Less than 15 Spots Remaining for Leadership Visit 2017 to Lexington, KY

One month after registration opened, less than 15 spots remain for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Visit to Lexington, KY from October 24-26, 2017. Fill out the registration form today to add your name to the list of attendees. Leadership Visit is an annual trip which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the … Continued


The Business Times Company Named the 2017 Small Business of the Year

The Business Times Company was named the 2017 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Earlier this year, small businesses were nominated for the award by Chamber members. From those nominations, five finalists, and the winner, were chosen by an anonymous selection committee comprised of businesspeople that work exclusively with small … Continued


Junior Leadership Columbia 2017 Class to Graduate

On April 10, 25 students from area high schools will graduate from the Chamber’s 2017 Junior Leadership Columbia class, in a banquet to be held at First Baptist Church. These students have successfully completed ten sessions over nine months, focusing on topics integral to leadership, such as civil service, risk and reward, community involvement, creativity, personal … Continued


Thanks to Everyone That Made the 2017 Business Showcase One of the Best Ever

Tuesday, March 7th was our annual Chamber Business Showcase. A day full of networking opportunities for Columbia! Now that the big day has come to a close, there is only one word that comes to mind… it has 12 letters. Merriam Webster defines it as “a feeling of admiration, approval or gratitude.” Any guesses? It’s … Continued


Congress Members Share Visions on Reforming the Country’s Capital Markets

Heads of local financial institutions, members of Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together to discuss reforming the country’s capital markets. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) to host a Financial Services Roundtable yesterday at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. … Continued


Grow Your Business at the Business Showcase

Two words, 14 letters. BusinessDictionary.com defines it as “the process of improving some measure of an enterprise’s success. It can be achieved either by boosting the top line or revenue of the business with greater income, or by increasing the bottom line or profitability of the operation.” Any guesses? It’s B U S I N … Continued


Chamber Releases Inaugural Local Agenda

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its first ever Local Agenda for Boone County and the City of Columbia. The priorities were carefully and strategically chosen based on the feedback from the businesses community, education entities, legislative members and community leaders. The Chamber’s priorities and positions focus on making Columbia a more business friendly community … Continued