What to Watch with the Vaccine Mandate

Last updated: November 17, 4:40 p.m. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce has advocated for the rights of businesses and organizations to make decisions best suited for themselves, their employees, and the clients they serve. Our staff is closely monitoring the Biden administration’s proposed vaccination mandate as it makes its … Continued


Member News: November 2021

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] First Midwest Bank is pleased to announce Austin Hawkins has assumed the position of Mortgage Loan Officer in the Columbia, Missouri … Continued


October Member News 2021

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] Evans & Dixon, LLC is growing! The firm is very excited to welcome attorneys Marjorie M. Lewis and Jordan C. Dillender … Continued


September Member News 2021

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, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Last month, Burrell Behavioral Health outlined plans the Community Mental Health Center has to build a comprehensive Behavioral Crisis Center … Continued


Workforce Development Update: Collaboration

The Workforce Development Division is moving forward and is currently working with state, local and regional organizations regarding workforce data collection efforts, partnership building, collaboration activities, and is exploring workforce solutions with area businesses. Recently, the Chair of the Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee, Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC, hosted an official from the Missouri Economic Research and … Continued


August Member News 2021

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, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the works … Continued


July Member News 2021

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, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Shelter Insurance Companies is #1 yet again.  For the third time in four years, leading global market research company J.D. … Continued


June Member News 2021

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, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Cayce Dermatology is pleased to welcome their newest Physician’s Assistant, Brooklynne Fogle. A native of Northeast Missouri, Brooklynne attended the … Continued


May Member News 2021

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, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA purchase lender, was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies … Continued


Wayfair & Broadband Development Updates

With only 3 weeks of session left, the Missouri House and Senate are churning away at a slew of legislative issues. Just this week there has been progress on transportation funding, Wayfair, broadband development, and liquor sales. On transportation funding, the House Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB262, sponsored by Senator Dave Schatz, which … Continued