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Photos: Best of Business

Columbus CEO honors businesses in 80 categories.

Photos: CEO Insights with David Campisi

Big Lots President and CEO discusses retail success at Columbus Chamber event.

Photos: Sports Med VIP Event

Guests toured the new facility at OSU and participated in interactive sports and physical wellness demonstrations.

Working Animals: Cullen & Emmett

Cheetahs like Emmett tend to be shy and nervous; Labrador puppy Cullen'€™s role is to help Emmett gain confidence in unfamiliar situations.

Photos: COTA Annual Luncheon

Presenters focused on the importance of mass transit and COTA's plans to add to Columbus' status as Smart City.

Photos: OSU Fisher's Risk Institute

Annual conference discussed organization culture and governance.

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: 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: 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

Business Afterhours

Members of the Columbus Chamber and the Ohio Restaurant Association gathered for an evening of networking and fun at Scioto Downs Racino.

Jefferson Series

The New Albany Community Foundation presented Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, who spoke on U.S. presidents she has profiled, on May 20, 2014.

Photos: Executive Women's Series

Leadership consultant Morgan Hembree discussed emotional IQ at this Women for Economic and Leadership Development event.

Photos: 2015 Top Workplace Awards

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

Photos: 2014 CEO of the Year Awards

Columbus CEO celebrated its 2014 CEOs of the Year at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio Statehouse. 

The Story of Us

The Columbus Metropolitan Club presented a panel discussion on Columbus' development and future growth. Columbus Monthly sponsored the luncheon on March 5, 2014

Talking Leadership

About 180 people attended the "What's on Your Mind" series debut, which featured a panel of three business leaders. The series is sponsored by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, Columbus CEO and Cassidy Turley.

Photos by Ryan M.L. Young

Room with a View

The Service Board of Goodwill Columbus held its major fundraiser to support independence and opportunities for the disabled on April 24, 2014

CEO Insights Featuring Les Wexner

Limited Brands Founder, CEO, president and chairman was the featured speaker at this series presented by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Photos by Dan Trittscuh

Photos: Positioned to Prosper 2016

The Center for Social Enterprise Development shared their second annual report analyzing current social enterprises.

Photos: CEO Insights featuring Jeni's CEO John Lowe

The Columbus Chamber CEO Insights forum presented in partnership with Columbus CEO magazine, hosted John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Eat Well Distribution, on Oct. 1 at Dawson.

Host Kristyn Hartman of WBNS-10TV and Lowe discussed his journey to Jeni's, his leadership style and the magic behind the artisanal ice cream in front of a sold out crowd. 

Read a recap of Lowe's comments here

Photos: Pelotonia Celebration

Sheryl Crow cycled through classics as Pelotonia participants toasted to meeting a $100 million fundraising milestone in the event's seven years.

CEO Insights Featuring George Barrett

The Columbus Chamber with Columbus CEO presented Cardinal Health CEO George Barrett on March 12, 2014

Honoring a Hero

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitian Columbus presented its 2013 Democracy in Action Award to U.S. Sen. John Glenn and his wife, Annie Glenn, at a ceremony on the Ohio State University campus.

Photos by Dan Trittschuh

Photos: Visionary Awards

NAWBO honored a winner and four finalists at its annual luncheon at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. 

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.