Features Archive

Q&A: Doug Kridler on trust, success and the Columbus Foundation’s evolution

Doug Kridler focuses on building and keeping trust in the organizations he has headed.

2014 CEOs of the Year

Local executives select central Ohio’s top nonprofit and business leaders. The winners share thoughts on their successes and challenges.

Q&A: Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman on his biggest risks, city’s future

In preparation for his 60th birthday, Mayor Michael B. Coleman invited Columbus CEO to his office to measure the city’s progress, revisit moments of crisis and consider Columbus’ future.

Best of Business 2014: The Winners

More than 3,000 Columbus CEO readers took the time to cast votes in the 2014 Best of Business poll. Here are the results.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams grows from Columbus small biz to mid-size manufacturer

How Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams maintains quality, character as it grows from small biz to mid-sized manufacturer.
Gadgets

SolSource Solar Cooker offers fuel-free clean cooking

By Phil Pikelny
Solar technology to cook or grill your food is right here, right now.

Museum meets office space

Small and mid-sized firms find brand identity in fine-art collections.
Business meeting guide

Tech, visuals are vital to business presentations

Higher audience expectations call for more tech, clear context, good stories and compelling visuals
Gadgets

Two gadgets in one

By Phil Pikelny
AT&T's Asus PadFone X is an Android tablet/smartphone combination that can be carried as a single device.

2014 HR Excellence Awards

Presenting top executives, up-and-comers, best practices, creative approaches and enduring achievement among those who support the workforces of some of central Ohio’s most successful organizations.
Gadgets

You could be riding lightning

By Phil Pikelny
What if you could own lightning? This summer you can, with the Lightning LS-218.

Reporting for duty: Hiring veterans is good business

Central Ohio’s private companies and public agencies are working hard to employ and retain the veterans and reservists returning to the civilian workforce.

2014 Top Workplaces

Satisfied employees are what this Top Workplaces recognition is all about.

Seven executive women leading the way

Columbus CEO brought together seven women for a roundtable discussion about their journeys to executive ranks.

TechColumbus 2.0

Under new leadership and with a restructured laser focus, this source of funding and expertise is making a difference for central Ohio tech companies.
Innovation Spotlight

Gardening app makes growing simple

Sprout it, a gardening app launched by a group of Columbus entrepreneurs, aims to take the guesswork out of growing by boosting users’ knowledge and confidence.

Cutting edge care at Columbus hospitals

Area hospitals upgrade facilities to manage growth and meet changing demands in the healthcare industry
Gadgets

You are being watched

By Phil Pikelny
This waterproof gadget measures, graphs, then sends to your phone all of your pooch’s activities.

Q&A: Bob Evans’ CEO Steven Davis

Bob Evans’ CEO Steven Davis is confident the business model started by the original sausage maker still serves shareholders well
Special Ad Section

Hub sweet spot

Investments in roads and rail keep Columbus a top cargo hub and attract more business.
Innovation Spotlight

Guiding Tech Growth

A group of enterprising attorneys has built a web portal to help entrepreneurs organize their startup businesses.
Special Ad Section

Charitable Legacies

Families looking to establish opportunities for ongoing charitable giving have options.
Personnel & Employment

Playing It Safe

Your top salesperson resigns and heads for a competitor. Your mind races. Did she take customer lists, strategic product plans or pricing data with her?
Gadgets

Robots Roll To Meetings

iRobot is one of the most forward-looking gadget manufacturers in the world today.