Articles By: Walker Evans

Walker is the founder of ColumbusUnderground.com and co-founder of TheMetropreneur.com along with his wife and business partner Anne Evans. Walker has turned local media from a hobby into a full time career over the past decade and serves on multiple boards and committees throughout the community.

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award
Social Entrepreneurship is the identification of a social problem and the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices to create a social venture aimed at solving the problem. Social entrepreneurs are important to the community and to the world, as they work to achieve social change through non-traditional...
March 28th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: GRid70

Lessons from Grand Rapids: GRid70
TheMetropreneur.com visited regional neighbor Grand Rapids for the CEOS for Cities annual conference two weeks ago. While there, we checked in on three different entrepreneurial/incubator facilities and programs to find out how other cities are nurturing small business growth and innovation. Most incubators...
October 15th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: MoDiv

Lessons from Grand Rapids: MoDiv
TheMetropreneur.com visited regional neighbor Grand Rapids for the CEOS for Cities annual conference last week. While there, we checked in on three different entrepreneurial/incubator facilities and programs to find out how other cities are nurturing small business growth and innovation. Grand Rapids...
October 8th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: Start Garden

Lessons from Grand Rapids: Start Garden
TheMetropreneur.com visited regional neighbor Grand Rapids for the CEOS for Cities annual conference last week. While there, we checked in on three different entrepreneurial/incubator facilities and programs to find out how other cities are nurturing small business growth and innovation. The beauty of...
October 7th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Local Businesses Encouraged to Recycle e-Waste This Saturday

Local Businesses Encouraged to Recycle e-Waste This Saturday
This Saturday, June 22, RecycleForce Columbus is co-hosting two collection events for e-waste, one at Goodwill Columbus in Upper Arlington, and the other at the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI). The events allow businesses and individuals to properly dispose of unwanted electronics...
June 19th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups
A new program from a partnership between Franklin County and ECDI recently launched to assist retailers throughout Central Ohio. Known as the Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs (RISE) program, the goal is to support retail businesses, enhance targeted communities and to create sales tax revenue...
June 18th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released
Press Release: Franklin County, Columbus Chamber Release 2013 Franklin County Retail Report Key report findings focus on sales tax revenue, real estate vacancy rates Columbus, OH – Sales tax revenues are rebounding and retail vacancy rates continue to decrease, according to the 2013 Franklin County...
June 15th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Owen & Eastlake Provides Consultation on Historic Preservation Projects

Owen & Eastlake Provides Consultation on Historic Preservation Projects
Rory Krupp has devoted most of his entire adult life to historic preservation. After working on a wide variety of projects for different organizations, he decided that working for himself would allow for a welcome dose of flexibility, thus his company Owen & Eastlake was born. Owen & Eastlake...
June 14th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More