Columbus Black Professionals is now ASCEND: The Black Professional Association of Columbus!

ASCEND is a leading networking organization and professional association for business and socially conscious individuals in Central Ohio. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in networking and meeting new people. We sponsor professional development and social events to encourage the growth of strong businesses and communities in Columbus.

We invite you to become a member! Join us online, or meet our team at any of our community events.

"A Business and Social Community Empowering Neighborhood Development"

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Recent Meetups

  • September 26 · 11:00 AM

    Network and "Business Opportunities"

    39 Columbus Professionals | 5.00

    On Saturday September 26, 2015 at 11:00am ASCEND will host a Network and "Business Opportunity" event held at Brice Road Library in Reynoldsburg. This event is an effort... Learn more
  • July 15 · 6:30 PM


    27 Columbus Professionals | 4.00

    ASCEND will host a networking event "NETWORKING AS A PROFESSIONAL" on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at Reynoldsburg Public Library 1402 Brice Road. How large is your network?... Learn more
  • July 9 · 7:00 PM

    #50 FATHERS

    6 Columbus Professionals

    Hello ASCEND, On July 9th, we will be presenting the screening of #50fathers at the Drexel theater. Feel free to... Learn more
  • April 14 · 6:00 PM


    54 Columbus Professionals | 5.00

    ASCEND will host on Tuesday April 14, 2015 NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS 2015.  Who you know matters. Our relationships with others form the core of our human lives.  In order... Learn more
  • March 31 · 6:00 PM

    Tuesday Soul Suite

    9 Columbus Professionals

    Ascend is proud to present Tuesday Soul Suite an Happy Hour "Mixer" featuring Columbus's finest R&B band Comfort Zone on Tuesday March 31st., 6-9 pm at Fort Rapids Water... Learn more
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