Breaking business news and updates in and around Columbus
Former Columbus Dispatch Publisher John F. Wolfe dies
John F. Wolfe, who led his iconic family’s publishing, broadcast and related business interests for decades, has died at 72.
Professional Services Appointments: Genomics research program at Nationwide Children’s hospital adds Richard Wilson and Elaine Mardis
Recent appointments, promotions & new hires.
Columbus wins Smart City Challenge!
Columbus has beat out six other cities to land $40 million in federal Smart City Challenge.
FAA finalizes Part 107 to remove barriers to drone flying
Part 107 could generate more than $82 billion in the US over next 10 years.
Tech roundup: Incubator and co-working space Cultivate hosts grand opening Thursday
Grove City’s first incubator and social media rules of engagement.
Ohio State, Campus Partners open the door at 15th and High
New public spaces and buildings, extensive infrastructure improvements and more planned on campus and off
Guest blog: Using social media to build viable business relationships
Virtual handshakes are taking place right now between professionals living miles, or even oceans, apart, via a single tweet.
Guest blog: Four common mistakes made when building engagement on Instagram
Instagram is about telling stories in squares—not in circles.
This Can’t Wait: Valuable Winners!
A world-class library, an NBA championship and other ways that a city can win
Guest blog: Keeping things civil & legal when talking politics at work
Learn what speech is protected under the National Labor Relations Act.
Tech roundup: Columbus Commuter Challenge, plus a SURGE event for techie teens
iCal: SURGE: Open Studio for Teens | Today
Today, Battelle’s sponsoring a SURGE open studio for teens wanting to have fun with technology and art supplies at the Columbus Museum of Art. Teens can drop in from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m for space to delve into interests outside of school. For more info on the event, visit columbusmuseum.org.
Tech & Transport: Taking a car2go for sustainable transit
Summer’s all about challenges, so why not enter one that could end in winning up to $500 in prizes? The Commuter Challenge is running from June 1 and June 30 thanks to MORPC RideSolutions, COTA, CoGo and car2go and motivates Columbus residents to rideshare, wike, bike or use a car2go. Just log in your commute and you’ll be entered for gift cards. Take a peek at the challenge’s specifics on morpc.org.
New Kaufman project in Franklinton; Hotel LeVeque opening in fall
Kaufman Development announces big plans for a multi-use project along West Broad Street; progress continues on Columbus Art Deco icon LeVeque Tower.
Guest blog: Five advanced analytics steps every business leader should know
Guest blogger Chris Holloman gives insight to the questions companies are asking to get to know your buying experience.
This Can’t Wait: All that glitters
Two national awards for CEO, the 2016 SAGE summit and more
A lifestyle change: Macy’s Easton focuses on a shopping experience catered to the individual
Macy’s Easton is under renovation with hopes of increased appeal via a new layout and in-house leased businesses.
Tech roundup: Lumos launches accelerator to offer 10 weeks of mentorship and up to a $20,000 startup investment
Turn in your application before June 30.
Executive appointments: Central Ohio Transit Authority names Emille Williams vice president of operations
Jon Montgomery, vice president
Ann Bischoff, executive director
HAMILTON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Gregory Smith, senior vice president
Mark Miller, Ohio director
CENTRAL OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Emille Williams, vice president, operations
This Can’t Wait—We’re No. 1!
Columbus CEO was named the Best Business Publication in Ohio by the Press Club of Cleveland—for the second year in a row!
New overtime pay rule: A poisoned chalice for workers
Employers caught in a catch-22.
Tech roundup: Ohio Supercomputer Center gets most powerful computer yet
Powered by Dell PowerEdge, the supercomputer will be used by students and researchers.
This Can’t Wait—Juggling Acts
June's arrival means it's time to juggle work, play and travel.
BOARD APPOINTMENTS: The Central Ohio Association for Justice appoints Jessica Olsheski as presidentTHE CENTRAL OHIO ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICEJessica Olsheski, presidentMichael Bonasera, vice presidentTroy Doucet, secretaryEleana Drakatos, treasurerSydney McLafferty, directorMark Granger, directorCharles Kettlewell, directorGreg Mitchell, director
Tech roundup: Nationwide Children’s Hospital app out to help families with asthma
The app is available for iOS and Android.
Guest blog: How to master business longevity
In 2012, it was reported that a companies' lifespan is 15 years. Tackle the viscious, brief business cycle.