For Immediate Release
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Michelle Bretscher, APR
Director, Marketing and Communication
January 31, 2012
Columbus Chamber Announces 2012 Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker
Columbus, OH (Jan. 23, 2012) – The Columbus Chamber has announced its 2012 Annual Meeting will take place February 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand. Full breakfast and networking kick off at 7:30 a.m., with the program running from 8 to 9 a.m.
The theme of the meeting will be “it starts with us” – emphasizing the organization’s intensified commitment to strengthening businesses in the Columbus Region.
“This is a new Columbus Chamber. Think of us as a connector or navigator helping to accelerate business,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO of the Columbus Chamber. “Our Annual Meeting will be a vibrant celebration, officially launching our new brand, new service-based approach to membership and new resources to help businesses thrive.”
Nancy Kramer, founder and chairman of Resource Interactive, will deliver the meeting’s keynote address.
“As we considered our theme, ‘it starts with us,’ we knew it was integral for our keynote speaker to be from right here in Central Ohio. Nancy Kramer represents one of the region’s greatest business successes, and we look forward to hearing her inspirations and insights,” Dalby said.
Kramer has built Resource Interactive into an award-winning, nationally recognized agency – both for its creative work and its unique culture. Her marketing experience and impact coincide with great moments in technology marketing history, from Apple as the agency’s first client to the first live streaming of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to the launch of Off The Wall – the first-ever fully integrated social commerce experience.
Additionally, “Historic Columbus – A Bicentennial History” – a commemorative history book showcasing Columbus’ past two centuries, in honor of the city’s bicentennial celebration – will be sold on-site at the Annual Meeting. Author and local historian Ed Lentz will be signing copies of the book, which retails for $49.95.
Tickets for this year’s Annual Meeting are $75 for individuals or $750 for a table of 10 (Columbus Chamber members) and $90 for individuals or $900 for a table of 10 (non members). Those interested in attending can register by visiting www.Columbus.org/annualmeeting and clicking on the “registration” tab under the event description.
About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber helps businesses thrive. It leads business growth, retention and expansion initiatives in the Columbus Region, enhances the business environment and delivers programs and services that enable its members to be more successful. To learn more about the Columbus Chamber, visit www.columbus.org.