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200Columbus, Chamber recognizing businesses open 25 years or more

200Columbus, Chamber recognizing businesses open 25 years or more
The Columbus Chamber and 200Columbus are recognizing local businesses in operation for 25 years or more with its Milestone Businesses program. It only takes about 30 seconds to register online for the program, which is free and open to all businesses in Columbus. The registration deadline is Friday. “If...
June 19th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

At Work: Orbit Design’s mod aqua building in the Short North

At Work: Orbit Design’s mod aqua building in the Short North
Have you been past the bright aqua building in the Short North and wondered what it could be? The 1,200-square-foot cinder block building on Poplar Avenue used to be a car wash. When Gina Cronley and Kris Harrison decided they would look for studio space, they saw a “For Rent” sign in the...
June 18th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Covermade now available for purchase

Covermade now available for purchase
When The Metropreneur interviewed Natalie Monaco in March, she was preparing to bring her invention, Covermade, to market. So far, so good. As of June 8, Monaco’s patent-pending comforter, which has an elastic strap that keeps covers in place while users sleep,  went on sale at ShopDOWNLITE.com. “Now...
June 15th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

CYP has raised more than $200,000 for Central Ohio charities

CYP has raised more than $200,000 for Central Ohio charities
What kind of impact could you have in Columbus if you had 14,000 young professionals? How much money do you think you could raise to help local nonprofits? Columbus Young Professionals Club has raised more than $200,000 in seven years through its members to support local charities throughout Columbus...
June 14th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

HealthLead is first accreditation for healthy workplaces

HealthLead is first accreditation for healthy workplaces
A new rating system launched yesterday is designed to help businesses and organizations improve employee health. Unveiled during a forum at The Ohio State University, HealthLead is modeled on LEED certification for green buildings, which has helped make environmental sustainability a business priority. “The...
June 13th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

OSU business plan competition showcases unique ideas

OSU business plan competition showcases unique ideas
If the winners of the 2012 Ohio State University Business Plan Competition are any indication, the future of entrepreneurship is bright. Hosted by OSU’s Fisher College of Business, the competition has two tracks: one for members of the public working with university students that is co-sponsored...
June 12th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses

Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses
Thanks to donation-based funding platforms, such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, and the passage of the JOBS Act, which allows companies to publicly sell shares of stock to anyone willing to back them, raising money for startups has gotten easier lately. And a new crowdfunding platform developed in Columbus...
June 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve
On a winter day in 2010, Thomas Pusecker said he’d happily sell Gregg Frame Studio to anyone who was willing to take it off his hands, so he could retire. When Ryan DeLapp, Pusecker’s employee of eight years, asked if he was serious, he said he was and DeLapp immediately began looking for...
June 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More