Robbie Banks Featured in Alive & Unedited

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Check out the feature in today's Alive! on the Chamber's Young Professionals' Manager Robbie Banks:

Robbie Banks (Photo courtesy of Columbus Alive!)
Attracting and retaining young professionals has been a hot topic among Columbus
leaders for several years, and the city's ability to nail down a strong
workforce will shape its future in coming years. One person devoted to that
project is Robbie Banks, an ambassador for the Columbus Chamber.

I was born and raised in Columbus. My whole life. I grew up on the South
Side, and then in high school we moved to Olde Towne East. I currently reside on
the South Side, the Children's Hospital area.

My job at the chamber is to wake up every day thinking of how to make
Columbus a stickier city for young talent. Our focus, since I've been here, has
been on retention in all aspects. You know the old saying, "It's much easier to
keep a customer happy than it is to attract a new one."

The key to success for anyone is building relationships.

I feel like this position was my calling. I feel like I'm a great advocate
and spokesperson for Columbus and why it's so great. I'm truly homegrown. I've
actually left Columbus, but not to live. I have left for vacations. [Laughs]

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