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Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents

Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents
It seems almost daily we see companies, city leaders and economic developers talk about the importance of attracting and retaining Young Professionals, also known as YPs. These organizations are trying to figure out ways to retain the YPs. Economic developers plan more shopping destinations and dining...
July 9th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Root 23 Handcrafting All-Natural, Flavorful Simple Syrups

Root 23 Handcrafting All-Natural, Flavorful Simple Syrups
Even the healthiest of eaters go for a splurge from time to time. And sometimes that splurge is alcohol. A new simple syrup company aims to give that guilty-pleasure cocktail the healthiest twist possible. Columbus-based Root 23 is simmering a line of handcrafted simple syrups packed with locally sourced...
July 8th, 2015 | Business Profiles | 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

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2015

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2015
If you’re feeling charitable or wanting to show some local love, there’s A LOT happening in the crowdfunding world in Columbus this month. Food, farms and games are among these 13 campaigns vying for dollars to expand, launch, build, revolutionize and entertain. Sweet Carrot Grandivew Sweet...
July 6th, 2015 | Crowdfunding Roundup | 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

Can Your Business Weather the Storm?

Can Your Business Weather the Storm?
Derrick Bailey The dog days of summer are upon us, and it’s no secret that the weather in Central Ohio has been less than ideal. Rain and severe storms have wreaked havoc throughout Ohio, causing damage to small businesses across the state. However, there are ways your business can be ready for these...
July 2nd, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

Designing Local Helping Cities Develop Unique Identities

Designing Local Helping Cities Develop Unique Identities
Local is a word heard often in reference to buying local or supporting local, but a new team of city planners is focused on designing local. The goal serves as the namesake for the business that launched in May 2014. Co-Founders Kyle Ezell, Amanda Golden and Josh Lapp are helping communities figure out...
July 1st, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Skip the Dishes Expands to First U.S. Market in Columbus

Skip the Dishes Expands to First U.S. Market in Columbus
From Canada to Columbus, the city’s reputation as a testing ground – and its vibrant food scene – brought food delivery platform Skip the Dishes down from up north and into its first U.S. market. “Our strategy has been to go to market where there’s great food,” says Co-Founder Andrew...
June 30th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More