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Coronavirus Update: Festival Latino, City’s Small Business Fund & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Festival Latino, City’s Small Business Fund & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, May 28, 4,416 cases and 196 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 5,766 cases and 260 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 33,915 cases and 2,098 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus a ‘Location to Watch,’ Tattoo Shops Reopening & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus a ‘Location to Watch,’ Tattoo Shops Reopening & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, May 12, 3,140 cases and 108 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington, an increase of 101 and 13, from Monday respectively. Countywide, 4,002 cases and 138 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, a daily increase of 121 and 10, respectively. […]

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Les Wexner Steps Down After Termination of Sale of Victoria’s Secret

Susan Post Susan Post Les Wexner Steps Down After Termination of Sale of Victoria’s Secret

Les Wexner has stepped down as CEO and Chairman of the Board of L Brands. L Brands had originally announced Wexner would leave his leadership role following the close of the sale of Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm, but earlier this month the deal was terminated. The transaction was initially announced in late February […]

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Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Industries Ramp Up Hiring in Columbus

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Editor’s note: This article is being updated regularly to include additional information about industries and employers that are hiring around Columbus. It was originally published on March 23.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact already, with many people across […]

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The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Idea Foundry

There are a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry has a solution for Franklinton. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, […]

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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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