Leadership Visit


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What is the purpose of the Leadership Visit?

The Leadership Visit is an annual fall trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing. In 2019, the Chamber will be headed to Tuscaloosa, AL.

Goals are to:

  • Introduce our delegation to innovative programs and impactful projects that may be implemented in our community
  • Facilitate exchange of best practices and lessons learned among participants, in order to address specific issues in our community
  • Offer participants high-level networking and relationship-building opportunities

Why should you consider attending?

The Leadership Visit provides opportunities for leaders within companies and organizations to engage in high-level networking and relationship-building with other attendees from the Columbia area. Our delegation has historically included diverse representation from our business, education, government, and nonprofit sectors. Attendees have an opportunity to exchange best practices and learn about innovative projects which may be adapted and implemented in our community.

What is the Format?

We will depart from Columbia Regional Airport via private charter in the morning of Tuesday, September 10 & return from Tuscaloosa in the late afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019. All details are coordinated for attendees, including the charter flight, hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, ground transportation, and most meals. During the three days of the trip, we will have a variety of interactive panels and visits, as well as networking opportunities.

Registration Process

Our trip is limited to 70 attendees and filled in 2018. The cost to attend is $2,000. Registration is currently open! The trip registration is non-refundable and noncancellable.

Next Year’s Trip will be visitng Athens, GA. 

2019 Leadership Visit Presenting Sponsor:

2019 Welcome Reception Sponsor:

2019 Appreciation Dinner Sponsor:

2019 Gold Sponsors:

Huebert Builders Inc_Color

2019 Attendee Gift, Event App and Nametag Sponsor:

2019 Additional Sponsors:

DogMaster Distillery

Plaza Commercial Realty

Simon Oswald Architecture

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