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NEXT: Squirrels & Drones

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Squirrels & Drones

Anyone who has spent time wandering Ohio State’s Oval cannot help but to encounter a squirrel scampering around, going about their business, usually avoiding people. Occasionally, you can see people feeding them, although truth be told, I do not see this kind of activity as much as I once did. At one time, squirrels were […]

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BYO Bouquet Platform Pick’d Flowers Relaunches in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BYO Bouquet Platform Pick’d Flowers Relaunches in Columbus

Central Ohio native Jacqueline Rinehardt founded Pick’d Flowers in 2015 right out of college. Coming from a family of florists (her grandfather opened their family-owned flower shop some 43 years ago) she witnessed the “old school” way of running a floral business growing up, including relying on a fax machine for orders. When she came […]

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FinTech Provider FloQast is Having an Exciting Year

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman FinTech Provider FloQast is Having an Exciting Year

FinTech provider FloQast is having a good year. The company, which provides workflow automation software for accounting and finance teams, was founded back in 2013 and opened its Dublin office in 2017. There are currently about 10 employees at FloQast’s Dublin office, of the over 200 employees nationwide and at its Los Angeles headquarters. FloQast […]

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Local Tech Founder Wants to Bring Real Estate Investment to Everyday People

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Tech Founder Wants to Bring Real Estate Investment to Everyday People

Startups like Robinhood and Tradestation have become big – and sometimes controversial – players in the financial world by offering commission-free stock trading that is accessible to just about anyone willing to download an app. Calvin Cooper, cofounder and CEO of the Columbus-based startup Rhove, thinks that the same kind of thing should be happening […]

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Gordon Flesch Company Welcomes Employees Back In-Person

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gordon Flesch Company Welcomes Employees Back In-Person

Office technology provider The Gordon Flesch Company was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1965 by Gordon Flesch, whose grandchildren are now at the helm. Mark Flesch’s father and two uncles were the second generation to run the company and are still involved. Today, he and his brother Patrick help oversee the business as COO and […]

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Ohio Health Experts Speak Out Against Bill Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Health Experts Speak Out Against Bill Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates

By Tyler Buchanan Pediatricians and other infectious disease experts issued clear warnings about a proposed bill to weaken Ohio’s vaccination laws: Doing so would put children’s lives at risk and potentially expose the state to a resurgence of deadly viruses.  A half-dozen medical experts implored lawmakers to reconsider approving a new law that would prohibit vaccine […]

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Final Report Released as Smart City Challenge Comes to an End

Brent Warren Brent Warren Final Report Released as Smart City Challenge Comes to an End

Expectations were high when Columbus won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016, beating out a host of other cities, including Austin, Portland and San Fransisco. The win unlocked $40 million in federal grant money and a $10 million grant from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc., but local leaders talked up the potential for […]

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