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11/12/2015 - Economic Outlook Breakfast

A not-to-be-missed event. Learn from esteemed members of the Indiana University faculty as they predict the 2016 economic forecast,

This is event is a partnership between Indiana University Purdue University and the Chamber. 

11/12/2015 - SPARK Columbus: Amit Patel

Amit Patel was raised in Columbus.  After college and grad school, he opened the Dental Solutions practice with a partner. Then he razed the Knights Inn - which his family operated for many years - to build the new La Quinta Inn & Suites.  Next, he co-developed the Jimmy John's franchise restaurant.  He has added to his holdings a private equity firm, multiple hotels, a second sandwich shop, and a Smashburger, the first in Indiana, in Hamilton County.

Amit Patel is 33 years old.

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

11/18/2015 - Chamber Launch featuring Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and John Wechsler, Founder of Launch Fishers

The entire membership is invited to the "Open Board Meeting."  Learn how the city of Fishers fostered innovation-driven businesses through a series of public private partnerships. Indianapolis Business Journal columnist John Ketzenberger moderates a conversation with serial tech entrepreneur John Wechsler and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. 

Launch Fishers is a launch pad for high-potential enterprises located in Fishers, Indiana. Created by John Wechsler in conjunction with the Town of Fishers in 2012, Launch Fishers has grown to more than 500 members in a wide array of industries and ranging from startup to expansion-stage companies.  It will soon move to a newer, larger space. 




October 29, 2015  -  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Commons

Savor a Taste of Columbus, featuring food and beverage samplings from 30 local restaurants.This is a 21 and over event.

Click here for a full list of participating eateries and watering holes. 

CLICK to order your $20 ticket before October 25. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and White River Broadcasting.

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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.


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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