Join the Chamber for the third Quarterly Membership Breakfast of the 2020-2021 program year! The event will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 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 Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center) will be limited to 200 guests and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for in-person attendance will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. Walk-in registration will NOT be available. Anyone not able to attend in person may register to attend the event virtually via our exclusive live streaming link. Regardless of how you choose to attend, we hope that you will not miss out on joining us for this quarterly Chamber event!
April 6, 2021 - QMB Agenda:
Doors open for in-person check in and breakfast
Livestream link opens for virtual attendees to join
Welcome, by Zimmer Communications
Gold Sponsor presentation, by Shelter Insurance Companies
Recognition of Junior Leadership Columbia Class of 2021
Small Business of the Year Finalist Reveal
Door Prize Drawing
Community Update: Non-Profit Year in Review
Minute at the Mic
$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.
In order to comply with updated City/County, Chamber and CDC guidelines amid COVID-19, some of the logistics for this event will look different from previous years. While these changes are not ideal, 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. These rules will be enforced regardless of an individual's vaccination status in an effort to protect high-risk/vulnerable individuals who may be in attendance. 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.
Stable table groups will be in place. In-person attendees will be allowed to pick their own seat when they arrive and will be asked to remain in that seat throughout the entire event. Guests will also be required to complete a 'sign-in' sheet at their tables, so we can document who guests were sitting with during the event. These sheets will be used if contact tracing is necessary.
All attendees must be on the guest list prior to the event. We are required 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 an in-person seat is April 1.
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 Shelter Insurance Companies; Printing Sponsor Columbia Printing and Sign; Door Prize Sponsor Les Bourgeois Vineyards
A Message from our Gold Sponsor, Shelter Insurance Companies:
Thank you to those who attended the April 6th Quarterly Membership Breakfast and helped Shelter Insurance® celebrate our diamond anniversary. It’s a wonderful time to be part of the Shelter family and we plan to celebrate our accomplishments throughout the year. We’ll also continue to focus on strengthening our companies and building for the future. We value our mid-Missouri roots and the communities where we live and work and look forward to continuing our long history of volunteer efforts.
75 years ago a new insurance company was taking its proverbial first steps – and today the group of companies we have built stand strong and proud, providing protection to customers around the world. Shelter provides auto, home, life, business and farm insurance to customers in 15 states, and our award-winning customer service is one of the main reasons we continue to grow. Our subsidiary companies – Haulers Insurance, AmShield Insurance® and Say Insurance® have stretched our operating territory from coast to coast and with these companies, we’re doing business in 21 states. Shelter Reinsurance now provides services in 60 countries around the world. Thanks to the hard work and innovative ideas from our 4200 agents and employees, the Shelter Insurance group of companies is poised for continued success.
We’ve created a special web page for the celebration – ShelterInsurance.com/75thanniversary. Please enjoy our anniversary video and booklet as well as a timeline of our history. We want to use this celebration to thank our employees, agents, vendors and members of the Columbia community for your support. You are helping us build a bright future for the next 75 years and beyond!