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 800 businesses, organizations and individuals who are committed to growing the economy, improving quality of life, and enhancing opportunity for business 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
  • Latino Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Nebraska Business Issues
  • LGBTQ Business Issues
  • Native-American Business

Business Planning

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

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Import and Export Assistance

  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing


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

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Nonprofit Development

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

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Starting a Business

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


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Human Resources

  • Workforce Training

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues for People with Disabilities
Primary Contact
Dawson Brunswick
753 33rd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601