Ryan Kovalaske is the Community Relations Director for Community Shares of Mid Ohio, which connects employees to the issues and causes they care about most through workplace giving campaigns. He enjoys supporting nonprofits, exploring Columbus, and making connections.
Donnie Austin, a former engineer with Honda and an MBA graduate from The Ohio State University, wanted to create a local wine store that allowed for socializing and tastings, with an emphasis on being friendly for wine novices and wine connoisseurs.
He wanted a modern but casual atmosphere that made... November 10th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
Over the last six months, we’ve introduced you to several businesses with great programs that give back to the community. For our seventh column, we’re taking a look back at some of the programs we’ve highlighted to update you on their progress and future plans.
LaineGabriel... October 13th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
We all know and love them: Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails, Surly Girl Saloon, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, and The Jury Room. Known collectively as Betty’s Family of Restaurants, this group now has new back-end support from the Columbus Food League.
CFL... September 8th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe −a pastry shop in the heart of Clintonville famous for delicious treats and an annual celebration honoring the birth of Mozart− has been giving back to the local community since its inception.
Mozart’s has been in operation since 1995, when Anand... August 18th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
What do you do with 200 used chairs?
That was the type of issue Darla King, founder of King Business Interiors, often ran into with her clients. King Business Interiors consults about, and purchases, commercial furnishings and flooring for companies large and small. Its customers face the challenge of... July 14th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
While catching up at a local bar, four friends discovered a collective desire to create a business that was both sustainable and community supportive from the ground up. After further discussion, the mention of a grandfather’s unused candle-making supplies, and a few online video searches, Candle... June 9th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
LaineGabriel is using the knowledge and skills it acquired while helping clients carry out their philanthropic efforts to launch The Tenfold Initiative, a scholarship program for area high school seniors.
The Columbus-based firm has done environmental design, advertising campaigns, 3D billboards, intranets... May 5th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More
Minds On is no stranger to philanthropy. For several years, the top 10-ranked digital marketing agency, headquartered in Lewis Center, has been involved with the Adopt-A-Family program at Christmas and sent designers to classrooms to help students brainstorm for their projects. Recently, Minds On rolled... April 14th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More