Member Spotlight: Digital Buckeye

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

Member Spotlight by Tamara Peak, Marketing Director

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services
Digital Buckeye is a software development firm that specializes in safety and training in the workplace. By utilizing Virtual Reality platforms, as well as training modules, we create environments specific to our client’s needs. Our expertise is in compliance-driven areas including new hire, job specific, and overall safety and productivity training.

Digital Buckeye created dB forms, a cloud-based product that eliminates paper use, is environmentally friendly, and reduces time management issues for multifunctional businesses. We partner with companies to eliminate data overload and disconnected systems.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values
Our diverse work force at Digital Buckeye embraces our passion and creativity for developing software. We partner with our clients to find solutions.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
Networking events

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
We at Digital Buckeye realize that our field changes daily. The Columbus Dispatch and Columbus Business First provide us with a wealth of information on business trends. Being members of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Marion Chamber gives us networking opportunities to be successful in today’s market. The chambers also exposes us to educational workshops and conventions. With the escalation of Virtual Reality and associated technology, we scour the internet to stay informed. Being champions of safety, the OSHA website helps us understand the challenges of our clients. Following technology pioneers on social media gives insight into what is happening next.

What is your company culture like?
Communication is the key and we encourage direct communication. Daily stand ups keep each other abreast with what is happening. Our office walls are painted with a whiteboard paint so all partners see our company goals, clients, and future projects/projections. We engage in team building projects both in and out of the office. We hold each other accountable not only on our company goals, but our personal goals too.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?
A successful employee would be motivated, determined, and passionate about our business. They would understand the value in researching our clients so we can take a proactive approach in meeting their needs. They must possess an open mind on others ideas and have a strategic mindset on future goals.
What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
Columbus has so many positive things going for it. There are many types of industries as well as entrepreneurial promotion and possibilities due to its central location. It is affordable with a 9-10 percent growth rate. Columbus has one of the highest concentrations of college students in the United States which in turn leads to a diverse workforce. We can not think of better reasons to start a business in Columbus, Ohio. With growth and activity comes opportunity.

What pieces of advice have you found to be the most helpful since starting your career? Know your customer and keep it simple. Do not overload them with decisions.

How do you achieve a work/life balance?
Working out at the gym or walking. Plan outings with my family on the weekends.

Where is your favorite place to have a meeting outside the office
Gallos


Social Media
Twitter: Twitter.com/DigitalBuckeye
LinkedIn: Tamara Peak
Website: digitalbuckeye.com