Posts Tagged ‘Columbus Chamber of Commerce’

What Do I Need to Know About Certification? Nine Questions to Determine Your Eligibility

What Do I Need to Know About Certification? Nine Questions to Determine Your Eligibility
Certification is a topic that interests – and confuses – many entrepreneurs. I recently spoke with the owner of a two-month-old business who wanted to use the distinction of being a minority- and woman-owned company to pursue some local business opportunities. She was quite surprised when...
July 11th, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Annual Franklin County Retail Summit Slated for July 11

Annual Franklin County Retail Summit Slated for July 11
The annual Franklin County Retail Summit is slated for July 11, 2014 at the Renaissance Downtown Columbus. Presented by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Columbus Chamber, the breakfast event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and will feature the reveal of the 2014 Franklin County Retail Report...
June 25th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Entrepreneurship: It’s in Your Hands

Entrepreneurship: It’s in Your Hands
I talk and work with entrepreneurs on a daily basis in my role at the Columbus Chamber. Whether talking to someone on the phone or meeting face-to-face, the questions tend to be the same. How do I get started? Is there funding available to support by business? How do I become a certified business and...
May 13th, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Columbus Chamber Celebrates 130 Years

Columbus Chamber Celebrates 130 Years
The Columbus Chamber has been around for awhile — 130 years to be exact. The organization will be celebrating this milestone this Spring with a special recognition from City Council and with a staff volunteer day at the Junior Achievement of Central Ohio’s JA BizTown. “As we mark 130 years,...
April 23rd, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection
Every day I meet with businesses of varying sizes, industries, structures and challenges. As with most things, there is no easy button for the challenges our member businesses face, but the Columbus Chamber can help. I’d like to share one of our favorite success stories, which involves connecting two...
February 21st, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Columbus Chamber to hold Annual Meeting on February 5

Columbus Chamber to hold Annual Meeting on February 5
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, February 5th from 7:00 – 9:15 a.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. with networking time until breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Programming starts at 8:00 am and will feature...
January 13th, 2014 | Local Events, Upcoming Events | Read More

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the kind of revenue that moves the economy forward. Somers L. Martin, director of business...
December 20th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Diversity Bridge: Empowering Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business

Diversity Bridge: Empowering Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business
Businesses that are women- or minority-owned have the opportunity to tap into a number of public and private sector programs. Corporations, the federal government, state agencies all want to do business with these enterprises. If you are a woman- or minority-owned company that might be considering the...
October 18th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More