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University of Missouri Extension

  • A statewide network which helps businesses succeed in every stage from concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession through a variety of programs In addition to MU Extension offices, business counselors are based on each of the campuses of the University of Missouri and at other public higher education institutions throughout Missouri.
  • Business Development
    Programs include finance, innovations and product development, marketing and sales, succession planning, regulations – legal & taxes.

Internships, Personnel & Labor Resources

  • U.S. Depart of Labor
  • Missouri Department of Labor
  • HR Simple (contact the Chamber to borrow the most current printed publication of MO HR Manual)
  • Missouri Job Center (660) 530-5627
  • University of Central Missouri Career Services 660-543-4985
  • Missouri Intern Connect: Missouri Intern Connect exists to build a bridge between employers and tomorrow’s workforce.
  • University of Central Missouri Business Internships: The vision of the Harmon College Internship Office is to provide hands-on, applicable growth opportunities for Harmon College students to engage in their field of study and become the more hirable candidate through internships, class projects and networking opportunities.
  • University of Central Missouri marketing client projects. For more information contact Dr. Shannon McCarthy: smccarthy@ucmo.edu.
  • Hiring our Heroes
  • Missouri Apprentice Connect: Missouri Apprentice Connect is a free service from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This service gives employers — for the first time ever — a way to widely share apprenticeship opportunities and search for candidates in their region.
  • Recovery Friendly Workplace: It is estimated that addiction costs Missouri $34.5 million every day, and $12.5 billion in a year (MHA, 2016). Recovery Friendly Workplaces (RFWs) foster a workplace culture that promotes employee safety, health, and well-being through strategies that provide support for managers and employees, including reducing stigma and providing recovery resources related to the challenges surrounding substance use disorders.
  • University of Central Missouri Management Class: Leading and Guiding Change offers clients to do projects that include strategic planning, operations analysis, marketing plans, and other business-related needs that our clients may have. For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Jensen at jensen@ucmo.edu

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Leadership in Motion

Business Partner Awards

Business and Community Partner of the Year Awards

Since 2015 the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce has honored its business members with the Annual Business, Chamber member and Glazebrook Community Partner Awards. Award winners are chosen based on certain criteria to include the length of operation, community and chamber involvement, growth and job creation, accomplishments, and achievements. Award winners are presented at the Annual Awards & Social event. The Glazebrook Community Partner award winner is also recognized by being the Grand Marshall of the Annual Holiday Parade.

We are happy to announce 2021 winners include:

  • Business (less than 15 employees): Fairway Independent Mortgage Company
  • Business (15 and more employees): Warrensburg Christian School
  • Glazebrook Community Partner: Warrensburg Lions Club
  • Chamber Member: Suzy Latare
  • Young Professional: Jennie Snapp

For more information contact the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at 660 747-3168 or chamber@warrensburg.org

MLK Jr. Service Awards

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award & High School and Community Service Award
An integral part of the University of Central Missouri’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held each year in January is the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., High School Community Service 4 Award. These awards are presented jointly by the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the UCM Student Experience and Engagement Office at the monthly Chamber luncheon in January.

Nominees should possess one or all the qualities listed in the nomination
criteria below to be nominated for the award:

  • Humanitarianism: Exhibiting the ethic of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended impartially to all human beings by improving the quality of life of individuals or groups through actions that promote ethical standards for social reform and a demonstrated commitment to humanitarian activities and philanthropic endeavors.
  • Leadership: Evidence of actions that have led ethnically diverse groups toward a common goal that promotes positive change in the community and creates a sense of unity in a diverse community or organization.
  • Service: Selfless involvement in activities that provide a necessary service to a community or group of individuals.



CLIMB is an eleven-week program designed to encourage citizens in Johnson County to become involved in community affairs. This program improves the skills participants need in order to assume community leadership responsibilities.

Program Expectations: As a group, each CLIMB class is asked to organize a group fundraiser to benefit future CLIMB classes and a community involvement activity to benefit an area philanthropic or charitable organization. As an individual, each CLIMB participant is asked to make a one-year volunteer commitment with the philanthropic or charitable organization of his/her choice.

Chamber members can apply for a partial scholarship to attend CLIMB as long as they are a member in good standing

Registration Deadline: July 29th
Program Dates: August 17 – November 3
Cost: $350

Send questions to Stormy Taylor at 660-441-2458 or stormyrtayor@gmail.com



Manufacturing Day

The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce partners with Johnson County high school educators and several local manufacturers and businesses to host Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day is designed to show students, parents, educators, and their communities, that manufacturing in the 21 st century is often clean, high tech, fast paced and involves the production of advanced products that we use every day.
For more information about Manufacturing Day in Warrensburg, Missouri please contact the Chamber office at 660-747-3168 or email chamber@warrensburg.org.