October Member News 2022


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, Caitlin Ferguson, at [email protected].


Meals on Wheels of Columbia will be celebrating their 50th anniversary of delivering hot, nutritious meals to individuals in need. A ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday, October 6th at Twin Lakes Shelter at 4:30 p.m. We would like to thank all businesses who have supported our cause by donations, team deliveries or BIG WHEELS box purchases. Together, we have served. Thank you.


Love Columbia invites the community to participate in our annual fundraiser Over The Edge on October 29. This is an adventure to bring hope to those in our community who live on the edge every day. Support Love Columbia by rappelling either as an individual or as a team or become an event sponsor. Rappelling slots are available from 8:30-4:30 with music, interviews, and inspiring stories from our program participants.

Proceeds from the event allow Love Columbia to provide a wide range of services including financial, career and housing coaching, transitional housing, and practical services such as tutoring, payday loan relief, moving assistance and car repairs.

For more information or to register, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/overtheedge2022/.


Columbia Farmers Market has been recognized as the #2 Farmers Market in the Nation and #1 Farmers Market in Missouri in America’s Farmers Market Celebration, put on by American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition. They announced the winners of the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national event that ran between June 21 – September 19, 2022. Markets receiving the most public votes are declared the national winners. The Celebration also recognizes top markets in five regions nationwide and all 50 states.  


The Missouri Job Center – Columbia will host a Manufacturing Hiring Event on on October 19 from 1-4 p.m. at Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia. Participation is free for employers wishing to meet with job seekers. A table will be provided for each company and computers will be available for applicants to apply for jobs online; office space will also be available for those wishing to conduct on-site interviews.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Nichelle Pool at 573-441-6361 or [email protected].


The Columbia Area Career Center is collecting data to determine levels of interest from local businesses and industries, regarding work based learning (WBL) opportunities for students. The goal of the survey is to connect students with employers in an effort to provide high quality experiences for students and establish solid partnerships to help address employment gaps in Columbia. Local businesses are invited to complete the survey regarding work-based learning and John Higgins, Assistant Director, will be in touch.