Quarterly Membership Breakfast April 2018

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Name: Quarterly Membership Breakfast April 2018
Date: April 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Presented by:

Gold Sponsor:

Join the Chamber for the fourth Quarterly Membership Breakfast of the 2017-2018 program year on Wednesday, April 4 at The Crossing. This popular Chamber networking event is a must attend!

The format of this event will be a bit different than past QMBs. Here's what to expect:
  • Breakfast & networking
  • 15-minute presentation from the Gold Sponsor
  • Chamber updates
  • Keynote Speaker: Tom Donohue, President & CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Chance to win great door prizes
*The Showcase CoMo event (formerly Business Showcase) will take place on Thursday, April 5th.  For more information on this event, click here.

Keynote Speaker
Tom Donohue, President & CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming this position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe.

During his tenure, the Chamber has helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in politics, in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, and before governments around the world.

In an era of economic and fiscal challenges, Donohue has led efforts to expand trade and domestic energy production, rebuild America?s infrastructure, combat an avalanche of new regulations, protect intellectual property, revitalize capital markets, and aggressively advocate legal, tax, education, and entitlement reform. In addition, he has vigorously challenged attacks on free enterprise, while working to protect the business community?s right to speak and participate in the political and policy affairs of the nation...read more

The cost per person is $20 online in advance and online registration will close on Monday, April 2 at midnight. After April 2 or at the door, the price is $25. If paying at the door, please have payment at time of registration. We will no longer be invoicing on the day of the event, so please have payment ready. Non-member registration price is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
For more information, please contact the Director of Membership Engagement, Whitney Schieber at (573) 874-1132.

Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group; Gold Sponsor First Chance for Children; Printing Sponsor Columbia Printing and Sign; Door Prize Sponsors Anytime FitnessDave Griggs Flooring AmericaHampton Inn & Suites - Columbia at the University of MissouriHoney Baked Ham Co. and CafeShow Me LeadersStoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center and Tiger Cleaners
A Message from our Gold Sponsor, First Chance for Children:

Since its inception, First Chance for Children (FC4C) has grown with one goal in mind: kindergarten readiness. The organization began as an advocacy group in 2003, known as the Boone Early Childhood Partners (BECP). They became a 501c3 non-profit organization for the purpose of coordinating services and building resources to improve school readiness in Boone County. After several years of securing funding for that purpose, they realized the need for more direct support for families. First Chance for Children became a formal 501c3 in 2006 replacing the BECP. The organization operates with diverse funding from foundations, government contracts, and private contributions.
First Chance for Children's mission is to be a leader at the local and state level advocating for
high quality early childhood practices, programming and policy while providing resources to foster healthy families and high quality early childhood development programs and services. The vision is that all children enter school ready to learn and succeed in school and life. FC4C's initiatives target children ages birth to five who live in poverty through positive child/caregiver relationships. The goals of the organization are to increase school readiness by:
1. Improving parenting skills of high-risk parents
2. Improving the quality of early childhood experiences that children are exposed to
3. Increasing community awareness of the importance of
high quality early childhood education and experiences
4. Increasing the resources to support early childhood education at a state and local level.
To reach these goals, FC4C works in Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Cole, Howard, Moniteau, and Osage counties, providing services in the areas of home visitation (Baby U), child abuse and neglect prevention (CRIBS), and parent-child interactions (Lend & Learn Libraries). In addition to these services, to ensure Mid-Missouri children have competent educators, FC4C hosts and
supports trainings for service providers.
At this point, you might be asking yourself, "great, but why does all this matter to me?" Investments in programs like ours have approximately seven dollars in return over a child's lifetime for every dollar spent in early childhood education. These returns include reduced healthcare costs,
risk of teen pregnancy, incarceration rates, as well as increased academic success, economic mobility, workforce participation, and more. This matters to you, as few other investments have such high returns. First Chance for Children truly helps to improve the entire community for years to come, and you can help.
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

  • Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group

Gold Sponsor

  • First Chance for Children
The Crossing
3615 Southland Dr
Columbia, MO 65201-5426
Date/Time Information:
Doors Open: 7:00 a.m.
Program Begins: 7:20 a.m.
Contact Information:
Whitney Schieber
(573) 874-1132
$20 member registration
$25 non-member registration
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