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    WILDMAN
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    I am not a NEW user but it has been over a year and a half since I have been on the board so I wanted to introduce myself once again. My user name is Wildman but my name is Aaron but my friends call me by my nickname which is Tuck so please feel free to call me that. I don’t know if there is way to change the user name without setting up a new profile. I do miss being on here keeping up with all the hot topics so it feels good to be back. Everyone have a great Friday and a great weekend when it starts!!!

    #1071720

    Polaris_Living
    Participant

    Hi,

    I will be a new Columbus resident in the next few months. I’ve been reading up on Columbus through CU. I’m gla this community exists and for the support you provide. Thanks!

    #1071832
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Honestly, all of the above. We really enjoy getting to know people so more friends are always welcome, of course. Although we would like to meet other gay couples since we don’t really know many.

    Sorry for the delay in responding! Been hectic around here lately. ;)

    I’d suggest getting involved in a neighborhood group or association in whichever neighborhood you land in. There are plenty of opportunities for friendly networking, volunteers and other social events that way.

    If you’re looking for gay-specific networking, Stonewall might have the most comprehensive list/calendar out there:

    http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/calendar

    Outlook Columbus also regularly hosts events:

    https://www.facebook.com/outlookohio/events

    The Pride Festival is an annual event, but a lot of local advocacy groups come together to host it and it’s likely a good starting place to find out which groups have networking/event components:

    http://www.columbuspride.org

    Experience Columbus also has an LGBT page on their site that includes some events and information:

    http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/lgbt

    There’s also plenty to discover in LGBT media – Outlook & Quorum:

    http://outlookcolumbus.com

    http://quorumcolumbus.com

    As far as jobs go, my husband does have some leads in Columbus, but the more the better. We are pretty unconventional individuals, entrepreneurial in nature, and very independent. Our long term goal is to have our own thriving businesses.

    CU operates a spin-off resource called TheMetropreneur.com which features a lot of entrepreneurial stories, resources and information. Might be a good starting point to find what all is out there:

    http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/

    My husband is currently building an online fitness business with Beachbody, but he’s still in the early stages, so he would need something more steady initially. He has over 10 years of experience in running a business and general management. I on the other hand am very creative and enjoy media arts and public speaking.

    For you, the Greater Columbus Arts Council is a good central starting point to discover all types of arts organizations (large and small) in the region to find a place you might want to plug in at:

    http://www.gcac.org

    Public Speaking on the other hand is not a world I’m that familiar with (even though I do a fair share of it). There seems to be some Meetup.com groups for networking in that world locally:

    http://publicspeaking.meetup.com/cities/us/oh/columbus/

    We both have a plethora of skills and interests so it’s always been difficult to narrow down a best fit job-wise. In the meantime, we would love to connect with other like-minded individuals who perhaps have experience in starting their own business and would be kind enough to chat with us and offer some advice.

    Well, I think you’re going to be in luck here. ;) Columbus is a large enough city to have a lot of things going on, but it’s also small enough to where it’s easy to get involved and meet new people. I often joke that Columbus has 2 degrees of separation instead of 6 degrees. Once you start meeting a few people and they introduce you to a few other people, you’ll pretty much be connected to anyone and everyone. ;)

    Good luck with the move and with getting connected!

    #1073193
    Jon
    Jon
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jon wrote:</div>
    Honestly, all of the above. We really enjoy getting to know people so more friends are always welcome, of course. Although we would like to meet other gay couples since we don’t really know many.

    Sorry for the delay in responding! Been hectic around here lately. ;)

    I’d suggest getting involved in a neighborhood group or association in whichever neighborhood you land in. There are plenty of opportunities for friendly networking, volunteers and other social events that way.

    If you’re looking for gay-specific networking, Stonewall might have the most comprehensive list/calendar out there:

    http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/calendar

    Outlook Columbus also regularly hosts events:

    https://www.facebook.com/outlookohio/events

    The Pride Festival is an annual event, but a lot of local advocacy groups come together to host it and it’s likely a good starting place to find out which groups have networking/event components:

    http://www.columbuspride.org

    Experience Columbus also has an LGBT page on their site that includes some events and information:

    http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/lgbt

    There’s also plenty to discover in LGBT media – Outlook & Quorum:

    http://outlookcolumbus.com

    http://quorumcolumbus.com

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jon wrote:</div>
    As far as jobs go, my husband does have some leads in Columbus, but the more the better. We are pretty unconventional individuals, entrepreneurial in nature, and very independent. Our long term goal is to have our own thriving businesses.

    CU operates a spin-off resource called TheMetropreneur.com which features a lot of entrepreneurial stories, resources and information. Might be a good starting point to find what all is out there:

    http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jon wrote:</div>
    My husband is currently building an online fitness business with Beachbody, but he’s still in the early stages, so he would need something more steady initially. He has over 10 years of experience in running a business and general management. I on the other hand am very creative and enjoy media arts and public speaking.

    For you, the Greater Columbus Arts Council is a good central starting point to discover all types of arts organizations (large and small) in the region to find a place you might want to plug in at:

    http://www.gcac.org

    Public Speaking on the other hand is not a world I’m that familiar with (even though I do a fair share of it). There seems to be some Meetup.com groups for networking in that world locally:

    http://publicspeaking.meetup.com/cities/us/oh/columbus/

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jon wrote:</div>
    We both have a plethora of skills and interests so it’s always been difficult to narrow down a best fit job-wise. In the meantime, we would love to connect with other like-minded individuals who perhaps have experience in starting their own business and would be kind enough to chat with us and offer some advice.

    Well, I think you’re going to be in luck here. ;) Columbus is a large enough city to have a lot of things going on, but it’s also small enough to where it’s easy to get involved and meet new people. I often joke that Columbus has 2 degrees of separation instead of 6 degrees. Once you start meeting a few people and they introduce you to a few other people, you’ll pretty much be connected to anyone and everyone. ;)

    Good luck with the move and with getting connected!

    Wow! Walker, thank you so much for taking the time to reply with this comprehensive list! Much obliged! We’re both very excited about relocating. With the links and info you’ve given us, I’m sure we will be successful in whatever we decide to pursue. Cheers!

    #1073387
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Wow! Walker, thank you so much for taking the time to reply with this comprehensive list! Much obliged! We’re both very excited about relocating. With the links and info you’ve given us, I’m sure we will be successful in whatever we decide to pursue. Cheers!

    No problem! Happy to help! Good luck with relocating and settling in! ;)

    #1073913
    lorimsullivan
    lorimsullivan
    Participant

    Hi everyone!

    I’m Lori. I just moved to Columbus last month from Austin, TX. I grew up in Northeast Ohio but haven’t lived here in over 10 years so the city is pretty different from what I remember!

    I’m looking to expand my social circle and also make some work connections. I’m currently job hunting and looking for work in marketing, radio promotions, and/or event planning. If anyone has any good resources, any direction would be most appreciated!

    Thanks! :)

    #1073918
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Welcome to Columbus! :D

    #1075670

    BunsenHoneydew
    Participant

    Hey! I will be moving to Columbus in a few months with my family, which includes my dh and our 2 middle school-aged kids. We’re both middle aged professionals, coming from NYC. We found some great nabes in Cbus, but were limited on where we could live by the public school situation. We’re going to be settling in Bexley, which seemed the best match for us of the “good” public school nabes. There seems to be some diversity (at least in comparison to some of the other nearby suburbs) in the student body, decent proximity to downtown, and decent walkability. It is going to be a difficult transition for all of us, I think, bc we’re used to a very different lifestyle in NYC. I’m showing and telling my kids of the cool things Cbus has to offer, but moving and having to start from scratch with friends, community, etc. is tough, and not just for kids, but also for me and my husband. We’re super excited to be coming to Cbus, as we were looking to escape NYC, mainly for financial reasons, so it will be a very welcomed change.

    We’re quite liberal, socially and politically, and I wonder how we can meet like-minded people…I sadly don’t think we can count on our next-door neighbors to share our views or have fun in the ways we do ;) We both work in conservative professions. And, we’ve both lived in NYC for 20+ yrs, and are accustomed to shopping at food co-ops, relaxing with other adults with what’s becoming legal in many states, and not worrying what we look like when we go out for coffee in the AM. Perhaps I’m catasrophizing how conservative most folks in Cbus are??

    Any tips on meeting folks, suggestions for cool things for young teenagers to check out, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, BH

    #1075753

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    We’re quite liberal, socially and politically, and I wonder how we can meet like-minded people…I sadly don’t think we can count on our next-door neighbors to share our views or have fun in the ways we do ;) We both work in conservative professions. And, we’ve both lived in NYC for 20+ yrs, and are accustomed to shopping at food co-ops, relaxing with other adults with what’s becoming legal in many states, and not worrying what we look like when we go out for coffee in the AM.

    @BunsenHoneydew, Welcome to Cbus!

    There are some great spots in Old Town East mainly along Parsons and Oak you’d probably like, and it’s close to where you’ll be in Bexley. Near East Coop Market is there and a new head shop just opened as well. Also, there’s Cornerstone Beer/Wine, Black Creek Bistro, Upper Cup Coffee, Yellow Brick Pizza, and Angry Baker as solid options for food/drinks. Another great coop to shop at is Clintonville Community Market in the north end.

    #1076475
    papillon
    papillon
    Participant

    Hi. I’m back Ohio after being abroad for the last couple of years and thought I’d pop in on this site to see what’s new around Columbus. I’m back to school by easing into 2 classes during summer semester and will go full time starting in the fall.

    I’m sure I’ll be poking around through old threads to see what’s going on so I hope it’s okay to respond to older posts around these parts :)

    #1076565
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Welcome back! Lots has changed in the past few years! Have fun re-discovering Columbus! ;)

    #1076799
    mykiralspirelli
    mykiralspirelli
    Participant

    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Ryan and i moved back to Columbus in 1999 and have since stayed. I enjoy the scene for the most part and the cost of living. I Am always up for making new friends. I enjoy reading Columbus Underground for some good local stories.

    #1076909
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Welcome! ;)

    #1078052

    samtrin
    Participant

    thsi threat is a good idea! hello everyone, i’m sam.

    #1079765
    jazzNwine
    jazzNwine
    Participant

    Hello! New to the site but not Columbus. I am hoping to find info to all sorts of things including the fitness and music categories. Have a great week!

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