About Us


Columbus Area Business Opportunities web site was commissioned by the Home Town Competitiveness (HTC) organization as a part of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. HTC’s thrust is to develop an entrepreneurial city...a city that not only prides itself on "Power & Progress" towards business development, but also supports new, existing and growing businesses at all levels.

Your future success is enhanced by the synergy of Central Community College's excellent educational programs, the realtors of Columbus in identifying opportunities, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce acting as a catalyst for your business success.

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors/Program of Work

Business Development Division

Entrepreneurship Task Force

The task force is made up of selected key individuals pursuing retail & commercial development in the Columbus area.
  • Workshops for entrepreneurs
  • Pursuing all leads for retail, service, or commercial businesses
  • Maintain a retail prospect list/franchise opportunities
  • Identify available business niches and facilitate development of a business to fill that niche.
Entrepreneurship Task Force
Scott MuellerSamson, Inc.Business owner
K.C. BelitzChamber of CommercePresident
Sandie FischerChamber of CommerceRetail Membership Developer
Dr. Matt GotschallCentral Community CollegePresident
Doris LuxCentral Community CollegeBusiness Instructor
Jeff GokieC.S. Nelson RealtyReal Estate Agent
Juan SandovalREAPDirector
Neal SuessLoup Power DistrictCEO
David BellLoup Power DistrictColumbus Economic Council