Chamber Unveils 2017 Legislative Priorities to Improve Business Climate in Columbia

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its priorities for the current legislative session. The priorities and positions were carefully and strategically chosen based on the feedback from the businesses community, education entities, legislative members and community leaders. The Chamber’s priorities and positions focus on making Columbia more competitive within the region, state and country. “There … Continued


January 2017 Member News

Member News Newly elected and re-elected Boone County officials will be sworn in on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The Swearing In Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.in the Commission Chambers of the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center, located at 801 E. Walnut in Columbia, MO. These Elected Officials’ terms will begin Sunday, January … Continued


Future Community Leaders Selected

Congratulations to the Future Community Leaders Selected for Leadership Columbia 2017 The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2017.  The following individuals were chosen after review of their past accomplishments, professional interests, and demonstration of potential for future leadership: Kenneth Brooks, University of Missouri (MU … Continued


Preparations for the Business Showcase

Make Preparations Now for the Biggest Day of the Chamber’s Year…Business Showcase Day! One word, 8 letters. A noun. A necessity to all businesses. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “an event, an occasion, that shows the abilities or good qualities of someone or something in an attractive or favorable way.” Any guesses? It’s S H … Continued


December 2016 Member News

Member News FFO Home is partnering with Toys for Tots this year and all of our locations are collecting toys for this great campaign. $25 in Free Accents are being offered when people donate a toy. This promotion lasts until December 19th. You’re invited to the Spring 2017 College, Career & Health Fair on Thursday, … Continued


Chamber Releases Inaugural Local Agenda

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released its first ever Local Agenda for Boone County and the City of Columbia. The priorities were carefully and strategically chosen based on the feedback from the businesses community, education entities, legislative members and community leaders. The Chamber’s priorities and positions focus on making Columbia a more business friendly community … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2017 Class

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Announces Leadership Columbia 2017 Class The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2017. Leadership Columbia is presented by Stephens College. It is a highly sought after, 12-session annual program of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, which runs from January to June. … Continued


Leadership Visit 2016 Returns

Leadership Visit 2016 Participants Bring Ideas Back from Fort Collins From October 4-6, 2016, the Chamber facilitated a trip for our largest group yet of 58 business, civic, educational, and community leaders to Fort Collins, Colorado for Leadership Visit 2016. While in Colorado, the group had opportunities for panels, presentations, breakout sessions, and casual networking … Continued


November 2016 Member News

Member News The Boone County 13th Judicial Circuit Family Court Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Steering Committee received an award from the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association’s (MJJA) State Disproportionate Minority Contact Steering Committee and the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) for its work addressing DMC. Courtney Pulley, DMC Coordinator, received the award on behalf of … Continued


Leadership Visit 2016 Blog

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is leading a delegation of 58 community and business leaders from a cross-section of Columbia/Boone County’s business, civic, education and nonprofit sectors to Fort Collins, CO for our third annual trip. This is the place to keep up with the discussions of each session and day. These are the key … Continued