Sold Out Plane of Columbia Leaders to Visit Ann Arbor This Month

The Chamber will conduct its fifth annual community Leadership Visit to learn from a peer city; this year heading to Michigan to dialogue with leaders from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. A total of 71 Chamber member businesses, as well as civic, nonprofit, education, and other local leaders will participate in the visit September 11-13. … Continued

September 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS You’re invited to the Moberly Area Community College Fall College, Career & Health Fair on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Moberly at the Activity Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event provides professional networking opportunities for college and nearby high school students as well as community members! More than 100 employers, … Continued

Leadership Columbia 2019 Applications to Open in September

Leadership Columbia is a highly regarded annual program of the Chamber, designed to identify, cultivate and motivate community leaders. Leadership Columbia will run from January – June 2019, and each session will incorporate leadership skill building, while also providing in-depth exposure to local community issues and industry areas, ranging from healthcare, education, economic development, media, … Continued

August 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Beginning in August, Columbia Regional Airport will be hosting All Things Airport, a monthly gathering where Columbia locals can come together over a cup of coffee and ask questions concerning the airport. All questions are welcome, from travel inquiries to information on upcoming facility improvements. Stacey Button, Economic Development Director for the City of Columbia, … Continued

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Endorses Water Bond

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed Proposition 1, the water bond. Proposition 1 will be on the Primary Election ballot on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The bond proposal will fund nearly $43 million worth of projects to modernize the city’s water treatment systems. These upgrades will include additional reliability and safety elements. To finance the … Continued

Chamber Addresses City Council Concerns About the Lack of Transparency and Not Supporting The Outcomes of Ballot Measures

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce addressed the Columbia City Council at its July 16, 2018 meeting regarding its lack of transparency and not supporting the outcomes of voter-approved ballot measures. Past chairman, David Nivens, was granted time to speak during the meeting’s scheduled public comment section. Nivens focused on the Chamber’s and business community’s concerns … Continued

July 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS FFO Home is planning savings and free hot dogs and drinks June 30 – July 4 at all of our locations. You can see more details here. Are you looking for office space? The Heart of Missouri CASA has space just for you. If you’re interested, contact Kelly Hill, Executive Director, at 573-442-4670 or directly … Continued

Chamber Endorses Missouri’s Plan to Fund Transportation Systems

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed the ballot measure aimed to increase funding for the state’s crumbling transportation system. The plan would raise the state gasoline tax by 2.5 cents each year for the next four years until it is fully implemented. The Proposition has been placed on the November ballot. If passed and once … Continued