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.


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Upcoming Events


Professional Development Networking Event

Wednesday, Aug. 23 | 5-7 p.m.
Eldorado Scioto Downs

Join Experience Columbus and Greater Columbus Sports Commission staff along with members of Experience Columbus and CYP Club in the Clubhouse at Eldorado Scioto Downs for an evening of networking and professional development. The event will feature vendors with information and services to perfect your professional look, wardrobe, resume, business cards and more. A photographer will be onsite taking professional headshots, so dress to impress. 

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Member Orientation

Friday, Aug. 25 | 8:30-10 a.m.
Experience Columbus

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 and 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. 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.        Open house walk through to meet Experience Columbus Staff
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      Member Portal Presentation

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Member Education Series: Your Guide to Marketing on LinkedIn

Sept. 6 | 11:30-1 p.m.
Experience Columbus Board Room

LinkedIn is more than just your online resume. You can also use free resources on LinkedIn to market your business in ways that you might not have considered. In this workshop, we'll look at some of these resources and how to include them in your marketing strategy. They include performing competitor analysis, promoting your business and staff as industry leaders, as well as lead generation and cultivation. 

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Know Your Neighborhood: Short North Arts District

Sept. 21 | 5-7:30 p.m.
Short North Arts District

The Short North Arts District, known as the “art and soul of Columbus”, delights with boutique shopping, creative art galleries, outstanding nightlife and unique dining, all highlighted by the distinctive lighted arches over High Street.

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Make It Columbus Expo

Oct. 18 | 3-6 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Presented by Experience Columbus, the Make it Columbus Expo (formerly the Event Expo) is THE trade show of the year for anyone who plans events, weddings, company meetings and retreats. Join us for the 3rd annual Expo at the newly renovated Greater Columbus Convention Center and meet and experience the city's best food, entertainment, venues and rentals. Make it Columbus Expo is free to attend, so come out and gather new ideas and inspiration for your next event while enjoying a drink from the cash bar.

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