July 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS FFO Home is planning savings and free hot dogs and drinks June 30 – July 4 at all of our locations. You can see more details here. Are you looking for office space? The Heart of Missouri CASA has space just for you. If you’re interested, contact Kelly Hill, Executive Director, at 573-442-4670 or directly … Continued


Chamber Endorses Missouri’s Plan to Fund Transportation Systems

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed the ballot measure aimed to increase funding for the state’s crumbling transportation system. The plan would raise the state gasoline tax by 2.5 cents each year for the next four years until it is fully implemented. The Proposition has been placed on the November ballot. If passed and once … Continued


Congratulations to the 2018 Leadership Columbia Graduates

The Chamber graduated 31 area professionals from the Leadership Columbia Class of 2018 in a luncheon banquet.  Prior to the graduation ceremony, the class reflected on future leadership opportunities and the highlights of the six-month program, which developed awareness of personal leadership styles and skills, while also exploring unique facets of the Columbia community, organized … Continued


June 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS From June 1 – 3, 125 teams from throughout Missouri will compete in the Show-Me STATE GAMES 3v3 Soccerfest. Hundreds of spectators and athletes will be at Hickman High School on Saturday and Sunday. See here for details and schedule. The GAMES will continue on June 8-10 , July 20-22 and July 27-29 with … Continued


Chamber Hosts Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on a Tour of Columbia

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is set to become the 57th Governor of Missouri on Friday, June 1, 2018 as he is officially sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Parson is no stranger to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He has spoken with members at the Quarterly Membership Breakfast just after he was elected Lt. Gov. … Continued


Chamber Celebrates its Successes from the 2018 Legislative Session

The Chamber worked tirelessly throughout the session talking with representatives and senators about the priorities of the Chamber and the importance of the Columbia business community to the state’s economy. Those relationships and the education that occurred during the session proved to be beneficial because there were several bills passed that strengthened business in Columbia. … Continued


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