So your March Madness bracket didn’t survive the first weekend? Here are some alternatives that maybe you can get just as excited about this week.
Never mind the Sweet Sixteen. The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Promowest Productions have identified 10 finalists and need your votes to determine the Final Four winners for an Arena District public art display. As part of the Columbus Makes Art campaign, the winning artwork will be installed on the south side of the A&R Music Bar. Each winner also gets a $500 honorarium.
Since the Buckeyes didn’t get invited to the Big Dance, OSU students have no reason not to spend this Saturday and Sunday at the 2nd Annual Arts and Sciences Idea Fest. The free What’s Next? Hackathon is a two-day brainstorming session with students, faculty and staff aimed at producing ideas for apps, software, products, experiences, performances or movements. Next stop, a patent?
Since you won’t be streaming basketball games on your computer at work, might as well tune in to a professional development webinar and learn from a coach of another sort. The 2017 WELD National Web Series: Tell It Like It Is Thursday features Career Partnering this Thursday at noon with Master Certified Career Coach Janine Moon. It’s a game plan that makes individuals accountable for behaving more like a partner in their organization, not just an employee.
The WELD webinar will wrap up in plenty of time to catch one at 3 p.m. Thursday from the US Small Business Administration on Tips for Women Starting or Growing a Business.
Meanwhile, a new national scholarship fund aims to generate $100 million to help build dream teams of women and minorities in tech careers. Local supporters include We Can Code IT, a Columbus digital boot camp dedicated to increasing tech diversity. Promoting business opportunities for women is also a goal of the Columbus Women’s Commission created by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther.
And if your NCAA bracket isn’t depressing enough, tax brackets in Ohio aren’t much better. A new study by website WalletHub pegs Ohio tax rates at 7th highest in the country. Local taxes in Ohio are most likely to blame.