Better Than Before 102: Don’t Be A Company Culture Copycat


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Matt McCormick, President and CEO of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, on the importance of your local chamber.

Segment 1:Tony Richards shares some of his daily readings with producers

02:00 – Welcome to Better than Before

05:30 – Technology in Gene Therapy

08:00 – 3D Printed Housing

11:00 – Technology for Cancer Screening

Segment 2: Matt McCormick, President and CEO of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, joins us as today’s featured guest

14:00 – Guest Background

19:00 – Being active in the Chamber Community

21:30 – Impacts of the Chamber on a Community

24:30 – Three big priorities for the year

26:30 – Impacts of the Chamber on Small Businesses

29:30 – Chamber Leadership Programs

32:30 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions for Matt

Segment 3:Tony Richards explains the importance of company culture and what it means to be a ‘Culture Copycat’

37:00 – Southwest Airlines as a Culture Exemplar

42:30 – The Importance of Company Culture

44:00 – Being a Culture Copycat doesn’t work

About the Guest

Matt McCormick is the President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, located in Columbia, MO. With almost 20 years tenure in the chamber industry, Mr. McCormick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to organizations and individuals utilizing his professional experience to strengthen business entrepreneurs and executives seeking success.

Small businesses rely on a chamber as a resource center and to help them build their network - @MattRMccormick

Resources Mentioned

Doctors perform gene therapy treatment on boy with inherited blindness
This 3D Printed House Goes Up in a Day for Under $10,000
‘Tractor beam’ sensor could find cancer in blood
Southwest CEO Says All You Need Is LUV

Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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