The CCWA celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 2015 International Awards Ceremony luncheon in March.

Columbus Council on World Affairs celebrates 40 years

"We know firsthand how important it is to be informed global citizens in an international landscape."
–Richard Lavin, Commercial Vehicle Group

The CCWA celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 2015 International Awards Ceremony luncheon in early March. Richard Lavin, president and CEO of Commercial Vehicle Group, accepted the award for International Company of the Year.

The CCWA also released its 2014-2015 Global Report on the city's international fluency. Along with population and education data, the report highlights the business community's global presence.

Sweet deal

Graeter's Ice Cream has signed on with Columbus-based RMD Advertising. The agency handles brand strategy for food-industry companies, including Panera Bread. Graeter's is headquartered in Cincinnati and has 10 ice cream shops in Columbus and surrounding suburbs.


The Columbus Chamber of Commerce launched a beta version of TalentColumbus, an online candidate-employer connector that aggregates job opportunities in top regional employment sectors. Interested employers can post open positions ($15/hour and up) on the site, or link to their job boards. Interested recruits can post resumes to the site for consideration. Become an early adopter at

New Albany Master Planners reconvene

Les Wexner and Jack Kessler invited their original team of designers and architects back to New Albany for a panel discussion on the city's development. Emmy-winning journalist and anchor Charlie Rose moderated the lively conversation before residents, business owners and fascinated guests of the New Albany Foundation's Jefferson Lecture Series. (Find more coverage on our CEO Live blog. See photos from the event in our slideshow.) Rose will return to the McCoy Center on June 10 to interview John Glenn.