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


Congratulations to the 2018 Leadership Columbia Graduates

The Chamber graduated 31 area professionals from the Leadership Columbia Class of 2018 in a luncheon banquet.  Prior to the graduation ceremony, the class reflected on future leadership opportunities and the highlights of the six-month program, which developed awareness of personal leadership styles and skills, while also exploring unique facets of the Columbia community, organized … Continued


June 2018 Member News

MEMBER NEWS From June 1 – 3, 125 teams from throughout Missouri will compete in the Show-Me STATE GAMES 3v3 Soccerfest. Hundreds of spectators and athletes will be at Hickman High School on Saturday and Sunday. See here for details and schedule. The GAMES will continue on June 8-10 , July 20-22 and July 27-29 with … Continued


Chamber Hosts Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on a Tour of Columbia

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is set to become the 57th Governor of Missouri on Friday, June 1, 2018 as he is officially sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Parson is no stranger to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He has spoken with members at the Quarterly Membership Breakfast just after he was elected Lt. Gov. … Continued