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NEXT: Purpose-Driven Capitalism

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Purpose-Driven Capitalism

On August 19, the Business Roundtable—that club of 200 CEOs from large and influential American companies—announced a redefinition of the purpose of a corporation. The updated “Statement of Purpose of a Corporation” announces that a company should seek to benefit many stakeholders, not simply maximize the profits of shareholders. This means: Delivering value to customers Investing […]

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Interview: Rockbridge CEO Jim Merkel on Planning for a North Market Hotel

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Rockbridge CEO Jim Merkel on Planning for a North Market Hotel

The unveiling last week of a new plan to redevelop the North Market parking lot was greeted with great interest by those who wondered if the project — first proposed in 2016 — was ever going to move forward. The new design features a tower that is both shorter and wider than the one that […]

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5 Things to Consider When Building a Company Culture

Susan Post Susan Post 5 Things to Consider When Building a Company Culture

What makes your business’ company culture stand out? Whether you actively foster it or not, your business has a culture — and how you shape that culture has a direct impact on your bottom line. Factor in Culture from the Beginning Culture really starts before a company even makes its first hire. As was the […]

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From Cutting Boards to the North Market: A Carpenter’s Son’s Craftsmanship Grows

Susan Post Susan Post From Cutting Boards to the North Market: A Carpenter’s Son’s Craftsmanship Grows

A Carpenter’s Son launched in 2015 selling Ohio-shaped cutting boards as a means to help Josh Scheutzow and his family raise funds for their domestic adoption. Come August, the furniture company will install seating for over 400 people on the mezzanine level of the iconic North Market. From part-time side hustle, to a full-time gig […]

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Technology Accommodates the Shared Environment of Coworking Spaces

Susan Post Susan Post Technology Accommodates the Shared Environment of Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces tout many benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes. They’re flexible – workers can settle into a comfy, open area or buckle down in a private office. Lease terms are less daunting than the long-term commitment of a traditional space. And especially for startups and small businesses, coworking spaces can provide access […]

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Blick Art Materials to Close Short North Location After 17 Years

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Blick Art Materials to Close Short North Location After 17 Years

At 612 N. High St., Blick Art Materials has been open 17 years. Originally as a Utrecht Art Supplies location before the company was acquired by Blick, the fine art supply store has served the Short North arts community for nearly two decades. But in a recent Instagram post, the store cites years of construction, […]

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Kroger Announces Sudden Closure of Columbus Bakery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kroger Announces Sudden Closure of Columbus Bakery

Say farewell to the intoxicatingly sweet smells of the Columbus Bakery. Kroger announced on Monday, Feb. 11 that it has closed the facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., impacting 411 workers.  The decision was motivated by the outdated layout and age of the production plant’s equipment, which made it “no longer sustainable for us to remain […]

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