We’re in this together: A Message from the Business Community

A joint message from Columbia’s business community: The Chamber of Commerce, REDI, Heart of Missouri United Way, The District Downtown, and The Loop. You hear a lot about supporting local business in Columbia and now is the time we prove it’s more than just a slogan. We’ve heard from so many people over the past … Continued


What you need to know about preparing your business and employees for COVID-19

As with any illness, it’s essential to keep yourself and your staff safe and up to date on health guidelines. As a Chamber, we encourage our community’s business leaders to take care of themselves and their employees. As part of disease management, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all sick employees stay home … Continued


Member News March 2020

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. Check back throughout the month for additional updates or events. Assistance League will be having another cookie sale. Order freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from Assistance League® of Mid-Missouri. Volunteers will bake, wrap, and personally deliver delicious chocolate … Continued


Member News February 2020

Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout February. Simon Oswald Architecture (SOA): congratulates Collin Tucker, their newest Intern Architect, on his selection as a National Design Awards 2019 Honor recipient from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). Collin received … Continued


Member News December 2019

December has arrived! Check-in on some of our members’ news and upcoming events. Check back to this page as we will add additional stories throughout December. MEMBER NEWS AND UPDATES: Columbia Parks & Recreation Department: Do you know any teenagers who want to gain valuable employment skills while earning a paycheck this summer?  The CARE … Continued


Member News October 2019

Member News & Updates Burrell Behavioral Health: With suicide rates skyrocketing and mental health at the forefront of our national conversation, Burrell Behavioral Health will host its first-ever Youth Mental Health Conference on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at the Double Tree Convention Center in Springfield, Mo.to further the conversation about mental health and how it … Continued


September 2019 Member News

Central Bank of Boone County has named Mary Ropp as their new relationship manager. In this role she will strengthen current customer relationships and cultivate new relationships for CBBC. Ropp has more than 15 years of financial experience including business development at Flat Branch Home Loans, The Bank of Missouri and JP Morgan Chase. IMPACT … Continued


July 2019 Member News

AWARDS, PROMOTIONS AND NEW HIRES Providence Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Michael (Mike) J. Wagner as Vice President, Director of Consumer Loan Sales/Banking Center Manager. In his role, Wagner will be responsible for consumer loan sales and the management and supervision of the Banking Center employees and the continued business development of … Continued


June 2019 Member News

Member News Boone County, as a National Collaboratives for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) community, was well-represented at a NCIT gathering in Salt Lake County, Utah. The All Community Convening event, held April 23-24, 2019, focused on giving NCIT communities the opportunity to share ideas, best practices and successes in prenatal-to-three development through the Pritzker Children’s … Continued