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Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

The Columbus tourism industry had a very good year in 2015. In fact, it was pretty much the best year ever. Leaders at Experience Columbus announced yesterday afternoon that the organization tallied up a grand total of $40 million in hotel bed tax collections for the year. The increase was due to increases in hotel occupancy, […]

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Columbus Foundation Announces Grants for Local Arts Groups

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Foundation Announces Grants for Local Arts Groups

The Columbus Foundation, which has been supporting philanthropic causes in central Ohio since 1943, has announced it will grant sizable funds to local arts and cultural organizations. The grants, divided between major arts organizations and community arts programs, total more than $1.1 million. Artistic groups are considered by the Foundation to be major arts organizations […]

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How Funding The Arts Can Build a Better Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans How Funding The Arts Can Build a Better Columbus

What can Columbus be doing better to show institutional support for local arts organizations? Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, has been invited to Columbus for three days to help answer that question. “For over a half century we’ve been the national organization advocating for arts in America at the national and local level,” […]

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Columbus Arts Funding and Support Grew in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Arts Funding and Support Grew in 2013

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) has officially been under the helm of new President Tom Katzenmeyer for just over a year, but the organization is already accomplishing the main thing he set out to do: increase funding for art and culture in Columbus. GCAC released their annual Report to the Community today, which revealed […]

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Investing in the Arts Yields Financial and Cultural Returns in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Investing in the Arts Yields Financial and Cultural Returns in Columbus

This Wednesday, the Columbus Metropolitan Club will host a forum luncheon dedicated to the discussion of arts funding in our community and the type of economic activity that the arts are generating. The panel will be moderated by Ann Fisher from All Sides on WOSU and will include speakers Michael Gonsiorowski, Regional President of PNC; […]

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