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


Chamber Hosts Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on a Tour of Columbia

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is set to become the 57th Governor of Missouri on Friday, June 1, 2018 as he is officially sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Parson is no stranger to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He has spoken with members at the Quarterly Membership Breakfast just after he was elected Lt. Gov. … Continued


Leadership Visit 2018 Headed to Ann Arbor, MI

The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss challenges and opportunities their community is facing. Goals are to: … Continued


Ragtag Film Society Named 2018 Small Business of the Year

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


Showcase CoMo A Huge Hit In Its First Year

All of the best events get reevaluated and move forward to become even more successful! But, how do you define the success of an event? Depending on who you ask, the answers will vary. One business owner might set a goal to book 5 qualifying appointments. Another business owner might want to gather 200 email … Continued


Chamber Graduates the Junior Leadership Columbia Class of 2018

Twenty-five students from several area high schools graduated from the Chamber’s 2018 Junior Leadership Columbia program on April 9. Students were joined by program and Chamber leadership, as well as their family and friends to celebrate the conclusion of a nine-month program, which explored local industry areas and centered on topics integral to leadership. Through … Continued


Showcase CoMo Is Finally HERE

On April 5th, the doors to Showcase CoMo will open for the very first time! You might ask… do I really need to attend a networking event? Yes, yes you do! Networking is vital to success. For the amount of time that is typically invested attending these types of events, the return is priceless! Here … 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


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


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