Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting 2016

  • When: February 11, 2016 at 7:00am - 9:15am
  • Where:

    Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand
    400 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Hosted By: Columbus Chamber
  • Event Type: Chamber  

Business is all about bold and risky moves. It’s about turning a defining moment into a dynamic moment. It’s about turning an important decision into an impactful decision. It’s about doing what’s best for the business, and sometimes that means pivoting to get results.

Whether it’s a rendering business changing to a real estate firm, or a trucking company evolving into a tech startup, the Columbus Chamber has seen successful businesses in Central Ohio fearlessly approach bold change. We recognize that many of Columbus’ business leaders make pivots in order to CC_AM16_Kvamme_Circle_OnWhite_1evolve their companies.  This year at our Annual Meeting, we will celebrate the ability for businesses and their leaders to maintain focus on their vision while navigating Central Ohio’s rapidly developing economic landscape.

The Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting 2016 will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand.

We are pleased to announce Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder & Partner, Drive Capital will join us as our featured guest.  In an interview hostedCC_AM16_Frommeyer_Circle_Transparent by Alex Frommeyer, Founder & CEO of Beam Dental, Kvamme will share insights into innovation and entrepreneurship and the economic engine that is the Midwest.

“It is exciting to have Mark as our featured guest this year,” says Columbus Chamber President & CEO, Michael Dalby.  “He has asserted himself as a thought-leader in innovative technology, healthcare, and consumer companies in the Midwest. We look forward to having him share insights on innovation and entrepreneurship with our members and guests.”

CC_AM16_Blom_Circle_OnWhite_1The 2016 Columbus Award, which annually recognizes outstanding business and community leadership, will be presented to David Blom, President and Chief Executive Officer of OhioHealth. Blom joins a legacy of Columbus leadership that began in 1964 with Jerrie Mock, Robert Lazarus Sr. and John W. Galbreath. (View the full Columbus Award Hall of Fame list here.)

In addition to the address by Mr. Kvamme, the event will provide valuable insights on how the Columbus Chamber helps businesses thrive and will honor the recipients of the prestigious Columbus Award and the Small Business Leader Award.

The 2016 Small Business Leader Award will recognize three finalists:

Tom Harris        HMB
Tim McCord      Danite Sign Co.
Leo Ruberto      Feazel

Individual tickets are $100 for members and $120 for non-member guests. Reserved tables of ten are available for purchase.


Doors Open:  7:00 a.m.

Full Breakfast and Networking:  7:30 a.m.

Program:  8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.


Members: Individual- $ 100.00 Each, Table of 10- $1,000.00 Each

Non-Member Guests Individual- $120.00 Each, Table of 10- $1,200.00 Each

RSVP by Thursday, February 4, 2015. Registration fees are considered non-refundable.


Battelle Grand
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Parking is available around the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Fees range from $5-8 per vehicle. Click here to view a parking map.


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