What kind of business news will 2017 bring?

What kind of business news will 2017 bring? Whatever it may be, count on Columbus CEO to provide depth and perspective behind the headlines-something we've been doing now for 25 years! Each month leading up to our anniversary blowout in October, we provide a look back at covers from our earlier issues. Do you remember our first cover subject from October 1992-Erie Chapman?

The Columbus Metropolitan Club's Annual Blue Chip Economic Forecast is a great predictor of the upcoming year's economic news. You might still be able to get tickets for Wednesday's luncheon, but if it's sold out, watch for live tweets from Columbus CEO-via @ColumbusCEOmag and @CEO_editor. Regionomics owner Bill LaFayette is always full of great insight into what drives the central Ohio economy.

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good will deliver his annual State of the District address Jan. 24. Registration is required for the free event to hear about the district's goals, objectives and future direction. The "Our Success is Building" program will also celebrate the new campus of the Columbus Africentric Early College PK-12. Check out the January issue of Columbus CEO to see how the district is showing up smart in some of its innovative education approaches.

If your news for 2017 means landing a new job, Nationwide Children's Hospital is ready to introduce possibilities for careers in nursing and respiratory therapy. Register online for a morning career fair on Jan. 21 to learn more.

Transportation will certainly make news in Columbus in 2017 as the Smart Columbus initiative begins to take shape. And COTA continues to tweak its service with new route changes for January. Check out the changes so you don't miss the bus!