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About our Members

Over 70% of our funding comes from the financial support of our member businesses and the balance from local government partners. As a member-supported, non-profit organization, we are tremendously grateful for the active support of our members and partners, and we know that our work would not be possible without their support. If you have an opportunity to extend business to any of our member businesses, we encourage you to do so. If you would like to see your business added to our distinguished list of members and supporters, please check out the benefits of our different membership levels and call us today to discuss.

Membership Levels & Benefits

Members contribute to the Greater Columbus EDC because they believe in the work we do. They take pride in knowing that their support helps grow economic opportunities for our residents and businesses. They place value in having a professionally run, full-time, local economic development organization. For most, they view it as being the right thing to do, while also offering a return on investment. We offer multiple membership levels to fit businesses of all sizes, and we hope you’ll call us today to discuss the level that’s best for you!

Annual Member BenefitsPlatinum
$10,750 -
$7,500 -
$3,750 -
$1,000 -
Recognized Supporter of Economic Development!
One Seat on EDC Board of Directors, Invited to Monthly Board Meetings, Full Voting Rights
“First to Know” of Pending Economic Development Announcements
Invited to Quarterly EDC Board Meetings (Non-Voting), and early notification of pending announcements
Opportunity to Participate in EDC Committees
Your Company Logo Featured on EDC Website and other Publications
Priority Placement of Your Company Logo/Name in Publications
Early Bird Invitation to Annual Meeting Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
Complimentary Reserved Corporate Table at Annual Meeting Luncheon
Two Complimentary Registrations for EDC/CJBA “Mayor’s Cup” Golf Outing
Invited to End-of-Year Gathering (Complimentary)
Referrals/Recommendations (First priority given to Voting Board Members, then Silver, then Bronze)


Get connected and have influence! Members of the Greater Columbus EDC have the opportunity to serve in one of three committees:

Business Retention & Strategy

Sites & Buildings

Attraction & Strategy


Platinum Level Members
City of ColumbusJim LienhoopMayor
City CouncilFrank MillerCity Councilperson
Cummins Inc.Miranda FoxDirector – Americas Real Estate Leader, Global Integrated Services – Facilities
Diamond Level Members
Bartholomew Co. CommissionersLarry KleinhenzCounty Commissioner
Bartholomew County CouncilMatt MillerCounty Councilperson
Bartholomew Co. R.E.M.C.Courtney MetzgerCEO
Columbus Regional HealthJulie AbedianVP, Community Health Initiatives
First Financial BankBrittany DieboltVP, Commercial Relationship Manager
Forvia Group/FaureciaMike DeWittVP, Programs & Sales
Old National BankJeanine ScheidlerMarket President, Business Relations Manager
SmithvillePaul QuickPresident
Toyota Material HandlingTony MillerSr. Vice President - Operations & Engineering
Gold Level Members
AIM Media Indiana/The RepublicRichard ClarkVice President, Group Publisher
Breeden, Inc.Tara JamesDirector of Brokerage Services
Centra Credit UnionBrad DavisChief Growth Officer
Duke EnergyKylie FosterGovt & Community Relations Manager
Dunlap & Co., Inc.Tom DowdExecutive Vice President, Partner/Owner
Elwood StaffingNick SegerChief Operating Officer
Force Construction Co., Inc.Clayton ForcePresident
Georg Utz, Inc.Michael ChiadoPresident
German American BankScott BallardCommercial Banking Officer
Horizon BankAmanda MezaBusiness Banker
JCBankJeff NoltingSVP, Chief Banking Officer
Johnson VenturesRichard L. JohnsonPresident
LHP Engineering SolutionsShen MacheelExecutive Admin / Business Development Manager
Louisville & Indiana RailroadKathleen SackettDirector, Marketing & Sales
Milestone Contractors, LPF.A. (Buck) RitzBusiness Development Rep.
Moravec Realty LLCJeff LogstonPresident (Blairex & Applied Labs)
Ninth Avenue FoodsZachary PavlikPlant Manager
NTN Driveshaft, Inc.Jim RiggsPresident & CEO
SIHOJohn SadtlerPresident & CEO
Taylor Bros. ConstructionDavid DoupPresident
The Phoenix/Falcon CompaniesScott NewlundVice President
Town of EdinburghWade WatsonInterim Town Manager
VernetAlec VerlinGeneral Manager
Ex-Officio Members
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.Dr. Jim RobertsSuperintendent
Camp Atterbury/MuscatatuckBradley FernstromBusiness Development Manager
Chamber of CommerceCindy FreyPresident
Community Education CoalitionKathy OrenPresident & CEO
Columbus Municipal AirportBrian PayneAirport Director
Heritage Fund Community FoundationTracy SouzaPresident & CEO
IUPUCDr. Reinhold HillVice Chancellor and Dean
Ivy Tech Community CollegeDr. Steven CombsVice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Purdue Polytechnic ColumbusDr. Nancy LollarDirector, Statewide Site, Columbus
Silver Board Members
Agresta, Storms & O'Leary, PCRita WilderPartner
AT&T IndianaMatt LongDirector External & Legislative Affairs
CenterPoint EnergyBrian GildeaEconomic Development Mgr., North
Central Sheet MetalNash JohnsonVice President, Project Manager
Cleveland-Cliffs Tubular Components LLCSheri RedelmanVP, Human Resources
DartPointsCharles CarlosGeneral Manager, Midwest
Deem, LLCTom ZupancicVice President
Gaylor Electric, Inc.Jon EndrisOperations Manager
Kenny Glass Inc.Dave BushPresident, Co-Owner
Kramer Furniture & CabinetPolly KramerPresident
Russell Development CompanyBrian RussellPresident
Shelby MaterialsCurt WheelerSales
Sunright AmericaMark CappsExecutive Managing Director
Tsune AmericaMike RieblPresident
Bronze Level Members
Blue & CompanySara JacobiDirector
Copperfield Development LLCSteve BooherPresident
Cornerstone Environmental Health & Safety Inc.Mark MillerPresident
Don R. Scheidt & Co. Inc.Jon ScheidtPrincipal
Harrison Lake Country ClubBob Haddad, JrCOO
HRC Roofing & Sheet MetalTom HinshawOwner
Kamic Corp.Nobu NakajimaVP/Treasurer
OSR Inc.Kenny CanfieldVice President
PMG CorporationDon GesickPresident & CEO
Rightway FastenersChris SuttonHR Manager
Scheidt Commercial Realty, LLCRandy ScheidtOwner
Southern RoofingTracey DaySecretary/Treasurer
Vision Hotel Partners, LLC DBA Hotel IndigoTim DoraOwner

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