• Business Advisory Council


    Do you have a great idea and just don't know where to start? Do you have an existing business that could use a little help? Is your business established and doing well, but now you're ready to retire? The Business Advisory Council is here to help!

    The Business Advisory Council is comprised of experienced professionals in insurance, accounting, marketing, law and more.  As a resource to share insights on common mistakes and provide you with the connections to be successful, these dedicated Chamber members stand ready to assist you in starting, sustaining and growing your small business.  

    We can help you with business plan development, locating financing options, human resources best practices, social media outreach, and much, much more!

  • Starting Your Business Starting Your Business

    Get advice about:

    • Entrepreneurship and starting a business.
    • Obtaining your EIN or Employer Identification Number 
    • Forming a company and registering with the Secretary of State
    • Advantages and disadvantages of a home office vs a store front
    • The ins and outs of zoning/building permits/sign permits (and more!)
    • Hiring a Realtor

    Banking and Borrowing Banking and Borrowing

    Advice and services from bankers and lenders on:

    • Establishing proper bank accounts
    • Managing receivables and payables
    • Business risk mitigation
    • How to extend your cash flow
    • Management of your cash flow cycles

    What Insurance Do You Need? What Insurance Do You Need?

    Expert insurance advice in:

    • Asset protection
    • Liability coverage for renting or owning 
    • Employee practices liability
    • Cyber liability
    • Certificates of Insurance

    Best Employment Practices Best Employment Practices

    Expert advice from human resources and legal professionals regarding:

    • Constructing an Employee Handbook
    • Writing policies and procedures
    • Which records to keep (and for how long)
    • Correct employee classification

    How to Market Your Business How to Market Your Business

    Expert advice in:

    • Logo development
    • Brand messaging (mission, vision, purpose, area of expertise)
    • Marketing plan
    • Digital and print marketing
  • Whether you are exploring a new idea or have been in business for 30 years, the Pickerington Area Chamber's Business Advisory Council members can help you build relationships and connect you to the people you need to truly help your business grow!

    The Business Advisory Council meets on the last Thursday of every month. A short business meeting is held at 8:00 a.m. followed by a business round-table where you can present your ideas or problems and receive advice and direction in an informal and friendly forum. This group consultation is free and is open to allYou do not need to be a member to use this service. Location is variable, so please Contact Us in advance! 

    For more information on joining this committee or to arrange a meeting, please Contact Us or call 614.837.1958. 


  • "Give Where You Live" presented by Scott Reed, CEO United Way of Fairfield County | April 28, 2020  "Give Where You Live" presented by Scott Reed, CEO United Way of Fairfield County | April 28, 2020



  • 2nd Annual Business Summit 


  • Roy Hall, Driven Foundation


  • ​Sheri Chaney Jones,

    Measurement Resources Company

  • Allison Anne Hoyt, Nationwide's

    Advanced Consulting Group