February 2019 Member News

Member News

  • What do Chamber members Atkins, Bob McCosh, Columbia Mall, Jimmy Johns, JobFinders, Joe Machens, Pancheros, Plaza Dental Group, and Shakespeare’s Pizza all have in common?  All of them are investing in our future by investing in our youth, while at the same time receiving free labor.  The City of Columbia’s Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) program depends on partnerships with local businesses, such as these Chamber members, to provide work sites for the real-world hands-on work experience for its 14- to 20-year-old trainees; however, 100% of the trainees’ wages are paid by CARE.  The youth trainees gain valuable employment experience and life skills while earning a paycheck.  CARE is a win-win-win situation for the trainees, local businesses, and the Columbia community as a whole.  For more information on how your company can MAKE A DIFFERENCE and GET FREE HELP THIS SUMMER, contact Ron Schmidt at (573) 874-6377.
  • The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry invites you to attend the Transportation Future Summit. Join MoDOT, the Missouri Chamber and transportation industry leaders in Columbia for a day-long summit exploring the future of transportation infrastructure in our state. Find more information or register here.
  • Please join the University of Missouri Extension workshop that will explore the connections between local food and local economies. Growing Local Food Economies: Good Food, Good Business will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
  • Sky Zone, Columbia’s only trampoline park, celebrated its first anniversary on January 14. It offered $5 jumps as a way to thank guests and the Central Missouri community for frequenting their 1201 American Parkway location.


  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the works of Hope Martin through Monday, March 11, 2019. 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.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announced 12 employee promotions made in December:
    • Catherine Seidel of the Rockbridge Bank has been promoted to financial associate. Financial associates act as customer service representatives who assist customers with all aspects of daily banking, from opening accounts and making deposits to applying for loans.
    • Janet D’Souza of the Smiley Lane Bank and Susie Conrad of the Lake of the Woods Bank have both been promoted to assistant branch managers. In this position they help in the day to day management of the bank by keeping employees motivated as well as assisting them operationally.
    • Julianna Campbell and Tayler Murphy of the Downtown Bank, Tyler Johnson of the Woodrail Centre Bank and Devon Davenport of the Village Bank have been promoted to teller II. Employees are hired as a teller I then, once they’ve completed their training and have had six months of successful experience, they are promoted to a teller II.
    • Five employees in the bank’s Customer Service Center, which assists customers with account maintenance by telephone, were also promoted. David Baker, Hannah Boyd, Kristen L. Moore, Melissa Applegate and Annette Kyrish have been promoted to customer service representative II.

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