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2016 HealthCare Achievement Awards: Make a nomination

We’re seeking nominations, now through Oct. 16, for the fourth annual HealthCare Achievement Awards.

2016 Top Workplaces: Nominations

A word to the wise — it’s time to submit nominations for recognition next year as one of Columbus CEO’s 2016 Top Workplaces.

2015 HR Excellence Awards: Make A Nomination

Tell us about the best, the brightest, the trendsetters and the stars of tomorrow in central Ohio human resources.
Photo Galleries

Photos: Goodwill's Extraordinary People Luncheon

Goodwill Columbus' Extraordinary People Luncheon took place on Sept. 15, 2015

Photos: NAWBO Columbus' Visionary Awards

NAWBO's 2015 Visionary Awards recognized central Ohio's women business owners who make contributions to their community at an event on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center

Photos: 2015 HR Excellence Awards

Columbus CEO celebrated its 2015 HR Excellence Awards on July 14, 2015, at St. Charles Preparatory School. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail and networking hour, followed by an awards reception. 

Photos: OhioHealth Neurological Center Opening

OhioHealth celebrated the opening of its Neuroscience Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital on June 25, 2015. The $300 million center is 10 stories and 409,000 square feet, making it the tallest building on Riverside's campus. 

Photos: Leadership Lessons: Velvet Ice Cream

The Dagers, the family behind Velvet Ice Cream, spoke about its 101-year-old ice cream business at the Conway Center for Family Business' Leadership Lessons event on Thursday, May 21, at Ohio Dominican University. 

Photos: 2015 Top Workplace Awards

Columbus CEO celebrated its 2015 list of Top Workplaces on Thursday, April 30, with an awards reception. 

Photos: Alvis House Evening of Light

Alvis House's Evening of Light event on April 24, 2015, at L Brands featured live entertainment from The Randys, as well as food, beer, wine and a silent auction. Proceeds went to the Alvis House and its family-focused support and reentry programs, which include crisis counseling, vocational training and more.

Photos: Women of Promise

The New Directions Career Center hosted its annual Women of Promise fundraising event on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at L Brands. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment, cocktails, light bites and live and silent auctions. 

Photos: WELD Keynote featuring Carla Harris

The Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) hosted its annual Keynote reception and dinner on Thursday, March 19, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. Guests heard from the featured speaker, Carla Harris, who is the vice chairman of wealth management and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, as well as the author of Expect to Win.

Photos: 2015 Experience Columbus Annual Meeting

Experience Columbus held its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Attendees learned more about the city's tourism bureau and its goals for the year. The 2015 EXPY Awards, which recognize contributions to the Columbus hospitality industry, were also presented. Read more about the winners on our blog

Photos: Jefferson Series: Revisiting the Vision with Les Wexner

The New Albany Community Foundation's Feb. 25 Jefferson Series event featured New Albany planners Les Wexner, Jack Kessler, Gerald McCue, Laurie Olin, Jaque Robertson and Graham Wyatt. Their discussion was moderated by journalist Charlie Rose. 

Photos: Otterbein's Women in Philanthropy Summit

Otterbein University hosted its Women in Philanthropy Summit: Investing in Women for the Common Good on March 3 and 4. More than 350 people gathered to hear Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, and Katie Koch, senior portfolio strategist and chief of staff for the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Office of the Chairman, United Kingdom, deliver keynote speeches. The summit also included networking, roundtable discussions and panels. This was the second event of its kind and was in partnership with The University of Findlay and Bowling Green State University, which is set to host the 2016 summit. 

Photos: 2015 HealthCare Achievement Awards

Columbus CEO celebrated the 2015 HealthCare Achievement Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Athletic Club of Columbus. 

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Photos: Columbus Chamber's 2015 Annual Meeting

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting on Feb. 12, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand ballroom. Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., was the keynote speaker. George Barrett, CEO of Cardinal Health, conducted an interview with Dimon at the event. Jack Partridge, president of Columbia Gas, received the 2015 Columbus Award. 

Photos: Squire Patton Boggs's The Essence of Presence Workshop

Squire Patton Boggs and the Ohio Women's Bar Association presented The Essence of Presence Workshop on Dec. 11 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Attendees discussed the value and components of executive presence for women and heard from Chasity Kuttrus, owner of Executive Elements. 

Photos: CEO Insights Featuring Jane Grote Abell

The Columbus Chamber's CEO Insights series on Dec. 3 featured Donatos CEO (and our 2014 CEO of the Year) Jane Grote Abell. Grote Abell discussed the growth of Donatos, leadership lessons and her passion for pizza. Read more in our event recap

Photos: 2014 Central Ohio National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized area individuals, foundations and companies for their philanthropic efforts at its 2014 Central Ohio National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Nov. 25 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

Photos: The New Albany Community Foundation's Remarkable Evening

The New Albany Community Foundation's annual Remarkable Evening fundraising event on Nov. 20 at the home of Leslie and Abigail Wexner featured former President George W. Bush.