Features Archive

Best of Business 2016: The Winners

Our ninth annual online poll identified the Best of Business from hundreds of contenders in 83 categories and attracted 12,659 voters from among Columbus CEO readers in May through July.

Co-ops: Sharing for Success

By Jennifer Wray
To be a cooperative, an enterprise must base its values on those of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity, and in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others, say the International Co-operative Alliance.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s Fran Horowitz sees energy and passion in retail

Fran Horowitz is responsible for two central Ohio-based, global iconic retail brands—Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co.

Small Business Spotlight: BungalowBranch

Creative Bexley mom franchises home-based daycare.

Personal finance: Unconventional investments

With the right conditions, collectibles can make the Dow Jones look dusty.

Hot Chicken Takeover Is Restoring Promise

Ranks of former prisoners can be a good workforce source.

Innovation Spotlight: Aiming for zero

Company uses software to manage clients’ trash streams in a quest to “waste nothing.”

Haslams discuss philanthropy and football at Leaderboard Breakfast

By Jennifer Wray
The husband and wife joined Columbus Partnership President and CEO Alex Fischer in a conversation at OCLC, covering their businesses, philanthropy and, of course, the Cleveland Browns—which the Haslams purchased in 2012 for $1 billion.

Front door exposure and C-level support culminate in One of US campaign

By Julie Bhusal Sharma
Modernization of Port Columbus International Airport certainly includes the bright light and clean lines you expect to result from an upgrade effort. But Elaine Roberts, president and CEO of Columbus Regional Airport Authority, makes clear that the terminal is not stark.

2016 Top Workplaces in Columbus

For the fourth year, Columbus CEO partnered with employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics to determine the region’s Top Workplaces. Seventy companies ultimately made the cut.

Editor’s Notes: Catching the Startup Fever

An infectious startup spirit makes its way through Columbus.

Book Review: ‘Organize Tomorrow Today’ gives tools to tackle to-do’s early on

Familiar self-help territory goes in more depth than the average organization manual.

Drone use for Columbus businesses to soar after FAA releases commercial-friendly rules

Pending FAA regulations for commercial use of drones leave businesses waiting with drones on the ground, ready to start checking on insurance claims, saving lives and entertaining the eye.

Healthcare Achievement Awards 2016

Columbus CEO is proud to present our 2016 Healthcare Achievement Awards—continuing recognition that began in 2013. The winners and finalists in six categories of awards have our deep admiration and appreciation for all they do—and hopefully will win yours, too.

Group Therapy: Executive Networking Goes Beyond the Golf Course

Business executives form close bonds through groups devoted to shared interests.

Vision 2016: High Street to Develop Downtown Power Center in Former Forgotten Stretch

Restoration is key as construction companies unlock High Street potential.