Chamber Programs

Leadership Visits

The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to another city for a diverse delegation of leaders from our community’s public, private and nonprofit sectors. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing. The visit provides an opportunity for interaction among business and civic leaders and facilitates exchange of best practices and lessons learned. These ideas are brought back to make Columbia an even better place to live, learn, work and play.

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Leadership Columbia

Leadership Columbia is a program developed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Fair Missouri Foundation to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders. This informative and thought-provoking program introduces participants to the community, exposes them to its challenges and requires them to fully participate in the 12-session curriculum which ultimately supports the Chamber’s strategic initiatives and goals.

Junior Leadership Columbia

To motivate students and develop their potential for community leadership by acquainting local high school juniors with the opportunities, realities and challenges of this community. We develop and encourage young potential leaders in their commitment and acceptance of leadership roles thereby giving back to the community in which they live.

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