On Tuesday, August 4th Missouri became the 38th state to vote in favor of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. This effort, endorsed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, will make all adults in the state ages 19 to 65 whose income is 133% of the federal poverty level or below eligible for Medicaid … Continued
A couple of weeks ago, Governor Mike Parson announced he would call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to convene on Monday, July 27th, to address ‘violent crime.’ The legislative priorities of this particular special session include six public safety-related issues meant to curb violent crime across Missouri. One proposal by the Governor’s … Continued
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, during a routine meeting, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse Medicaid expansion in Missouri. The Chamber has previously endorsed Medicaid expansion within its 2014 Legislative Agenda. The board’s decision came from numerous factors including independent studies. States that have already enacted expansion have projected … Continued
The 2020 Census will be here before we know it. Its results will impact our community in a variety of ways. The census is conducted every ten years. The census is used to get a broader sense of the population in general. This information then is used to calculate the number of seats that each … Continued
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
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