Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the economic well-being and quality of life in the Columbus Area.


About the Chamber

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of approximately 750 businesses, organizations, and individuals who are committed to growing the economy, improving quality of life, and enhancing opportunities for businesses to succeed in the Columbus region. The “modern” Chamber was founded in 1923 and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1935.

About Columbus

Columbus has been named multiple times a “Top 100 Best Small Town to Live” according to CNN/Money Magazine. Columbus has also been recognized as the 3rd best place to find employment. We know part of the reason for this high praise is the quality of life enjoyed by our citizens. This comes from great community amenities, effective educational institutions, outstanding healthcare, and friendly neighbors too.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City (Specialty)
  • Latino Business
  • LGBTQ Business Issues
  • Nebraska Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Business Issues for People with Disabilities

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Research

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring
Contact Information
Dawson Brunswick
753 33rd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601