Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: YMCA

April 13th, 2023

Member Spotlight by YMCA

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

The YMCA is the original social enterprise; we generate revenue through direct programs and services that fund other initiatives that build strong communities. Since its inception, the Y has created centers of community designed to nourish the spirit, mind and body while remaining flexible to meet the ever changing important and urgent needs of communities. In addition to health and wellness services, the Y also offers child care, supportive housing services, shelter services and programs (at no cost) beyond the walls of the Y to strengthen community.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

As one of the area’s leading nonprofits, the Y provides a safe and inclusive place for all people to reach their full potential. Any investment in the Y is an investment in your community. This includes membership, programs, child care, volunteer time and donations.

We keep a mission first attitude at the Y and stay centered by using our core values.

Mission: To serve the whole community through programs expressing Judeo-Christian principles to build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

Vision: Strong communities where all people reach their full potential. Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

We enjoy networking and being a part of the Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to connecting with more members and partnering too.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

The Y strives to deliver excellent programs and services to the communities we serve. Our expert staff continuously evaluate the needs of our neighbors and participate in ongoing education and training to best serve them.

What is your company culture like?

The Y is a diverse of staff working together for one goal: create strong communities where all people reach their full potential. The Y has a culture of passionate staff willing to help with whatever the needs may be. One of our favorite sayings is, “Many hands make light work.”

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

An employee that is always learning, growing, supported and informed is a successful employee.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Columbus is a really special place. It’s such a diverse city, rich with culture and experts in their field. Many industries are present here and value positive change in our communities. Partnership and collaboration is the way to move Columbus forward.

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