As the only organization dedicated to selling and marketing Columbus to visitors, Experience Columbus has the professional expertise to help you access the $7.8 billion visitor industry in Central Ohio. Becoming a member of Experience Columbus is an investment in the growth of your business. Members enjoy unprecedented contact with other member businesses to market locally. And with exclusive access to meeting planners who are bringing their groups to Columbus, members can market their services to meeting attendees. Watch Video
Grow Your Business Expo 11-11-2014 thru 11-11-2014
Expand your network and generate new business leads at the Grow Your Business Expo, presented by Columbus Business First and Experience Columbus.
New Member Orientation 11-18-2014 thru 11-18-2014
As a new member, you are invited to join Experience Columbus staff from various departments to learn how they work with our members and how you can get more involved. Enjoy lunch while we provide an overview of our Member Portal and demonstrate how you can use it to get the most from your membership. Schedule: 11:30 a.m - Noon - Networking and Welcome Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch and Member Portal Presentation 1 - 1:30 p.m. - Questions and Networking Lunch is complementary. This event is limited to 50 people, so please register early. In order to accommodate as many members as possible, we ask that no more than one or two representatives from each organization attend. For questions regarding this event, contact Maggie Mecklenborg, MMecklenborg@ExperienceColumbus.com, or 614-222-6153.
Nichole Brown, Sales & Private Event Manager, Taste Hospitality
Experience Columbus helps me stay connected to our community. They provide me with the opportunity to network at the evening exchanges & be exposed to a plethora of various people in the industry. I also am consistently kept abreast of what is new, what is not current & what the future plans are for our city. Furthermore, I’m able to access the member extranet which is an instrumental tool for me personally - from the convention listings to the membership database, this benefit is invaluable. Lastly, I know that Experience Columbus truly supports our brand and has played an a monumental role in the growth of our organization – I can honestly say their partnership has been extremely significant to the evolution of our business.
Sarah Jones, Co-Owner, Brothers Drake Meadery
At Brothers Drake our first priority is to building a strong local and sustainable business. Because we make our product locally and only sell it in the greater Columbus area, we rely heavily on connecting directly with people at our own business venue and outside our meadery at events in the community. Experience Columbus has been a huge help in creating informative and impressive showcases for Columbus and not forgetting to highlight the smaller independent businesses that bring diversity and quality of life to our local citizens. Experience Columbus also drives direct business to our meadery and has been overwhelmingly supportive of us as we develop the experiential aspect of our meadery. They have provided advise on providing tours, communicating to different audiences, and providing outlets for us to distribute information. It's like we added a bonus marketing department to our team!