August 2018 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, and Michael Parks, Airport Manager, along with other staff members, will be available to answer questions and provide insight to those who attend. Read more about it here.
  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the works of Ken Logsdon through Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Ken Logsdon is a self-taught photographer and member of the Columbia Art League. Logdson currently runs Post-a-Quote, a business focused on personalized greeting cards and notes.
  • City of Columbia City Manager Manager Mike Matthes unveiled the FY2019 budget. Copies of the proposed budget will be available to view at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, in the Finance Department on the fifth floor or in the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor. Citizens will have the opportunity to make public comment at three City Council meetings to discuss the city’s budget before it’s adopted:
    Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. (Public hearing)
    Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. (Public hearing)
    Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Public hearing and adoption)


  • Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee. Janet has served on the JPS Steering Committee for three years.
  • Providence Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Ian Chang as Mortgage Banking Officer. Chang will be responsible for originating Residential Mortgage Loans in Columbia and the mid-Missouri area.
  • Mike Koehler has been selected as chief human resources officer of University of Missouri Health Care. Koehler will provide strategic and operational leadership in the development and delivery of state-of-the art human resources programs and initiatives at MU Health Care. He will ensure a human resources environment that is supportive of the health system’s mission of research, education and quality of care.
  • For the ninth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties announced the top ten counties in each of five population categories, including Boone County, which ranked fourth place among counties with a population between 150,000 and 249,999. Boone County has been ranked in the top ten counties of similar population for 13 of the past 14 years.

Non-Profit News

  • Phoenix Health Programs, Inc. is having a Recovery Ride & Show on September 8 at 90 E Leslie Lane from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come out for the poker run and the car and motorcycle show. There will be live music, crafts, prizes, food trucks, vintage bikes and activities for children. You can learn more information on its website.
  • The Show-Me State Games wrapped up it’s 34th annual games. Thousands of athletes and their families visited Columbia over the summer participating in about 50 events all over the city.
  • Voluntary Action Center presented Christmas in July, an opportunity for low-income families and individuals enjoyed a free picnic meal and for children to visit with Santa Claus, who presented gifts to about 350-400 people.

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