Posts Tagged ‘Bill LaFayette’

Columbus has Room to Grow When it Comes to Supporting Local

Columbus has Room to Grow When it Comes to Supporting Local
Columbus is home to a number of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Much of the city encompasses a spirit of supporting local, and many owners say that it’s one of the best things about owning a business in Columbus. Areas like Short North are packed with local spots, and The Metropreneur’s...
February 3rd, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2
Note: This is the second half of a two-part article. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part 1 at ColumbusUnderground.com Bill LaFayette of Regionomics brings an economist’s precision to his assessment of the small business climate in Columbus, and he sees lots of room for improvement. “We have a long way...
June 17th, 2013 | Event Reviews, Tips of the Trade | 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

Pursuit offers shopping alternative for college-age men

Pursuit offers shopping alternative for college-age men
Upon earning an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Nate DeMars was hired into a sales and marketing leadership development program at Whirlpool Corp. that brought him to Columbus. After four years and three roles with Whirlpool, he returned to school, enrolling...
September 19th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Roundup: Chamber economist starting firm, small biz creation & more

Bill LaFayette, vice president of economic analysis for the Columbus Chamber, is leaving to start his own consulting firm. [Read More] Canton’s Entrepreneur Launch program has $100,000 in grants for a company (or companies) with the most promising business plan. [Read More] A New York Times blog...
August 13th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

Weekly News Roundup: Chamber Econ Forecast, Tech Companies’ Growth

Weekly News Roundup: Chamber Econ Forecast, Tech Companies’ Growth
Columbus Chamber 2011 Blue Chip Economic Forecast Video Now Online: Prior to the above forecast, Bill LaFayette told The Metropreneur about potential small business growth sectors in Central Ohio. [Read More] In Other News… Ted Ford, president and CEO of TechColumbus, discussed the nonprofit...
January 20th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

Local Economist Shares 2011 Biz Insights

Local Economist Shares 2011 Biz Insights
The Columbus Chamber’s economic forecast for the region is the work of Bill LaFayette, vice president of economic analysis for the chamber, and three other local economists: Joe Mandeville of Red Capital Group, George Mokrzan of Huntington Bancshares, and Jim Newton of Commerce National Bank. After...
December 20th, 2010 | Tips of the Trade | Read More