Chamber Outlines Priorities to Strengthen Business Community With 2019 Local Agenda

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its 2019 Local Agenda and priorities for the City of Columbia and Boone County. The policies addressed in the agenda were strategically chosen based off a combination of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan and feedback from the business community. The Chamber’s priorities represent and advocate for what Columbia’s citizens and … Continued


Chamber Endorses Missouri’s Plan to Fund Transportation Systems

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed the ballot measure aimed to increase funding for the state’s crumbling transportation system. The plan would raise the state gasoline tax by 2.5 cents each year for the next four years until it is fully implemented. The Proposition has been placed on the November ballot. If passed and once … 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


Chamber Celebrates its Successes from the 2018 Legislative Session

The Chamber worked tirelessly throughout the session talking with representatives and senators about the priorities of the Chamber and the importance of the Columbia business community to the state’s economy. Those relationships and the education that occurred during the session proved to be beneficial because there were several bills passed that strengthened business in Columbia. … Continued


Chamber Endorses SB 900 and HB 2123

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is encouraged about the support the Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has for SB 900. Yesterday the committee heard the bill that will find meaningful work for previously convicted felons. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce fully supports SB 900 and its counterpart HB 2123. Both SB … Continued


Columbia Chamber of Commerce Supports Smarter, More Secure and More Stable Energy Through SB 564 and HB 2265

As the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment is conducting a hearing on HB 2265, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Berry (R-38), the Columbia Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the bill. HB 2265 will help advance smart technologies while maintaining strict regulatory oversight and consumer protections. It will focus on … Continued


Columbia Chamber of Commerce Unveils Legislative Priorities to Improve Business Climate in Columbia

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its priorities for the current legislative session. The priorities and positions 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 more competitive and safer within the region, state and … Continued


Leadership Visit 2017

Tuesday, October 24 Overview of Lexington About 70 individuals left Columbia early Tuesday from Central Missouri Aviation on a chartered flight. Everyone landed in Lexington and hit the ground running. Within an hour of landing, the group was taken directly to downtown Lexington where they heard from the chair of Commerce Lexington, Carla Blanton. Blanton … Continued