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Local business owners optimistic in the face of a down economy

Local business owners optimistic in the face of a down economy
Despite an ailing economy, local business owners are optimistic about the year ahead, according to the results of a recent survey from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The results, gleaned using a sample of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs worldwide, frequently indicate that Columbus area business...
January 17th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

At Work: IM Creative’s new office leads to local collaborations

At Work: IM Creative’s new office leads to local collaborations
Scott Ihrig and Shannon Morrison recently relocated their business here from New York City and couldn’t be happier with that decision. The pair have been running IM Creative, an event design and production firm, for twelve years. When the rent for their office in NYC was substantially increased,...
January 16th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

SOLE educates consumers about local spending

SOLE educates consumers about local spending
It’s easy to be seduced by the enormous selections you can find in national chains, but cheap goods made elsewhere can’t buy what we really need– economic security where we live. As the economy becomes “the pot that cannot hold itself,” more and more enterprising small business...
January 13th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Uniglobe helps travelers donate to local charities while vacationing

Uniglobe helps travelers donate to local charities while vacationing
As winter sets in here in Central Ohio, many minds are turning to warmer, tropical climates people wish to escape to soon. Uniglobe Travel Designers can help devise that escape plan while keeping the guilt at bay with its charitable giving program, The Vitamin D Vacation Giveback. Uniglobe Travel Designers...
January 12th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

The Columbus Chamber hires Easterday, appoints Benham

The Columbus Chamber hires Easterday, appoints Benham
The Columbus Chamber last week announced an addition to its staff and a committee appointment. Kristen Easterday will serve as the Chamber’s director of local government relations and Barbara Benham, senior vice president and director of government relations for Huntington Bancshares Inc., will...
January 11th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Derek Ray slated to speak at Startup Weekend Columbus in February

Derek Ray slated to speak at Startup Weekend Columbus in February
Derek Ray Derek Ray will be speaking at the February 2012 Startup Weekend here in Columbus. The 54-hour event, which focuses on building web and mobile applications, kicks off Feb. 17 at TechColumbus, located at 1275 Kinnear Rd. Rey is the founder of social engagement platform Social Envy and co-founder...
January 10th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

LapKeyBoard is ergonomic, aims to reduce back and neck pain

LapKeyBoard is ergonomic, aims to reduce back and neck pain
As a web journalist I’m what you might call a frequent laptop user, so when the LapKeyBoard was brought to my attention, I was eager to learn more about it. Turns out it’s wireless and has been built into a platform that rests on one’s lap. It’s designed to allow users to type...
January 9th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Ohio surpassed national average for VC investment in 2010

Ohio surpassed national average for VC investment in 2010
Ohio outpaced the national average in venture capital investment in 2010, up 81 percent over last year, according to a recent report from the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Nationally, there was a 20 percent increase over 2009, with $23.3...
January 6th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More