Founded in 1955 in Columbus, Georgia, Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company) is the #1 provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. What are supplemental benefits?  We specialize in Disability, Cancer, Accident, Critical Care, and other policies.  Simply, they pay you, the employee, directly when you get hurt or sick. For employers, offering these benefits is a no-brainer as it increases employee retention, lowers workman’s compensation claims, and does all this without costing the employer a dime!

 

AFLAC

Ph. 614-557-9844

Email: Babiya Polk, babiya_polk@us.aflac.com 

Aventi Enterprises, LLC is a strategic consulting firm helping small businesses access capital and contracting opportunities to grow and scale. Aventi focuses its efforts on the development of women and minority-owned businesses and works alongside entrepreneurial support organizations to serve disadvantaged business owners. Through an extensive network, Aventi helps companies develop business strategies, build capacity, and gain access to the resources and opportunities needed to build a profitable and sustainable enterprise.

 

AVENTI Enterprises

Ph. 614-528-4138

Email: CONTACT AVENTI

What would you like the power to do?

At Bank of America, we ask this question every day of all those we serve. It is at the core of how we live our values, deliver our purpose and achieve responsible growth. By asking this question, we continue to learn what matters most to our clients, our employees and our shareholders. It helps us start a conversation centered on our commitment to use our capabilities to help those we serve be successful. Because we recognize that we can only be successful when the individuals, companies, communities and employees we serve are able to reach their vision of success.

Bank of America

Ph. 614.655.0521

Email: Jason Busak, jason.busack@bofa.com

Brady Ware’s mission is to make your business more successful by understanding your financial matters, providing innovative solutions to your challenges, and presenting new opportunities to help you prosper. All aspects of our company operate with expertise and an eye on value. Building collaborative relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of our business and the number one responsibility of every team member. A Brady Ware advisor will become a part of your team, providing experienced and caring service that will drive your success.

Brady Ware

Ph. 866-502-8555

Email: Betty Collins, CPA: bcollins@bradyware.com

Sugar and spice and everything nice… that’s what Cheryl’s is made of. The company has been serving up sweet treats since its inception in 1981. Choose from a variety of desserts, including cookies, brownies, cakes, frosted cutout cookies and more!

Cheryl’s Cookies

Ph. 1-800-443-8124

Email: NPerry@Cheryls.com

The Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is responsible for supporting Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and his Cabinet Leadership Team by advancing efforts to shape Columbus into America’s Equal Opportunity City. ODI supports opportunities for every individual, family and community to share in the economic prosperity of Columbus.

City of Columbus OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

DaWanna M. Allen, Business Development Specialist

Ph. (614) 645-3515

Email: DWAllen@columbus.gov

Live an integrated life at COhatch. A new kind of work and social space built in the communities in which we work and live.

It’s not just clean, it’s Corporate Clean!

Our business continues to grow because of the relationships we build. We thrive on listening. Currently we work with 14 construction companies, 30+ luxury apartment communities, and 52+ commercial real estate spaces, model homes, offices, churches, and residential buildings. Our jobs range in size from 400 SF to 1,213,000 SF. We complete “once and done” jobs as well as multi-year projects. We provide services throughout Central Ohio. We grow with our customers. Our business is more than cleaning. It is providing our customers with peace of mind. We love what we do!

Corporate Cleaning Inc.

Ph. 614-203-6051

Email: cci@corporatecleaning.us

DoveTail Consulting is a full-service insurance agency based in Columbus, Ohio. We evaluate options from multiple carriers to find coverage that fits your budget and needs.

Molly Kane and her team have years of experience in the insurance industry.
We have specialists in the area of excess workers’ compensation, group health products and voluntary benefits.

Dovetail Consulting

Ph. (614) 286-3200

Contact Dovetail Consulting

WHAT WE DO
We increase the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and training materials by blending interactive, visual storytelling with proven learning strategies.

A BIT ABOUT US
You’re the expert at what you do. We simply help you do more of it. When a content-, deliverable-heavy project arises, partnering with us can help you have more.
​More time. More margin. More opportunities.

Dream Write Creative, LLC

Ph. 614-467-0515

Email: Info@DreamWriteCreative.com

At Encova Insurance, we’re building a stronger future for our agents and policyholders. With decades of industry experience and comprehensive product offerings, we are pushing innovation forward for our customers.

As a comprehensive one-stop shop, Encova is a provider of peace of mind – for our agents, our policyholders and the communities we serve.

That peace of mind comes from the personal relationships we’ve built on trust and accountability. Whether we’re customizing a policy, filing a claim or serving our communities, your local Encova neighbor will be with you at every step in life’s journey.

Through innovation and collaboration, we are dedicated to promoting a high quality of life that extends beyond the world of insurance and our geographic footprint. We can better the shared future of our agents, policyholders and community members, as long as we move forward together.

We are a provider of peace of mind, an innovator, a community leader and a trusted partner. We are Encova.

 

 

Encova

Ph. 614-225-1873

Email: ralph.smithers@encova.com

 

Since our beginnings in 1893, we understand that it’s about the customer. We make our customers feel at home. We show them we care. We make them feel special. Give them advice. Give them value. Keep our promises. Help them out when they really need it. Reach out to them. Know them. Thank them.

First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. We provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We offer personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, treasury management services, and wealth management.

We are focused on building deep, lifelong client relationships and providing maximum shareholder value. We provide an environment where customers can bank with their neighbors, realizing that our business begins and ends with people.

 

First Merchants Bank

Ph. 614.583.2173

Email: twhitner@FirstMerchants.com

 

GIVING FIRST GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS THE CLARITY AND GUIDANCE TO HELP INTEGRATE AND ACHIEVE THEIR LIFE, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL GOALS.

VERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE IS INTERLINKED. AT GERBER, WE SHOW YOU HOW THAT’S NOT ONLY A GOOD THING–IT’S EVERYTHING.

Because once you see that the things that matter to you aren’t competing with each other but are actually supporting and strengthening each other, you begin to realize just how much you can truly attain.

Gerber

Email: Alison Forche,  Alison.Forche@gerberemerging.com

Ph. 614.431.4343

Banking ON this Community Bank!

Sharing our history and embracing our future. Our leadership is devoted to our mission, vision, and community while embracing the talents and experiences that the Heartland family undeniably delivers. Honesty and integrity are not just words to live by at Heartland, these are values that shape and mold our business decisions, staffing choices and strategic planning.

We would like to be your bank – for your financial life and possibly your work life. Our story continues and is ever-changing, and we encourage your visits to keep up with the latest Heartland news. Finally, let us know how we are doing, tell us your concerns, and don’t be a stranger at Heartland Bank!

Heartland Bank

Email: info@heartland.bank

Ph. (800) 697-0049

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $100 billion of assets and a network of 1,115 branches and 1,891 ATMs across eight Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.

Huntington Bank

Ph. 614-480-4005

Email: Patty Barton Patty.Barton@Huntington.com

 Beth Alloway Beth.Alloway@Huntington.com

Since our founding in 2012, our name has always been Integrity Payroll, now we are simply mirroring our dba. In the words of Bill Evans, our founder and president,
“Integrity Payroll was chosen because it embodied who I am and what I want this company to represent; a service-first payroll company that can be counted on to help small and mid-sized businesses be successful. Ten years later, I am re-committing to those principals by dropping the dba “Apex Payroll” in favor of “Integrity Payroll” going forward.”
What’s NOT changing… our ownership, management and the service delivery model we pride ourselves on!

Integrity Payroll

Ph.  (614) 932-2167

Email: Lorie McCabe

Integrity Plans, LLC provides third party administration services for employer sponsored retirement plans. Their client is the plan sponsor, and their services include plan design, legal plan document preparation, consulting, compliance, testing, reporting, disclosure and legal representation before the IRS.
Their expertise is in 401(k), 403(b), and 457 Plans. They will also provide service for Defined Benefit Plans when their current clients have the need for this additional plan type to further maximize their savings goals.
With 25 years in the industry, they are experienced and knowledgeable. They are available to take plan sponsor calls and emails, and their response is prompt, friendly, and helpful.

Integrity Plans, LLC

Ph.  (614) 961-0025

Email: Laurie Patterson, ERPA, CPC, QPA, QKA

Kaiser Consulting offers a full suite of accounting, finance and IT compliance solutions delivered with industry-specific expertise to help your organization navigate the complexities of growth and change. Our services include outsourced and interim accounting, internal control assessments, process improvement solutions, and many more. Our highly skilled team consists of experienced CPAs, MBAs, and former CFOs and Big-4 auditors. We serve small to large companies, fast-growing startups, and nonprofit organizations and offer flexible work alternatives to meet your needs, including on-demand, fractional-time controllers, accountants and bookkeepers.

 

 

Kaiser Consulting

Ph. 614-300-1088

Email: Tracey Holecek, CPA

Hilary Dodson, CPA

contact-us@kaiserconsulting.com 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $3.7 trillion in assets and $303 billion in stockholders’ equity as of March 31, 2023. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

 

 

JPMorgan Chase

Ph. 614-248-0013

Email: Donna Binda

donna.binda@jpmorgan.com

Kathleen Lach has been recognized as an industry leader in Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2019 and Working Mother Magazine Top Wealth Adviser Moms, 2018.

Kathleen E. Lach
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor

Ph. (614) 798-3229

Email: Kathleen.Lach@morganstanley.com

We’re committed to helping clients and communities thrive. To us, that means doing business fairly and responsibly, promoting diversity and inclusion, and making meaningful investments in the places where we live and work. We’re proud of our progress, and we’re not slowing down. At KeyBank our focus is supporting our neighbors, our workforce, and our core values and creating a sustainable community through responsible actions and investments.

KeyBank

Ph. 614-571-9146

Email: Erin Ressa

Erin_Ressa@keybank.com

Key@Work Relationship Manager
Key4Women Co-Chair, Columbus Market

 

King is a family-owned commercial office furniture and flooring company located in Columbus, Ohio. Today, King serves hundreds of clients in numerous markets and industries. King helps you Love Where You Work! Our commercial furniture and flooring divisions will assist you in designing your space within your style, feel and budget. Through our program “connecting the dots”, we can take back your existing furniture that still has some life and place it in charities here in our area!

King Business Interiors

Ph. 614-430-0020

Email: darlaking@kbiinc.com

The Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson provides sophisticated legal counsel for serious entrepreneurs. At the heart of it all, we help positive people on a passionate mission pursue those passions without worrying that legal “stuff” might come back to bite them. Our best clients communicate with us about the matter at hand AND their big picture goals and vision for their business, pursue that vision and their underlying goals with a passion, exhibit integrity, honesty, and loyalty, and are fun yet professional with positive energy!

Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson, LLC

Ph. 614-416-8146

Email: info@mslawoffice.com

Established in 1998, MAD Scientist Associates, LLC is a full-service ecological and wetland consulting firm. MAD Scientist Associates provides clients with a high level of expertise in wetland science, ecological site characterization, environmental impact assessment, and ecological restoration. We deliver accurate, complete, and timely data that can streamline the environmental compliance process and allow clients to make better-informed and more sustainable land use decisions. MAD Scientist Associates also helps clients understand and successfully navigate increasingly complex regulatory requirements and permit processes to meet project goals as efficiently as possible.

MAD Scientist Associates, LLC

Ph. 440-213-1830

Email: chris@madscientistassociates.net

Measurement Resources provides services and strategies to help government and nonprofit organizations use performance measurement to improve programs, outcomes, and lives. Our president, Sheri Chaney Jones, founded the organization in 2008 with a bold goal:  Help every mission-driven organization use measurement to accelerate social change. Measurement is a powerful tool.  Organizations that implement measurement systems turn data into outcomes.  Staff see more opportunities, uncover obstacles sooner, and discover untapped efficiencies.  They have better data to demonstrate impact, increase visibility, and raise funds.  Measurement moves great missions forward.

Measurement Resources

Ph. 614-947-8899

Email: Info@MeasurementResourcesCO.com 

Pathways Financial Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with six convenient branches in the Central Ohio area.  Though our products and services may seem similar to what you would find at any ordinary bank, we are a better alternative – we are a credit union. At Pathways, we put our members first in every decision that we make, and pledge to make banking the easiest, most efficient activity possible for them.  Through our great rates, low fees, and outstanding member service, we help our members along their path to financial freedom.

Pathways Financial Credit Union

Ph. 614.416.7588 ext. 1418

Email: dbarzak@pathwayscu.com

Chelsea Zainea started Peak Financial Wellness, an accounting firm offering full-service bookkeeping, forecasting, and consulting services,  as a passion project on the side while she was still working as a corporate controller to help people with financial literacy. She quickly realized how underserved small business owners were and how much more I could help. Financial literacy is still at the heart of the business.

While knowing your numbers and having accurate bookkeeping is important, knowing what to do with those numbers is even more integral in growing your business. Peak Financial Wellness gives you the clarity and guidance you need to maximize your profit and grow a business that makes a difference.

 

 

PEAK Financial Wellness

Ph. 937-303-1667

Email: chelsea@peakfinancialwellness.com

PolyPay is a recognized woman-owned provider of merchant processing services based out of San Luis Obispo, California. Our company opened its doors in 2013 and ever since then we have continued to grow our footprint throughout California and beyond to over 10 other states.

PolyPay has developed a deep knowledge base in several verticals, from wineries to hospitality. Our partnerships have expanded to include new point of sale solutions and incentive-based programs. But the keystones of how we operate will always remain the same:

  • Cost-effective pricing and services
  • High touch merchant support
  • Merchant services education
  • Access to the latest offerings and solutions to fit any business
  • Transparency and honesty in all we do

If your business is in need of merchant processing services, or you are unhappy in how you are being taken care of today, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We assure you that your experience with PolyPay will be vastly different that what you have dealt with before.

PolyPay

Ph. 650-208-1460

Email: President & CEO, Jamie Barlett

jbarlett@polypay.com

TMH Solutions is an information technology consulting firm and reseller of enterprise products and services. Leveraging our strategic partnerships with leading IT companies, we deliver outstanding solutions using exceptional consultants and high performing products and services. We empower our customers to “make IT work” efficiently and effectively.

With over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry; TMH Solutions is a certified, woman-owned, minority-owned and managed company uniquely serving the Ohio community.

TMH Solutions

Ph. (614) 581-4450

More than seventy years ago, a group of passionate citizens envisioned a way to improve the community and the quality of life in central Ohio. More than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses have partnered with the Foundation, creating unique funds to support the causes they are most passionate about. Grants are made from these funds according to donors’ wishes, supporting a wide range of initiatives, programs, and nonprofit organizations in our community. Our Mission is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.

The Columbus Foundation

Ph. 614-251-4000

FOR BUSY B2B MARKETERS TRYING TO DO MORE WITH LESS!

BACK TO BASICS
Our philosophy is that genuine human connection is what attracts potential clients and closes sales—not flashy creative. As gifted storytellers, we help our clients identify and tell the story their audience needs to hear, supported by tracking and metrics.

BANISH THE BORING
We know that B2B and internal videos have a reputation of being boring (there, we said it), but we don’t think they have to be! In fact, they’re our specialty. Leave it to us to turn talking-head videos into must-watch content

Video Story Studio

Ph. 614.664.9404

Email: hello@videostorystudio.com

The Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) is a non-profit accelerator founded by successful women business owners for women business owners. We provide education, peer support, mentoring, and accountability to help women on their entrepreneurial journey – to start and grow their own businesses. We strive to propel all emerging business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, to have the courage and support to achieve their business ownership dreams.

Women’s Small Business Accelerator

Ph. 614.414.2449

Email: mary@wsbaohio.org

Z Promotions is a certified W/MBE located in Columbus, OH.  We specialize in the use of high quality, strategically branded products and apparel to enhance the image of your brand.  Z Promotions is dedicated to forging strong relationships with our team, our clients and our community.  We strive to serve all three well, so that we do our part in making a positive impact. We deliver creative product branding to our clients, so that they increase their brand recognition and achieve their marketing objectives.  We volunteer our time and service with different organizations to bring awareness and to also make a difference in our local and global communities.

Z Promotions

Ph. 800-930-4954

Email: zulene@zp-a.com