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About Us

There's nothing stuffy about this Chamber. Founded by visionary business leaders in 1890, your chamber is future-focused, evolving alongside our members. Together, we create a more vibrant city.

Today, we continue a legacy of those forward-thinking business and community leaders who sought to create a fertile environment for business growth and personal success.

Our VISION

We are your primary resource for business success.

We foster an environment for:

• Business Growth
• Entrepreneurship
• Talent Attraction and Retention
• Innovation

Our MISSION

Business Thrives. Community Grows.

Supported by a committed board comprised of Chamber members and small but mighty staff, the Chamber's mission is to help business thrive so that our community grows.

22 Cindy Frey

Cindy Frey

President

Cindy Frey has more than 30 years' experience driving growth and visibility in leading corporate, nonprofit, government and educational organizations. She joined the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce as its president in 2013. She has called Columbus her home for 25 years.

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Crissy Riley

Membership Director

 

Crissy serves as our Membership Director. She has a background in marketing and sales and has been a a key member of our Chamber Ambassador program for years. Crissy's responsibilities will include all things membership.

 

22 Kami Adams

Kami Adams

Director of Operations and Finance

 

A 24-year veteran on the team, Kami manages every aspect of the Chamber's operations. She directs financial oversight for the Chamber and its Foundation, human resources programs for the Chamber and two partner organizations, as well as the Chamber's communications and event logistics.

22 Aubrey Smith

Aubrey Smith

Member Services Leader

 

Dan Nash

Dan nash

Director of Entrepreneurship

 

As the first point of contact, our member services leader ensures that our customers get the answers they need. She coordinates dozens of events and programs, including ambassador meetings, board meetings, ribbon cuttings, advocacy events, Speed Networking, Taking Care of Business and more.

As Director of Entrepreneurship, Dan is the first point of contact for start-ups, small businesses and tech endeavors. If you have an idea on a napkin, need help with funding or creating a business plan, reach out to Dan.

Board Members

JOHN SADTLER

Chair
SIHO Insurance Services

TARA JAMES

Past Chair
Breeden Commercial

JONAS HOWELL

Executive Committee Member
Centra Credit Union

NICK SPRAGUE

Executive Committee Member
Sprague Hotel Developers

MANDY WYANT

Executive Committee Member
Family Chiropractic and Wellness

CURT ATON

Noblitt Fabricating

MATT CAROTHERS

Northwestern Mutual - Greater Horizon

RYAN DAY

Cummins Inc

KELSEY DeCLUE

Columbus Regional Health

BRANDI LEGGE

White River Running Company

WAYNE De FREITAS

CinLee Services, LLC

DANIELLE NICKERSON

Toyota Material Handling

DR. KEVIN JONES

IUPUC

TYLER NICKERSON

First Financial Bank

CHAD PHILLIPS

Bartholomew Co. School Corporation

MICHELLE SCHAEFER

JCB

DONNA ZEH

Ivy Tech Community College

ASHLEY DIETER

Ex-Officio
Community Education Coalition

TONY LONDON

Ex-Officio
Bartholomew County Commissioners

JASON HESTER

Ex-Officio
Greater Columbus Economic Development

MISTY WEISENSTEINER

Ex-Officio
Columbus Area Visitors Center

JIM LIENHOOP

Ex-Officio
Mayor - City of Columbus