C-Change and Cincy Next: How to Apply

Applications for the C-Change and Cincy Next programs are open.

Applications for the Cincinnati Chamber’s Cincy Next and C-Change are open September 24, 2021-November 5, 2021. 


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Please read ALL of the following helpful tips before proceeding to the online application.

  • Chamber Login. Please note that after clicking APPLY NOW on Cincy Next or C-Change pages, you will be directed to a page to either login to your INDIVIDUAL Chamber account or to create an account.

  • Company Information. On the first page of the application, your company’s information will display. Please review for accuracy.
  • If the information is accurate, proceed with application.
  • If the information is inaccurate, please contact the Chamber (members@cincinnatichamber.com) with any updates. Note: changes in this section are not required to proceed with application. This is optional.
  • Application Long Responses. There are a series of long-form questions with character limits on the online application. Note the questions for Cincy Next and C-Change are not the same. Please download, complete, and save this document (found at Cincy Next or C-Change pages) with your question answers to your computer the following long form questions in advance of starting the application to eliminate loss of work.
  • Text boxes time out after 60-minutes. Please press return, tab, or click out of text box to save your progress. Green check mark will flash to confirm response autosaved.*
  • Each question must be answered fully to be considered complete.
  • When answering questions, bring your true and authentic self to your answers. This is your opportunity to show who you are. 
  • Grants. There are a limited number of partial grants available. To be considered for a grant, please indicate this on the application, including how much and reason (self-pay, nonprofit, etc.). 

  • Reference. Application will ask you to provide a character reference and contact information (preferably not a relative). In addition to sharing this information, you must download the reference form found at Cincy Next or C-Change and send to your reference. They then need to return completed form to applications@cincinnatichamber.com by the November 5th, 2021 application deadline. 
  • Headshot. For an application to be considered complete, email your color headshot to applications@cincinnatichamber.com. The file size should be 300 dpi and should not exceed 5MB. Please title image with Last Name, First Name, Program name (Cincy Next or CChange). 

  • Application Fee. The last step will be to submit payment for the $50 non-refundable application fee via credit card. This is required to complete the application.

  • Saving Application. Application will automatically save one you press return, tab, or click out of text box. Look for green check mark to flash. To re-access application, log in and go to “My Account” then “Programs & Awards,” and click on your application.

  • Next Steps.  Once the application period closes, the review committee will review applications. Application responses will be emailed to applicants in December 2021 and January 2022. 

    For questions (application or otherwise), please reach out to Andrea Mersmann at amersmann@cincinnatichamber.com 

Select Program to Start Application - APPLICATIONS WILL BE LIVE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

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