Retail Connects

If you share our love and passion for retail, make CBUS Retail your home.

Join our growing community of smart people doing amazing things in the name of retail excellence.

Drawing on a legacy of greatness.

Columbus holds a rich history of success in almost every aspect of retail-focused business endeavors.

Building on that solid foundation, CBUS Retail sets it’s vision to embrace and promote Columbus and the Region as a global capital of retail expertise, innovation and talent.

Our Programming

 

We facilitate fun, engaging programs developed by retailers, for retailers.

Small group meetups

CBUS Business Development Peer Group

Monthly meeting of senior executives and influencers from the retail ecosystem, sharing success stories and collaboration opportunities within retail.

CBUS University Outreach

Building bridges to our vibrant university community to foster research, and attract and develop future retail leaders.

CBUS Executive Roundtable
Invite only roundtable, bringing together senior retail executives and national thought leaders on specific trends or best practice topics.

CBUS Community Roundtable
Open invitation virtual discussions bringing together retailers and value chain partners for topic-driven discussions led by national and local thought leaders.

One Degree of Retail

Rub elbows, share your connections, and learn something new at our quarterly engagement and networking series, featuring C-Suite speakers who share strategic insights on trends, changes, and successes in retail.

CBUS Retail Conference

Three times a year, you'll have the opportunity to attend the CBUS Retail Conference. These 1/2 day conferences are filled with engaging speakers, informative panel discussions, and even more networking opportunities. Topics will include some of the most relevant issues facing retail today such as recruiting and retaining talent, supply chain, sustainability, and more.

CBUS Retail Mentorship Program

Our newest member benefit is the ability to participate in our Mentorship program as either an experienced Mentor or a Mentee. Cohorts launch on a mutually beneficial mentorship journey 2x a year. Participants will be carefully matched based on areas of expertise, time commitment and other criteria. In the program, mentees will identify career goals and skills they wish to improve upon with the mentor, guided with support from CBUS Retail including networking events and available discussion guides. This program was built to invest in building the next generation of strong retail leaders within the CBUS market.

 

Get Connected And Stay Relevant

Our Programming

We facilitate fun, engaging programs developed by retailers, for retailers.

Small group meetups

CBUS Business Development Peer Group

Monthly meeting of senior executives and influencers from the retail ecosystem, sharing success stories and collaboration opportunities within retail.

CBUS University Outreach

Building bridges to our vibrant university community to foster research, and attract and develop future retail leaders.

CBUS Executive Roundtable
Invite only roundtable, bringing together senior retail executives and national thought leaders on specific trends or best practice topics.

CBUS Community Roundtable
Open invitation virtual discussions bringing together retailers and value chain partners for topic-driven discussions led by national and local thought leaders.

One Degree of Retail

Rub elbows, share your connections, and learn something new at our quarterly engagement and networking series, featuring C-Suite speakers who share strategic insights on trends, changes, and successes in retail.

CBUS Retail Conference

Three times a year, you'll have the opportunity to attend the CBUS Retail Conference. These 1/2 day conferences are filled with engaging speakers, informative panel discussions, and even more networking opportunities. Topics will include some of the most relevant issues facing retail today such as recruiting and retaining talent, supply chain, sustainability, and more.

Get Connected And Stay Relevant.

Benefits built on connections

CBUS Retail is committed to the continuing success of you and your business with benefits built on connections to game-changing resources and engagement opportunities.

Recharge Your Resources

Need to beef-up your contact list of resources and talent?

We can help. CBUS Retail is your source for the best in local expert retail-focused talent.

Expert Access

Up your game and join our growing network of like-minded retailers who come together independently and through our programs to exchange ideas, share expertise, and build lasting relationships.

Sharpen Your Edge

Keeping your finger on the pulse of what’s at the forefront of retail is a challenge. Cut through the static and let us offer you educational opportunities that keep you on your toes and leading the pack.

Get Connected & Stay Relevant

Tap into a wealth of resources and content tailored for today’s leading retail professionals.