Workforce Development division sees early results, program successes

January 2023 marks two years since the Chamber launched the division of workforce development and 18 months since it hired a full-time staff member to manage the division. Chamber staff and leadership first developed the idea during the 2019 Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala. Changes to staffing and workforce shortages exacerbated by the pandemic confirmed … Continued


Shop local this holiday season!

Temperatures are dropping and it’s time to start holiday shopping! Shopping in big box stores and online retailers can be tempting for its convenience and selection, but make sure you challenge yourself to use these holiday spending dollars to support your local economy as well. With the recent passage of internet use taxes at the … Continued


Representing your business in state and local government

Did you know that as a Chamber member, you have a local lobbyist working on your behalf to protect the interests of the business community? One of the most significant benefits of your Chamber membership is that Chamber staff and the Government Affairs committee are working to represent your interests with city, county and state … Continued


December Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company is pleased to announce an expansion of our partnership with Jefferson City’s Last Flight Brewing Company to … Continued


Chamber Board recommends flyovers, minimal business disruption in I-70/63 interchange improvements

At their October 27 meeting, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to approve a letter to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Community Advisory Group. This letter outlines the Chamber’s official position on which of the proposed improvement plans to the I-70/63 interchange the Chamber supports. This recommendation was drafted by the … Continued


November Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] Burrell Behavioral Health recognizes variety of staff milestones occurring in the last quarter. PromotionsBurrell Behavioral Health and its parent company, Brightli, … Continued


October Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] Meals on Wheels of Columbia will be celebrating their 50th anniversary of delivering hot, nutritious meals to individuals in need. A … Continued


September Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] Caring Hearts and Hands of Columbia invites the community to participate in the Lights of Love Memorial Event. Celebrate the life … Continued


August Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] Compass Health Network is excited to announce the new location of our Pediatric Dental Clinic! While we anxiously await the completion … Continued


June Member News 2022

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected] The Show-Me State Games are looking for volunteers for this summer’s games! The Show-Me State Games are the largest state games … Continued