BAH Becomes SGOG

“Business After Hours” is evolving.  The long-time traditional monthly events are changing to “Something Good on the Go” in 2018. SGOG events will tie to a community event or a member event when possible, but can be scheduled at a member’s request as a stand-alone event.  Just as Business After Hours, they will provide a platform for informal networking and …

Chamber Award Winners Announced

A couple weeks ago was the announcement of the Business Hall of Fame inductees, and this week the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the annual chamber award winners who will also be honored at the Business Hall of Fame Banquet. The Ovation Award for Outstanding Business or Professional Woman is presented to Lisa Kaslon by Ernst …

Annual Business Hall of Fame Banquet

The Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame will this year induct its 12th class of honorees on November 21st.  The Chamber is proud to announce the 2017 class of inductees:  Marie Froemel, Charles Wurdeman, and Robert Loshbaugh. Marie Froemel worked alongside her father in the family-owned jewelry store, Froemel Jewelry, which she later took over as manager. Mrs. Froemel contributed …

Vehicle Day ’17

Vehicle Day 2017 was held recently.  The annual event of the Chamber’s Drive for Five gives first graders the chance to experience vehicles they would not normally get to see or touch.  This begins the process to educate students on careers available in the Columbus area. Thank you to the following businesses that brought vehicles to Vehicle Day 2017: Cornhusker …

Shop Small This Holiday Season

Ready or not, the holidays are nearly upon us, and you know what that means…shopping! As always, the Chamber is doing our part to help promote local shopping. One of the main tangible ways we help to do that is by selling Columbus Bucks. What are Columbus Bucks? Columbus Bucks work like cash for shoppers and are available in $10 increments. …

Become A 2018 Hospitality Sponsor

Do you want to be a Hospitality Sponsor?  Chamber Hospitality Sponsors pay $100.  These funds go to provide coffee, water, and soda for meetings held at the Chamber.  The Hospitality Sponsor will then have a table in the Chamber board room where they can put up a promotional display for their business or organization.  Contact Sandie Fischer at sandief@megavision.com to …

Dream Team Ready

The Columbus Regional Dream It Do It “Dream Team” is ready to visit classrooms.  The team is comprised of young professionals in exciting STEM careers.  They typically talk for fifteen to twenty minutes about their career, how they chose it, educational requirements they needed to meet, opportunities that are available to them in the future, and what advice they would …

Active Shooter Training

Businesses and other organizations need to know how to deal with the unexpected before it happens.  The Columbus Area Chamber’s Drive for Five will present the next Supervisor Training on Active Shooter Situations on October 30th. Columbus Police Officer Brad Wangler will give information on response options and how to increase chances of survival.  He will cover how to plan …