Some of Columbia’s most outstanding business professionals were recognized on June 24, 2019, with four of the most prestigious awards handed out by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce named Boone County Lumber the 2019 Small Business of the Year.
2019 Boone County Agriculturalist of the Year Winners Contribute More Than Just Farming to the Community
The 60th annual banquet showcased the importance of the industry to the mid-Missouri economy. It also spotlighted the contributions of individuals to the agriculture community. None more than the 2019 Agriculturalist of the Year recipients Nick and Rachel Schlotzhauer.
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
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
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