Whatever is most vexing where you work, chances are other companies and organizations are dealing with it, too.

Fortunately, some of our past CEO of the Year honorees have been willing to share how they are addressing concerns that surfaced in our annual CEO Survey conducted by the Capital University School of Management and Leadership. See their responses in our temporary feature, CEO Corner, running in the April through July issues of Columbus CEO.

Want to make sure you have a chance to weigh in this year on top challenges? Top executives can sign up online to receive the survey when it goes out in August. They’ll also vote on this year’s nominees for CEO of the Year.

One of the issues our CEOs identified in last year’s survey was dealing with changing customer expectations. If customer relations is also a concern of yours, the SBA and Women’s Small Business Accelerator are among those sponsoring a lunch seminar Aug. 10 on the topic. Register online for Connections, Communications & Confidence: Customer Service vs. Customer Satisfaction.

Social enterprises have challenges of their own. Positioned to Prosper, an annual event of the Center for Social Enterprise Development, can help. Register online for the Aug. 15 event and learn about the state of the social enterprise sector.

One of the things state policymakers worry about is improving the overall health of the population; some see economic development as a way to help. Learn more at a July 27 program of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Linking Health and Wealth: How Economic Vitality Can Lead to Healthier Ohioans. See more about Pathways to Population Health in our 2017 Healthcare Achievement Awards.  

Sometimes it can be a challenge to get the recognition a business deserves. Remedy that by voting for companies and organizations on the ballot for our 2017 Best of Business awards, or write in those that are not on the ballot to give them a chance to become nominees next year. Voting runs through July 14.

Columbus CEO won recognition of our own over the weekend, bringing home two national first-place awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers—Best Magazine Cover for our April 2016 Drones at Work story, photographed by Tim Johnson and designed by Yogesh Chaudhary, and Best Recurring Feature for Tech Talk, written by Julie Bhusal Sharma and designed by Chaudhary.