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2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact

2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact
The strength of retail in a region is a good indicator of the health of its economy. The 2015 Franklin County Retail Report presented by Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber sheds light on the role retail plays in the economy of the fastest growing urban county in the state. “The retail sector...
September 1st, 2015 | Announcements, Trendspotting | Read More

Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey Gives Good Grades to Columbus

Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey Gives Good Grades to Columbus
It’s generally good news for Columbus and Ohio as a whole in Thumbtack.com’s annual survey of small business friendliness. The annual survey that is in its fourth year calls on business owners to provide insights on small business friendliness in their states and cities, asking about topics...
August 21st, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Franklin First County to Invest in Ohio Main Street Program

Franklin First County to Invest in Ohio Main Street Program
A new economic development initiative approved by the Franklin County Commissioners will work to preserve and revitalize historic downtowns across Franklin County. The program, Downtown Works, allocates $54,175 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money for downtowns to partner with Heritage...
July 17th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

8 Leadership Challenges You Can Solve With the Leadership Matrix

8 Leadership Challenges You Can Solve With the Leadership Matrix
The phrase “think outside the box” makes me physically ill. It’s trite and isn’t at all practical. But inside the box? That’s where great leaders go to get more out of their teams. Mike Figliuolo My friend and fellow thoughtLEADERS instructor Victor Prince hoodwinked me into co-authoring a...
July 7th, 2015 | Expert Perspective | Read More

JobsOhio Unveils New Website to Further Drive Job Growth in the State

JobsOhio Unveils New Website to Further Drive Job Growth in the State
JobsOhio, a non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand and prosper in Ohio, has unveiled a revamped website that will further drive the organization’s goals. A strategic reorganization will help job creators easily access the information they need to make...
July 3rd, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Moves Up the Ranks in the Startup World

Columbus Moves Up the Ranks in the Startup World
It’s generally good news for startups in Columbus. While that may be the sentiment of the boots on the ground, two recent survey rankings highlight the positive climate. Last year, Thumbtack.com gave Columbus an impressive ‘A+’ in training & networking programs and ‘As’...
June 29th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Chamber & CD102.5 Partner for cbuzz Podcast

Columbus Chamber & CD102.5 Partner for cbuzz Podcast
Business-themed podcast cbuzz is set to debut on CD102.5’s airways this Sunday, June 14. The Columbus Chamber and the radio station partnered on the first business-centric podcast in the area. The podcasts will highlight the success stories of local business owners and entrepreneurs and the love...
June 10th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Pursuit Goes from Pop-Up to Permanent with New Short North Location

Pursuit Goes from Pop-Up to Permanent with New Short North Location
A pop-up normally doesn’t last for four years, but the success of suit shop Pursuit kept the retailer in a South Campus Gateway storefront for longer than imagined. Now, Owner Nate DeMars is taking his quality, affordable mensware 9/10 of a mile down the street to 937 N. High St. in the heart of...
June 5th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More