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Columbus Chamber and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Partner to Promote Environmental Sustainability

September 11th, 2019

Local partnership emphasizes composting at 96thAnnual Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast

COLUMBUS, OH, September 9, 2019 – The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will host its 96thAnnual Columbus Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast on September 26. The event will take place at Water’s Edge Park at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

Unique to this year’s event is a partnership between Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and the Columbus Chamber with support by the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to present #EverythingButTheBib, a campaign focused on ensuring all aspects of Clambake, sans bib, are environmentally friendly as possible.

“Last year’s Clambake was a resounding success,” said Don DePerro, president and CEO of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. “Partnering with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to work towards a zero-waste event elevates our mission as a highly environmentally conscious organization.”

The Chamber partnered with Jeni’s to support this initiative due to their dedication towards environmental sustainability in their scoop shops and through the production process of their products.

The evening will include two hours of dedicated networking time followed by a five-course meal complete with lobsters, clams and more. Complimentary beer and wine will be available to attendees, as well as samples from Roosters Wings and Watershed Distillery.

For more information on the 96thAnnual Columbus Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast please visit Registration is due by Sept. 20.


Chamber Members

Individual ticket – $125 each

Table of 8 – $1,000 per table

Feature Price: Three or more tables of 8 – $850 (savings of $450)

Chamber Non-members

Individual ticket – $165 each

Table of 8 – $1,300 per table

Feature Price: Three or more tables of 8 – $1,200 (savings of $300)

The 96thAnnual Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast is made possible by support from these and other partners:

Sedgwick | Sedgwick MCO | Columbia Gas of Ohio | Huntington | Medical Mutual | Cardinal Health | G&J Pepsi | Morgan Services, Inc. | White Castle | Yarrington Studio | Dispatch Media Group | Lamar | Heartland Bank | Heidelberg Distributing Company | Big Lots | Eldorado Scioto Downs

About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving over 1900 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 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Jeni Britton Bauer

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is a modern American ice cream company devoted to making the finest ice creams the world has ever known. Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2002 by James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Jeni Britton Bauer, Jeni’s has emerged over the past 15 years as the new standard by which all other ice creams (and ice cream companies) are judged. With Jeni in charge of all creative output—from the ice cream itself to all of the supporting details that enhance the experience of eating it—Jeni’s continues to make one-of-a-kind flavors with Direct and Fair Trade ingredients and super fresh milk from family dairy farms. Today, Jeni’s is a Certified B Corporation with 34 scoop shops, an online shop at, and distribution in top grocery stores across the country.”