Small Business Expo 2019

On November 7, 2019, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce held its 14th annual Small Business Expo at the Parkade Center located on Business Loop. The event included 40 small businesses from a variety of industries, from the arts to woodworking. Attendees made new connections while indulging in Red Lobster cheddar biscuits and margaritas from La … Continued


Member News November 2019

As we end our October 2019 on a snowy note (whoever heard of a white Halloween!?) check out some of our member news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout November. Member News and Updates: The Loop: In early October, Jabberwocky Studios and the Loop Community Improvement … Continued


Columbia Leaders Return with Ideas from Tuscaloosa

Last month, 70 representatives of Columbia-area businesses, public entities, higher education and more joined the Chamber for a Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa, AL. A breadth of topics were covered over the three day trip, but a few of the exchanges that rose to the top among participants included a presentation from Mayor Walt Maddox, a tour … Continued


Member News October 2019

Member News & Updates Burrell Behavioral Health: With suicide rates skyrocketing and mental health at the forefront of our national conversation, Burrell Behavioral Health will host its first-ever Youth Mental Health Conference on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at the Double Tree Convention Center in Springfield, Mo.to further the conversation about mental health and how it … Continued


It’s a Wrap!

Chamber leaders share takeaways from Tuscaloosa leadership visit.


To Mercedes and Beyond

Chamber delegation visits the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the President’s Mansion.


Elevating the Future

Tuscaloosa implements plan to move from retail to experienced-based economy.


It All Starts with an Idea

Chamber members tour The Edge, Tuscaloosa’s home for innovation and collaboration.


Tuscaloosa Bound!

Around 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, more than 60 members of Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce will board a plane for Tuscaloosa for their annual leadership visit.


September 2019 Member News

Central Bank of Boone County has named Mary Ropp as their new relationship manager. In this role she will strengthen current customer relationships and cultivate new relationships for CBBC. Ropp has more than 15 years of financial experience including business development at Flat Branch Home Loans, The Bank of Missouri and JP Morgan Chase. IMPACT … Continued