Joining industry organizations can help your small business in a variety of ways. Most offer group discounts on industry-specific services, and others offer plenty of networking and group marketing opportunities. Some of these organizations are more general, while some have a specific niche. Below is a list of local and regional organizations that your small business should consider joining.
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Experience Columbus – Experience Columbus’ vision is to be the orchestrator of a unique, positive and unparalleled experience for any and all visitors to Columbus. Experience Columbus’ mission is to create, sell and market a customized “Columbus Experience” to visitors resulting in greater community prosperity and vitality through visitor spending.
For more information visit ExperienceColumbus.com.
Central Ohio Restaurants Association – Welcome to the Central Ohio Restaurant Association! We are proud to have been of service to Central Ohio restaurants since 1956. Our Mission is to promote a strong and innovative restaurant industry. Provide education, training, community involvement and networking events for our members. Enhance the industry’s image locally, regionally and nationally, through effective use of the media; proactive involvement in political issues and Ohio Restaurant
and National Restaurant Association affiliation.
For more information visit CentralOhioRestaurants.org.
Columbus Chamber – The Columbus Chamber’s mission is to lead and support economic growth and economic community development for the Greater Columbus community. We will achieve that mission through activities that benefit our members and attract new investment to Columbus. We buy for our 2,500 members, so you get our group discounts. Plus, we vet each benefit provider and pick the best, and that saves you time and money.
For more information visit Columbus.org.
Columbus Young Professionals Club – The CYP CLUB has nearly 12,000 members who are local YPs, young entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and more. At its heart, the CYP CLUB is about providing local career-minded young adults with opportunities to connect with each other and the opportunities throughout the Columbus area. We promote career and business networking, social interaction, community service, local culture, and athletic participation.
For more information visit www.cypclub.com.
The Small Business Beanstalk – The SBB is a local-first company that leverages connections of all types to support business and community growth. We use problem solving, networking, and relationship-building techniques to grow small businesses through a unique combination of matchmaking and concierge services. The SBB also connects local retail businesses to our Neighbors, a broad base of active consumers from all throughout the Columbus community. The SBB makes this easier with The SBB card, which provides discounts at independent retailers, restaurants and bars in neighborhoods throughout central Ohio. We believe there is real, fiscal value when local businesses support other local businesses and when consumers shop local.
For more information visit TheSBB.com.
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio – The Women’s Business Center of Ohio, powered by ECDI, will provide training, mentoring, access to resources, discounts, networking & more. Annual membership fee of $25.00. The Women’s Business Center of Ohio strives to assist women in connecting with resources that will help them start and grow their businesses. The WBC serves to fulfill the needs of women business owners both through providing services on site and through providing a networking hub where women can learn about other useful resources.
For more information visit Facebook/WomensBusinessCenterOhio.
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