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Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League
Elizabeth Lessner is building her Columbus food empire with eight restaurants across the city and more concepts on the way. While her name is well-known around town, behind her is a team of jack-of-all trades rockstars that share her same passion and drive. As any small business or entrepreneur knows,...
February 26th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund
Local venture capital firm, Drive Capital recently closed a $250 million inaugural fund, an amount significantly higher than the $40 to $60 million funds typically seen in the Midwest. “We really felt we needed a Silicon Valley style fund,” says C0-Founder Mark Kvamme. The fund will allow...
February 25th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is accepting nominations for their 10th annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards through Thursday, March 6th. To qualify as a micro entrepreneur, the business must have five or fewer employees including the owner. Nominees must demonstrate community involvement and...
February 24th, 2014 | News, Upcoming Events | Read More

Ricart Scholarship Will Send One Woman Through WSBA’s Education Program

Ricart Scholarship Will Send One Woman Through WSBA’s Education Program
Ricart Automotive Group is partnering with the Women’s Small Business Accelerator to help one woman develop her business with a scholarship to the WSBA’s Inspired Educational Program. The $2,500 scholarship covers the six-month program that beings on March 1st and includes over 70 hours...
February 24th, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection
Every day I meet with businesses of varying sizes, industries, structures and challenges. As with most things, there is no easy button for the challenges our member businesses face, but the Columbus Chamber can help. I’d like to share one of our favorite success stories, which involves connecting two...
February 21st, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?

To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?
Hiring new employees is a major investment for any business, large or small. When you hire a new employee, you understandably want to do your due diligence and find out as much as you can about your applicant. You can call his or her references or former employers, but another easy, foolproof way to...
February 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

At Work: Converting an Old Garage in German Village into a Salon

At Work: Converting an Old Garage in German Village into a Salon
If you frequent Schiller Park, you have probably noticed that Head of the Park Hair Salon has left the building on the corner of Stewart and City Park Avenues. In 2011, after 28 years of leasing that space, owner and hair stylist Mindy Coffey became aware of a unique property, decided to purchase that...
February 19th, 2014 | At Work | Read More

Canvas Salon & Skin Bar Offering a Personalized Experience in Powell

Canvas Salon & Skin Bar Offering a Personalized Experience in Powell
Have you ever experienced sticker shock when paying for salon services? How about spending twice as long in the hairdresser’s chair than you’d anticipated? That won’t happen at Canvas, a Powell salon that offers high-quality hair and skin care services for women and men. With experience in the...
February 18th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More