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Customers enjoy the atmosphere and coffee at Shortwave Coffee at Alley A in Columbia on Feb. 27, 2023. | Ryleigh Hindle/Missouri Business Alert

This week's episode of the Business Brief podcast looks at what an annual film festival that draws thousands of visitors to Columbia means for the city's restaurant scene.

Plus, the show features a conversation with a southeast Missouri business owner about carrying on the legacy of a family business.

Business Brief is a podcast covering business news and issues shaping the state. Find more Business Brief on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


Sigi Ris is a reporter for Missouri Business Alert. She is a junior studying Journalism and Political Science at the University of Missouri, and is originally from The Woodlands, Texas. Previously, Sigi worked for MUTV23 News.

Noah Zahn is a reporter for Missouri Business Alert. He is a senior at the University of Missouri studying journalism and music.

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