Olympians aren't the only ones worthy of significant recognition.

Olympians aren't the only ones worthy of significant recognition. But just as the Olympics are winding up, so is the nomination period for Columbus CEO's 2017 Top Workplaces. All types of businesses and organizations with at least 50 employees are eligible to participate, and it just takes a few seconds to start the process by submitting your company's name online before the Aug. 26 deadline.

The deadline is also approaching to nominate central Ohio corporate executives for the Columbus Chamber Small Business Leader Award 2017. The award is open to Columbus Chamber members who are leaders of their for-profit enterprises that have been in business at least three consecutive years. The online nomination deadline is 3 p.m. Aug. 30.

With a little help, startups can grow into award-winning enterprises, too. SunDown Group has a full lineup of pitch events and workshops from this week through mid-September to support and promote central Ohio entrepreneurial success.

Columbus has already been a growth center for Cleveland-based Medical Mutual of Ohio-so much so that the health insurer is expanding its Downtown office space in One Columbus Center by 27 percent up to 17,000 square feet. The company's location at Broad and High streets puts it in one of the city's hottest commercial real estate settings.

Medal-worthy design is being recognized at four area properties by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, and one of them will take home the James B. Recchie Design Award from the Annual Design & Preservation Awards Reception & Program on Oct. 6. The four finalists are the Columbus Museum of Art, Cristo Rey Columbus High School, The Julian Apartments and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

If the Olympics whet your appetite for top-ranked women's volleyball, plan now to attend 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship matches in Columbus. Tickets are on sale for Dec. 15 semifinals with the final on Dec. 17-all in Nationwide Arena. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission worked to land the matches and estimates their economic impact at $10 million.

The economy in the Gahanna area is about to grow with the opening of a new one-price, build-your-own, fast-casual pizza restaurant. PizzaRev will be another addition to the northeast suburb's busy Hamilton Rd. corridor.