December 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the works of Tony St. Romaine through Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. … Continued


Class Members Selected for Leadership Columbia 2019

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will be giving 31 business and community members insights into the issues and trends facing Columbia and Missouri through the Leadership Columbia 2019 program, set to begin in January. The class was selected from a pool of applicants after review of their past accomplishments, professional interests, community involvement, and demonstration … Continued


Chamber Outlines Priorities to Strengthen Business Community With 2019 Local Agenda

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its 2019 Local Agenda and priorities for the City of Columbia and Boone County. The policies addressed in the agenda were strategically chosen based off a combination of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan and feedback from the business community. The Chamber’s priorities represent and advocate for what Columbia’s citizens and … Continued


2018 Third Quarter Cost of Living Statistics Released for Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Numbers continue to prove that living in Columbia is easier on your bottom line. Living costs in Columbia were 7.3 percent below the nationwide 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 92.7 for … Continued


November 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS As the City of Columbia staff and the Mayor’s Task Force for Climate Action and Adaptation Planning move forward in developing a plan to reduce emissions and prepare for Columbia’s changing climate, they are gathering feedback from the community on some of the actions being considered. The survey can be completed athttp://bit.ly/CoMoCAAPuntil November 12. … Continued


October 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Columbia College announced it has received a significant, seven-figure gift to name the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. Beginning in Fall 2019, it will be housed on the first floor of the new Academic and Residence Hall that has been under construction since March of this year. The facility will also include … Continued


Leadership Visit 2018 Blog

The Chamber is conducting its fifth annual community Leadership Visit to learn from a peer city; this year heading to Michigan to dialogue with leaders from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. A total of 71 Chamber member businesses, as well as civic, nonprofit, education, and other local leaders will participate in the visit September 11-13. … Continued


Sold Out Plane of Columbia Leaders to Visit Ann Arbor This Month

The Chamber will conduct its fifth annual community Leadership Visit to learn from a peer city; this year heading to Michigan to dialogue with leaders from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. A total of 71 Chamber member businesses, as well as civic, nonprofit, education, and other local leaders will participate in the visit September 11-13. … Continued


September 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS You’re invited to the Moberly Area Community College Fall College, Career & Health Fair on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Moberly at the Activity Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event provides professional networking opportunities for college and nearby high school students as well as community members! More than 100 employers, … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2019 Applications to Open in September

Leadership Columbia is a highly regarded annual program of the Chamber, designed to identify, cultivate and motivate community leaders. Leadership Columbia will run from January – June 2019, and each session will incorporate leadership skill building, while also providing in-depth exposure to local community issues and industry areas, ranging from healthcare, education, economic development, media, … Continued