Columbus Chamber of Commerce Names Small Business Leader Award Finalists

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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Names Small Business Leader Award Finalists
Three Central Ohio entrepreneurs to be honored at Chamber Annual Meeting, Feb. 7

Columbus, OH – Dec. 11, 2018 — The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will recognize the recipient of the 2019 Small Business Leader Award at its Annual Meeting, Feb. 7.

Three finalists for the award have been selected through an extensive vetting process by a committee of judges who considered a number of nominations in the fall of 2018.

The Small Business Leader Award is well-known and respected in the Columbus community for recognizing a diverse range of qualities such as leadership, business excellence and contributions to the community in addition to factors like business size.

The 2019 finalists include:

Rachel Friedman, TENFOLD

Lori Kaiser, Kaiser Consulting

John Roush, Moo Moo Express Car Wash

“Virtually everything we do at the Columbus Chamber is aimed at supporting the small business community,” said Columbus Chamber President and CEO Don DePerro.

“Rachel, Lori and John epitomize what it takes to be a leader in the small business community, and we’re proud to honor their determination and tenacity.”

The Columbus Chamber has honored small business leaders in the region’s community for more than thirty years. Past recipients can be viewed in the Small Business Leader Award Hall of Fame and include Cameron Mitchell, Dwight Smith and Greg Ubert.

Registration for the Chamber’s 2019 Annual Meeting is open now.

Full event details and registration available at

Ticket Information
$135 – Individual Member Ticket
$1,000 – Member Table of 8

Doors open: 7 a.m.
Welcome and interactive networking showcase: 7 – 8 a.m.
Program and breakfast: 8 – 9:15 a.m.

The Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting is made possible by support from these and other partners:

Mount Carmel | Cardinal Health | CareWorks | CareWorksComp | Columbia Gas | Huntington | Medical Mutual | American Electric Power | The City of Columbus | Live Technologies! | Lamar Advertising | Yarrington Studios | Easy IT | Kaiser Consulting | Civilis Marketing | Blue Laser Digital | Improving | Two Men and a Truck |
Royal Document Destruction | Portfolio Creative
Current as of 12/10/18


About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving nearly 1,800 organizations throughout Central Ohio. The Chamber, founded in 1884, is committed to advancing a thriving Columbus Region and provides support in the areas of research, government affairs, marketing, education and workforce development.

About the Annual Meeting
The Columbus Chamber’s Annual Meeting is Central Ohio’s premiere event for the business community. Presenters include leaders from the Columbus Region’s leading companies each year, and the program honors innovation and service with the Columbus Award and Small Business Leader Award. The 2018 event drew more than 1,300 attendees from a myriad of industries.