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

  • April 14 · 6:00 PM

    NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS 2015

    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
  • February 14 · 9:00 PM

    VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL EVENT

    9 Columbus Professionals

  • February 3 · 6:00 PM

    Tuesday Soul Suite

    25 Columbus Professionals | 1.00

    Ascend is proud to present Tuesday Soul Suite a networking "Mixer" featuring Columbus's finest R&B band Comfort Zone on Tuesday February 3rd, 6-9 pm at Fort Rapids Water... Learn more
  • December 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Tuesday Soul Suite

    8 Columbus Professionals | 5.00

    Ascend is proud to present Tuesday Soul Suite a networking "Mixer" featuring Columbus's finest R&B band Comfort Zone and Vendors on Tuesday December 9th, 6-9 pm at Fort... Learn more
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