About us

City Watch Columbia is an authoritative and comprehensive resource for the business and financial communities, providing information, special reports and tools you can use to stay informed and involved in your community.

From city planning to city politics, we will give you the run down on what is happening now and what may happen next.



Eleanor Farnen is an expert in new and traditional media, market research and content creation/curation. In 2002, Farnen founded Strategists LLC, a marketing and media consulting firm based in Columbia, Missouri. Farnen has more than 30 years of experience in business, government and academia.

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Mark Farnen started his career 30 years ago in marketing, public relations and public affairs. He has counseled Fortune 100 companies, including Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart, and managed state field operations and media for three national presidential campaigns.

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our mission

Facts Matter.

City Watch Columbia is a content rich resource for the business community. It is based on the premise that knowledge is the foundation of effective decision making and good governance. Facts matter. We believe that access to information that is fact-based and timely is essential in bringing business into the discussion, debate and decision making process that will shape the business climate and future growth and development of Columbia.

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