Columbus Chamber Announces Additions to its Small Business Council

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

Columbus, OH (March 5, 2012) – The Columbus Chamber has announced the addition of six business owners to its Small Business Council, which consists of 24 small business experts who evaluate and provide counsel regarding issues impacting small business in the Columbus Region. In the past, the council has reviewed issues ranging from healthcare to transportation.

“Small businesses represent approximately 90 percent of our membership, so it’s vital to have access to and feedback from this key group of small business owners on an ongoing basis,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “The presence of the Small Business Council proves that small business has a big voice within the Columbus Region, and the addition of new members showcases the importance of bringing a fresh perspective to small business issues.” 

This year’s additions, who come from backgrounds ranging from online media to finance and logistics, include:

– Chris Bascom-Adams, president, Bascom & Adams Business Solutions

– Otto Beatty, III, co-owner, E.E. Ward/North American Van Lines

– Walker Evans, co-owner, The Metropreneur

– James B. Lane, director, GBQ Redbank Advisors

– Chip Quarrier, executive director, Hollingsworth Logistics Group

– Jeffrey A. Yeager, Esq., partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLC

Nominations for positions on the Small Business Council are received on an annual basis, usually in November and December. For more information on the Small Business Council, contact Somers Martin at 614.225.6919 or


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