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March 2013 Edition

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Imaging Advances

X-rays, CT scans and MRIs are helping doctors diagnose a wide variety of ailments. Interventional radiology can even target and treat cancer.

Locally Made

Barbasol's sponsorship deal with the Columbus Crew made the public aware of a little-known fact: The parent company of the iconic men's shaving cream brand is based right here in Dublin, Ohio.

Invented in Indianapolis in 1919, Barbasol earned early endorsements from legendary sportsmen including Babe Ruth and Knute Rockne. Acquired by Pfizer in 1962, the brand was sold to Perio in 2001. Formerly Columbus Dental, Perio transitioned from dental hygiene products to hair removal lines...

Shortened Statute

Plaintiffs now have eight years instead of 15 to file breach of written contract suits. Most companies should save money and cut their exposure.

'Shark Tank' for Students

The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) has a simple but lofty goal: making green energy innovations the driving force of Ohio's economic development. The organization unites research from higher education institutions into one collaborative push to get ideas to market.

Sex Shops Go Mainstream

While the literary value of Fifty Shades of Grey is debatable, retailers are celebrating the erotic series' effect on the adult accessories market. Many credit author E.L. James with empowering more female shoppers.

Selection Committee

These 10 individuals and organizations are making an impact on patients, medical research and the community.

Rising Above: Patricia Gabbe, M.D., M.P.H.

Everyone Dr. Patricia Gabbe passes as she walks through the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Weinland Park greets her warmly as "Dr. Pat." The positive influence she brings through the Moms2B program is reflected in the faces of volunteers, colleagues and the mothers the program serves.

"Pat has created a network of community support among the moms in Moms2B. It's a virtuous cycle," says her friend and colleague Dr. Edmund Funai, chief operating officer of the Ohio State University...

Raising the Region's Business Profile

The president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership discusses the city's economic vitality, his leadership philosophy and how Les Wexner helped him strike a work-life balance.

Fiscal Peril

Lawmakers' continued reluctance to tackle debt and the tax code has left corporate and individual taxpayers on the brink. At the state level, business leaders are more optimistic.

Coming Soon: HR Excellence

Coming in the August issue, Columbus CEO will announce the winners of our second HR Excellence Awards: Achievements in Human Resources.

This effort honors Central Ohio's best and brightest HR professionals as well as the organizations that are setting trends and establishing best practices.

Winners and finalists will also be recognized at Columbus CEO's HR Excellence Awards celebration, which will be held July 18. This is a private event. For information on participating in...

Banking Blues

Bad news for financial services execs: Don't expect a fatter paycheck this year, at least according to Mercer's Financial Services Executive Compensation Snapshot Survey.

Logistics: A Booming Business

Central Ohio has numerous assets that make it an ideal logistics hub. The sector is growing rapidly, with increased demand for workers and training.

Education Programs

It's a field ripe with a range of good jobs. That's likely one reason that logistics programs are drawing more students, while area colleges and universities enhance their coursework to ensure they provide job-ready skills.

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