Chances are good you're reading this at work, which means there is a digital component to what you do. How does your company use that to full advantage?

Chances are good you're reading this at work, which means there is a digital component to what you do, or at least opportunity during the course of your work to be online. How does your company use that to full advantage? The Risk Institute of the OSU Fisher College of Business wants to help answer that question with a Jan. 21 half-day seminar, Digital Disruption: Strategy, Brand & Technology. It's part of the Risk Institute Executive Education Series III for 2015-2016, Balancing Risk to Create Value.

Figuring out what's right can be risky. In an era where Facebook posts pass for social discourse and views of what's right depend on whom you choose to follow online, the New Albany Community Foundation has invited Harvard philosopher and author Michael Sandel to speak next month on moral reflection. "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" is scheduled for the evening of Jan. 28 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts.

And it's always a bit risky but with potential big rewards when you put your business in the spotlight. Columbus Rotary and Junior Achievement are joining forces to host area businesses at the Downtown Business Expo beginning at 4 p.m. Feb. 17. The business fair will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Barons of Business networking event at the Boathouse at Confluence Park. Columbus Rotary Executive Director Scott Brown has details to obtain a $200 booth.

Rewarding nonprofits that have taken risks to help those in need, the Columbus Foundation announced $365,000 in five grants from its Fund for Financial Innovation. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio will use its $75,000 grant to open a thrift store in the spring to help generate revenue to support its mission of providing free furniture to needy families and individuals. If you missed it, check out this month's roundtable discussion on corporate philanthropy hosted by the foundation.

Local executives don't see the central Ohio economic environment as too risky for their businesses. See more on their economic outlook in this month's issue.