This Can't Wait: All that glitters

Mary Yost

Columbus CEO was the proud recipient of two national awards during last weekend's annual conference of the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Both a gold award for best magazine feature layout and a silver award for best magazine cover recognize great work by Art Director Yogesh Chaudhary that gave a techie feel to our April 2015 cover story on Columbus as a data center hub.

You can grab bragging rights, too, for your business or organization in our annual Best of Business Awards for 2016. Voting in this popular reader poll continues through July 15. First and second-place winners will be acknowledged in our November issue.

Who better than our 2016 Healthcare Trailblazer award winner, Dr. Barb Galantowicz of Flying Horse Farms, to speak to harnessing innovation and passion to close gaps in healthcare? She headlines a stellar panel for Thursday's program of the Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association at OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Columbus' marquee sports town hall, the annual Morning Sports Report presented by Marathon and hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, boasts award-winning broadcaster Joe Buck and producer Mark Loomis with golf champions-turned-broadcasters Paul Azinger and Curtis Strange. The Aug. 10 breakfast will help celebrate the US Senior Open Championship's return to Scioto Country Club Aug. 8-14.

Gold and silver might also flow from the inaugural 2016 US-Canada Summit: Strategies, Advocacy, Gateways, Engagement at Ohio State University Wednesday through Friday. The relationship-building SAGE summit will explore opportunities to expand trade and investment across the world's longest safe and secure border.

Award-winning photographs of central Ohio bridges will grace a 2017 wall calendar to be printed by FCBank. Amateurs and professional photographers alike can submit entries online through Aug. 7.