As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, what will make it memorable for you?

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, what will make it memorable for you?

Maybe the long weekend will allow time to explore a new career path. Two new local education programs lead to very different possibilities-one in logistics and one in the ministry. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has a nine-month, four-course certificate program in the growing field of logistics.

Those more inclined to transport souls might invest the long weekend looking into an online doctor of ministry in transformational leadership program through Wesley Seminary, part of Indiana Wesleyan University. Making more higher education degrees available online is a big trend Columbus CEO tracked earlier this year.

If you feel called by manufacturing, remember that the Columbus Region boasts more than 1,700 manufacturers with about 86,000 employees. Aerosol can manufacturer Ball Corporation's $15 million expansion will add 50 jobs to its Columbus facility for food and household products packaging.

Meanwhile, California-based Dollar Shave Club is opening a fulfillment center in Grove City-a $4.5 million investment creating 185 jobs. We reported last summer some of the reasons Grove City is attractive to business.

And later this week, IKEA will break ground at Polaris for its 44th US store, which will employ 300.

Columbus' steady influx of new jobs helps make central Ohio memorable in national rankings. Glassdoor recently named Columbus 14th in its top 25 best cities for jobs in the nation. The list is based on a combination of good job prospects, affordability of the area and what locals says about their job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Columbus CEO knows how important those latter two attributes were in determining this year's 70 Top Workplaces in central Ohio. We hope to make this week memorable by celebrating the area's Top Workplaces as identified by their employees for the fourth year. Congrats to all our winners!