Get your mind, body, and career into shape with the Arnold Sports Festival, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and more.
The Arnold Sports Festival is coming to town in a couple of months. With all those bodybuilders and other athletes swarming over the city, this is a good time to take those new year's resolutions seriously. Now in six locations around the globe, the first and largest, Arnold Sports Festival USA, hits Columbus March 2-5 and is expected to attract a record 20,000 participants in 70 events.
Need to bone up on training techniques? You'll be happy to know nearly all of the 23 branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library now have Sunday hours from 1 to 5 p.m. with five more locations added this week. The under-construction Northside branch will offer Sunday hours for a seven-day week when it opens later this year. Only the smaller express branches of Canal Winchester and Marion-Franklin and the temporary Northside location are not open seven days a week.
Maybe your idea of shaping up is growing your small business. Columbus is one of 51 communities in which the US Small Business Administration offers its Emerging Leaders Initiative. The free seven-month training is for leaders of companies in business at least three years, with annual revenue of at least $400,000 and at least one employee in addition to the executive.
The Emerging Leaders program is in addition to the SBA's ScaleUp America initiative, also available in central Ohio through the Entrepreneur Exchange program at Your Management Team Inc. in Westerville.
Future executives can shape up career plans by participating in the Columbus Young Professionals Club's Coffee Talk Networking series in partnership with the Franklin University Leadership Center and its Hall Leadership Lessons. The CYP Club will cohost these 7 a.m. events the second Thursday of the next six months at Franklin's Ross Auditorium. Register online for this week's Inspirational Leadership session.
YPs can make a day of networking on Thursday by heading from Downtown to Dublin for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce NextGen Dublin Young Professionals Quick Connect Lunch. Registration is due Tuesday. If you miss that one, catch the new ChamberU half-day seminars, beginning with the first on Jan. 27, Best Practices for Working with Four Generations in the Workforce.