Roundup: Startup Weekend, Celebrate Local & more

Weekend News Roundup — By on October 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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 new projections released by Aon Hewitt. [Read More]

The Columbus Idea Foundry tells 10TV’s Jerry Revish about it’s efforts to expand small businesses in Central Ohio. [Read More]

Startup Weekend Columbus unites coders and art students at Columbus College of Art & Design. [Read More]

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Founder Jeni Britton Bauer has joined with the company’s CEO, 2003 Leadership Columbus graduate John Lowe, to establish a five-year fund that will cover half the program’s tuition each year for another area entrepreneur. [Read More]

Celebrate Local will exclusively sell local products −edible and otherwise− at the former Harry and David gift-fruit store at Easton. [Read More]

Attention to detail is just one factor that helped Sue Doody transform a former saloon named Palmer Haus into the legendary German Village bistro Lindey’s Restaurant & Bar. [Read More]

Several big companies, including Starbucks, General Electric and MillerCoors, are starting their own programs to help small businesses grow. [Read More]

Melanie McIntyre (542 Articles)

Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.