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Live2Lead Columbus!

  Live2Lead Columbus!

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed half-day event!

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City Year Columbus Red Jacket Ball

  City Year Columbus Red Jacket Ball

City Year Columbus’ Red Jacket Ball Annual Gala unites business and community leaders, citizen supporters, and service champions for an evening of celebration to support and honor the work of corps members who are making a difference in their communities through a year of full-time service. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners […]

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Idea Forge: Columbus is a City You Can Build

 Reese Neader Idea Forge: Columbus is a City You Can Build

The #1 up-and-coming tech city. Among the world’s most intelligent communities. Home to the nation’s largest university. The top metro for global 500 companies. The state capital of Ohio. Columbus is an emerging global city, full of individuals and organizations with the skills to make our region an international destination. It took decades of hard […]

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Best Columbus Champion of 2013: Elizabeth Lessner

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Columbus Champion of 2013: Elizabeth Lessner

Columbus is a great city because it is filled with great people. We’ve revealed the results of our annual readers survey over the past two weeks, which has highlighted many different entrepreneurs, artists, chefs, musicians, entertainers, philanthropists and more. Our final Best of list is a new category this year, designed to discover which local […]

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Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Community Ambassador of 2012: Mayor Michael Coleman

The category of “Best Civic Leader” was one that we decided to change up a bit this year, as we thought it sounded too political, and we were really hoping to see people honor people a bit more community-oriented from any type of background or cause. So the category was changed to “Best Community Ambassador” […]

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Paul Astleford to Retire as CEO of Experience Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Paul Astleford to Retire as CEO of Experience Columbus

Paul Astleford, president and CEO of Experience Columbus announced his retirement earlier today, which will take effect on December 31, 2012. Astleford has served as the leader of  the Columbus convention and visitors bureau for the past 13 years. “Columbus has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable chapters in my 43 year career […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Community Champions 2011

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Community Champions 2011

“In a year that included record rains, NCAA sanctions, freeway construction, foreclosures, the rise and fall of Senate Bill 5, and high unemployment, there is still an enormous value to taking stock in the good news in our community, and to celebrate those who are achieving so much in a difficult time for so many,“ […]

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