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
January 29, 2013
Urban Meyer to Deliver Keynote Address at the Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting
What: The Columbus Chamber’s Annual Meeting, focusing on the theme “lead like a champion” – will stress how the Chamber’s model of providing connections, resources and solutions helps businesses thrive in the Columbus Region. The Chamber will also celebrate champions of the local business community and recognized the recipient of its 50th annual Columbus Award.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Doors open at 7 a.m. Breakfast and networking kick off at 7:30 a.m.; the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m.
The best time for media interviews is immediately following the program. Urban Meyer will not be available for interviews.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand, 400 N. High St.
Why: The Chamber will reemphasize its commitment as a resource to existing businesses in the region, and the recipient of the coveted Columbus Award, highlighting outstanding business and community outreach, will be announced.
Who: More than 1,300 business leaders from throughout the Columbus Region. Presenters will include: Michael Dalby, president and CEO of the Columbus Chamber; Bob Restrepo, president, chairman and CEO, State Auto Insurance Companies; Melissa Ingwersen, president, KeyBank Central Ohio District and Chairman, Columbus Chamber; Jeffry Sopp, CEO, Expesite; Gene Smith, associate vice president and director of athletics, The Ohio State University; and Urban Meyer, the event’s keynote speaker and head football coach at The Ohio State University.
Media Attendance: Media interested in covering the Annual Meeting are asked to RSVP in advance. Please contact Janelle Huelsman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614.383.1627 (office).
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is presented by State Auto Insurance Companies. Event sponsors and partners include Anthem – BlueCross BlueShield, CareWorks, CareWorks Consultants, Inc., American Electric Power Energy, Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services, the City of Columbus, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Proteam Solutions, Inc., Bartha, Columbus C.E.O Magazine, Mills James Creative Media, White Castle, Steptoe & Johnson, Leaderpromos.com, Morgan Linen Services, Inc., BakerHostetler, Oxford Consulting Group, Quick Solutions, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance Companies, FastSigns Westerville, Spinelli’s Deli and Stenger Creative. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.columbus.org/annualmeeting/. The hashtag for the event is #ccam13.
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.