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Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS Postpones Plans, Increased Advisory Level and Hospitalizations, & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 23,921 cases and 484 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 32,633 cases and 661 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 185,639 cases and 5,083 deaths have been confirmed […]

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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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The Confluence Cast: Can’t Stop Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Can’t Stop Columbus

In this time of consistent change and challenge, we look at how the Columbus community is standing up. Can’t Stop Columbus is a community-wide movement that tries to address some of the problems that have arisen due to the COVID-19 crisis. Co-organizer Mackenzie King joins us to discuss how the organization got started, how they’ve scaled up to […]

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Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Susan Post Susan Post Stems & Stone Launches Subscription Service for House Plants

Stems & Stone Owner Rhonda Reese says one of the most amazing parts of launching her plant subscription service during the coronavirus pandemic has been the joy and excitement on customers’ faces when she delivers their plants. It’s a big part of why she launched Stems & Stone – to foster a little bit of […]

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Questline Assists Energy Utilities with Striking the Right Chord with Customers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Questline Assists Energy Utilities with Striking the Right Chord with Customers

COVID-19 posed many new challenges for a wide variety of industries, including energy utility companies. Striking the right balance of understanding and promoting their service when communicating with customers took some nuance. Content marketing company Questline helps utility companies like AEP Ohio, AMP, Ohio Electric Cooperatives, and even the City of Columbus, with their messaging. […]

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Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Shaundretta House Boykins was raised in an entrepreneurial household, with two grandparents who were entrepreneurs themselves. So even though she started her career in financial services, she says, “I have always had a love and a respect for business owners, because it takes courage, it takes tough skin.” After 20 years in the financial sector, […]

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Black Owned Businesses to Support in Columbus

Susan Post Susan Post Black Owned Businesses to Support in Columbus

As protests continue in Columbus and across the nation supporting Black Lives Matter and condemning police brutality, many individuals are looking for additional ways to support the black community by supporting black owned businesses. Launched in 2018, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce (COAACC) offers a one-stop-shop for black-owned businesses in the area. Not only […]

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