We’re in this together: A Message from the Business Community

A joint message from Columbia’s business community: The Chamber of Commerce, REDI, Heart of Missouri United Way, The District Downtown, and The Loop. You hear a lot about supporting local business in Columbia and now is the time we prove it’s more than just a slogan. We’ve heard from so many people over the past … Continued


What you need to know about preparing your business and employees for COVID-19

As with any illness, it’s essential to keep yourself and your staff safe and up to date on health guidelines. As a Chamber, we encourage our community’s business leaders to take care of themselves and their employees. As part of disease management, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all sick employees stay home … Continued


Member News March 2020

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. Check back throughout the month for additional updates or events. Assistance League will be having another cookie sale. Order freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from Assistance League® of Mid-Missouri. Volunteers will bake, wrap, and personally deliver delicious chocolate … Continued


February Newsletter Stories

Stories from our February Columbia Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Workforce Development Division of the Chamber Approved In January, the Chamber Board approved a recommendation from the Workforce Development Action Committee to develop a new division of the Columbia Chamber: the Workforce Development Division.  The recommendation follows several months of study by an action committee comprised … Continued


Member News February 2020

Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout February. Simon Oswald Architecture (SOA): congratulates Collin Tucker, their newest Intern Architect, on his selection as a National Design Awards 2019 Honor recipient from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). Collin received … Continued


What Was Discussed on the Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa?

The annual Leadership Visits are a wonderful opportunity for Chamber members and community leaders to discuss ideas to improve our community.  We have seen exciting results from past trips, such as the High School 2.0 collaboration that Columbia Public Schools and Moberly Area Community College announced earlier this month for participating students to earn an … Continued


Member News January 2020

Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout January. Columbia Parks & Recreation Department: Do you know any teenagers who want to gain valuable employment skills while earning a paycheck this summer?  The CARE Summer Program is for 14- to 20- … Continued


What does the U.S. Census do?

The 2020 Census will be here before we know it. Its results will impact our community in a variety of ways. The census is conducted every ten years. The census is used to get a broader sense of the population in general. This information then is used to calculate the number of seats that each … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2020 Class Members Announced

33 business and community members will be developing their leadership competencies and gaining insights into the issues and opportunities facing Columbia during Leadership Columbia 2020, set to kick off in January.  The applicant pool was the highest received in the past five years, making the selection process especially difficult for the Steering Committee.  Selection included … Continued


Member News December 2019

December has arrived! Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout December. MEMBER NEWS AND UPDATES: Columbia Parks & Recreation Department: Do you know any teenagers who want to gain valuable employment skills while earning a paycheck this summer?  The CARE … Continued