Chamber Programs

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of programs throughout the year to address the needs you and your business require. Whether it’s making business connections for your company or leads for yourself, the Chamber has a program that’s effective for you.

The Chamber has annual programs such as Showcase CoMo, Quarterly Membership Breakfasts, Legislative Reception and much more. There are also many programs within our divisions (Women’s Network and Emerging Professionals in Columbia) that help the Chamber accomplish our mission. Whatever your needs are, there is a program that can help you attain them.

Annual Chamber Programs

Annual Membership Celebration

This event is to celebrate the end of the Chamber’s program year, which runs in July – June fiscal year. The Chamber will talk about all of its accomplishments throughout the year and its goals for the upcoming program year. It’s important to know this information to see how you’re benefiting from your membership.

Agricultural Recognition Banquet

This event celebrates the state’s No. 1 industry, agriculture. All Boone County farmers are invited to dinner to network and celebrate our agricultural community. The Agriculturist of the Year, Friend of Youth Award, and Don Day Agribusiness and Bioscience Scholarship recipient are also announced.

Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

The golf tournament is a great time to get together with potential clients and conduct business on the golf course. Participation in the tournament is a great way to increase your visibility in the Columbia business community.

Economic Outlook Conference

Local and national experts are brought in to speak about certain topics that will affect the economy for the coming year. The conference allows business leaders in the state to discuss key economic trends and how the business community can advance the economy.

Leadership Visit

The Leadership Visit is an annual trip coordinated by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce which exposes Columbia and Boone County leaders to the best ideas of nationally recognized communities throughout the United States. The visiting delegation meets with leaders from the host community to openly discuss the challenges and opportunities their community is facing.

New Member Welcomes

For all new members, these events will help you understand how you can get involved in the Chamber and get the most out of your membership.

Nonprofit of the Year

The Nonprofit of the Year Awards program is dedicated to recognizing outstanding Chamber nonprofit organizations that contribute significantly to our community’s growth and vibrancy.

Quarterly Membership Breakfast

QMB’s will get you in the same room at the same time with hundreds of leaders in almost every industry in Mid-Missouri. You will also hear updates about the community and chamber.

Showcase CoMo

This event gives local businesses an opportunity to show off their outstanding products and services they have to offer. The goal is to not only allow businesses to interact with each other but directly with the consumers because Showcase CoMo is open to the public.

Small Business Week

With more than 99 percent of Missouri businesses being a small business and nearly half of Missouri employees coming from small businesses, small businesses are the backbone of the economy. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce puts the spotlight on some the best small businesses in Columbia that are nominated for the Small Business of the Year award. At the end of the week, the Small Business of the Year will be announced.

Annual Chamber Programs


These events are meant for bringing you an experience. These experiences will range from intimate settings to special behind-the-scenes contact.

Three breakfasts per year

Each breakfast is designed to give you more information about your community and to meet other business professionals over breakfast.

Four luncheons per year

Each luncheon is designed to teach you skills or give you tips on how you can improve your skills as a business professional. These tips or skills will be things you can use immediately when you get back to work.

Want more information about EPIC?

Visit the EPIC website or contact Jazmyn Drake at

Annual Women’s Network Programs

Monthly luncheons

These luncheons are designed to give you new perspectives, new ways of thinking and empowering those in attendance.


These events will help expand your contacts and meet more Women’s Network members.

New Member Welcomes

Attendees will get to learn everything there is to know about Women’s Network and learn how you can get involved to get the most out of your membership.

Want more information about Women’s Network?

Visit the Women’s Network website, or contact Jade Poe at