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First Fridays with Influential Females: Merce Graell

  First Fridays with Influential Females: Merce Graell

First Fridays with Influential Females is a leadership event series for young professionals that offers a casual setting for business networking and tips on leadership. It’s hosted on the first Friday of every month with an inspirational interview conducted by Jesse Jones at Serendipity Labs in Downtown Columbus. The cost is $5 per person, coffee […]

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The Executive Luncheon

  The Executive Luncheon

The Columbus Young Professionals Club is proud to present the second annual Executive Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm as part of Columbus YP Week. The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with C-Suite executives and community leaders to exchange success stories and tips over a professionally-focused, interactive lunch […]

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COSI Announces New President & CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI Announces New President & CEO

After an extensive search process, the Board of Trustees at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) have found a new President and CEO to replace outgoing leader Dr. David Chesebrough. The Board officially announced this morning that Dr. Frederic Bertley will become the fifth and newest leader at COSI upon his start date of January 1st. […]

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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 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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Best Civic Leader of 2011 – Mayor Michael Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Civic Leader of 2011 – Mayor Michael Coleman

For four years straight, Mayor Michael B. Coleman has topped our reader survey for best civic leader, and 2011 was nothing less than a busy year for the man in charge. In February, Coleman delivered his State of the City address, that had a core focus on jobs, safety and housing needs. He also showed […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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