The Columbia Chamber of Commerce was joined by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, Jack Howard, to discuss Families First Coronavirus Response Act & CARES Act. This webinar delves into who is eligible for the loan as well as the first steps to consider when … Continued

Chamber Webinar: Virtual COVID-19 Business Community Panel

In an effort to keep our business community informed, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual COVID-19 business community panel. The panel covered our most commonly asked questions. Topics included official city regulations, COVID-19 and your business, and SBA resources and loans. Find the Chamber’s slides here. Find Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human … Continued

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.”