Member Spotlight: A Kid Again

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 Chris Elliott, Executive Director, Central Ohio Chapter

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

A Kid Again provides ongoing hope for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Throughout the year, A Kid Again provides Adventures that enable kids to get out of the hospital, forget about being sick and just be A Kid Again.

Children arrive at Adventures with their eyes full of wonder for what will come next. They hurry their siblings and parents along to their favorite ride, see their favorite animal, get to their seats, or visit with Santa. All the while, their sense of curiosity, their smiles, and their laughter mask the pain of ongoing treatments endured when battling a life-threatening illness.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.

A Kid Again fosters hope, happiness and healing for families raising children with life-threatening illnesses.

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

We are looking forward to attending and networking at Columbus Chamber events with members would strive to make an impact in the community.

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

In regards to trends in the nonprofit industry, we often meet with others at conferences or one-on-one to discuss different topics and/or trends we are noticing in the community.

What is your company culture like?

A Kid Again has a FUN culture – after all we have to think how children think to create fun ongoing Adventures.

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

To be successful at A Kid Again, you have to be ready to “start over” every month, yet continue to move forward to best serve our families.  Every month in Central Ohio we provide a new ADVENTURE for our families, this provides anticipation, participation, and memories.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Columbus is filled with individuals who are striving to make the community better; therefore, it is the ideal place for A Kid Again to be located. In addition to the incredible people striving to make a difference, we are continuously inspired by families who spread countless hours receiving treatments in our backyard.

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