This year, the Columbia Community Foundation is celebrating its 10th year. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce played a significant role in helping to create the Foundation. By anyone’s measurement system, the little foundation that we helped start has done this Chamber proud. No scandals and substantial reinvestment into the community without any self-dealing. The Chamber would like to use some of its existing funds to mark this special occasion. We challenge the community to donate to this great organization. Any funds that are donated via this link (https://www.gofundme.com/foundations-10th-anniversary), the Chamber is ready to match. This community is a great one to be a part of. Let's show our support to this great town by donating to a great cause! For more information about the Foundation, visit http://www.columbiacommunityfoundation.org/.
COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Serving Eastern Lorain County
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has a mission to support the growth of businesses, strengthen the local economy and industry within Columbia Township and surrounding areas located in Eastern Lorain County. Over the past four years the Columbia Chamber of Commerce has given back to the community by creating this website, sponsoring the Columbia Homecoming Festival, published & distributed a community guide and provided scholarships to graduating seniors.
The Columbia Chamber was recently honored to carry on the legacy of the Columbia Kiwanis organization that disbanded in October of 2007. The chamber will keep most of their projects going like the Columbia Antique Engine Show and Holiday Tree Lighting, and through their generous donation, the Chamber promised to keep their legacy alive through the creation of the Columbia Community Foundation and it's scholarship program.
Funding: The Chamber is a private organization funded primarily by dues paid by member businesses and community donations. It is not a government agency and receives no tax dollars. It is a registered 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
Membership: Membership is open to all businesses and individuals that maintain a voluntary annual dues investment. The benefits of membership include networking opportunities, community involvement, image enhancement, political advocacy, information access, numerous discounts and benefits and heightened credibility.
Vision: To be the advocate for business in Eastern Lorain County.
Mission: To strengthen, enhance, and protect business in Eastern Lorain County.
Values: Leadership, excellence, integrity, and innovation.
Promote a strong local economy.
Provide opportunities for relationship building.
Deliver programs to help businesses grow.
Represent and advocate on behalf of business.
Enhance commerce through community stewardship.
Organization: The Chamber is an organization of business leaders who work to improve their community and the area's business climate. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the Chamber. The effectiveness of the Chamber is entirely dependent on member support and involvement.
Community Involvement: The Chamber strengthens the community by identifying needs, problems, and opportunities. It then develops programs to solve those problems and satisfy the needs. Committees of volunteers from member organizations help the Chamber implement and achieve its goals. The Chamber regularly reviews its programs, goals, and results to bring about a healthier climate in which business and the community grows and prospers.
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