April 2019 Member News

MEMBER NEWS The City of Columbia has been awarded the Greenest City Award for the state of Missouri by Insurify. This honor goes out to the city with the most environmentally-conscious living and driving practices in each state. They analyzed driver behavior, vehicle features, urban sprawl, park space, air quality, and renewable electricity programs to … Continued


Showcase CoMo Is Here

With more than 100 businesses represented and over 1000 attendees, Showcase CoMo is the place to be! It is a fun, informative day where you can meet new people and generate new contacts.


The countdown is on to Showcase CoMo 2019 in April

Join us on Thursday, April 11th from 1 – 6 p.m. at The Crossing, as businesses and organizations from Columbia and our surrounding cities, join together to celebrate all that they have to offer.


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


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


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