EmpowerUS | Business Council

Be the voice of businesses in the Columbus Region. 

EmpowerUS | Business Council provides supplier diversity ecosystem navigation support to businesses in the Columbus Region. 

Our Mission:

To empower businesses to thrive by providing strategic support, resources, and advocacy that pave the way for their success.

Our Vision:

To create an environment where businesses not only survive but also flourish, contributing to a vibrant and equitable economic ecosystem through collaboration, education, and strategic partnerships

The EmpowerUs Business Advisory Council will execute a strategic action plan focused on the following solutions to address business owners’ unique needs and challenges. 

  • Networking and Learning Opportunities for knowledge exchange, development, and growth
  • Business Resource Center with tools focused on business planning, marketing, access to capital, and industry-specific data
  • Connections to corporate and government procurement officers ready to make deals with businesses
  • Recognition of the achievements and contributions of businesses and organizations with stellar supplier diversity practices

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Sherrice Sledge Thomas, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access, at sherricethomas@columbus.org.

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