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Columbus Personal Assistants Look to Eliminate the Weekly To-Do List

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Personal Assistants Look to Eliminate the Weekly To-Do List

Columbus native Nikki Veneziano launched Columbus Personal Assistants in August of 2017. A year later, her company has grown to employing 11 assistants serving the central Ohio region. Veneziano holds a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and is a certified personal trainer. She worked as a personal assistant in New York […]

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Shop Talk: THREAD Opens New Short North Location

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: THREAD Opens New Short North Location

Local boutique THREAD opened their second location earlier this month. The new shop is located at 930 N. High St., inside The Brunner Building in the historic Short North Arts District. THREAD is just one retailer inside of a mixed-use building that will eventually house a restaurant and apartments. Owner Miranda Boyle opened her first […]

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Shop Talk: Father-Son Duo Carry On Legacy of 130-Year-Old Business

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Father-Son Duo Carry On Legacy of 130-Year-Old Business

Beck & Orr Book Binding has been part of the Columbus community for over a century. The business was started in 1888 by a book binder (Beck) and a printer (Orr) at State & Third. After moving locations a few times, the business has been settled at 3097 W. Broad St. for the last 28 […]

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Travel: Geneva on the Lake – A Vacation Destination for over 100 Years

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Geneva on the Lake – A Vacation Destination for over 100 Years

Located in Ashtabula County on Lake Erie, Geneva on the Lake has been a vacation destination for over a century. In 1795, the Connecticut Land Company purchased the territory along the lake from the state of Connecticut, and soon a group of surveyors set out to explore the land. After months surveying and mapping the […]

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Shop Talk: Local Artist Opens Studio in Old Worthington

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Artist Opens Studio in Old Worthington

In early 2018, local artist Miriam Chon opened Shift Studios in Worthington. Her creative journey began at CCAD in graphic design and illustration. After 20 years in graphic design, Chon decided to go back to her creative roots, a journey that eventually led to Shift Studios. When Chon decided to leave graphic design, she started […]

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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Urban Home & Garden is an eclectic retailer that sells exactly what the name implies – home good and garden supplies. Their ever-changing collection of plants, gardening tools, small home goods and décor has made them a staple in the Easton Gateway area. Owners Tom Paghi and Edward Lambert are no strangers to the industry. […]

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Local Wood Shop Creates Handmade Items Out of Fallen Trees

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Wood Shop Creates Handmade Items Out of Fallen Trees

Fallen Tree Woodshop, a family owned and operated small business, has been producing and selling handmade wood pieces for three years. What started out as a lifelong hobby for owner Pat Dolan has turned into a small business that creates items that can be found all over Central Ohio. Dolan grew up working with his […]

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