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Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the kind of revenue that moves the economy forward. Somers L. Martin, director of business...
December 20th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly
To my knowledge there is no award for this, but I hereby nominate the rush to terminate an employees for absences for health reasons as the most avoidable action that employers take that gets them into legal hot water. Or, if you prefer, consider this a year-end list … of one. Bill Nolan I am not saying...
December 19th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Thanks, Bro Out to Change the Stigma of “Bro-on-Bro” Gifting

Thanks, Bro Out to Change the Stigma of “Bro-on-Bro” Gifting
With the days until Christmas winding down, are you putting off shopping for the hard-to-buy-for guy in your life? Thanks, Bro has a solution. OSU grad Josh Folan founded the guy-gifting company to make it a little less complicated for guys to buy gifts for each other. The manly-themed gifts focus on...
December 18th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Kayak Gives Paddle Sports a Home In Columbus

Columbus Kayak Gives Paddle Sports a Home In Columbus
Clintonville is home to a new specialty shop for kayakers and camping enthusiasts. Bret Chumley opened Columbus Kayak in October of 2013 to fill a gap he saw in the market. Although there are plenty of places to kayak across Columbus and the state, Chumley didn’t see a lot of local love for the...
December 17th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty
People often meet through mutual friends, and the outcome is often a new friend, a spouse, or a business partner. For Ashley Wilcox and Lily Glass, their meeting led to friendship and a collaborative business idea. “After several mutual friends told each of us “You have to meet each other”...
December 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

Local Businesses Partner to Create Holiday Ornaments from Ohio Stadium Bleachers

Local Businesses Partner to Create Holiday Ornaments from Ohio Stadium Bleachers
Two local businesses are partnering to create a special holiday gift with a little bit of history. State of Devotion and Griffen Hollow Studios are producing handcrafted ornaments made of reclaimed wood from old the Ohio Stadium bleachers. “We sell them as fast as we make them,” says Alex...
December 13th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Moonlight Market to Bring Holiday Retail Downtown This Saturday

Moonlight Market to Bring Holiday Retail Downtown This Saturday
It may be a short holiday shopping season, but one event is bringing local vendors together for some last-minute holiday shopping. Shoppers can head downtown to Gay Street for the December Holiday Moonlight Market this Saturday, December 14th. Gay Street stays hopping late with the typically outdoor...
December 12th, 2013 | Local Events, Upcoming Events | Read More

Truly Owning & Managing An Application Are Keys To Success

Truly Owning & Managing An Application Are Keys To Success
Own Your Application You shouldn’t create an application if you aren’t prepared to own and manage it. I know that’s kind of harsh. But it’s true. Whether it is your site, a mobile app, an operational application, or any other type of application, you need to own it and manage it like the application...
December 11th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More