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Grandview still focused on redevelopment, attracting businesses

Grandview still focused on redevelopment, attracting businesses
With its proximity to downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University, it’s arguable that Grandview Heights has long been an attractive bedroom community. But that wasn’t good enough for city officials. They wanted businesses to take up residence there as well, and in recent years they set...
August 31st, 2012 | Regional Spotlight | Read More

Daycare center designed to meet needs of working families

Daycare center designed to meet needs of working families
Sisters and working moms Ayan Yusuf and Safiya Ismail were frustrated because they were unable to find clean, safe daycare center options that fit their second shift work schedules. They knew that other parents faced the same problem. Rather than continuing to look for a solution to their dilemma,...
August 30th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Winterizing Your Business

Winterizing Your Business
Football season starts next week in Columbus. The election is 11 weeks away. There are fewer than 20 shopping weeks until Christmas. And the tax cliff is four months away. Chances are you need to start doing some fourth quarter prep activities in your business. The billion dollar boys and girls are already...
August 29th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Donatos founder talks hiring, transparency, work-life balance

Donatos founder talks hiring, transparency, work-life balance
At age 13, Jim Grote began working at a local pizzeria, where most of his days were spent slicing pepperoni by hand with a paring knife and making pizzas. Two years later he was managing the place, and the owner actually tried to sell him the business when he was just 16. Back then, Grote had two bosses...
August 28th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Community>Cancer benefits local business owner

A local entrepreneur is battling cancer, and numerous businesses and individuals are doing what they can to help cover the cost of expensive treatment that could save his life. On May 27, Vinny DeFrancisco, co-founder of Columbus-based Brightstar Interactive, went to the emergency room with very high...
August 28th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Resition sets out to help companies reduce layoff costs

Resition sets out to help companies reduce layoff costs
While working as an admissions counselor, Mike Chapman met with hundreds of people who were laid off and looking to upgrade their skill sets in hopes of landing new jobs. It was then that he decided career transition services were seriously outdated and, after some research, realized the outplacement...
August 27th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

ThermoBuffer mug uses technology to maintain ideal beverage temps

ThermoBuffer mug uses technology to maintain ideal beverage temps
The way Orin Hemminger sees it, people go to great lengths to make delicious coffee, but carelessly pour it into mugs that don’t allow the flavor to be fully realized. With his invention, the ThermoBuffer, he’s hoping to remedy that. The ThermoBuffer is a triple-walled stainless steel mug...
August 24th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

40 local companies among Inc. 5000

40 local companies among Inc. 5000
Forty Central Ohio companies have made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the country. One company, e-Cycle, even placed in the magazine’s top 500. The firm experienced 959 percent business growth between 2008 and 2011, and created nearly 100 jobs at its Hilliard...
August 23rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More