columbia chamber of commerce http://kbia.org en Columbia has fastest growing economy in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/columbia-has-fastest-growing-economy-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The US Bureau of Economic Analysis issued rankings showing Columbia as the fastest growing economy in Missouri.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:15:35 +0000 Romain Cluzel 41203 at http://kbia.org Columbia has fastest growing economy in Missouri Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B http://kbia.org/post/columbia-chamber-commerce-endorses-proposition-b <p>The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has formally endorsed Proposition B, a measure on the November ballot that would raise in the state’s tobacco sales rate to 90 cents per pack.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:42:46 +0000 Brynne Whittaker 23456 at http://kbia.org Micro-businesses showcased at Columbia fair http://kbia.org/post/micro-businesses-showcased-columbia-fair <p>Small businesses don’t always get to showcase their work, but in Columbia, they had the ability to network with other businesses at the Microbusiness Fair and Reception Tuesday.</p><p>The Columbia Chamber of Commerce put on the fair at the Stoney Creek Inn. Chamber President Don Laird said this gives businesses an opportunity to network.&nbsp;</p><p>“The main thing that we had hoped was for those who were participating, to gain access to some new knowledge, some new products," Laird said. "Anything someone else is doing to give them a chance to be able to see what else is out there.”</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:41:39 +0000 Ryan Shiner 22967 at http://kbia.org Micro-businesses showcased at Columbia fair Columbia regional airport moves toward goals http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-moves-toward-goals <p>Columbia Regional Airport is getting close to its goal of raising a half a million dollars from&nbsp;the private sector.&nbsp;The&nbsp;money would be used to try to land another connecting flight to the airport.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:34:09 +0000 Carly Sedberry 16451 at http://kbia.org Columbia regional airport moves toward goals