Business Updates – Supporting Local Business

This page will be continuously updated. Because of the nature of the COVID-19 situation some information may become outdated before it’s removed or updated on this page. 

Call the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411, if you are need of immediate help.

If you have specific COVID-19 questions for Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services email [email protected]

Many of the businesses in our community have been forced to quickly adapt their operations and business models as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. From offering limited contact customer drop off options or curbside delivery, to expanding online or phone payment options, to communicating with clients via teleconference, we want to help spread the word on what actions Columbia businesses are taking and how the community can continue to support them.

If you are a business owner or manager, please use the form at the bottom of the page to share with the Chamber.  Please note, updates will be made once per day.  Examples of information to include are hours of operation and modified service delivery methods. We have added a form for businesses and organizations to share open positions.

As an additional resource for Chamber members, if you have a deal you want to highlight to promote your business to costumers via our website, you can log in to your member information center to submit. Those will be posted here.

Businesses Updates:

The Mediacom network continues to play a key role in helping our customers as we push through this disruption – we are open for business. Mediacom has an infrastructure built to handle all the communication needs for the communities we serve, especially in an emergency. With specific precautions set by the CDC, installations and service calls have not been interrupted. We are well equipped to perform upgrades, service calls or install Business Services into homes. Contact your local Account Executive Jeff Price at 573.673.5108 ([email protected]) for service upgrades or the Business Support Center at 800.379.7412 for any other concerns.

Drury Hotels are still open and operating for business. We are still offering all of the complimentary amenities but have grab and go style food options and strict new cleaning policies in place. For a limited time Drury is offering a $59/night overnight rate for healthcare workers. We are also offering a $39/day workday rate. If you have an employee working from home who needs a quiet place to work outside of the house (away from kids, high speed WiFi access, etc). We greatly appreciate your business and loyalty during this stressful time for all!

Chuck E Cheese‘s new temporary hours are 11am-8pm M-S for carryout and delivery only. Deals for carryout start at just $4.99! We also offer delivery through GrubHub, DoorDash and UberEats. We are offering free delivery to businesses 12pm-6pm as well. Contact us for more details at 573-445-0018.

JJ’s Café LLC is reopening daily 8AM-2PM and offering carry out, curb side, and online delivery services!

The Evoke Group: 

Custom Complete Automotive is open Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. We are available for all your automotive repair needs.

Locations at 1001 Business Loop 70 E 443-5916

215 S. Providence Rd 875-5360

606 E. Nifong 817-2300

2101 W. Worley 445-9000

Check out specials at CustomCompleteAutomtive.com

Staples is open with modified hours: M – F 10am to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 5 pm, Closed Sunday.  Senior Shopping hours are on Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 10am. We are still here to help support other small businesses get through this we have several free deals in our Print and Marketing Department to help. We are also offering curbside service for those that do not wish to come in the store and we are limiting the store to 25 customers at a time in the building.

Les Bourgeois: Les Bourgeois Vineyards has temporarily closed all in-person operations, but are offering curbside pickup for local wine, beer & spirits from the Tasting Room (immediately off I-70 just 15 minutes from Columbia. You can also order award-winning, locally made wine online at missouriwine.com, free shipping for orders $50+.

Target: Beginning March 18, all Target stores will continue to open at their regularly scheduled times and close no later than 9 p.m. local time daily. Any stores that regularly close earlier than 9 p.m. will continue to close at their normal time. The modified hours will allow even more time for teams to clean and restock store shelves. Updated store hours can be found at Target.com and are posted in stores. Also starting tomorrow, Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.

Minuteman Press: At this time, we remain OPEN and do free delivery. We have taken measures to make sure our center is clean and sanitary. We’re here to take your calls/emails and meet your needs! Thank you!

Boone Electric Cooperative has closed their lobby but their drive-up window is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Employees will continue to answer phones, online chat messaging and our other mobile pay options are available. Their Community Room will also be closed to events through April.

Dave Griggs’ Flooring America is offering free in-home consultations or consultations via phone.

Boys and Girls Club will still continue curbside dinner/snack pick up for ANY child 5-18 years of age M-F from our 1200 N 7th Street location on a first come first served basis- will update our Facebook page if any changes to that.

Businesses hiring:

Additional jobs can be found at

Jobfinders

jobs.mo.gov

Missouri One Start

Boone Hospital is hiring for numerous roles including part-time, full-time, night, and day positions. See the full list of available positions and apply here. 

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association is hiring a Family Development Trainer. This position’s primary responsibility in service delivery/training delivery of the licensing program, foster/adoptive/relative/kinship/respite provider training and family development. Apply here.

Atkins Inc: Hiring for general cleaners (day and evenings) within janitorial division,mowers and grounds technicians. The location and hours will vary for the janitorial customers. Most of the need is in Columbia and Jefferson City, but it never hurts to fill out an application in case something outside of these areas pop up. Mowing and grounds maintenance hours will be dawn to dusk. We’re encouraging anyone interested to fill out an application on the website here. Pay range will vary depending on the job (and experience for the mowers).

Caledon Virtual is hiring for multiple full-time positions for their Columbia office including: Administrative Assistant, Account Executive, Social Media Manager, Content Specialist, Account Coordinator (in-office position). 

See their jobs page here.

MidwayUSA is Open and Hiring! The threat of COVID-19 has been devastating to many in our community. If you find yourself in need of a Permanent position or just a Seasonal one to get by until things return to normal, MidwayUSA can help! We have openings in our warehouse, where you will help fulfill Customer orders. Starting wage: $13.50 hour.
Apply online at www.midwayUSA.com/jobs. Let us help you get back on your feet.

Below are resources from The Loop and the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau
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