What does the U.S. Census do?

The 2020 Census will be here before we know it. Its results will impact our community in a variety of ways. The census is conducted every ten years. The census is used to get a broader sense of the population in general. This information then is used to calculate the number of seats that each … Continued


Member News December 2019

December has arrived! Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout December. MEMBER NEWS AND UPDATES: Central Bank of Boone County is offering FREE finance-related courses in December. Check out the schedule below and register here: www.centralbank.net/boonebank/prosperu Dates are Tuesday, December … Continued


Lunch with a Leader: Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe joined the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at The State Historical Society of Missouri for the November installment of our Lunch with a Leader series. Lunch with a Leader is a chance for our community to get face to face with our civic leaders, an opportunity that can be rare with our overhauled … Continued


Small Business Expo 2019

On November 7, 2019, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce held its 14th annual Small Business Expo at the Parkade Center located on Business Loop. The event included 40 small businesses from a variety of industries, from the arts to woodworking. Attendees made new connections while indulging in Red Lobster cheddar biscuits and margaritas from La … Continued


Member News November 2019

As we end our October 2019 on a snowy note (whoever heard of a white Halloween!?) check out some of our member news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout November. Member News and Updates: The Loop: In early October, Jabberwocky Studios and the Loop Community Improvement … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2019 Closes on a High Note

The members of Leadership Columbia 2019 had a unique and exciting opportunity to wrap up their six-month program in June during their final session day on the subject of “Growth & Economy.”


June 2019 Member News

Member News Boone County, as a National Collaboratives for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) community, was well-represented at a NCIT gathering in Salt Lake County, Utah. The All Community Convening event, held April 23-24, 2019, focused on giving NCIT communities the opportunity to share ideas, best practices and successes in prenatal-to-three development through the Pritzker Children’s … Continued


Less than 20 Seats Remain for Leadership Visit 2019 to Tuscaloosa

Registration for the annual Leadership Visit opened on May 15 and less than 20 seats remain. This year’s visit will take place in Tuscaloosa from September 10-12 for 70 leaders in the business, civic, nonprofit, education and wider community from Columbia and Boone County. Specific sessions are being developed now, and may include topics of … Continued