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Feb
21
Tue
16- DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN @ New Directions Career Center
Feb 21 all-day

New Directions Career (NDCC) will offer a 16-day program geared to empower women to achieve their personal and professional goals. New Directions will be held February 21 – March 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. NDCC is located at 199 E. Rich St.

 

Program Director, Amanda Fox, says the New Directions program is four weeks where women can come together in a positive environment, focus on themselves and their goals, and plan their next steps. She says, “I think the change in confidence and hope are the biggest benefits graduates experience long term. I’ve heard graduates say that this program was a life changing experience. They feel more confident in themselves and their skills. They know how to communicate their strengths in a professional manner – whether during interviews or while networking. They know how to keep moving forward in the face of challenges. That’s change that, once truly made, doesn’t go back.”

 

Offered six times this year, this daylong program celebrates women at every stage of their careers and is a necessary self-investment if you need to discover yourself, connect with your passion, or reinvent your professional image. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore career interests, values, and options as well as to create a realistic plan for change.

 

3- SESSION SELF-MARKETING PROGRAM FOR MEN AND WOMEN

 

Columbus, Ohio: February 2017- New Directions Career Center (NDCC) will offer a three-day evening program that empowers participants to fully develop the self-marketing abilities—and the confidence they need—to successfully engage employer interest. Advanced Career Techniques will be held February 6th, 7th, and 8th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. NDCC is located at 199 E. Rich St.

 

“ACT is a great starting point for anyone who is new to the concept of self-marketing, or who would like to further develop their professional identity. Participants will be challenged to take inventory of their skills, abilities, and past experience in order to create an effective self-marketing message that they can use in their job search and throughout their career.” Instructor, Chelsea Francis said. “They can expect to leave with an understanding of how to create and update a compelling resume and cover letter, conduct a job search, successfully respond to common behavioral interview questions, and how to create or build a professional network.”

 

Offered eight times this year, this evening program primarily focuses on sharpening resume writing and cover letter skills to get employer attention, developing an effective job search plan, and mastering interviewing skills with salary negotiation. Attendees will benefit from NDCC’s Graduate Services following the program including career counseling and meeting with our Employment Consultant for one-on-one resume help, access to job leads, and interview coaching and practice to name a few.

 

Prior registration is required. Please call us at (614) 849-0028, ext. 100 or email ndcc@newdirectionscc.org to reserve your spot.

 

New Directions Career Center (NDCC) empowers women in transition to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. For 35 years, the Center has been providing holistic career counseling and intensive career development programs that assist women in Central Ohio in gaining the skills, information, and resources needed to confidently live their own personal definitions of success.  For more information about the Center’s programs and services visit www.NewDirectionsCC.org.

Feb
22
Wed
WELD Leadership Series-sponsored by Huntington @ The Fawcett Center
Feb 22 all-day

Trusting in Your Value…Dealing with the “Impostor Syndrome”

Feb
23
Thu
Backstage at the Lincoln: Doni Jai @ Lincoln Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s intimate, local concert series, has announced the first four concerts scheduled for 2017. This series offers concertgoers the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage with a featured local artist, providing an up-close-and-personal performance set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare Egyptian Revival-style motif.

 

The schedule is as follows:

 

January 26 – Quan Howell

Former member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness, gospel/R&B singer Quan Howell will perform a variety of R&B and contemporary hits that honor women.

 

February 23 – Doni Jai

An eclectic musician and multi-instrumentalist, the gifted songwriter, performer, and producer Doni Jai promises an exceptional evening of neo soul, performing familiar covers and excerpts of new material.

 

March 23 – Jonathan Baker

Songwriter, musician, and producer Jonathan Baker will perform his original instrumental and vocal compositions rooted in gospel and taken to contemporary and futuristic levels.

 

April 12 – Maroon Arts Group

This collective of local artists utilizes spoken word, movement, visual art, and music to preserve and promote cultures of African descent.

 

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. All concerts begin at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.). Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.

 

The Backstage at the Lincoln series is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com

Feb
25
Sat
Columbus Mobile Food Conference & Expo @ Embassy Suites Dublin
Feb 25 all-day

The Columbus Mobile Food Truck Conference and Expo is back with new topics and more exhibitors. The conference is expected to have over 20 workshops and seminars including an opportunity to attend a separate Food Manager certification course and exam. In addition, we are happy to announce that Tom Krouse, President and CEO of Donato’s Pizza will be the keynote speaker on Saturday. The conference will also include some non-food related seminars covering topics such as “Mobile Boutiques”.

Who should attend?: Mobile food operators (food trucks, trailers and carts), aspiring operators,
culinary professionals, food educators, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

Where: Embassy Suites Dublin. A block of rooms have been discounted for the conference. To reserve you room visit http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CMHESES-FOO-20170224/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Registration: A special $75 Early Bird registration begins Monday, October 17. Registration will go up to $100 on December 1 and $150 on February 1. To register, visit http://colsmobilefoodconf.com/register.

For more information about the conference, visit us online at ColsMobilefoodConf.com.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Chas Kaplan or Mike Gallicchio at cbusmobilefood@gmail.com.

Ohio Canna-Business Seminar @ Holiday Inn
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Last June, Ohio became the 25th state to adopt a medical marijuana law, and now the business and regulatory landscape for emerging businesses is coming into focus. Please join us for a deep dive into Ohio’s emerging medical cannabis program in Columbus. Policy and industry experts, along with regulators from Ohio’s regulatory agencies, will be on hand to speak with prospective businesses. We’ll discuss the regulations, share lessons from other states, and cover fundamentals such as accounting, tax liability, and best practices.

Snowflake Gala: Fly Me to the Moon @ The Country Club at Muirfield Village
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

The Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club will host their annual signature fundraising event Snowflake Gala on Saturday Feb. 25, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m., at Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Dr., in Dublin, Ohio. The event honors Julie Fletcher, Founder of Dublin’s Welcome Warehouse. The evening’s theme is “Fly Me to the Moon,” featuring smooth jazz from the Dwight Lenox Trio, appetizers and dinner, a wine pull game of chance, a silent auction, dancing with DJ A.N.T. and more. Advance tickets are $125 when purchased before Jan. 30, 2017. Individual tickets after Jan. 30 are $140. Event proceeds benefit Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club’s grants and scholarship programs, including grants to women who are overcoming obstacles to continue their education. Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to philanthropy in the areas of higher education and supporting families and women in times of crisis or need. For more information or to purchase individual tickets, visit http://dublinwomensclub.com/. For questions, to volunteer or inquire about corporate sponsorship, email dublinwomensclub@gmail.com.

Feb
26
Sun
Columbus Mobile Food Conference & Expo @ Embassy Suites Dublin
Feb 26 all-day

The Columbus Mobile Food Truck Conference and Expo is back with new topics and more exhibitors. The conference is expected to have over 20 workshops and seminars including an opportunity to attend a separate Food Manager certification course and exam. In addition, we are happy to announce that Tom Krouse, President and CEO of Donato’s Pizza will be the keynote speaker on Saturday. The conference will also include some non-food related seminars covering topics such as “Mobile Boutiques”.

Who should attend?: Mobile food operators (food trucks, trailers and carts), aspiring operators,
culinary professionals, food educators, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

Where: Embassy Suites Dublin. A block of rooms have been discounted for the conference. To reserve you room visit http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CMHESES-FOO-20170224/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Registration: A special $75 Early Bird registration begins Monday, October 17. Registration will go up to $100 on December 1 and $150 on February 1. To register, visit http://colsmobilefoodconf.com/register.

For more information about the conference, visit us online at ColsMobilefoodConf.com.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Chas Kaplan or Mike Gallicchio at cbusmobilefood@gmail.com.

Mar
1
Wed
State of Ohio Seeking Small Businesses to Hire Export Interns
Mar 1 all-day

Are you a business interested in selling your products or services internationally? The Ohio Development Services Agency is searching for companies who are interested in exporting their products into international markets.

 

The Ohio Export Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to businesses interested in exporting by matching them with highly-motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. This year, 50 students from 12 different Ohio universities have been selected to participate in the program.

 

“Our students can help Ohio businesses take their quality goods and services to international markets they couldn’t otherwise reach,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

 

The Ohio Development Services Agency offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern.

 

In the five years of the program, 144 student-company matches were created, resulting in more than $26 million in expected global sales and 25 full-time job offers to students.

 

The deadline for companies to apply is March 1, 2017. The summer internship runs from May 16 through August 11, 2017. Ohio companies can apply at www.eip.development.ohio.gov.

 

The program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, The Ohio State University and Youngstown State University. To learn more about the Ohio Export Internship Program, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4-1vhvwc7w

Mar
2
Thu
Dames Bond Networking: Brenda Millhouse, Invest Like a Feminist @ Women's Business Center of Ohio
Mar 2 all-day
Dames Bond networking events. Instead of having them at various locations each month, we are partnering with the Women’s Business Center of Ohio to offer exceptional networking experiences in one location. We’ll still have a variety of topics presented by members of Dames Bond. As a matter of fact, I’m happy to announce the 2017 line up!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 
for the 1st Thursday of the month in 2017!
February 2 – Bonnie James, Thrive By Reading Faster to Learn More
March 2 – Brenda Millhouse, Invest Like a Feminist
April 6 – Angela Bonfante – Blindsided Strategies for a World of Constant Change
May 4 –  Tisa Watts – Network Like You Garden
June 1 – Linda Mustric – Making a Home-based Business Work For You
July 6 – Dames Bond Adventure TBA
August 3 – Julie Burford Loeffler – Safety First & Foremost
September 7 – Mary B. Relotto – How to Partner with Your Brand for Greater Impact
October 5 – Barb Girson – Run With Elephants to Unlock Creativity & Innovation
November 2 – Pat Funderburg – Thrive in Health to Thrive in BusinessOnline registration will be up by the end of December. Meanwhile, get the dates on your calendar and get ready to bond in 2017!

Women’s Breakfast Workshop: Connections, Communication & Confidence @ Gather @ Fitness Loft Columbus
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Partnering with the SBA, WBC & SCORE, join the Women’s Small Business Accelerator for this Women’s Workshop Breakfast Series: Dress for Impact! Guest Speaker Sue Kantor, Sophisticated Styling, will talk about building your confidence by dressing to make your best first impression! Registration is required.

Invest Like a Feminist @ Womens Business Center of Ohio
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a Dames Bond Business, Networking Event

Speaker: Brenda Millhouse, Prudential Insurance

Topic: Invest Like a Feminist

Details:

The majority of the public already believes in the equality of “ALL genders,” and that is exactly what Feminism is,”the social, economic and political equality of ALL genders.”

This session will focus on the economic equality that we as women must embrace with fervor. It’s ok to think big and rich! When you invest like a feminist, you’ll get there sooner than not!

During events you will enjoy:

– Gaining knowledge and insight from other Dames on a variety of topics that will benefit you professionally and personally
– Exceptional Networking
– Appetizers / Beverages
– Raffle Prizes

A portion of the proceeds are included in a scholarship fund toward WELD and WBC Events and workshops.

Mar
7
Tue
Investing in Ohio’s Future: Maximizing Growth in our Cities and Regions @ The Westin Columbus
Mar 7 all-day

The Greater Ohio Policy Center invites you to Columbus for its 2017 Summit, Investing in Ohio’s Future: Maximizing Growth in our Cities and Regions. This biennial convening brings together experts, policymakers, and local leaders dedicated to the sustainable development of Ohio’s neighborhoods and metropolitan areas. The theme of the 2017 Summit is financing and accelerating comprehensive and sustainable growth in Ohio’s cities and their surrounding suburbs and exurbs.

Registration closes March 1, 2017 so act fast! Costs to register are as follows:

  • 2-day registration is $175
  • 1-day registration is $100
Mar
8
Wed
Investing in Ohio’s Future: Maximizing Growth in our Cities and Regions @ The Westin Columbus
Mar 8 all-day

The Greater Ohio Policy Center invites you to Columbus for its 2017 Summit, Investing in Ohio’s Future: Maximizing Growth in our Cities and Regions. This biennial convening brings together experts, policymakers, and local leaders dedicated to the sustainable development of Ohio’s neighborhoods and metropolitan areas. The theme of the 2017 Summit is financing and accelerating comprehensive and sustainable growth in Ohio’s cities and their surrounding suburbs and exurbs.

Registration closes March 1, 2017 so act fast! Costs to register are as follows:

  • 2-day registration is $175
  • 1-day registration is $100
Mar
9
Thu
Coffee Talk Networking: Job Search Tips & Trends @ Franklin University (Ross Auditorium)
Mar 9 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Once a month, the Columbus Young Professionals Club partners with Hall Leadership Lessons at Franklin University for a morning networking event featuring hot coffee, light breakfast, and leadership conversations in a casual, career-focused setting. Each month the series features a guest speaker or panel discussion along with a professional topic.

This month we will discuss Job Search Tips & Trends, along with our event partner, the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO). Whether you have a job or are in transition, or think that you might be considering a career change at some point, this event will bring together some of the top talent management and recruitment experts in central Ohio, including:

• Elisabeth Baldock – Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
• Becky Rhubottom – Associate Vice President, Executive Talent Acquisition at Nationwide Insurance
• Brian Moore – Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition & Talent Management at Cardinal Health
• Jen Rohrbacher – Sr. Manager of Talent Acquisition at Worthington Industries
• Chris Rutter – President of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

The event includes light breakfast and coffee from Das KaffeeHaus. The cost is $5 (if you pay online) or $10 (at the door) for members and guests. Premium members get in for FREE!

Agenda
7:00am: Open Networking, Coffee & Light Breakfast
7:30am: Networking Warm-up
7:45am: Panel Discussion
8:45am: Panel Q&A, Business Card Drawings & Closing Announcements

Attendees can also drop a business card at check-in for a chance to win door prizes from local businesses.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

Mar
10
Fri
Lunch & Learn: Trends in Graduate Education @ Capital University (Harry C. Moores Campus Center)
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Have you ever considered getting a graduate degree? Or, do you already have one and wonder what might be next on the horizon? Join the Columbus Young Professionals Club for networking and lunch on Friday, March 10 on the campus of Capital University in Bexley. John Gentner, Director of Graduate Programs at Capital University’s School of Management and Leadership will provide a close look at what’s new in graduate and executive education including:

• Hiring trends for MBA & other grads
• New degree programs nationally & internationally
• New program formats and distance learning
• Alumni satisfaction and ROI data

John will provide an overview using both national research data and personal experience. This session is not an advertisement for Capital’s programs, but rather a look at the future direction of business education. We hope you will join us for an enlightening discussion and exchange of ideas.

Parking: Although parking is free, Capital’s campus safety requires parking passes for all guests. Once you’ve registered online, you will receive a parking pass and campus map.

Our event will be hosted in the Schneider Conference Room inside the Harry C. Moores Campus Center.

Lunch catered by Sunny Street Cafe

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

Mar
11
Sat
Craft Services Master Class for the film industry @ The Commissary
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) and nationally recognized Film Industry Training Seminars along with the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Columbus Mobile Food Conference, and The Commissary announce a comprehensive 2-DAY training seminar, Craft Services Master Class for the film industry. The training seminar will be held March 11 and 12 from 10 am-5 pm at the Commissary in Grandview Heights at 1400 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215. It is designed to help food truck owners and catering businesses understand the unique needs of craft services for film.

Food for the film industry is more than just setting up a truck or table and serving dinner. The course covers everything businesses need to know from the history of craft services, landing the first gig, the first day on a film set and wrapping the show.

The seminar will be taught by industry veteran Lauren Lindsay. Lindsay is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) member with more than30 years of experience. Her credits include Legends of the Fall, Rocky IV, Sleepwalkers and 80+ other productions. Lindsay will cover details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. The Craft Services department provides tray service around sets and buffet style foods and beverages to other departments suitable to the environment on any given day or night. Participants will learn all the steps involved from getting hired and knowing what is expected of you, to being successful working in this department. Her passion for fresh and healthy meals promotes a happy and productive crew which is paramount in wrapping a successful film or commercial shoot.

There are a limited number of seats available. Cost is only $150 for BOTH days. After successful completion of the course each attendee will become a preferred vendor listed at the top of the Film Columbus Resources page.

In addition, Film Columbus will be providing two (2) scholarships to qualified individuals and five (5) scholarships to military veterans. Please contact John Daugherty (john@filmcolumbus.com) for application and details or to refer any qualified individuals.

Mar
13
Mon
LinkedIn Basics for Mature Job Seekers (50+) @ BMI Federal Credit Union
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join BMI Federal Credit Union for this FREE workshop. Learn how to get started on LinkedIn: tips on setting up your profile and using LinkedIn in your job search. To register, visit www.bmifcu.org/calendar or call 614-707-4000.

Mar
15
Wed
be a Mentor | find a Mentor @ Bleu & Fig
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join the Women’s Small Business Accelerator for an evening reception to learn about the Mentor Match Program. Hear first-hand how Mentors and Mentees share business success and value by working together. Network and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres at Bleu & Fig. You won’t want to miss this inspiring event! Registration is required.

Mar
23
Thu
Backstage at the Lincoln: Jonathan Baker @ Lincoln Theater
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s intimate, local concert series, has announced the first four concerts scheduled for 2017. This series offers concertgoers the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage with a featured local artist, providing an up-close-and-personal performance set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare Egyptian Revival-style motif.

 

The schedule is as follows:

 

January 26 – Quan Howell

Former member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness, gospel/R&B singer Quan Howell will perform a variety of R&B and contemporary hits that honor women.

 

February 23 – Doni Jai

An eclectic musician and multi-instrumentalist, the gifted songwriter, performer, and producer Doni Jai promises an exceptional evening of neo soul, performing familiar covers and excerpts of new material.

 

March 23 – Jonathan Baker

Songwriter, musician, and producer Jonathan Baker will perform his original instrumental and vocal compositions rooted in gospel and taken to contemporary and futuristic levels.

 

April 12 – Maroon Arts Group

This collective of local artists utilizes spoken word, movement, visual art, and music to preserve and promote cultures of African descent.

 

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. All concerts begin at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.). Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.

 

The Backstage at the Lincoln series is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com

Mar
29
Wed
Visiting Entrepreneur: Tanisha Robinson @ Canzani Center
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

After serving as an Arabic Linguist in the U.S. Army, Tanisha Robinson studied Arabic
and Political Theory at The Ohio State University. Upon receiving a fellowship, she
moved to Damascus, Syria, and worked in women’s and human rights throughout the
Middle East for almost two years.

Upon her return to Columbus, she built and sold an affiliate marketing portfolio, and
went on to become the founder of Fudha.com, a daily deal site focused on locally
owned, independent restaurants that was later purchased by 614 Media Group.

Robinson is currently the co-founder of Print Syndicate, a design/technology/marketing
company with an ecommerce platform devoted to providing well-designed, socially
relevant, high quality products to consumers, on-demand.

Robinson will talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. It is part of a special program within the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series called Creative Economy in the Capital City: A Design & Branding Series. The program will highlight Columbus’ rich history of design, branding, and innovation and will be on most Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in March and April.

For more information, visit beelergallery.org.