Local and state legislation affecting business is monitored and lobbied for/against by committees, task forces and Chamber staff. Your interests are being protected on such issues as transportation, health care, the environment, insurance, and more. We also meet regularly with our state and local elected officials to provide our annual Legislative Agenda for Business, direct input from the business community on issues of importance.
The Chamber works to improve the quality of life in the region. The initiative is helping ensure the region has economic prosperity, higher-paying jobs, and the skilled workforce required by area businesses for decades to come.
The Chamber aids the economic growth of the community by attracting new residents and supporting the recruitment of new business.
Beginning with Member Briefings, where you are introduced to networking possibilities, the Chamber offers ways to make contacts with other members through socials, expos, conferences, committee meetings, and special events.
We receive thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services in the Metro Columbus area and we refer our members.
Marketing Your Business
Member businesses receive a listing in our online membership directory and announcements of new and renewing members are made in our weekly email newsletter. Numerous marketing opportunities are available through sponsorship of Chamber events, purchase of advertising space in Chamber publications, or through more creative methods like hosting a social networking event.
Business-to-business expos are conducted twice a year which allow members to market their products and services to other Chamber members and the community.
Training and Education
On average, the Chamber offers 8-10 free seminars on a wide range of business topics throughout the year, from marketing and healthcare to IT and a safe workplace.
A Membership That’s Right For You
Because our members range from sole proprietors to global corporations, and have varying needs from their Chamber membership, we have developed a tiered membership structure that offers a wide range of possibilities.