FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hope Cotter, Director of Marketing
Columbus Chamber of Commerce Announces its Second Elevate Cbus Cohort
Columbus, OH: The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its second cohort of Elevate Cbus, a member-exclusive professional development program.
Elevate Cbus is a six-month series which allows participants to master the business communication skills necessary to elevate themselves throughout their professional career.
“We are thrilled to continue the momentum with our second cohort of Elevate Cbus,” said Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber president and CEO. “This is a great opportunity for our Central Ohio business leaders to invest in their associates and the future of their organizations, a need that has never been greater.”
Elevate Cbus is operating as a virtual hybrid model this session in adherence with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. The program will be re-evaluated at a later date to consider implementing socially distanced sessions at venue host LA Catering.
“We’ve taken extra steps to ensure the safety of our participants while still maintaining the high quality experience of the program and we are proud to be able to offer development opportunities to our business community during this unique time,” said Taylor Exner, Senior Engagement Manager at the Columbus Chamber and Elevate Cbus coordinator.
Participants will have the chance to gather at a number of socially distanced networking meet ups in small groups for networking. All sessions will be led by Andrew Kingery, founder and CEO of White Stone Consulting and facilitator of Elevate Cbus.
Below are the businesses and individuals involved in the fall 2020 Elevate Cbus cohort:
AEP Kyle Vanderhoff
AEP Kellie Rhodebeck
Barnes & Thornburg Kevin O’Donnell Stanek
BakerHostetler Marissa Peirsol
Buckeye Interactive Taylor Cochran
Burns & McDonnell Gabe Smith
CareWorks Tracy Harvey
City Year Zandra Casto
Columbus Chamber Courtney West
Columbus Chamber Zakee Bashir
Columbus Urban League Christina Boulding
Columbus Urban League Lorenzo Brent
Columbus Urban League Rhonda Gaines
CoverMyMeds Meg Moorer
Danis Brandon Reese
Event Marketing Strategies Ellie Mruzek
GBQ Tobin Perrill
GREENCREST Chris Thornton
Heartland Bank Kailyn McComb
Heartland Bank Michael Amerine
HMB John Sohner
HMB Austin Moore
KeyBank Clay Daney
LifeCare Alliance David Imwalle
Messer Construction Andy Hoh
Miller Valentine Construction Amy Elsea
Motz Engineering Nora Miller
OhioHealth Kelli Robertson
Oswald William Grebenc
Palmer-Donavin Parker Cantwell
Performance Columbus Automotive Group Madeline Chilton
PNC John Flaherty
sparkspace Harris Atha-Simonton
Williams Lea Dwayne Penceal
Yard Solutions Quinn Schaller
For more information, visit Columbus.org/Elevate-Cbus or call (614)221-1321 and ask for more information on Elevate Cbus.
About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 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.