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 and nonprofits that have shown and promoted kindness in dealings with customers, employees, youth, and the community at large.

Burrell President and CEO CJ Davis with Missouri Business Alert

In an interview with Missouri Business Alert, Burrell’s CEO and president C.J. Davis cited a free self-care initiative called Be Well Community as one of several ways the mission based nonprofit promotes hope and healing for clients and staff. “We started out with a Zoom… for employees, where we went through some of the brain science behind meditation, relaxation and self-care. And that really morphed into what we now call our Be Well Community, where we offer a free live Facebook event for anybody … where we walk you through the science of how to caretake for yourself,” Davis said. Burrell began going live on its Facebook page in late March with the Be Well Community and continues doing so at 12:45 p.m. each weekday. The popular offering has inspired related Facebook groups moderated by crisis counselors. The new award was created to honor kindness by businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burrell’s recognition highlights how they take care of the caretakers.

Central Bank of Boone County’s ProsperU classes are still happening. Below is the schedule for November.

Tuesday, November 3 6:00 p.m.Scholarships: Finding Free Money for College College is expensive so any way you can pay without breaking the bank is worth exploring.  There are lots of options even if you’re not a star academic or athlete. 
Thursday, November 5 6:00 p.m.Tackling Your Debt Between mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loans, what is the best way to manage the balances?  Learn the basics for tackling your debt. 
Tuesday, November 10 6:00 p.m.Resume Writing for Beginners The good old days of paper resumes is gone so how do you build one that gets you through today’s virtual door?  Learn helpful tips and tricks for a great resume. 
Thursday, November 12 6:00 p.m.Create Your Business Plan Step one of starting your own business is the all-important business plan.  Find out everything you need to craft a great one. 
Wednesday, November 18 6:00 p.m.Build a Home, Build a Loan Financing a home build is very different from a traditional home loan.  Discover what it takes to pay for that dream home no matter how big or small. 
Tuesday, December 1 6:00 p.m.Retirement Planning 101 No matter what your age, it’s time to plan for retirement. Learn what you need to tackle first while building your secure retirement.
Thursday, December 3 6:00 p.m.How to Create a Website Everything is online these days but are you ready to launch that website?  This class covers the basics of getting your website up and running. 

Central Bank of Boone County presents “NOT” the 61st Annual Boone County Art show. The Annual Boone County Art show would have taken place in October if it weren’t for the coronavirus outbreak of 2020 and the ensuing pandemic that altered plans this year. Central Bank of Boone County couldn’t have a Fall without art so the Boone County All-Stars Show was created to showcase the best our local community has to offer.
More than 40 artists will showcase their work from October 10 to December 4, 2020, at the Downtown Bank. The show is free and open to the public during normal bank hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. All of the works will be for sale and can be purchased through the Columbia Art League. Of course, masks and social distancing are required to view the show.

Weichert affiliated offices in the Columbia area have recently added the following individuals to their team – Shelby Brandt, Cecilia McDermit, Melanie Morgret, and Kory Rudkin.