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

What Was Discussed on the Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa?

The annual Leadership Visits are a wonderful opportunity for Chamber members and community leaders to discuss ideas to improve our community.  We have seen exciting results from past trips, such as the High School 2.0 collaboration that Columbia Public Schools and Moberly Area Community College announced earlier this month for participating students to earn an … Continued

Columbia Leaders Return with Ideas from Tuscaloosa

Last month, 70 representatives of Columbia-area businesses, public entities, higher education and more joined the Chamber for a Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa, AL. A breadth of topics were covered over the three day trip, but a few of the exchanges that rose to the top among participants included a presentation from Mayor Walt Maddox, a tour … Continued

It’s a Wrap!

Chamber leaders share takeaways from Tuscaloosa leadership visit.

To Mercedes and Beyond

Chamber delegation visits the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the President’s Mansion.

Elevating the Future

Tuscaloosa implements plan to move from retail to experienced-based economy.

It All Starts with an Idea

Chamber members tour The Edge, Tuscaloosa’s home for innovation and collaboration.

Tuscaloosa Bound!

Around 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, more than 60 members of Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce will board a plane for Tuscaloosa for their annual leadership visit.

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

Leadership Visit 2019 Headed to Tuscaloosa, AL

Join 70 business and community leaders from September 10-12 for Leadership Visit 2019 to Tuscaloosa, AL. One of the Chamber’s rapidly growing programs, the Leadership Visit is an opportunity to join with other Columbia and Boone County leaders to explore topics of community significance in a comparable city, with the goal of bringing back positive … Continued