We are the hub for business connections
We’re the movers and the shakers in the Columbus business world. It’s our job to connect Columbus Chamber members with the resources they need to help their businesses thrive and make our community a better place. We recognize that our members sometimes need help navigating all of our services; we’re the savvy, business-minded go-getters that make that happen.
Meet the Membership Team
Somers Martin, Director, Small & Diverse Businesses
Business Background: Before working at the Columbus Chamber, Somers worked in a small business that was outcomes focused.
Member Approach: Somers works to discover the potential solutions and connect members to opportunities.
Business Background: Lorie uses her experiences from prior roles in non-profit leadership, where she specialized in areas like organizational growth strategies, account management and brand development, to guide the Chamber’s membership and retention efforts.
Member Approach: Lorie is passionate about getting to know the story of Chamber members and being their advocate. She is here as a resource to help businesses thrive in the Columbus region.
Ashley Bernatz, Member Resource Manager
Business Background: Ashley has experience working with both small and medium-sized businesses. She is a true believer in the power of networking and utilizes her connections to elevate our Chamber members.
Member Approach: Ashley knows the key to making her members successful is by listening to their needs and helping to identify the resources they may find the most beneficial.
Adrian Burns, Vertical Industry Specialist
Business Background: Prior to joining the Chamber team, Adrian owned his own business. Prior to that, Adrian was a business journalist.
Member Approach: Adrian is passionate about getting to know your business, value proposition and greatest opportunities and challenges. He will then work closely with you to help you thrive.
Business Background: Taylor has found immense success through networking and building a library of resources for her members.
Member Approach: Taylor takes a unique and proactive approach with each of her Chamber members, and she believes you deserve a tailored plan based on the needs of your business. Her goal is to go above and beyond your expectations and help your business thrive with confidence in all situations.