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Emerging Professionals in Columbia (epic)

Career Success • Personal Growth • Professional Development • Social Involvement

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EPIC is a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, one that targets employees ages 22-40 who want to become more involved in the Chamber, meet new people and develop their leadership skills. EPIC’s mission is to engage, develop and celebrate emerging leaders through professional growth opportunities and social interactions.

This mission is accomplished through four types of events: program events, professional development luncheons, Morning Buzz, and social mixers. EPIC also provides opportunities to serve on committees such as Membership & Marketing, Community Involvement and Education & Events to give back and grow your skills.

Become an EPIC Member Today.

New dues. New benefits. New EPIC.

Emerging Professionals In Columbia is growing! With new programs and events on the horizon, we’re excited to announce changes to the structure of EPIC. Throughout the years, EPIC membership has been free of charge. Without membership dues, we have been limited in the programs and events we can host. With funding fueled by membership, we will be able to provide more value to you – our members!

2019 EPIC Fall Mixer

How do dues work?

The new Membership will become active for the Chamber year beginning on July 1, 2020. In preparation, invoices for dues will be sent beginning in April 2020. We encourage those interested to begin signing up now. Going forward, members can signup on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Can non-members still attend EPIC events?

While EPIC members will receive exclusive EPIC benefits, EPIC Lunching Outside the Box, Morning Buzz, and program events will continue to be open to both members and non-members. EPIC members will still need to purchase a punch card or pay entry to EPIC events. Non-members will still be able to receive EPIC news and updates via email. To start receiving EPIC news, fill out the form below.

EPIC Service Project for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri
EPIC Service Project for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri
Young Professional Summit
2019 Young Professional Summit

Types of Annual Membership:

Chamber Member EPIC Membership – $40
Non-Chamber Member EPIC Membership –  $60
What are the benefits of Membership?
  • Ability to participate in structured mentorship program
  • Discount to EPIC events open to the public
    • $5 discount on all Lunching Outside the Box and Morning Buzz events
  • 3 mixers each year open to members only
  • 2 New Member Welcomes each year for new members to learn about EPIC
  • Ability to purchase EPIC Event Punch Card eligible to use for 6 events of $15 or less each
    • An EPIC punch card will allow entry into six EPIC events with a registration fee of $15 or less. Punch Cards are available for purchase by EPIC members only and expire one year after the payment date. Punch Cards are $60 each.

For more information about EPIC, please contact EPIC Liaison Mary Kate Hafner at [email protected] to call (573) 817-9108

2018 EPIC Mixer
EPIC Service Project for the Ronald McDonald House
EPIC Service Project for the Ronald McDonald House
2018 EPIC Mixer

Become an EPIC Leader.

EPIC Executive Committee members are expected to make a time commitment during the workday for our meetings and events. The Executive Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Members are required to attend at least 9 of the 12 Executive Committee meetings to retain their seat on the board, as well as attend at least 75% of all EPIC events.

  • EPIC Executive Committee Application

    * - required field
  • EPIC Executive Committee Applications are due Friday, May 29, 2020.

Register for EPIC.

If you’re curious about EPIC, but not ready to commit this is the list for you. By joining this list, you are signing up for EPIC emails and event notifications. This form is NOT the member registration form. If you’re interested in membership, please fill out the adjacent form, or contact Mary Kate Hafner, EPIC Liasion, at [email protected] or (573) 817-9108.

If you’re ready to go all-in for EPIC, you’re in the right place. EPIC membership and its benefits started on July 1, 2020. Dues will be billed on an annual basis, starting in April 2020. Welcome to EPIC!

  • This information helps your EPIC committees know how they can help you get the most out of your membership.
  • Subcommittees

    If you want to get more out of EPIC, consider joining one of the following subcommittees. Subcommittees are captained by members of the EPIC Executive Committee.
2019 EPIC Lunching Outside the Box
2019 EPIC Lunching Outside the Box
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