DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 17 TO MARCH 4.
Huber & Associates
Join the Chamber for the second Quarterly Membership Breakfast of the 2020-2021 program year! Due to weather, the event will now be held on March 4, 2021.
Due to social distancing guidelines and current city orders, we have planned this to be a multifaceted event, which will allow for as many individuals to take part in this event as possible. To stay in compliance with city orders, in-person attendance (at Courtyard by Marriott) will be limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person registration for this event is sold out. Walk-in registration will NOT be available. Anyone not able to attend in person may register to join the event virtually via our exclusive live streaming link. Regardless of how you attend, we hope that you will not miss out on joining us for this quarterly Chamber event!
$20 registration fee - As part of a new initiative to support local restaurants recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, fees for virtual attendees will include a $10 gift card to a local restaurant which will be provided to those registrants after the event. This is in place of a lower fee for attending online only.
February 17, 2021 - QMB Agenda:
Doors open for in-person attendees to find their assigned seats
Plated breakfast will be served to in-person attendees
Livestream link opens for virtual attendees to join
Welcome, by Zimmer Communications
Gold Sponsor presentation, by MU Health Care
Keynote Speaker (attending virtually), Val Grubb, sponsored by Huber & Associates
In order to comply with the City/County, Chamber and CDC guidelines amid COVID-19, some of the logistics for this event will look different from previous years. These changes are not ideal, but we are happy to abide by them if it means that we can host an in-person component to this event. Below is a list of items that all in-person attendees need to be aware of. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in your removal from the event.
Masks will be required. Face masks will be required for admission and must be worn continuously throughout the event. The only time attendees may remove their face masks is for eating/drinking.
Social distancing will be enforced. In addition to marks on the floor at registration and tables being spaced 6-feet apart with a limited number of seats at each, all attendees are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times. Due to social distancing guidelines and restrictions on mingling, attendees will be asked to find their assigned seats as soon as they arrive and network with others at their table.
Temperature checks will be performed at the door. The local health department is requiring that we take the temperature of each attendee before before they enter the event. Anyone with a fever will be required to leave immediately.
All food/beverages must be consumed while seated. When you arrive at the event, please go directly to your assigned seat. At 7:15, a server will bring a plated breakfast and beverages to you. All beverages and food must be consumed while seated.
Seating will be assigned. In an effort to provide stable table groups, we are required to have assigned seating for this event. Your table number will be given to you during check-in. If you registered as a part of a group, we will do our best to ensure that your group is seated together, unless requested otherwise.
All attendees must be on the guest list prior to the event. Our venue and the local health department require us to keep an accurate listing of all attendees in case contact tracing is necessary. Since this list must be submitted prior to the event, we will not have the flexibility to accommodate anyone whose name is not on the list. This includes walk-ins as well as individuals wanting to act as a substitute for someone who is not able to use their reservation, etc. The deadline to reserve your in-person seat is February 12.
Please remain seated. Attendees must be seated at their own table the entire time they are at the event, with the exception of entering, exiting, or visiting the restroom.
Please plan to leave when the program is over. We kindly ask that all guests please leave the venue as soon as the program concludes in order to prevent additional mingling and also to allow staff to clean the space.
If you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. If you are currently experiencing, or have experienced in the last 24 hours, any illness, especially any symptoms that are present among COVID-19 infections, or if you have had contact with a known COVID-19 case, you will not be permitted to attend the event. Please do your part to help us keep all of our guests safe.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Director of Membership Engagement, Whitney Schieber at (573) 817-9119.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor Zimmer Communications; Gold Sponsor MU Health Care; Speaker Sponsor Huber & Associates; Printing Sponsor Columbia Printing and Sign; Door Prize Sponsors MAAD Creative, LLC and Scott Electric
A Message from our Gold Sponsor, MU Health Care:
MU Health Care is excited and honored to be the gold sponsor of the Quarterly Membership Breakfast, giving participants a behind-the-scenes look at their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With rapidly shifting operations, evolving processes and innovation every step of the way, Dr. Stephen Barnes, planning chief for MU Health Care’s COVID-19 Incident Command, will give a firsthand account of the challenges faced and overcome right here in mid-Missouri.
From supply shortages and testing demands to the current rollout of the vaccine, see the past year from the perspective of the region’s only academic health system.
About Incident Command
COVID-19 first hit Missouri on March 7, 2020, and by March 13, MU Health Care’s Incident Command was fully up and running. Every morning, a group of leaders meets to go over key data points, such as equipment and supply levels, community exposures and inpatient bed availability, and uses the numbers to decide the best plan of action. Sometimes that means staying the course or reallocating resources, and other times it means planning and implementing an entirely new endeavor — such as creating and running one of the fastest test sites in the nation.
Throughout the past year, Incident Command has taken on the task of creating a hospital within a hospital by adding over 260 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients, while also guiding community and state leaders on how best to keep our communities protected.
Staying True to the Mission
With a mission to save and improve lives, MU Health Care takes great pride in caring for people across all of Missouri’s 114 counties. This pandemic has shown even more that this mission has no bounds, and that through collaboration, problem-solving and sheer commitment, we can all come together to save and improve lives, even in the most challenging times.