If you are looking for inspiration to get employees engaged with workplace wellness initiatives, you're in luck.

If you are looking for inspiration to get employees engaged with workplace wellness initiatives, you're in luck. Thursday marks the start of Step It Up, a two-week challenge from the US Surgeon General to see how many steps we can take.

Thanks to one of Columbus CEO's 2016 Healthcare Achievement Award winners, Dr. David Sabgir, for bringing the challenge to our attention through his Walk with a Doc initiative. As a cardiologist, Sabgir knows the value of walking as a health improvement tool.

Speaking of our Healthcare Achievement Awards, you'll want to get moving to submit nominations by the Oct. 30 deadline. Any company or organization with initiatives to promote health or improve the practice of medicine could be nominated. Volunteers are also eligible for recognition.

While you're online, please also take the Columbus CEO readership survey while it's still open. Survey results will help us continue providing the award-winning content you want most.

End of the month is also the deadline for nominating speakers for the 2017 Startup Storytellers event, THE LEAP. Recommend someone else or yourself with a compelling story to share about taking that big step into fulltime entrepreneurship. CivicHacks is again presenting this April 19 event to inspire and encourage tomorrow's entrepreneurs.

Also coming next spring is Columbus Startup Week. Chase continues as sponsor for the third consecutive year. Mark your calendar for May 8-12, another week of free talks and tips from successful startup veterans. Chase knows well the value of Columbus' robust startup scene; a new report by JPMorgan Chase Institute shows Columbus consumer spending grew by 3.93 percent in June, more than twice the national growth of just 1.7 percent.

Success in social justice, human rights, cultural democracy, artistic excellence and service will be recognized this week in the 10th annual Legends & Legacies program at the King Arts Complex. OSU President Michael Drake and his wife, Brenda, are this year's honorees. Congratulations!