratulations to all winners and nominees!


Kindness to Youth:
Kindness to Employees:
Kindness to the Community:

The Kindness in Business Awards aim to celebrate Boone County businesses and nonprofits (including social service agencies) that show and promote kindness in dealings with customers, employees, youth, and the community at large. Children's Grove and Missouri Business Alert want to honor those whose extraordinary kindness merits individual recognition.

Find out more at kindnessinbusinessawards.com.

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Congratulations to all of the 2020 Kindness in Business nominees:

Access Arts (School of Service) • Asplundh Tree Expert Company • Beet Box • Bethany Christian Services - Safe Families of Mid Missouri • Bleu Events • Boone Electric Community Trust • Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia • Broadway Diner • Burrell Behavioral Health • Cafe Berlin • Central Bank of Boone County's Prosper U program • Central Missouri Community Action • City of Columbia • City of Refuge • Columbia Chamber of Commerce • Columbia Foster and Adoption Project • Columbia Housing Authority • Columbia Parks & Recreation • Columbia Public Library (Daniel Boone Regional Library) • Community United Methodist Church • CPS Parents as Teachers • Diggit Graphics • Dive Bar • Donut D-Light • Dr. Elizabeth Allemann • EquipmentShare • Ernie's Cafe & Steakhouse • FACE of Boone County • Fiddle and Stone Bread Co. • Flourish Initiative • Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri • Fretboard Coffee • G&D Steakhouse • Grade A Plus • Harpo's • Heart of Missouri CASA • Hy-Vee (Nifong Blvd.) • Influence & Co. • Jabberwocky Dance Studio • KBIA • Kiwanis Club of Columbia • Lizzi & Rocco's • Love Coffee • Love INC • MayeCreate Design • Meals on Wheels of Columbia • Missouri Pacific Lumber MoPac • Monarch Title Company • Moon Yoga • MRCC/Patchwork Farms • Mutrux Sinclair Automotive • One to One Print Shop • Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company • Pasta La Fata • Pizza Tree • Radio Friends with Paul Pepper • Scooter's Coffee • Scott's Baked Goods • Senior Marketing Specialists • Shelter Insurance • Skylark Bookshop • Socket • Spay Neuter Project • Spillman Homes • St. Raymond's Society • Studio 311 • The Dancer's Pointe • The Fairway Suites • The Missouri Symphony • The Social Room • The Wardrobe • TIG Advisors • Tiger Family Chiropractic • True North of Columbia • Turning Point • UCP Heartland Child Development Center • Veterans United Foundation

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