Award Nominations Open

The Columbus Area Chamber will celebrate its 13th Annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner on November 20. The Chamber is accepting nominations for the Ovation (outstanding businesswoman), Archway (outstanding businessman), and Charles Farnham Volunteer awards that will be given that evening. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Chamber office on 33rd Avenue or found online at www.thecolumbuspage.com. All …

Behlen Begins Apprenticeships

Behlen Mfg. Co. recently held a signing ceremony to set up a registered apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor.  Behlen will now work in partnership with Columbus Public Schools, CCC, and DOL to provide development opportunities for young people looking for careers in manufacturing.  The Behlen Mfg. apprentices who attended the ceremony spoke about the chance they’ve been given …

BBQ Classic Aug. 17-18

Enjoy delicious BBQ from Whyldfire Bar-B-Que, Pit Candy BBQ, Whiskey Creek, Baby Huey’s Bar-B-Que, and H&H BBQ Friday, August 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during Columbus Days. Relax in the beer garden and enjoy live music by “Taxi Driver” on Friday and “Soul Dawg” on Saturday night! The BBQ …

Go Play Golf

The “Go Play Golf” tournament is Friday, August 10th at Quail Run.  All proceeds from this event will be given to schools’ athletic departments and local youth sports organizations. The cost of entry includes golf, cart, pork lunch from Pillen Family Farms and a steak dinner courtesy of Cargill. Registrations are being taken for 4-person teams or individuals, men or …

Royalty Named

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella XLIV are Jeff Gokie and Karin Rieger.  The Columbus Days Royalty for 2018 were chosen by Past Royalty on the basis of their service and community impact, and they will be crowned in advance of Columbus Days. Karin Rieger has been a truly dedicated …

Diversity Leadership Summit

In today’s increasingly diverse workplace and customer environment, businesses must know how to connect across widely differing people, opinions, and demographics.  The Columbus Area Chamber Engaging Diversity Committee invites businesses and community leaders to the 2nd annual Leadership Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Tuesday, June 5th. The Summit will be 8:00am to noon at CCC-Columbus.  There is no cost due …

Say Thanks to Senator

The public can join the Columbus Area Chamber Legislative Committee in thanking Senator Paul Schumacher for his eight years of service.  A thank-you luncheon with Senator Schumacher will be noon on June 11th at the Chamber office.  Cost is $5. Everyone is invited to hear reflections from Senator Schumacher on his term in the Unicameral.  The Committee and the community …

D.C. Trip

Your Chamber and your community continue to play an active role in the legislative process at every level. Representatives from the Columbus Area Chamber, Platte County and City of Columbus just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the annual State Chamber fly-in to Washington. As part of the State Chamber’s agenda, we were briefed on current …

Royalty Nominations Due

Columbus Days Coronation is a very special occasion in our community, as we mark one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the people of Columbus upon one of their own. Columbus Days royalty are selected each year by past Columbus Days royalty and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Board Executive committee.  Selection is based on the …

Go Play Schedule Set

The Chamber is again teaming up with area businesses to put on a series of FREE multi-sports clinics this summer called “Go Play.” Kids in 3rd through 8th grade are invited to participate and can participate in one sport, or all of them.   There is no sign-up required; just show up and play.   The schedule for this year’s …