This Can't Wait: March Madness

Mary Yost

Got your NCAA bracket ready? My strategy is pretty simple-I go with schools for which I feel some connection, however slight. Maryland, for example, is a perennial favorite in my brackets.

Maybe you're more focused on your tax bracket-which can also be maddening. Help is available from the Conway Center for Family Business' seminar this Thursday morning, Maximize Your Money-Negotiating Tax Challenges that Impact Your Family Business' Future.

March Madness Live,Yahoo Sports, ESPN Tournament Challenge, andCBS Sports aren't the only cool apps smart phone users will be tapping into this month. The Columbus Metropolitan Library launched its new app this week with better search capabilities and more.

Don't be mad about growing gun-violence incidents across the country. Instead, prepare with an active shooter workshop for small business, a Breakfast Breakouts session offered March 23 by Boldly Go Career and HR Management.

Another opportunity to stay calm will be Friday's Ohio Civility Consortium: A town meeting on civility in public discourse in the Statehouse Atrium. Registration is required for the free event. If you can't attend, live streaming will be available.

Forget about just picking the winners. Prepare to be a winner by enrolling in the Mentorship Program of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 15. Social enterprises can also be winners by learning strategies for growing their businesses in a March 23 workshop, Scaling Your Social Enterprise: Intentional Growth to Create Meaningful Impact, presented by the Center for Social Enterprise Development.

Here's another big winner-CBUS, the free COTA bus that connects Downtown with the Short North, the Arena District and the Brewery District. City and COTA officials are preparing to celebrate a CBUS milestone on Friday-one million trips since the circulator launched in May 2014.

Most maddening of all-time is running out to nominate human resources professionals for Columbus CEO's HR Excellence Awards. Do it by Friday, or be mad that you missed the deadline.