About The Columbus Young Professionals Club

The CYP CLUB takes home "Best Networking Organization," "Best Community Leader" and "Best Charity Event" honors

November 1, 2010
Best of Business Awards 2010

Everyone has favorite companies to do business with, whether it's an employee benefit firm that goes the extra mile for its customers or the conference facility that makes you look like a star, even when your budget is less than stellar.

For the third year, Columbus C.E.O. asked our readers about the things that make Central Ohio’s business scene great. We want to know where the best business services and products are located. Where are the best continuing education offerings? What are the best local law firms? Who gives the best financial advice? And where’s the best place to buy insurance?

There are fun questions, too, including a search for the best networking organization. What's the best bar for an after-work drink? And where are the best places to schedule a power lunch or impress a prospective client?

This year, we ditched paper ballots and took the poll online-only. Starting with the May issue, we sent readers to our website, asking for opinions in 70 business categories. We tallied the results and are bringing them to you here...

Best Networking Organization

"Again this year, Columbus Young Professionals Club was the go-to group for fattening up your Rolodex."

Best Community Leader

"Derek Grosso, president and founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club, ousted Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman."

Best Charity Event

"A Date 2 Remember, sponsored by the Columbus Young Professionals Club, raised more than $25,000 this year for A Kid Again and the Capital Area Humane Society. It narrowly topped two-time honoree the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure."

Check out all the honorees for 2010 at www.columbusceo.com or download the full issue here.

Still have questions about the CYP Club? Our F.A.Q. section has all of the answers to your questions.