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Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

If you’ve spotted the massive concrete pillars that have risen west of Downtown Columbus this summer, and wondered to yourself what exactly those things are supposed to be, you’re not alone. Dozens of CU readers have emailed, tweeted and facebooked us over the past few months asking what exactly was rising high above this particular […]

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Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Jayson Waits Jayson Waits Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Readers of Columbus Underground are well aware of all the fantastic development occurring across the city. It is an exciting time to be a resident and a business owner. That said, an unfair government policy is holding back local retailers from growing and jeopardizes future development in the city. As a small business owner myself […]

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Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Reese Neader Reese Neader Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Inspired by a dream, literally, Near East Side resident Tamela Walker embarked upon a culinary journey to combine the crunchy saltiness of a tortilla chip with the luscious sweetness of drizzled chocolate. She called this succulent treat Torlitas. Tamela worked tirelessly to take Torlitas from a mere dream, to a part-time business, into a full-time […]

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3 Local Crowdfunding Projects Worthy of Your Dollars

Walker Evans Walker Evans 3 Local Crowdfunding Projects Worthy of Your Dollars

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are suffering from “crowdfunding fatigue”. When Kickstarter first started gaining steam a few years ago, the concept of crowd-sourced financing for innovative projects seemed like a great idea at the time. But with hundreds of similar platforms and thousands of campaigns launched, it quickly flooded the […]

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Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

Walker Evans Walker Evans Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

If the multifaceted success of 400 West Rich can serve as a bellwether, then East Franklinton is well on its way to becoming the creative hub that community leaders want it to me. The 100,000 square foot building is now home to a food truck hub, a biweekly winter market, 100 individual artists studios, a […]

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Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pandora Tackles Parking, Shopping and Other Short North Issues

The Short North gained a new leader in August as Betsy Pandora took the reigns as the Executive Director of The Short North Alliance. She’s only been on the job for two months, but she’s already involved in event planning, retail development, marketing, advocacy, parking policies and other important focus areas. We had the opportunity […]

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ECDI Competing to Win $150,000

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre ECDI Competing to Win $150,000

In an effort to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and awareness, and put Americans back to work, The Huffington Post, McKinsey & Co. and The Skoll Foundation are sponsoring the first-ever JobRaising Challenge. More than 200 nonprofits from 31 states applied to compete in the challenge, but only 74 were selected. And Central Ohio’s Economic […]

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