Have you heard the great news that Columbus has a unicorn? It's no myth. One is a tech firm headquartered in Miranova offices but others could be lurking elsewhere, even in your workplace.

In venture capital parlance, a unicorn is a tech startup that has reached a valuation of $1 billion. CoverMyMeds, one of Columbus CEO’s Top Workplaces in 2016, got there recently with word that it is being acquired by San Francisco-based healthcare giant McKesson for $1.1 billion. Congrats!

You might have unicorns of a different sort in your business.

In human resources terms, a unicorn is that rare creature who meets unrealistic expectations of employers despite limitations of the candidates available for hire. If you have been sending HR staff in search of unicorns, this is a good time to recognize them for all the great work they do. Columbus CEO is accepting online nominations for HR recognition in six categories through mid-March. 

Expectations for availability of candidates interested in accounting careers could be noticeably improved with scholarships the Ohio Society of CPAs and the Ohio CPA Foundation are offering for a weeklong career-immersion program at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Applications are due March 31 for racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students to participate in the Accounting Careers Awareness Program June 11-16. This will be the 21st annual ACAP-Ohio, a live-in program is offered in partnership with the National Association of Black Accountants.   

Olympic Gold Medalists are almost as rare as unicorns, making Maya Moore doubly exciting as headliner for the Greater Columbus Sports Commission’s 7th annual Women’s Sports Report on Feb. 15. In addition to her Olympic gold, Morre is a four-time NCAA All-American and a three-time Women’s National Basketball Association champion.

If you like your round balls a little heavier, you can search for the unicorn of bowling—the rare perfect game—when central Ohio-headquartered Barbasol sponsors the 2017 PBA Players Championship through Sunday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.