Member Spotlight: OhioGuidestone

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 Brittany Hillyard, Advancement Coordinator

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.

OhioGuidestone builds resilient communities across Ohio, one individual at a time. Our services range from behavioral health treatment, to skill building programs, to prevention services, and more. We currently serve 32,000 clients with more than 140 services. By taking the time to understand our clients’ situations, we are able to address every facet of their troubles, weaving multiple services together to find the best solutions possible. Each service teaches clients about their own potential, whether it’s the ability to stay sober or to keep custody of their children, helping them achieve self-sufficiency.

We serve a range of counties around Columbus, and are always looking to expand our reach to help more individuals find the joy that comes with self-sufficiency.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.

OhioGuidestone provides pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success.

Our staff heal hearts, soothe souls, engage spirits, and expand the minds of individuals everywhere. They embody our values of faith, trust, courage, empowerment, wisdom, justice, hope and compassion as they pursue our mission to change lives step by step, person by person and neighborhood by neighborhood.

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

Engaging with business leaders around the community is invaluable to us. The Columbus Chamber networking events provide opportunities to create relationships, develop partnerships, and raise awareness of community needs in the Columbus area.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

OhioGuidestone is a trend leader in clinical treatment services. We forge the path for counseling and treatment services across the state to become more responsive and effective through our Applied Sciences department. Our extensive network of experts across the state refer to our research as well as that of their peers, innovating their approach to match the latest and most effective methodology.

What is your company culture like?

Each of our employees—from community workers to Executive Leadership—believes in our mission. We listen to each other and work collaboratively to identify solutions so that we can inspire lasting change in our communities. Our trusting and dedicated culture fosters employee satisfaction. In 2017, Columbus CEO even recognized OhioGuidestone as a top workplace.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

Successful employees at OhioGuidestone champion our mission every day with each decision they make regarding clients, partners, and communities. They are engaged, empowered, and advocate for OhioGuidestone. They do whatever it takes, going above and beyond, while maintaining the highest standards and ethics.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

The Columbus area has been special to OhioGuidestone since 2009, when we first established services in the area. We have found that within this thriving business community, there are strong philanthropic roots. OhioGuidestone works hand in hand with hundreds of community members, from business owners to volunteers, who want to help make the Columbus area a better place to live.

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