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Small Business Breakthroughs with Courtney Smyser – CEO, Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College in partnership with the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center for a podcast-style discussion designed to dig into the topics that are impacting your business and keeping you up at night.

This edition of “Small Business Breakthroughs” will feature Courtney Smyser, President, Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce.

Guest: Courtney Smyser – CEO, Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

With over twenty years of experience in member-based association management, Courtney Smyser became the next President/CEO of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce in April this year. Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and is dedicated to leveraging her skills to enhance the services the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce provides, ensuring continued growth and prosperity for our community. Courtney started working for the chamber in January 2023 before being promoted.

Host: Michael Bowers, CBA – Director, Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College

Michael Bowers is a Business Advisor and Director for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College. The primary focus of the SBDC is to support prospective and existing entrepreneurs as they seek to start and grow businesses in Central Ohio.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of North Alabama and a Master’s in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. Michael is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Liberty University.

Michael has worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners for over 30 years, 20 of which have been in Columbus leading the SBDC. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, leadership, and public sector management.

Michael is the lead instructor for the Basis of A Successful Enterprise (B.A.S.E) business startup training, as well as the host of the Small Business Breakthroughs YouTube series.


September 26
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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