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08/01/2015 - REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: Venture Awards Nominations

We need your help in selecting the award winners for: 

+Most Innovative Business
+New and Emerging Business

+Entrepreneur of the Year 
+Small Business Advocate

Nominations accepted until August 7th. Self-nominations are welcome as well as peer nominations.
Click Here to Submit Nominations.

A venture is defined as a risky or daring journey or undertaking.  We will hold the second Venture Awards on September 10. It will be a celebration of those who dare to venture into the unmapped territory of entrepreneurship. More event details coming soon!

The Venture Awards are sponsored by MainSource Bank.


08/27/2015 - SPARK Columbus: Networking for Entrepreneurs with 240sweet

While working as caterers, Samantha Aulick and Alexa Lemley, used gourmet marshmallows to gain the attention of prospective customers. The marshmallows developed an instant and loyal following. 240sweet was born. 

Through guerilla marketing efforts, the company’s treats have been featured in national magazines like Oprah, Real Simple and Martha Stewart's Living.  In 2015, the team will launch an artisan distillery entitled 176 spirits.  This will join the business portfolio that includes Artisan Foodworks Catering and Artisan Foodworks Market. 

This program is a partnership with IUPUC's Center for Business and Economic Development. The 2015 SPARK Series is sponsored by JCB.



Join the AMAZING RACE on July 25! All young professionals and interns are invited to enter this challeng.  You'll meet new people, learn more about this community and have fun doing it.

The Columbus Young Professionals are committeed to help young professionals navigate the world of life, work, and the community.  Learn more about this dynamic organization.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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SmallBizU - A Free 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 Coworking Site

It's where good ideas swim around. 

The Chamber is developing a 24/7 coworking space for entrepreneurs. 


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