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


April 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] News from Burrell Behavioral Health: Mathew Gass, President, Central Region, recently marked 10 years with Burrell. Gass oversees staff and … Continued


Update on New Financial Relief & Wayfair

Federal Stimulus This week, with less than 100 days into President Joe Biden’s administration, Congress delivered on his 628-page, $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Non-business specific provisions included $350 billion in direct stimulus to cities and states, $170 billion for K-12 schools, $25 billion in rental assistance, and $100 billion for public health efforts – … Continued


U.S. Chamber Awards Columbia Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation

This week, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Columbia Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Now more than ever, chambers of commerce have stepped up to serve as a resource to the business community and advocates of free enterprise,” said … Continued