For Immediate Release
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.
To arrange an interview with a member of the Columbus Chamber team, contact:
Michelle Bretscher, APR
Director, Marketing and Communication
August 28, 2012
Mark Kvamme to Deliver Keynote Address at Columbus Chamber's Business Summit
JobsOhio chief to focus on entrepreneurship, building a business in the region
Columbus, OH – The Columbus Chamber today announced that Mark Kvamme, president and interim chief investment officer for JobsOhio, will deliver the keynote address at its Business Summit November 13.
JobsOhio is the private, nonprofit organization established by Governor John Kasich and the Ohio legislature to lead the state’s job creation and economic development efforts.
Kvamme, a successful venture capitalist before joining JobsOhio, is slated to focus his speech on the importance of entrepreneurship and building a business in the Columbus Region.
“Ninety percent of our membership is made up of businesses with fewer than 500 full-time employees, including entrepreneurs and start-up ventures, so it’s only fitting that we dedicate the Business Summit to this audience,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “Mark Kvamme lives and breathes in the world of economic development every day, so his insights will be invaluable.”
The Columbus Chamber Business Summit will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. The morning portion will include business-critical discussions from panels of experts during two high-impact, interactive morning panel discussions on the topics of entrepreneurship and branding. During the luncheon, Kvamme will deliver his keynote address and the Chamber will recognize the region’s best with the Summit awards. Finalists for each category will be announced in October.
Tickets for the event, including the morning sessions and luncheon award program, are $75 and are available at columbus.org/businesssummit.
The event continues the Chamber’s tradition of the Small Business Forum and Leader Awards and the organization’s long history of supporting and honoring the business community.
The Columbus Chamber Business Summit is Presented by Commerce National Bank with Presenting Partner Columbus C.E.O. Magazine and Honorary Chair Mike Rosati. The event receives support from AEP Energy, Big Lots, the City of Columbus, State Auto Insurance Companies, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and award sponsors OhioHealth and Oxford Consulting.
About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive. Founded nearly 130 years ago, the Columbus Chamber has evolved to become the largest business services organization and primary advocate for the Columbus Region business community. Leveraging a customized, consultative approach to support members that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, the Columbus Chamber is helping to grow the Columbus Region economy one business at a time. For more information visit columbus.org.