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What’s happening at the Columbus Chamber and with our members? In this section you will find a complete catalog of our recent and archived press releases.
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Michelle Bretscher, APR
Director, Marketing and Communication
January 12, 2012
Columbus Chamber Offers Historic Book to Commemorate City's Bicentennial
Columbus, OH (Jan. 12, 2012) – Just in time to celebrate the city’s bicentennial, the Columbus Chamber announced that “Historic Columbus – A Bicentennial History,” a commemorative history book showcasing Columbus’ past two centuries, is available for purchase. The 200-page coffee table book, published in partnership with the city of Columbus, retails for $49.95.
“We’re proud to help celebrate the city’s rich history and showcase 200 years of business achievements that have shaped the Columbus Region into the regional economic development center it is today,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “The Chamber has been a major driver in the region since 1884, and we hope to continue our commitment to local businesses for years to come.”
Written by local historian and educator, Ed Lentz, “Historic Columbus” contains hundreds of photographs, illustrations, maps and other images, many of which have never before been in print. Also included is a “Sharing The Heritage” section, chronicling the histories of many of Columbus’ leading corporations and organizations that have played a role in the development and economic strength of the city.
In addition to being available at shop.200Columbus.com, the book is being sold on-site at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Feb. 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand. Lentz, who teaches Ohio history at several local colleges and universities and has studied the history of central Ohio for the past 40 years, will be signing copies of the book at the event.
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.