Amid claims of fake news and finger-pointing by high officials, trust is being challenged like never before.

In its ninth running, TEDxColumbus explores TRUST: The Currency of Our Time, on Nov. 3 in the Davidson Theater at the Riffe Center. Among 17 presenters are Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black.

Some of Columbus’ most-trusted nonprofits, including the YMCA, along with some lesser-known social enterprises, are among five organizations pitching their concepts for mission-minded work Tuesday evening at the Fawcett Center. The SocialVentures event, Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase 2017, also features local social enterprises such as Alvis and Community Shares of Mid Ohio.  

Women business owners and small business owners can trust the Better Business Bureau and Small Business Administration to steer them right on protecting their companies from cybersecurity threats in a free lunchtime program Tuesday at SBA offices Downtown. It’s a joint observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Women's History Month.Don’t trust them to feed you, but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch.

No doubt some of the area’s top tech scene leaders will be on hand Nov. 1 for  i.c.stars’ TechBash Columbus at Rev1 Ventures. The event features networking with CIOs from top Columbus companies and celebrity help desk sessions hosted by 18 CIOs including Battelle’s David White.

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit 2017 on Nov. 1 will build trust in strategies to solve labor shortages through partnerships. Registration deadline is Friday for the event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Trust the experts to share spot-on insights when Columbus 2020 and the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange present the sixth annual Economic Development 411 for business and government leaders Dec. 1 with keynote by Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital.

Have faith that Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther with some of his cabinet and CASTO Communities President Brent Sobczak will pick up pointers from Urban Land Institute and the National League of Cities as they join delegations this week from three other cities to gain skills on solving land use problems. Columbus joins Richmond, Salt Lake City and Tucson as the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows in Los Angeles for the fall meeting of ULI.