Monday, March 19th, 2018

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Hilltop Business Association Mission Statement:

To advance the economic development of the Hilltop and Westside Business Community through education, representation, and member association. Membership in the Hilltop Business Association is open to any business, individual or organization that supports the HBA’s mission and the Greater Hilltop Community.  Due have recently been restructured to give more people the opportunity to join, the HBA has restructured the membership levels – more »

Benefits to Membership:
HBA meetings include speakers that provide open dialogue, constructive conversation,  insight into problem solving, business practices, and helpful connections. Membership includes being included in The Hilltop Business Directory – both the online and 5000+ printed versions that are distributed throughout the Hilltop.

HBA Officers – Richard Riley – President, Dr. Scott Gosslin – Vice President, Brian Bainbridge – 2nd Vice President, Steve Barnard -Treasurer, Peggy Frebault – Secretary.  NCR Captain – Nancy Rhynard   Trustees –   Mark Easterling, Michael Shifflet, Bob Spears, and Tom Stewart.

The Hilltop Business Association was founded in 1926 as the Hilltop Businessmen’s Association.  The HBA has hosted events such as the Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner, the Greater hilltop Open, the Annual Fall Celebration, Deck the Hilltop, National Night Out Events.  The HBA offers a way for business people in the Hilltop and the Westside to network and build cohesiveness among themselves.

The Hilltop Business Association was organized in 1926 with the purpose of developing and improving the hilltop area of Columbus, Ohio.  At the time, most of the members were located in the business districts of West Broad Street and Sullivant Avenue.  Originally known as the “hilltop Businessmen’s Association”, the group voted to include women in the mid 1950’s, and changed the name to what it is today.  The interests of the community are served through involvement in community needs and concerns.  The group involves itself with the city government as well as neighborhood, social and charitable events.  The HBA is working with other organizations toward economic development on the Westside.  In 2007, the HBA began receiving a Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR)  grant from the City of Columbus for economic development of the Highland West Area of West Broad Street.

The “Hilltop Matters” – so keep up with our news!
The HBA publishes a newsletter, Hilltop Matters, to spread the word about commercial revitalization efforts on West Broad Street. Request the latest copy by contacting the HBA at


To join HBA, call HBA secretary, Nancy Rhynard, at 614-531-5665 or download the application and mail to the address indicated:


Membership Levels:

– $25 / Individual
– $30 / School, Churches, Non-Profits
– $50 / Small Business, (< 25 Employees)
– $75 / Large Business, (25 Employees >)

The HBA is the long-time sponsor of the annual Hilltop Bean Dinner and the Greater Hilltop Golf Outing and other programs to include neighborhood revitalization and scholarship funding to Hilltop students enrolled at Mount Carmel School of Nursing. Potential members are urged to attend a meeting and learn more. Meetings are generally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, except holidays.

To pay for your membership or a Hilltop Bean Dinner Item. Please pay via our Pay Pal tool below!

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