Our History


 

Founded in 1974, the Columbia Business Exchange (CBX) provides Howard County business people with an informal, economical, and highly accessible networking forum through which to meet other area professionals. Geared toward the needs of the smaller of our community’s businesses, the CBX’s primary goal is to promote member businesses and foster a supportive, friendly business networking venue for members and non-members alike. CBX is governed by a Board of Directors. The board is responsible for establishing meeting dates, themes, locations, and speakers. Meetings are held bi-monthly. Members are notified of CBX activities through our monthly reminder list. CBX mixers take place monthly at restaurants throughout Howard County. Informal and intimate, these evening functions encourage one-on-one contact and make it easy for participants to meet, talk, and most importantly, make business contacts. Many members are highly active in the community, energetic promoters of Howard County, Columbia, and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes the area special.

 

Our Mission


 

CBX is governed by a Board of Directors. The board is responsible for establishing meeting dates, themes, locations, and speakers.

Meetings are held bi-monthly. Members are notified of CBX activities through our monthly reminder list.

CBX mixers take place monthly at restaurants throughout Howard County. Informal and intimate, these evening functions encourage one-on-one contact and make it easy for participants to meet, talk, and most importantly, make business contacts. Many members are highly active in the community, energetic promoters of Howard County, Columbia, and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes the area special.