70th Columbia Homecoming Festival Scheduled for June 25, 26, & 27, 2020
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of the Columbia Homecoming Festival. We thank you, the Columbia community, for your many years of past support. It takes about 70 volunteers to have a great event. Those volunteers are truly unsung heroes. Retirements and general turnover has significantly reduced the number of necessary volunteers. Without their support the event cannot happen. The 70th Homecoming Festival must be rescheduled to 2020 because of a lack of volunteers for the event. The number of volunteers is necessary to ensure the same high quality and safe event, as in previous years. This requirement is not optional. We did not meet the minimal number necessary to host the event this year. This is NOT about a lack of financial support from the community, but rather a dire lack of volunteers. This event has always relied on voluntary support from the community. The 2020 Homecoming Festival is now scheduled for June 25, 26, and 27, providing the necessary volunteers sign up. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer for the 2020 Homecoming Festival is October 1, 2019. The current committee openings are as follows: Advertising, Booth, Fireworks, Fundraising, Games, Parade, Public Relations, Setup/Teardown, and Vendors. This is a real opportunity for community engagement. It's about community togetherness. The Festival is the volunteers; it is the community. Please signup to so that our Homecoming Festival can continue on for us to celebrate our community. For more information and to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-236-9053.
COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Serving Eastern Lorain County
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce has a mission to support the growth of businesses, strengthen the local economy and industry within Columbia Township and surrounding areas located in Eastern Lorain County. Over the past four years the Columbia Chamber of Commerce has given back to the community by creating this website, sponsoring the Columbia Homecoming Festival, published & distributed a community guide and provided scholarships to graduating seniors.
The Columbia Chamber was recently honored to carry on the legacy of the Columbia Kiwanis organization that disbanded in October of 2007. The chamber will keep most of their projects going like the Columbia Antique Engine Show and Holiday Tree Lighting, and through their generous donation, the Chamber promised to keep their legacy alive through the creation of the Columbia Community Foundation and it's scholarship program.
Funding: The Chamber is a private organization funded primarily by dues paid by member businesses and community donations. It is not a government agency and receives no tax dollars. It is a registered 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
Membership: Membership is open to all businesses and individuals that maintain a voluntary annual dues investment. The benefits of membership include networking opportunities, community involvement, image enhancement, political advocacy, information access, numerous discounts and benefits and heightened credibility.
Vision: To be the advocate for business in Eastern Lorain County.
Mission: To strengthen, enhance, and protect business in Eastern Lorain County.
Values: Leadership, excellence, integrity, and innovation.
Promote a strong local economy.
Provide opportunities for relationship building.
Deliver programs to help businesses grow.
Represent and advocate on behalf of business.
Enhance commerce through community stewardship.
Organization: The Chamber is an organization of business leaders who work to improve their community and the area's business climate. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the Chamber. The effectiveness of the Chamber is entirely dependent on member support and involvement.
Community Involvement: The Chamber strengthens the community by identifying needs, problems, and opportunities. It then develops programs to solve those problems and satisfy the needs. Committees of volunteers from member organizations help the Chamber implement and achieve its goals. The Chamber regularly reviews its programs, goals, and results to bring about a healthier climate in which business and the community grows and prospers.
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