2021 Kindness in Business Awards

This year's Kindness in Business Awards were marked by outstanding nominations and heartwarming stories of kindness in all categories.


Below, you can read all of the stories of kindness of the 2021 honorees.

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

Meet the honorees:

Meet the honorees:

Kindness to Employees


Cherry Street Cellar

By Kelly Dereuck


Job Point

By Emily Hood



By Kelly Dereuck

Kindness to the Community


HeartSpace Clinic

By Connor Giffin


NAMI Columbia

By Connor Giffin


Raw Roots Turmeric

By Connor Giffin

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Kindness in Business nominees:

12 Baskets • A-1 Rentals • ACA Business Club Columbia MO • Al and Lena's Catering • Alpine Shop • Bethany Christian Services - Safe Families • Big Daddy's BBQ • The Blakery • Boone Electric Community Trust • Caliber Collision Repair • Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri • Cherry Street Cellar • City of Refuge • Columbia Farmers Market • Commerce Bank • Community Playgrounds (Fun City Youth Academy) • Community United Methodist Church • CoMO SEPTA • Culver's Restaurant • Day Dreams Foundation • Diggit Graphics • Ernie's Cafe • FACE of Boone County • First Chance for Children • Flourish Initiative • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers • Giving Song • HeartSpace Clinic • The Hungry Tiger at Perche Creek Cafe • Integrated Medicine Unit at University Hospital • Islamic Center of Central Missouri • Job Point • Kindred Collective • Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market • Love Columbia • Lutheran Family and Children's Services • Makes Scents • Missouri River Relief • NAMI Columbia • Nanny's Early Learning Center • Nclusion, Inc. (Nclusion Plus) • Papa's Cat Cafe • ParentLink • Parents as Teachers • Peace Nook • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital • PRISM (The Center Project) • Raw Roots Turmeric • Rock The Community • Rusk Rehab • The Speckled Frog • Tiger Pantry • Tiger Towing • Tskolaté’/ Juste Deserts • Twice Blessed • Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue • Veterans United • Victory Gardeners