Business or Organization Honoree
Year Inducted: 2019
The 2019 organization or business inductee is Buchroeders Jewelry. Founded in 1896, Buchroeders is the leading provider of diamonds and engagement rings in the Midwest. It is one of Columbia’s oldest, continually operating businesses.
Mills Menser, president and owner of Buchroeders, is a Boone County native who purchased Buchroeders from his father in 2007. His father, Michael, purchased it from the Buchroeders family in 1971. Buchroeders has successfully transitioned their business model from a traditional jewelry store into a modern, high-volume bridal boutique and through its purchasing arm, diamondbanc.com, it acquires diamonds and jewelry nationwide, and has locations in Kansas City, Charlotte, and is coming soon to Atlanta.