Stay Local Company Retreats

Keeping company retreats local has a win-win-win effect for your team, your community, and your budget. When it comes to doing business local, there are many different opportunities to help Columbia weather the economic impact of the pandemic, in addition to buying from local stores, utilizing local professional services, and seeking out local vendors and … Continued


Protect our Economy – Wear a Facemask

Support Columbia – Do Your part to keep the local economy open The Chamber encourages face mask wearing for all able individuals, along with social distancing, frequent hand washing, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, as a way to control our community’s COVID-19 cases. By decreasing or controlling the number of positive COVID-19 cases, … Continued


Member News September 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. If you have something to share email Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Columbia’s chapter of the ACA Business Columbia Club is hosting a open … Continued


Member News August 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. If you have something to share email Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Students are returning to Columbia this fall and eagerly seeking part-time … Continued


What to do if my employee tests positive for COVID-19?

“What do I do if one of my employees test positive for COVID-19?” “Do I have to shut down my business if an employee tests positive?” “What to do if my employee tests positive for COVID-19? Will my business be fined if someone is not wearing a mask?”  All businesses should be prepared for the … Continued


Member News July 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. ProsperU is offering free online financial education classes this month. See the schedule below and find more information on PropserU here. Date and Time Class Wednesday, July 8 … Continued


Chamber Benefit Plan

There’s Strength in Numbers A medical plan that lets small businesses join together for more plan options and lower rates Say hello to the Chamber Benefit Plan. A multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) designed for businesses like yours. When it comes to providing employees with cost-saving health care coverage, small businesses are at a big … Continued


The Road to Lasting Change

Along with the rest of the world, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce has been heartbroken to see the recent tragic deaths and violent treatment of black Americans. We want to make it clear to our community, membership, and region that we stand against injustice. As these events continue to impact our community and the country … Continued


MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

By Jordan Yount The MU College of Engineering is working with the Columbia STEM Alliance, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Police Department, Boone County and the MU-COVID-19 Task Force to manufacture face shields for first responders and health care workers at no cost. Bill Moore, BS ’77, MS ’85 CiE, the board president of the … Continued


Membership Survey Results

In an effort to best serve our membership and maintain our mission to lead our community, drive commerce in our region, and advance community and regional collaborations, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce conducted a membership survey between May 7 – 17, 2020.The survey was completed by 177 individuals. 152 respondents are current Chamber members and … Continued