January 07, 2014
New year brings 175 reasons for Chamber to celebrate
The calendar has turned to 2014, but it's anything but just another year for your Chamber. This year marks our 175th anniversary and we are going to celebrate in style. Here's just a few examples of what to look for this year:
- A 175th anniversary-themed Chamber float in this year's Reds Opening Day Parade
- A special anniversary edition of our Business Connections membership directory, published in partnership with Cincy Magazine, delivered to your mailbox very soon, complete with anniversary messages from our member businesses
- Articles highlighting Chamber history and photographs featured in the Business Courier and on cincinnatichamber.com
- American Chamber of Commerce Executives hosting their national convention in Cincinnati August 12-15. The convention will mark the organization's 100th year, and Cincinnati was the site of their first meeting in 1914. Nearly 1,500 are expected to come to Cincinnati for the convention.
We know we aren't the only ones celebrating. Is you business also marking an anniversary this year? From 50 years to 5 years, let us now, we would love to share your good news. Submit your 2014 anniversary information here. While you are there, tell us what the Chamber has done for you and your business. The first 175 stories will be published, and featured here in Currents throughout the year. Plus, you will be eligible to win a free photo and profile on the website.
Need an example of what to write? It's easy, here's another submission from Ingage Partners, a 2013 winner in our Small Business Excellence Awards:
Ingage Partners began as an IT and Management Consulting firm in 2011 in a down economy, but quickly made becoming a Chamber member a priority. Providing information technology and management consulting services the company saw 60% revenue growth just a year after joining the Chamber.
"A unique message for Ingage is that it is Cincinnati's first Certified B Corporation. A B Corporation is a for-profit business which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems," said Lisa Kaminski, Talent Engagement Manager for Ingage Partners. "By taking advantage of the many programs offered by the Chamber, like the Small BusinessAdvisory Council and a number of Business Awards, Ingage has been able to spread the word about B Corporations and our business. The visibility and credibility through this recognition cannot be measured. Suffice to say, Ingage Partners sees the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as a strong partner," she added.