Through a variety of committees and task forces, more than 1,700 volunteers help to carry out the Chamber's mission and business plan for creating the best possible business environment for Columbia. Each committee is led by a volunteer chair person selected yearly by the Chair of the Board.
Committees are organized into one of four main divisions overseen by a Division Director from the Board. Each committee is also assigned to a Board Liaison to represent their concerns at Board meetings, and a Chamber staff member to assist them with reaching their goals.
The Chamber's Annual Report features recognition of volunteers, programs, committees and accomplishments of the Chamber and its divisions over the course of the program year.
and Biosciences Committee
To support and stimulate growth of agribusiness and build awareness within the Chamber and surrounding community. Meets: meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month. Questions? Contact: (573) 874-1132
& Finance Committee
To assure financial solvency of the Chamber.
To provide a networking/sales/marketing opportunity for business professionals. Meets: the third Wednesday of the month from 8 - 9 a.m. Chamber Contact: Victoria Brees, (573) 817-9113
Classic Golf Committee
To plan the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. Meets: as needed. Contact: Victoria Brees, (573) 817-9113
To assist with and act as a liaison between the education and business communities. Meets: the second Tuesday of the month from 8 - 9 a.m. Questions? Contact: Meagan Schaffner (573) 817-9114
To provide a forum to discuss critical issues that are affecting the business community.
To develop, promote and host income generating events. Meets: the second Wednesday of the month from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Chamber Contact: Sedel Marino, (573) 817-9111
To provide leadership, information and advocacy that enhances the economic environment and represents the political interests of the Columbia business community. Meets: the first Thursday of the month from 4 - 5 p.m. Questions? Contact: Kristi Ray (573) 817-9108
Leadership Columbia Steering Committee
To motivate students and develop their potential for community leadership. Meets: as needed. Contact: Sedel Marino, (573) 817-9111
Columbia Program Steering Committee
Identify and nurture future leaders who can guide our community to achieve the economic vitality that will provide lasting benefit for the future. Meets: as needed. Contact: Victoria Brees, (573) 817-9113
To encourage, grow and educate our members on the importance of active involvement with Chamber activities. Meets: the third Tuesday of the month from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Contact: Mary Kroening, (573) 817-9110
To promote the growth, profitability and recognition of business. Meets: the second Thursday of the month from 7:45 - 9 a.m. Contact: Elizabeth Tate, (573) 817-9119
Resource Campaign Steering Committee
To plan and implement the 2012 Total Resource Campaign. Contact: Kari Laudano, Logistique Studio (573) 817-9115
To facilitate discussion and decision-making to improve highway and roadway transportation infrastructure in the Columbia area. Meets: the third Thursday of every other month at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact Kristi Ray: (573) 874-1132