Love isn't the only emotion tugging on hearts. For many, heart and soul is whatever matters most.

Kimberly Blackwell, PMM Agency CEO and chair of the 2017 Go Red for Women luncheon, urges central Ohio small businesses to show they care about building healthier communities by sponsoring the Feb. 23 event.

If public transit is a passion—as it is for some young professionals—COTA wants your input this week in a series of NextGen forums to create the vision for coordinated transit under Smart Columbus, Connect Columbus and Insight2050.

Central Ohio high school students who would love a food service career will match culinary skills this weekend with peers from across the state at the 2017 Ohio ProStart® Invitational sponsored by the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation. New in this 15th year is a Burger Battle sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council.  

Matchmaking isn’t always romantic; sometimes it’s connecting those who need a job with available opportunities. Wednesday morning’s Leadership for Small Business Series from the Columbus Chamber offers an expert panel on employing challenging populations.     

Finding causes that employees love to support is at the heart of Thursday morning’s Conway Center for Family Business on Legacy: The Importance of Community Engagement. Panelists include Hope Sharett of the Crane Group and Jamie Richardson of White Castle.

If you “heart” your human resources staff members, make sure to show your love by nominating them for one or more of our six 2017 HR Excellence Awards. Nominations are due by March 17.