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Three local businesses making a difference in the community

Three local businesses making a difference in the community
Over the last six months, we’ve introduced you to several businesses with great programs that give back to the community. For our seventh column, we’re taking a look back at some of the programs we’ve highlighted to update you on their progress and future plans. LaineGabriel LaineGabriel...
October 13th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Social Raves app helps biz owners harness the power of customer opinions

Social Raves app helps biz owners harness the power of customer opinions
The number of social media users has jumped considerably in recent years, meaning more and more people are sharing their opinions online about nearly everything under the sun− including their experiences at local businesses. Wouldn’t it be advantageous for business owners to transform favorable...
October 12th, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Former Chamber economist hopes to effect change with new business

Former Chamber economist hopes to effect change with new business
As the Columbus Chamber’s vice president of economic analysis for the last 12 years, Bill LaFayette is quite familiar with the workings of regional economies and workforce development– and he’s using that expertise as the foundation for a new venture. In the spring, LaFayette founded Regionomics...
October 11th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Resource offers help to woman-owned biz to celebrate anniversary

Resource offers help to woman-owned biz to celebrate anniversary
For three decades, Resource Interactive has created groundbreaking consumer-driven online experiences for Fortune 500 companies, such as Limited Brands, P&G, and Nestlé. To celebrate the agency’s 30th anniversary, Resource Founder and Chief Culture Officer Nancy Kramer and CEO Kelly Mooney...
October 10th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Local marketing and creative firms merge to form Milenthal-DelGrosso LLC

Local marketing and creative firms merge to form Milenthal-DelGrosso LLC
The Milenthal Group, a local marketing firm, and Ozone Studios, a local media production company, announced that they would be merging their businesses to form a new partnership called Milenthal-DelGrosso LLC. “Our two organizations share similar philosophies around marketing and execution,”...
October 9th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Roundup: Startup Weekend, Celebrate Local & more

As the business climate and regional economic development practices evolve, so must the Columbus Chamber, says its president and CEO Michael Dalby. [Read More] The average cost per employee for health insurance premiums is expected to cross the $10,000 mark for the first time in 2012, according to projections...
October 8th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

Small Business Administration lending hit record levels in 2011

Small Business Administration lending hit record levels in 2011
Small Business Administration lending in fiscal year 2011 reached the highest level in the agency’s history. During the fiscal year, which ended in Sept. 30, SBA loan approvals supported $30.5 billion in lending to small businesses and startups through its two largest loan programs, compared to...
October 7th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Tastefully Dirty products are plant-based, contain essential oils

Tastefully Dirty products are plant-based, contain essential oils
Tiffany Rosinski launched a new business in Grandview this spring called Tastefully Dirty. Yeah, it’s probably not what you’re thinking. Tastefully Dirty blends essential oils with plant-based shampoos, conditioners, and skin care and bath products. “I saw a void in the marketplace...
October 6th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More