Leadership Visit 2018 Headed to Ann Arbor, MI

The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing. Goals are to: … Continued


Ragtag Film Society Named 2018 Small Business of the Year

Ragtag Film Society was named the 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. RFS is the 26th recipient of this prestigious award. Earlier this year, small businesses were nominated for the award by the business community and Chamber members. From those nominations, five finalists, and the winner, were chosen by … Continued


Showcase CoMo A Huge Hit In Its First Year

All of the best events get reevaluated and move forward to become even more successful! But, how do you define the success of an event? Depending on who you ask, the answers will vary. One business owner might set a goal to book 5 qualifying appointments. Another business owner might want to gather 200 email … Continued


May 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The Loop Corridor Plan is a new vision for the future of the Business Loop, a street which serves as the entrance to Columbia yet has been neglected for decades. The Business Loop Community Improvement District saw the need to improve The Loop’s identity and position within the broader community. After years of public … Continued


Chamber Graduates the Junior Leadership Columbia Class of 2018

Twenty-five students from several area high schools graduated from the Chamber’s 2018 Junior Leadership Columbia program on April 9. Students were joined by program and Chamber leadership, as well as their family and friends to celebrate the conclusion of a nine-month program, which explored local industry areas and centered on topics integral to leadership. Through … Continued


April 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS MU Health Care announced that patients who receive care at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and at members of the Tiger Institute Health Alliance Health Information Exchange (HIE) now can benefit from streamlined information sharing across organizations. The Tiger Institute Health Alliance HIE is a member of the Sequoia Project eHealth Exchange. … Continued


Showcase CoMo Is Finally HERE

On April 5th, the doors to Showcase CoMo will open for the very first time! You might ask… do I really need to attend a networking event? Yes, yes you do! Networking is vital to success. For the amount of time that is typically invested attending these types of events, the return is priceless! Here … Continued


Applications Now Available for Junior Leadership Columbia Class of 2019

Do you know a high school sophomore who would like to develop their leadership characteristics and soft skills, expand their local network, and learn more about the industries, opportunities, and challenges Columbia has to offer?  All current sophomores in Columbia are encouraged to apply for a position in Junior Leadership Columbia for the 2018-2019 school … Continued


Showcase CoMo is Inching Closer, So Make Your Plans Now

On April 5th join the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at the Crossing for a new and exciting networking event called Showcase COMO! The day will start at 11:30 a.m. with a powerful national speaker at the Women’s Network Lunch Seminar, presented by Missouri Custom. Just after the seminar the doors to the Showcase will be … Continued