Cincinnati and the Tristate · Business

Business Associations & Organizations

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Helps businesses in Anderson Township, Mt. Washington, village of Newtown, and western Clermont County.
Better Business Bureau of Cincinnati
Access Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation ratings for businesses and charitable organizations throughout the Tri-State. Also provides customer reviews, as well as guidelines for handling any consumer disputes.
Blue Ash Business Association
Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau
Current information on Cincinnati attractions, accommodations and nightlife. Also includes a calendar of events and guides for those planning a meeting or conference in the area.
Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United
Focuses on job retention/creation and the revitalization, stabilization and growth of the 33 Cincinnati Business Districts. Provides mentoring to individual Districts, as well as helping review their funding requests.
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Colerain Chamber of Commerce
College Hill Business Association
Delhi Business Association
European-American Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Chapter
Works to stimulate business and networking relations between Europe and the Cincinnati Tristate region.
Evendale Chamber of Commerce
eWomenNetwork local Cincinnati, OH Chapter
Professional women's networking organization helping members achieve professional goals by supporting, promoting and showcasing their products and services.
Forest Park Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce
Creates strategic alliances with professional and business organizations and networking opportunities for gay, lesbian and allied businesses.
Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce
Promotes economic development and business opportunity for its members and is an advocate for African American businesses in the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati
Organization committed to promoting the continued growth and development of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Tri-State area.
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Offers a wide variety of business, cultural and educational oriented programming to individuals and companies throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Little Miami River Chamber Alliance
Organization supports businesses in Symmes Township, Loveland and Miami Township.
Madeira Chamber of Commerce
Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Great organization to consult if you are interested in doing business overseas with China.
Norwood Chamber of Commerce
OKI - Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Council of local governments, business organizations, and community groups committed to the development of the Tristate area.
Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
Queensgate Business Alliance
Reading, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Sharonville Chamber of Commerce
Silverton Community Improvement Corporation
Springdale Chamber of Commerce
Walnut Hills Business Group
Women's Business Cincinnati
Provides networking opportunities, tips and tools, upcoming business events, seminars for personal and professional growth, and spotlights women that have a proven record of excellence and expertise in their field.
Women's Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV)
Regional organization operated by the Urban League Greater Southwestern Ohio designed to help women business owners interested in promoting, developing and maintaining business relationships with other women business owners, as well as major corporations and governmenta agencies.
Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Resources

1st Stop Business Connection (State of Ohio)
State government-sponsored gateway to very useful downloadable guides, including start-up and employee hiring checklists.
Business Services (Ohio Development Services Agency)
State agency site that provides information for small businesses, including a listings of programs, business grants and loans, forms, workshops, and business resources.
Businesses (City of Cincinnati)
City of Cincinnati site that can assist all businesses with their needs, including tax credits, small business loans, licenses, building permits and market data.
Department of Economic Inclusion (City of Cincinnati)
Programs to expand opportunities for small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses as both subcontractors and prime contractors on City projects.
Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative
The GCMI offers entrepreneurial training classes, small business financial assistance, technical assistance, and access to other business resources.
Hamilton County Development Company (HCDC)
A private not-for-profit corporation organized to promote economic development in Hamilton County. Includes an Entrepreneurial Business Center (business incubation/coaching), as well as providing small business loan programs.
Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC)
As part of the Ohio Development Service Agency's Minority Business Development Division, the Centers provide in-depth help to entrepreneurs on many parts of starting and running their business, including loan assistance, marketing plans, accounting and contract procurement. In Hamilton County, the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce maintains a Center.
Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) (Hamilton County)
If you are a prospective, new or existing small business in Hamilton County, the SBDC at the Urban League Greater Southwestern Ohio can offer you no-cost in-depth counseling from a Certified Business Advisor. Use this site to make an appointment.
Open Data Cincinnati
City of Cincinnati site providing data tables on such key topics as business activity, public safety and health issues.
SBA - Columbus Ohio District Office
Outlines basic Small Business Administration programs for southern and central Ohio.
SCORE (Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)
Uses volunteer business managers and executives to counsel and provide guidance for growth and success for small business in the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana areas.