Posts Tagged ‘Columbus Chamber of Commerce’

When Finding Qualified People Seems Hard, It’s Because It Is

When Finding Qualified People Seems Hard, It’s Because It Is
Finding qualified people for your open positions is hard – especially without a recruiting staff. An important distinction we need to realize: posting a position online is not recruiting, it’s posting a position online and hoping the right person sees it. Recruiting is a proactive stance to go out...
September 12th, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Columbus Chamber Accepting Nominations for 2015 Small Business Leader Awards

Columbus Chamber Accepting Nominations for 2015 Small Business Leader Awards
The Columbus Chamber is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Small Business Leader Awards. The award recognizes the best of the best leading local small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Small businesses that have substantiated success, increased sales, number of employees and contributions...
September 9th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Chamber Releases Small Business Workforce Survey Results

Columbus Chamber Releases Small Business Workforce Survey Results
Yesterday The Metropreneur took a big-picture look at what small businesses across the nation think about Columbus, and today’s feature takes a deeper look at what local owners think about the small-business workforce in Central Ohio through a survey conducted by the Columbus Chamber. Commissioned...
July 30th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

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