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The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce provides educational opportunities for its members, their employees, and their immediate families. We believe that education empowers individuals to improve and enrich the local business community.

Partner Universities & Discounted Education

Franklin University

Throughout newly developed partnership with Franklin University,  all Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce members can receive a 20% discount on tuition and FREE textbooks!
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” For more than 115 years, Franklin University has been the place where adult learners can finish their degrees faster. From their Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, to their convenient online classes, to locations throughout the Midwest, this is the place where working adults learn, prepare and achieve."

New 'Earn + Learn' Program

ODU Education Partnership

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has partnered with the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) to offer its members and employees an opportunity to complete a wide range of Business-related undergraduate or graduate degrees as well as certificate programs at a discounted rate.

Did you know the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud educational partner with Ohio Dominican University? This means all of our 742 members are able to offer their employees (and employees’ immediate family members) an opportunity to enhance their educational credentials at a discounted rate.

Benefits available to GCACC member organizations and employees include:

  • Guaranteed at least two graduate classes tuition-free
  • Waived application fee to ODU
  • Access to business-related, adult-focused bachelor’s and master’s degree programs
  • Access to new online certificate programs in Supply Chain Management and Data Science
  • Flexible start dates throughout the year (January, March, May, August, October)
  • Option to attend class online, on ODU’s campus during the evening, or possibly on-site at your location* (on-site option is available for cohorts of 15 or more employees)
  • Possible scholarship assistance available from the GCACC Foundation and City of Grove City* (for Grove City residents only)


In addition to the Chamber’s Educational Programing, the GCACC also has many educational partners:

Our POWERHOUR series provides Chamber members the opportunity to learn from a fellow Chamber member in a conversational setting.

These talks are an excellent time to network with other Chamber members and to learn about various topics including marketing, branding, finances, cyber security, safety in the workplace and more!

Are you an expert in your field? Would you like to share your knowledge with other Chamber members? Consider being a POWERHOUR presenter – it’s fun, easy and a great way to meet and support other businesses.

Give us a call at 614-875-9762

Founded in 2012, the Grove City Chamber Foundation is the charitable arm of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Chamber Foundation is to improve the quality of future business leaders in the Grove City Area. Governed by a board of volunteer directors, the Chamber Foundation awards scholarships to in 3 categories as listed below:

Renewing Scholarships
Students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program whose primary residence is within South-Western City School District or who have received a prior scholarship from the Chamber Foundation

High School Scholarships
Must be a graduating senior and reside in the South-Western City School District 

Chamber Affiliate Scholarships
Must be an employee or family member of a Chamber Member Business



Southwest Community Leadership

Since 1997, more than 300 individuals have completed this program.  The class meets once per month from October through May culminating in the class ‘community service project’ and ending in June with graduation.

The mission of the Southwest Community Leadership Program is: "to develop leadership skills and educate individuals about the needs and challenges of the Grove City community."

WE:LEAD – Women's Business Forum

WE:LEAD  Women Empowered: Leading, Educating and Developing is a women-centered initiative whose mission is to provide education, mentoring and connections for women in business.

WE:LEAD programs and its events occurring throughout the year offer professional development opportunities aimed to educate and empower women in business, advance women’s leadership, inspire conversation and connections and promote development and growth among businesswomen in the Grove City Area.

The Annual Women’s Business Forum has grown to include attendees from central Ohio and beyond who come to learn from multiple breakout presenters and to be inspired by the keynote speaker.

Small Business Development Center ~ Certified Business Advisors

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (OSBDC) has partnered to offer free small business advisory services to the Grove City business community.  Free consulting sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month by appointment only at the Chamber office.

Call today to reserve your spot 614-875-9762

Cultivate GrowthTrack

We have created a new partnership with our friends at Cultivate; everyone who joins Cultivate as a PRO Member can get a one-time discount on their Chamber membership. Call Cultivate for details.

Cultivate helps small and emerging businesses to grow their business by reaching new customers. All businesses must grow by increasing their revenue and the Cultivate Growth Track will help you achieve this growth