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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.


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Upcoming Events


Educational Event: Is It Newsworthy?

Feb. 12 | 8-10 a.m.
Serendipity Labs - Short North (866 N. High St.)

Join us for our first educational event of 2019 with Susan Post! Susan is the editor of independent, digital-news website The Metropreneur, covering small business and entrepreneurial news in Central Ohio. She is also a reporter for Columbus Underground and social media specialist for the publications.

Is it newsworthy? What happens after our interview? From understanding the role of the media to the best way to pitch your story, Susan will walk attendees through how small businesses can work with local reporters. Social media posts are public, embargoes can be great, and more things to think about when it comes to telling your business’ story.


8-8:30 a.m.            Registration and Networking (Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided)
8:30-9:30 a.m.       Presentation with Susan Post
9:30-10 a.m.          Q&A

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Make it Columbus Expo

Feb. 26 | 3-6 p.m.
COSI (333 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215)

Mark your calendars for the meetings and events trade show of the year, hosted by Experience Columbus. See the latest industry trends, sample some of the city’s finest catering menus and find entertainment, venue and rental options all in one place – while exploring featured exhibits at COSI. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate dinner or large-scale event, come and experience why you should “Make it Columbus!” 

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Experience Columbus Annual Meeting

March 20 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center | Battelle Grand Ballroom

There has never been a more critical time to get engaged with the tourism economy, be informed about the business side of hospitality and raise the stakes on welcoming visitors. Join us for the 2019 Experience Columbus Annual Meeting as we kick off a “decade of hospitality” in Columbus!

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