September 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Menifield and Associates is co-hosting with CoMo Leaders, the 3rd Annual Live2Lead CoMo Leadership Simulcast Event at Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center on October 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. At Live2Lead you will learn from world-class leaders such as Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, Cheryl Bachelder, and John C Maxwell, one … Continued

Delegation Heading to Lexington, KY in October

On October 24-26, the Chamber is leading a group of more than 60 community members to Lexington, KY for Leadership Visit 2017. The group will meet with business, government, and community leaders while in Lexington to exchange ideas and best practices on topics including land use planning and economic development; merged government and resources; social … Continued

Former Columbia Chamber of Commerce President Receives ACCE Pinnacle Award

Don Laird, who served as Columbia Chamber of Commerce President from 1988 to 2013, has been awarded the Life Member Award by Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recognizing both a lifetime of success in the chamber profession and the ACCE member-for-life status. Nominees must exemplify four principal characteristics: excellence throughout their chamber careers, measurable … Continued

August 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Taylor Burks has been appointed Boone County Clerk by Governor Eric Greitens. The position became vacant when long-term Boone County Clerk, Wendy S. Noren, resigned in June. Elections Manager Art Auer has been serving as Interim County Clerk. Burks was the Director of Distribution, Inventory and Asset Management at the University of Missouri … Continued

Chamber Endorses Prop 1 – County Road and Bridge Tax

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Boone County Proposition 1 on the August 8 special election ballot. Prop 1 renews a half-penny countywide sales tax to provide significant funding for the next decade for good county roads and bridges. Prop 1 also continues county-shared funding for City of Columbia projects more than $18 million … Continued

July 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Vivial has a great resource to enhance your digital presence based on summer trends. Their inaugural eBook—a free guide to help local business rank the highest, trend the hottest and make the biggest splash this season. The eBook will deliver compelling statistics to build the case for stepping up customer engagement and outreach over … Continued

Less than 15 Spots Remaining for Leadership Visit 2017 to Lexington, KY

One month after registration opened, less than 15 spots remain for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Visit to Lexington, KY from October 24-26, 2017. Fill out the registration form today to add your name to the list of attendees. Leadership Visit is an annual trip which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the … Continued

2017 First Quarter Cost of Living Statistics Released

Numbers released show the cost to live in Columbia is cheaper than the national average. Living costs in Columbia were 7% below the national average according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Columbia received a composite index figure of 93 for the first quarter … Continued