May Member News 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA purchase lender, was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies … Continued


April Member News 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] News from Burrell Behavioral Health: Mathew Gass, President, Central Region, recently marked 10 years with Burrell. Gass oversees staff and … Continued


A Message from Our Chair, Matt Moore

In March 2020, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce was readying for significant changes. We were preparing to launch our Workforce Development Division, add new programming, expand our staff, and continue to support our thriving business community. We did not know we would be facing significant changes to the way our world, community, and organization operate. … Continued


Member News March 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Crystal Anderson joined the SOA team as Business Manager in November 2020. As Business Manager, Crystal’s primary focus is on … Continued


Member News February 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) was awarded with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destinations International … Continued


Member News January 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE while getting FREE HELP during the summer?  The City of Columbia’s CARE program hires local … Continued


Workforce Development Divison Launch

To meet the business community’s workforce needs, the Chamber has launched a Workforce Development Division. The Division’s mission will be to retain talent in Columbia while helping to build a strong workforce of tomorrow. The Division will conduct its first meeting in early January 2021. “We have heard from our business community, the City, and … Continued


Member News December 2020

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] The Evoke Group is proud to announce their Regional Emmy® win for the category of “Magazine Program”! In partnership with Missouri Life Magazine, The … Continued


Member News November 2020

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at [email protected] Burrell Behavioral Health received a Kindness in Business Award for Kindness to Employees. The inaugural awards celebrate Boone County businesses … Continued


Cast Your Vote: Election Day is Near!

Guest blog by Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon The November 3rd General Election is almost here! 2020 has been an unusual year in so many ways and elections have not been immune from the challenges posed by the national pandemic. As we’ve navigated through a rescheduled municipal election in June and an August primary election … Continued