We believe connecting with your community is the secret sauce to a successful career.

In Columbus, You can get coffee and have a conversation with just about anyone.

The rumors are true— we live in a city so uncharacteristically open and centered around collaboration that Harvard created a course around how we do business here. Known as The Columbus Way, the study focuses on how our city’s leaders have leveraged community partnerships for growth and because of this mindset, meeting people and getting connected in Columbus is pretty easy. Often times the most difficult part is showing up and getting over the awkwardness of introducing yourself to someone new. We highlighted the organizations we’ve supported since opening our doors twelve years ago that are focused on elevating Columbus’ creative class and developing the next wave of talent in our community. 

Where to meet the ‘movers & shakers’ of your industry (so to speak).


AAF Columbus is a part of the AAF national organization that brings together advertising and communications professionals for networking, education and fun! They offer monthly meetings that feature top speakers on an array of subjects ranging from traditional advertising to interactive and digital communications. Learn more at aafcolumbus.org


AMA Columbus holds more than 40 events in a typical year, including regular feature luncheons, Shared Interest Group (SIG) events, Firsty Thursday networking mixers, professional development opportunities and our annual Achievement In Marketing awards ceremony.  Learn more about Columbus’ premier marketing group at amacolumbus.org.


Web Analytics Wednesdays are an opportunity for digital analysts, digital marketers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about digital analytics to get together and share their experiences. And strengthen the central Ohio digital marketing community in the process! Check out upcoming Wednesday meet-ups and sign up for their mailing list. 


Columbus Women in Digital is a quickly expanding organization dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering women in digital marketing, communications and advertising through connections and true local networks. Women in digital believe that by uniting as one, we can change the world one person, one company and one industry at a time. Learn how to get involved.


Being a Creative Babe: it means having a mind set on intention, creativity, vulnerability, growth, connection, positivity, and support. It’s a focus on the things we make, the relationships we form, and the experiences we share that bring meaning and magic to the lives and the world around us. Learn more about how to get involved with the Creative Babes.


In 1970, the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA), was founded in order to establish a nonprofit organization of professionals devoted to elevating the standard of communications within Central Ohio and to promote a better understanding of the context and function of the visual arts in commerce, industry, education and the community. Learn more about CSCA.


The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) funds artists and arts organizations and provides marketing services that support artists and organizations through the ColumbusMakesArt.com event calendar and Artist Directory.  They also produce the annual Community Arts Partnership Awards and the annual Columbus Arts Festival in June. Learn more about how to leverage their resources at gcac.org


Independents’ Day is a 2 day festival celebration of the music, art, performances, food and fun that fuels Columbus’ creative spirit. The festival features custom art pieces that are unique to the event and the Independent’s Day team is always looking for ideas and artists to help turn dreams into reality come event time. Learn more about how to get involved at thisisindependent.com.


Started in Early 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, Making Midwest is a community created by Zwelly Co. as an initiative to serve the creative artists of the Midwest United States by bringing them value in the form of talks, projects & workshops. In July, the group will be launching the first-ever Making Midwest Fest featuring leaders in the creative industry. Learn more at makingmidwest.com.


THE PACESETTERS is a vibrant group of emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. In a thought-provoking way, members set the pace for community engagement at the Pizzuti Collection with a diverse schedule of programs including private tours, studio visits, social events, and art-inspired excursions. Learn more at pizzuticollection.org


Wild Goose Creative is a nonprofit community arts organization that provides space, education and resources to any artist in central Ohio. Wild Goose is where you go to be a part of the art. Visit wildgoosecreative.org to learn more about their upcoming programs, workshops and gallery schedule.