The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is excited with the announcement that Interim City Manager John Glascock was chosen to be Columbia’s next City Manager.
Leadership Columbia Learns About Media, Social Services, Development And Industry and State Government
The Leadership Columbia 2019 class has been busy meeting in the spring months with sessions focusing on Media, Social Services, Development & Industry, and State Government.
The Columbia business community has identified its top five attributes desired in Columbia’s next city manager. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey that was sent to 1,632 business professionals and Chamber members in the region. The survey asked respondents to rank 10 attributes of a City Manager in order from most to least … Continued
Columbia Chamber of Commerce Reveals Plans to Put Focus on Columbia Business Community in Upcoming Legislative Session
The positions of the Chamber will keep the importance of Columbia/Boone County business issues in the forefront with lawmakers and continue to improve the business climate in the city and region.
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
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed Proposition 1, the water bond. Proposition 1 will be on the Primary Election ballot on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The bond proposal will fund nearly $43 million worth of projects to modernize the city’s water treatment systems. These upgrades will include additional reliability and safety elements. To finance the … Continued
Chamber Addresses City Council Concerns About the Lack of Transparency and Not Supporting The Outcomes of Ballot Measures
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce addressed the Columbia City Council at its July 16, 2018 meeting regarding its lack of transparency and not supporting the outcomes of voter-approved ballot measures. Past chairman, David Nivens, was granted time to speak during the meeting’s scheduled public comment section. Nivens focused on the Chamber’s and business community’s concerns … Continued
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is concerned with the Columbia City Council’s lack to advance voter-approved projects forward. In 2017, 86.13 percent of the 1670 citizens polled by the Chamber said it is important to complete infrastructure projects approved by voters. At that time, the Chamber urged council members to think about what’s best for … Continued
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has signed onto a national letter of support for legislation by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). The bill would require the President to submit to Congress any proposal to raise tariffs in the interest of national security. The Chamber is one of more than 200 national associations and state and … Continued
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