November 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS REDI annoucned that Cradle to Career Alliance shared its Community Report Card during a “leadership luncheon.” The Cradle to Career Alliance is a collaborative effort to bring together people from across the community to work on common goals that can put Boone County students on a path to life-long success. Its mission is … Continued

Leadership Visit 2017

Tuesday, October 24 Overview of Lexington About 70 individuals left Columbia early Tuesday from Central Missouri Aviation on a chartered flight. Everyone landed in Lexington and hit the ground running. Within an hour of landing, the group was taken directly to downtown Lexington where they heard from the chair of Commerce Lexington, Carla Blanton. Blanton … Continued

New Event for Chamber Members Set to Spotlight What Columbia Offers

It’s the start of the 4th quarter and many of us are beginning to set goals for 2018. Some of your goals might include increasing your visibility, growing your contact list or launching a new product. The big question is, how will you accomplish these things? For 26 years, the Chamber has hosted the Business … Continued

Sold Out Plane of Local Leaders Heading to Lexington

The Leadership Visit program will take 70 community members to Lexington, KY October 24-26 via a sold-out charter plane from Columbia Regional Airport to Lexington Bluegrass Airport. The group will begin by hearing from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Commerce Lexington President Bob Quick about the community they will be studying for the next three … Continued

October 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Sideways LLC D.B.A. Potbelly Sandwich in Columbia, locally owned by resident Evan Thomas, is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 4 benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia. 25 percent of all sales from 5 – 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. The store is located at 2500 Broadway Bluffs. The … Continued

Leadership Columbia Seeking Applications for the 2018 Class

Leadership Columbia is one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of local leadership and the unique challenges and opportunities in our community, as well as to expand personal leadership skills. The program runs from January through June and includes panel discussions, tours, hands-on experience, one-on-one interaction with community leaders, and group … Continued

September 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Menifield and Associates is co-hosting with CoMo Leaders, the 3rd Annual Live2Lead CoMo Leadership Simulcast Event at Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center on October 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. At Live2Lead you will learn from world-class leaders such as Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, Cheryl Bachelder, and John C Maxwell, one … Continued

Delegation Heading to Lexington, KY in October

On October 24-26, the Chamber is leading a group of more than 60 community members to Lexington, KY for Leadership Visit 2017. The group will meet with business, government, and community leaders while in Lexington to exchange ideas and best practices on topics including land use planning and economic development; merged government and resources; social … Continued

Former Columbia Chamber of Commerce President Receives ACCE Pinnacle Award

Don Laird, who served as Columbia Chamber of Commerce President from 1988 to 2013, has been awarded the Life Member Award by Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recognizing both a lifetime of success in the chamber profession and the ACCE member-for-life status. Nominees must exemplify four principal characteristics: excellence throughout their chamber careers, measurable … Continued