February Newsletter Stories

Stories from our February Columbia Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Workforce Development Division of the Chamber Approved In January, the Chamber Board approved a recommendation from the Workforce Development Action Committee to develop a new division of the Columbia Chamber: the Workforce Development Division.  The recommendation follows several months of study by an action committee comprised … Continued

Member News January 2020

Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout January. Columbia Parks & Recreation Department: Do you know any teenagers who want to gain valuable employment skills while earning a paycheck this summer?  The CARE Summer Program is for 14- to 20- … Continued

Leadership Columbia 2020 Class Members Announced

33 business and community members will be developing their leadership competencies and gaining insights into the issues and opportunities facing Columbia during Leadership Columbia 2020, set to kick off in January.  The applicant pool was the highest received in the past five years, making the selection process especially difficult for the Steering Committee.  Selection included … 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