Chamber News

Columbus Chamber of Commerce Announces New Awards & Recipients

February 13th, 2024

As your Columbus Chamber continues to grow, it is essential to acknowledge the diverse ways in which various organizations actively participate in our Chamber and contribute to the vibrancy of our business community. In line with this growth, we’re excited to announce an expansion of our awards program for 2024 and beyond!

Nonprofit Visionary Award

The Nonprofit Visionary Award recognizes the remarkable efforts of an individual who has made a significant positive impact on the community through their nonprofit organization work. These dedicated individuals continue to devote themselves to their cause, and their outstanding contributions deserve recognition.

Congratulations to our first non-profit visionary award winner, Anthony Murphy, Lead the Way Learning Academy.

Nonprofit Visionary Award

Anthony Murphy, Lead the Way Learning Academy

Chamber Champion Award

The Chamber Champion honors an individual who has served, or currently serves, on one of our councils or committees. This individual has dedicated their time to helping the Chamber and promoting the work we do for the Columbus business community at large.

Please congratulate our first Chamber Champion award winner, Paul O’Connor of Besa.

Chamber Champion Award

Paul O’Connor, Besa

Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award highlights the success, dedication, and presence of a young professional in the Columbus Region business community. This individual has made great strides in their professional development and is set to become a key player in the business community.

Congratulations to our first Emerging Leader award winner, Marshall Troxell with the City of Columbus Office of the Mayor.

Emerging Leader Award

Marshall Troxell, City of Columbus Office of the Mayor

Community Partner Award

Community Partner Award acknowledges the support a business offers to fellow businesses through sponsorships, mentorship, and strategic partnerships. The recognition is well-deserved for the pivotal role this business plays in the success of the Columbus region’s business community.

Congratulations to our first Community Partner Large Business award winner, Columbus Urban League/Minority Business Assistance Centers.

Community Partner Award
Large Business

Columbus Urban League/Minority Business Assistance Centers

Community Partner Award
Small Business

The White Stone Consulting Group

For more information on the Columbus Chamber Awards, visit

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving more than 2,300 organizations throughout the Columbus Region. The Columbus Chamber, founded in 1884, is committed to advancing a thriving business community and provides support in the areas of research, government affairs, marketing, diversity, equity, inclusion and access, education, and talent and workforce development. Learn more: