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Member Handbook

We are pleased to have you on board with Experience Columbus! As you know, we are the only organization 100% dedicated to marketing our great city. This Member Handbook will help you learn about all of the tools available to you as a member of Experience Columbus.


Member Portal

Many of your member tools can be found in the Experience Columbus Member Portal. Learn how to navigate the portal and access the tools available to you with these training videos we've put together for you.


Submitting Events

The events calendar is the most popular section of Make sure your event is listed so that it can be found by visitors.



Upcoming Events


Connecting in COLUMBUS

April 25 | 5-7 p.m.
Hollywood Casino Columbus, Studio 1, Event Center | 200 Georgesville Rd.

Are you looking for more ways to gain grassroots exposure in Columbus?  Join Experience Columbus/The Greater Columbus Sports Commission along with CYPs for an opportunity to talk directly to some of the most followed social influencers in Columbus!  Learn more about their thousands of followers and how you can connect them with your business while you enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar throughout the event.

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May Educational Event | Discovering More With Facebook Blueprint and Creative Shop

May 9 | 8:30-10 a.m.
sparkspace | 300 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 206

In this session attendees will learn about new educational resources from Facebook's SMB team called Blueprint. Courses range from 4-15 minutes and will be discussed as they relate to small businesses, organizations and brands. Zachary Traxler will also spend time with you discussing some of his favorite resources called "Creative Shop". He will be highlighting the top ten iOS/Android apps that are free or inexpensive to help drive more engagement to your Facebook and Instagram posts as well as tip and tricks to help more engagement across all social platforms.

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Member Education Series: Get Ink!

June 7 | 8:30-10 a.m.
sparkspace | 300 Marconi Blvd., Ste. 206

Not sure how to get press in Business First? 

Join us for an interactive workshop and hear first-hand from Business First Editor-in-Chief how to communicate with our newsroom to get your organization, events and employees noticed.

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Know Your Neighborhoods: Gateway - University District

June 14 | 5-8 p.m.
Gateway | 1556 N. High St. 43201

One of the best things about Columbus is the unique and fun-filled neighborhoods throughout the city, each with its own charm and character. Located on High Street adjacent to The Ohio State University campus, the Gateway is the intersection of university and city life. Peruse retail shops, grab dinner or drinks and check out various local vendors and live music in the plaza.

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June Member Orientation

June 26 | 8-10 a.m.
Experience Columbus | 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215

As a member of Experience Columbus, we invite you to join us at the Experience Columbus offices for an open house event to meet staff from each department and learn how you can work with them to maximize your membership. Your self-guided tour will begin the the Visitor Center for networking with other Experience Columbus members, then you will flow through both our first floor and third floor offices, ending in the Experience Columbus Board Room for a tutorial on using the member portal. You will enjoy complimentary local coffee and pastry tastings along the way. 

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Know Your Neighborhoods: Hilliard

Sept. 13 | 5-8 p.m.

Hilliard is a charming, vibrant community located 15 minutes northwest of downtown Columbus. Stroll through the walkable historic downtown area to visit shops, restaurants and local vendors.

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