AThe 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.
News & Happenings
Property Tax Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications
The Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP) will accept applications from low-income elderly homeowners who need help paying their 2021 first half property taxes, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced Thursday.
The PTAP provides emergency one-time property tax assistance to low-income homeowners age 60 or older and is a nonprofit entity funded solely through donations. The Auditor’s office has administered the program since November 2019.
“PTAP plays a crucial role by helping our elderly homeowners on fixed incomes keep their homes despite rising home values,” Stinziano said. “I encourage anyone who qualifies and needs assistance to apply to the program.”
PTAP applications are reviewed by a Board that includes the Franklin County Auditor’s office, Franklin County Treasurer’s office, Franklin County Office on Aging, and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.
Applications are due by December 20. Information about the program and an application can be found on the Auditor’s office website. For additional information and questions, residents may call 614-525-3243.
The PTAP was founded in 1987 and has supported hundreds of qualifying homeowners in Franklin County.
We have plenty of exciting news
FIRST - your membership for 2021 was kept intact due to Covid as we were all "contained". As we move in to 2022 - and we will get out for meetings, we ask that you please join with membership to continue helping us help small business in the Greater Hilltop Area. We continue to liaise for small businesses in many areas. In 2020, we assisted with small business loans due to Covid restrictions, code and other concerns. We hope to continue to help in many areas again this year.
. . . Bean Dinner June 25 2022 Westgate Park
We hope you will join us.
Your membership choice could also include a community booth at the Bean Dinner. Please note, people call us regularly about this event taking place in 2022. WE hope you will want to showcase yourselves and your business.
Our spacing will be appropriate for COVID as we move music and food a bit further out in the park. There is ample space and the design looks exciting.
Community tent for business? Please see the attached membership form as some memberships include this perk. Price for the booths in the community tent with table provided is $250 for non members and $150 for HBA members.
Does your business have a food cart or truck? Do you want to attend the bean dinner? We would love to have you as we expand this area with great spacing! We are adjusting our pricing for food vendors.
Arts and crafts vendors? We are spaced well for you to come sell your wares. Our set up charge is still $75.00 and you supply your tent and table for a 12 x 12 space.
Non profit - church? We will be charging a small fee again for your setup $25.00 and some of you enjoy hosting childrens sections. Talk to me please and we can help you showcase and expand that activity!
Home remodeling or service business? You will be a great addition to the Arts/Crafts or Service area. Prior to Covid, a supplier for quality housing siding had a highly productive time at the Bean Dinner. The time is right for you to advertise to the Greater Hilltop and beyond.
Volunteers? We have openings to help serve food, assist in the children's section, set up event - tear down and more. We will assist in advertising yourself or your business while you serve the community.
and don't forget the car show at the Bean Dinner.
Please contact an HBA Board Member or myself for questions
HBA Economic Development
614-531-5665 - text please
Hilltop Bean Dinner Festival 2022
2022 Bean Dinner is June 25 at Westgate Park
Fourth Saturday of June 2022