The Chamber Ambassadors are the “Welcoming Arm” of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. They consist of a group of over 100 selected business leaders that conduct complimentary groundbreaking or ribbon cutting ceremonies for any business opening, expanding or moving to a new location. The service includes a group of Ambassadors coming to the business site, providing the opening ribbon, the use of the official large scissors and taking photographs of the event.

We look forward to serving you this program year. For more information about the Chamber Ambassadors or to schedule a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking ceremony, contact the Chamber at (573) 874-1132 or visit our Ribbon Cutting Page.

For more than 40 years, the purpose of Women’s Network has been to enhance the personal and professional growth of businesspeople and to encourage participation and recognition of women in the community. Women’s Network is the largest division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce with over 300 members. It is made up of business leaders that come together for networking, leadership opportunities and exciting events.

  • Empower and develop members to embrace leadership opportunities inside and outside of Women’s Network.
  • Provide interactive programs focused on the core mission of Women’s Network while ensuring educational opportunities for members.
  • Provide communication mediums to engage membership.
  • Encourage Women’s Network members to promote innovative thinking and embrace opportunities for positive change.

EPIC is a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, one that targets employees ages 22-40 who want to become more involved in the Chamber, meet new people and develop their leadership skills. EPIC’s mission is to engage, develop and celebrate emerging leaders through professional growth opportunities and social interactions.

This mission is accomplished through four types of events: program events, professional development luncheons, community focused breakfast and networking mixers. EPIC also provides opportunities to serve on committees such as Membership & Marketing, Community Involvement and Education & Events to give back and grow your skills.

The Workforce Development division fosters creative collaboration and convenes strategic partners in the community. The division seeks not to duplicate any program, but to unite workforce development efforts across community entities to create a robust and integrated workforce development system. The division meets regularly with federal, state and local partners.