Once your business begins to thrive, it’s not uncommon to set your sights beyond the horizon and start thinking about growth. A common stumbling block for small businesses is they only think about going from “small” to “large” and...
It was around 7 p.m. on a Thursday evening. I was mired in phone calls that needed to be returned, emails that still needed to be written, a meeting agenda that needed developed, and I felt like I was...
Last year, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime wages for salaried employees which could affect the wages of up to five million Americans. The Columbus Chamber understands...
Hi- I'm Haley and data is my best friend. No, it's true. Since taking on the role of director of member services at the Columbus Chamber, I am now responsible for member engagement and retention, and I have spent hours...
You know the saying – “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Building a strong network is vital to your success. And, I’d like to note that a strong network of 800 friends on Facebook doesn’t count...
TRANSFORM, the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the continued success of Central Ohio’s business community and honor the leaders who are shaping its future. Nearly 1,500 of the area’s companies and thought leaders will...
Have you met someone that has changed the way you do business? Maybe you met through a mutual colleague, at an event, or while partnering with a company for philanthropic purposes. Making connections in the business community is essential...
Regulatory hurdles are a daily challenge for members of the business community, especially for small business owners. In fact, small businesses pay an average of $11,700 a year per employee in regulatory costs, which is nearly 20 percent higher than...

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