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

Chamber Using New Software to Get Members More Involved in Legislative Efforts

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has begun to use VoterVoice software to involve our members in our legislative efforts. Through the VoterVoice program, Chamber staff can update members on the legislative issues that matter and simplify the process to contact elected officials. These alerts keep members updated on important developments in federal, state and local … Continued

Leadership Columbia 2018 in Full Swing

The 31 members of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2018 have been meeting since January and focusing on preparation for community leadership and exposure to significant industry areas in Columbia. The class members represent a varied mix of professional industries, such as small business, healthcare, building and construction, banking, insurance, hospitality, food services, law, financial … Continued

March 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS First Midwest Bank is announcing there are only five seats left for the England Scotland Ireland trip Itinerary! Also on this trip, if you refer a friend and the friend signs up, they receive an additional $50.00 off! You can see Boone County is hosting a career fair on April 10 from 4 – … Continued

Chamber Endorses SB 900 and HB 2123

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is encouraged about the support the Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has for SB 900. Yesterday the committee heard the bill that will find meaningful work for previously convicted felons. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce fully supports SB 900 and its counterpart HB 2123. Both SB … Continued

Start Make Plans to Attend The FIRST EVER Showcase COMO

Where will you be on April 5th? Mark your calendars now to attend Showcase COMO, a new and exciting networking event the Chamber is hosting this year. Mingle with local business owners, attend presentations, and discover all things COMO. The day will begin at 11:30 a.m. by listening to a national speaker at the Women’s … Continued

February 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The Central Bank of Boone County Board of Directors named Ajay Vinze to the board at its December meeting. Vinze is dean of the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Chairman of the Board Steve Erdel welcomes Vinze’s broad business and academic expertise. Job Point proudly announces a new … Continued

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Supports Smarter, More Secure and More Stable Energy Through SB 564 and HB 2265

As the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment is conducting a hearing on HB 2265, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Berry (R-38), the Columbia Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the bill. HB 2265 will help advance smart technologies while maintaining strict regulatory oversight and consumer protections. It will focus on … Continued

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Unveils Legislative Priorities to Improve Business Climate in Columbia

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its priorities for the current legislative session. The priorities and positions were carefully and strategically chosen based on the feedback from the businesses community, education entities, legislative members and community leaders. The Chamber’s priorities and positions focus on making Columbia more competitive and safer within the region, state and … Continued