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upcoming events

12/04/2014 - Jingle! Jingle! Mix and Mingle After Hours at the Clarion

Held poolside at the Clarion, Chamber members mix and mingle at the holiday bash.

12/11/2014 - SPARK Columbus: Networking for Entrepreneurs

The Center for Business and Economic Development (CBED) at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus is partnering with the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce to host SPARK Columbus, a networking event for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, inventors, small business owners, young professionals, students, educators and others interested in start-up and new business ventures. 

When Dr. David Elwood, PhD. founded Elwood Consulting as a pre-employment survey business in 1980, he had no idea that it would evolve into one of the nation’s largest contingent employment providers, Elwood Staffing. Under the leadership of Dave and his three sons, Elwood Staffing now serves over 6,000 clients, employs nearly 1,000 corporate employees and places over 100,000 associates in jobs each year. The company is recognized as one of the 15 largest industrial staffing firms in the United States and is scheduled to reach $1 billion in sales by 2015.

The Elwoods will provide an overview of how Elwood Staffing started and grew to be the successful company it is today. 


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chamber resources

Free Start-Up Toolkit

Use SmallBizU, an online learning portal, to gain the knowledge you need to jump-start your company's growth. More than 50 hours of training at your fingertips 24/7. Members, call the Chamber for your free access code to the courses.


Business Consulting

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Columbus. Two outstanding organizations offer free one-on-one business counseling services to start-ups and existing business owners.


Fish Tank Wednesdays

It's where good ideas swim around. 

Join web designers, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs from 1 pm to 5 pm every Wednesday at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design (IUCA+D) at 310 Jackson Street.


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