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The Boat House at Confluence Park

679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States

March 2018

Hear Me Now: Bullying, Cyberbullying and Our Children

March 21, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$35

CMC and WBNS 10TV address a crisis in our community affecting our children and teenagers. Scott Light hosts the conversation with Rebecca Asmo, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Columbus and others to be announced. Vegetarian Entree: Spinach Lasagna Regular Entre: Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Lobster Sauce, White Rice, Roasted Zucchini and Squash All: Winter Salad

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The U.S. and China: Prospects for Trade and Security Relations

March 29, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$25 – $50

Early in 2018, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission published a report which noted that the U.S. trade deficit in goods with China totaled $35.4 billion in November 2017, its highest monthly level in the past two years. The trade deficit with China is the United States’ largest in the world. Two days later, a report by the L.A. Times cited numerous experts who forecast a tense year ahead in U.S.-China trade relations. At the same time, regional issues…

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April 2018

Easter Champagne Buffet!

April 1, 2018 9:30 am @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$22.95 – $48.95

Sunday, April 1st 9:30am-3:30pm Buffet Menu Featuring - Breakfast Specialties - Carving Station featuring Prime Rib, Honey Pit Ham, and Blackened Pork Loin - Raw Bar featuring Peel and Eat Shrimp, Steamed Mussels, and Steamed Crab Legs - Smoked Salmon - Rotisserie Roasted Chicken, Barbecued Beef Brisket, Herb Crusted Atlantic Cod - Dessert Station and Much More! Plus! Suprise Visits from the Easter Bunny View the full menu at bit.ly/2IqCQyr ADULTS $48.95 | CHILDREN $22.95 Make a Reservation Today! bit.ly/2mPu7wr…

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Business Support Boosts Ohio Fairness Act: HB 160

April 18, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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HB 160 changes Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes, expanding legal protections in housing, employment, and access to public services. Featuring Sandra Anderson, Board Chair of Equality Ohio, and Holly Gross (left), VP government relations, Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Moderated by Andy Chow (right), Statehouse News Bureau. Vegetarian Entree: Polenta Stuffed Peppers and Marinara Regular Entre: Fried Catfish, Sautéed Spinach, Chive Mashed Potato All: Garden Salad

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Bridges Out of Poverty

April 25, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring authors Phil DeVol “Bridges Out of Poverty” and Lawrence Funderburke “Sociopsychonomics”™ who discuss methods and mind sets to escape poverty. Lisa Courtice, CEO, United Way of Central Ohio will host. Sponsored by: Thomas B. Fordham Institute Vegetarian Entree: Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Regular Entre: Baked Cod, Lemon Thyme, Vegetable Couscous All: Garden Salad

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May 2018

Political Megatrends for Ohio: 2018 and Beyond

May 2, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Neil Newhouse, partner, Public Opinion Strategies and Kyle Kondik, managing editor, Sabato Crystal Ball converse as they explore the political future of Ohio. Sponsored by: Hannah News Service * Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Vegetarian Entree: Pasta with Peas and Carrots and Lemon Sauce Regular Entre: Country Fried Chicken and Gravy, Cheddar Grits, Roasted Carrot All: Garden Salad

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Youth Yoga Project Spring Fundraiser with keynote speaker Rep. Tim Ryan

May 5, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$35

Join the Yoga in Schools Movement by attending the Youth Yoga Project Spring Fundraiser on May 5th from 6pm - 9pm at The Boat House. The evening will feature a keynote address from Congressman Tim Ryan, author of “A Mindful Nation.” He will speak about the importance of mindfulness in schools. Attendees will also enjoy cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvre, plus auction items from your favorite yoga and wellness businesses. All proceeds benefit Youth Yoga Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization…

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Columbus Aviation; Rich History, New Horizons

May 9, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring NEW CEO and President, Columbus Regional Airport Authority Joseph Nardone, and additional panelists to be announced. Hosted by Marla Rose, journalist, Columbus Dispatch. Special Columbus aviation history introduction by Nancy Recchie, Co-Owner, Benjamin D. Rickey Company. Vegetarian Entree: Grilled Vegetable Stack Regular Entre: Grilled Beef and Vegetable, Cheddar Mashed Potato, O.Y.O B.B.Q All: Garden Salad

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Friday CMC: India’s Ambassador to the United States, Navteg Sarna

May 18, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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CMC, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Associations, the Columbus Council on World Affairs and Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, is honored to welcome Navteg Sarna to share his thoughts on Ohio's strong relationship with India. Patrick Terrien, CEO of CCWA will host. Vegetarian Entree: Grilled Eggplant and cheese lasagna, spicy cauliflower beignet, and curry cream sauce Regular Entre: Grilled Eggplant, chicken, and cheese lasagna, spicy cauliflower beignet and curry cream sauce All: Garden Salad

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CMC: Authorizing Transit in Central Ohio

May 23, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Public transportation discussions seem to be popping up everywhere in Central Ohio these days and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is always at the center. Newly appointed COTA CEO, Joanna Pinkerton, will sit down with Elissa Schneider, Transit Columbus Board Member, to discuss how COTA's major changes in 2017 have fared, what's next for COTA, and how Pinkerton envisions Columbus' transportation future. With support from: GBQ Partners, IGS Energy, and The Robert Weiler Company Regular Entree: Chervil seared chicken…

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June 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Future, Global Impacts

June 5, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$25 – $50

Technology has long been a transformative force in education, whether it was the overhead projector, Scantron testing, the introduction of computer laboratories, or the onset of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Over the decades, educators and students have adapted to and welcomed new technologies in successive waves. The current big “wave” that is already impacting the educational sector is artificial intelligence (AI), according to numerous experts. As a columnist for Forbes recently noted, “it does look as if AI could…

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October 2018

CMC: Cybersecurity Up Close and Personal

October 3, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$25

Cybersecurity - hacking, privacy concerns, data ransoming - is in the news so often now it's almost a cliché. While it might seem far away from the average user (or company), there are constant, ever-evolving threats which have the potential to affect everyone. What if your accounts are hacked and your information stolen? What if a city's infrastructure is ransomed (like happened in Atlanta)? What if a trusted source is secretly sharing your personal data to third parties (like Facebook)?…

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November 2018

CMC: Press & Pundits: Election Recap

November 7, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$35

There are a number of hotly contested races in Central Ohio and as usual, you can join CMC the day after the election to discuss the results! Our panel includes Mark Weaver (Republican pundit), Sandy Theis (Democratic pundit), Julie Carr Smyth, Statehouse Correspondent for the Associated Press, Scott Light, Anchor at WBNS 10TV, and host Mike Thompson, Chief Content Officer at WOSU Public Media.

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CMC: Cameron Mitchell

November 14, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$35

Featuring Cameron Mitchell, CEO and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and host Monica Day, journalist at WCMH NBC4. Sponsored by: Columbus State Community College, Isaac Wiles, and BDO Regular Entree: Blackened sirloin, asiago potatoes, and grilled asparagus. Served with a garden salad. Vegetarian Entree: Potato pancakes and asparagus tips. Served with a garden salad.

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CMC: Ready Player One; the Business and Consequence of Esports

November 28, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Chris Volpe, CEO of Multivarious, and Deborah Grzybowski, Co-Director of Game Studies and Esports Curriculum Development and Associate Professor of Engineering, The Ohio State University.

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December 2018

CMC: Our Healthy Community, Zero Waste: Thought for Food

December 5, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Brian E. Roe (Associate Chair, Van Buren Professor, Undergraduate Studies Leader at the Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University and head of Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative) and Kyle O'Keefe (Director Innovation and Programs at SWACO).

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CMC: BIA Regional Housing Report

December 12, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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The Harrison "Bill" Smith Legacy Forum and Downtown Commission "Smithy" Awards Featuring Jonathan Melchi (Executive Director of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio), Bob Schottenstein (Chairman, President, and CEO of M/I Homes), and host Jim Weiker (Business Editor of The Columbus Dispatch).

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CMC: Governor John Kasich

December 19, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Governor John Kasich will be interviewed by Colleen Marshall, co-anchor at WCMH NBC4. Sponsored by: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and Deloitte. Columbus Metropolitan Club is open to everyone, we hope to see you at the forum! 19 Dec 2018 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215

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January 2019

CMC: State of Nonprofits

January 16, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Lisa Courtice (CEO of United Way of Central Ohio) and Michael Wilkos (Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Ohio). More speakers to be added. At The Boat House at Confluence Park

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CMC: Human Animal Relationships, A Unique Spectrum

January 23, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD (Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University) and John Fultz, PhD (Chair of the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University). Additional details to be announced.

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February 2019

CMC: New View of the Crew

February 27, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45
Mandatory Credit: Daniel Herlesnky — at The Ivory Room At Miranova.

In a herculean effort that included grassroots and top leaders, the Columbus community rallied to save the Crew, MLS’ inaugural team. Be on hand to hear from new Co-Owners Peter Edwards, Jr., M.D. and Dee Haslam, as well as Alex Fischer (President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership), about what's in store for the team, the stadium and the Columbus community in the future. Photo: Mandatory Credit: Daniel Herlesnky — at The Ivory Room At Miranova.

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March 2019

CMC: Our Healthy Community: The Vaping Epidemic

March 6, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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dangers of vaping

Featuring Robert Crane, M.D. (Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University and President of Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation), Judith Groner, M.D., (Physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium Member), Micah Berman, J.D. (Associate Professor of Public Health and Law at The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health and Michael E. Moritz College of Law), and Thomas P. Houston, M.D. (Physician and Board Member of The Breathing Association).

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Bestie Backpack Bash Quarter Auction presented by The Junior League

March 7, 2019 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Bring your BESTIES and join the #1 Tupperware sales lady personality, Dee W. leye, for a lively evening of fun benefitting the Junior League of Columbus' Adopt-A-Backpack for Children project (ABC Project). The project has provided more than 52,000 children in Central Ohio with supply-filled backpacks to help them grow and find their love of learning! The event features a multi-round quarter auction. Bring your extra quarters, you won't want to miss these auction items! Doors open at 6:30pm with…

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CMC: The State of News

March 13, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

News, especially the printed kind, faces strong headwinds. Fewer customers means declining revenues, and the "new media" and "social media" that is replacing traditional news sources are not beholden to time honored journalistic traditions of truth and integrity. Call "fake news" what it is, propaganda, a powerful tool for despots and dictators. We have a lot to talk about. Featuring Beryl Love (Editor and Vice President of News at The Cincinnati Enquirer and Regional Editor for the USA TODAY Network),…

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2019 Social Justice Awards Luncheon

March 15, 2019 11:00 am @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$55
social justice in columbus

Our Annual Central Ohio Social Justice Awards will celebrate and honor extraordinary Social Justice Leaders who have contributed to their careers, communities and professions. To empower and enlighten all minds to the success and achievements of Central Ohio’s Social Justice Leadership.

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CMC: Affordable Housing is Complicated

March 20, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Curt Moody (CEO of Moody Nolan), Steven Schoeny Director of the Department of Development at the City of Columbus), and host Andy Chow (Journalist with the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau). The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215

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CMC: The Cloud: IT Nirvana with Caveats

March 27, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Wednesday, Mar 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Featuring John Hrusovsky (President of JJH Consulting, LLC) and Susan Gueli (Senior Vice President of CIO Infrastructure and Operations at Nationwide). Additional details coming

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April 2019

CMC: Ohio’s Energy Collaborations

April 10, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Allen Fore (Vice President of Public Affairs at Kinder Morgan), Dale Arnold (Director of Energy, Utility and Local Government Policy at the Ohio Farm Bureau), David Wilhelm (Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Hecate Energy LLC), and host Tristan Navera (Journalist at Columbus Business First).

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CMC: Living, Breathing Art: CAPA’s 50 Years

April 17, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Charles Y. and Frances N. Lazarus Fund Revisiting Columbus History Forum Featuring Chad Whittington (President and CEO at CAPA), Michael Coleman (Former Mayor of Columbus), and host Mary Yost (Editorial Page Editor at The Columbus Dispatch).

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CMC: Women’s Fund Wealth Gap Report

April 24, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45
why do women make less money

Mary Lazarus Legacy Fund Celebrating Women in Society Forum Kelley Griesmer (President and CEO of The Women's Fund of Central Ohio), Christie Angel (President and CEO of YWCA Columbus), Darrick Hamilton (Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity), and Suparna Bhaskaran, Ph.D. (Senior Researcher at The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society).

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May 2019

CMC: Ohio’s Transportation Future

May 1, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

The future of mobility in Ohio is at an interesting point with the state government considering increased funding for public transportation and the recently passed gas tax to maintain infrastructure. We look forward to welcoming Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D., the new Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Marchbanks will discuss the most pressing transportation needs and opportunities facing the state, including first and last mile mobility, infrastructure issues, and on-going funding. Colleen Marshall (Co-Anchor of WCMH NBC4) will interview.

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CMC: Ohio’s Education Funding Rubik’s Cube

May 8, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring Howard Fleeter (Owner of Fleeter & Associates), Melissa Cropper (President of the Ohio Federation Of Teachers), and host Jim Seigel (Ohio Statehouse reporter at The Columbus Dispatch).

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CMC: The Impact of Ohio State and the Innovation Economy

May 15, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Joseph and Carol Newcomb-Alutto Fund Focus on Higher Education Michael Drake, M.D., President of The Ohio State University, will be interviewed by Stacia Naquin (Co-Anchor at WSYX ABC 6). Sponsored by: Steptoe & Johnson and the Franklin County Engineer's Office

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CMC: Criminal Sentence Reform

May 22, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring Larry Obhof (State Senator for District 22 and President of the Senate), Ron O'Brien (Franklin County Prosecutor), Zach Klein (Columbus City Attorney), and host Karen Kasler (Bureau Chief of the Statehouse News Bureau).

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June 2019

CMC: Criminal Sentence Reform Part II

June 5, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45
community discussions

Prison populations are exploding. Overcrowded prisons lead to concerns about safety and human rights, not to mention the tremendous financial burden. Alongside this, we see an increase in drug-related incarcerations, especially those fueled by the opioid epidemic, which raises the perpetual discussion of the values of incarceration versus treatment. And of course, there is the age-old question about rehabilitation, post-prison life, and reintegration into society. We dive into the deep end of this discussion by inviting three people who have…

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CMC: The Power of Diversity

June 12, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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community discussions

Studies indicate that organizations with diverse leadership and staff are more innovative and successful. Central Ohio has a rapidly increasing, diverse population so business, government and nonprofits should adapt appropriately. How can we build a thriving civic culture where varied perspectives come together to empower a shared community and, how do we thoughtfully become more inclusive of groups who have not traditionally had a seat at the table?

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Sports Gambling, in Ohio?

June 19, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$25

Sports gambling is hugely popular throughout the world with an estimated $250 billion in bets made annually. The US already accounts for $40 billion. However, it was only legal in the US in the state of Nevada – until May 2018 when the US Supreme Court made it permissible for individual states to pass their own laws surrounding sports gambling. With the proposal of House Bill 194 and Senate Bill 111 Ohio became one of 29 states with pending legislation…

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Ohio Women’s Business Conference

June 27, 2019 7:30 am @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$282
Women, Wealth & Wellness conference

Four Fortune 500 companies and businesses that employ more than 125,000 Ohioans will be among companies represented June 27 at The Ohio Society of CPAs’ first-ever Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference in Columbus. More than 250 professionals are expected at the event, which will focus on the top business and career issues as identified by women who are members of The Ohio Society of CPAs. The one-day event is open to the public, as well as to Society members, and…

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July 2019

Red, White & Boom Party!

July 3, 2019 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$60 – $135

Join us for our Red, White and Boom Celebration! Doors Open 6:30pm Start the evening out with a grand buffet, cash bars with delicious drink specials and live entertainment! Enjoy a spectacular view of the City of Columbus Red, White & Boom Fireworks display. We offer outside seating on our deck, inside window tables and plenty of indoor seats. Parking is $5 per car. Red, White & Boom Dinner Buffet available from 6:30pm-9pm Featuring: Salad Bar Tomato, Cucumber and Onion…

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CMC: MORPC Rickenbacker Study

July 10, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45

Featuring Thea Walsh (Transportation and Infrastructure Director at MORPC), Jeff Green (Assistant Administrator at the City of Groveport), and James Schimmer (Director of Economic Development and Planning at Franklin County). More details coming soon. Sponsored by: Columbus Regional Airport Authority In partnership with: MORPC

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CMC: The Modern University

July 17, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring E. Gordon Gee, Ph.D. (President of West Virginia University and former President of The Ohio State University), interviewed by Herb Asher, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The Ohio State University). Sponsored by: Ologie

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Senator Sherrod Brown and Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown featured at CMC Conversation 2019

July 19, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Public Service: It's a Family Business The Adams. The Roosevelts. The Kennedys. The Bushes. The Tafts. Since our nation’s birth, the ability to engage in public service has been one of our greatest freedoms, and one which is often passed from generation to generation. Ohio’s Sherrod Brown has served in several key positions at both the state and federal level, starting his political career in 1974. Now a U.S. Senator, Brown shares the political spotlight with his daughter, Elizabeth, who…

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CMC: StoryCorps in Columbus

July 24, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$45
storycorps

You may have heard one (or hundreds) of StoryCorps’ iconic episodes on NPR at some point in the last 16 years. The 3-4 minute, deeply personal, first-person stories tell the tales of America. And now, they’re coming to Columbus. StoryCorps is partnering with WOSU to record and share the stories of Columbus throughout the month of July as a part of their Mobile Tour. StoryCorps is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order…

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CMC: The Tragedy of Human Traffic

July 31, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Esther Flores (CEO of 1DIVINELINE2HEALTH) and Melissa Reinhard (Commercial Services Director of CleanTurn). More details coming soon… Members: $27 ($24 early bird) Guests of Members: $37 Public: $50 Member Table of 10: $400 Public Table of 10: $600 Sponsorships are Available Standard Asian chopped chicken salad with Japanese vinaigrette. Served with fruit salad Vegetarian Asian chopped salad with Japanese vinaigrette. Served with fruit salad Salad Mixed greens entrée salad

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August 2019

CMC: Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder

August 7, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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In September 2017, it was announced that the Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago route was named one of the 10 finalists in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. Since then, MORPC has partnered with Virgin Hyperloop One to create the Rapid Speed Transportation Initiative. A lot of developments have occurred since we held a forum on Hyperloop One last summer, so we’re excited to welcome Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder and host Frederic Bertley, Ph.D. (CEO of COSI) to hear more!

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CMC: John Dean: The Legacy of Watergate

August 14, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50
community discussions

Ohio native John Dean became a household name in the 1970s as the White House Counsel who participated in the infamous Watergate scandal that rocked the United States. Dean served as a witness for the prosecutors of the break-in and cover-up and ultimately testified before the Senate Watergate Committee, after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice charges. In his post-White House career, Dean became an investment banker and author, writing eleven books about Watergate and Republican politics including Worse than…

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CMC: Retail Reality: The Story May Surprise You

August 21, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Wednesday, August 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Featuring Roger Blackwell, Ph.D. (Principal of Blackwell Business Advisors) and Mark Williams (Business Reporter at The Columbus Dispatch). More details coming soon...

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Big Table with CMC & United Way of Central Ohio

August 28, 2019 8:30 am @ 8:30 am
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Free

CMC and United Way of Central Ohio will host Big Table discussions at the Boat House! The Big Table is a day of community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect Columbus. Open, thoughtful conversations will spark new relationships and new ways for working together by deepening our understanding of each other and what our community needs. The Big Table is free to attend but registration is required.

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CMC: Governors Emeritus: Catching up with Taft and Strickland

August 28, 2019 5:30 pm @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

CMC Summer Celebration and Annual Meeting A lot has happened in the years since Bob Taft (1999-2007) and Ted Strickland (2007-2011) left the office of Governor of the State of Ohio. Join Governors Taft and Strickland as they recount their years and office and reflect on current affairs with Colleen Marshall (Co-Anchor at WCMH NBC4) at our CMC Summer Celebration and Annual Meeting.

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September 2019

CMC: The Women’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

September 25, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Featuring Kate Black (Author of REPRESENT: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World and a policy advisor in the federal government) and Betty Montgomery (Of Counsel Attorney to Mac Murray & Shuster and former Attorney General of Ohio). More details coming soon…

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CMC: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

September 25, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

The call for greater diversity in political office, specifically women, is not new, but its need is on-going as numbers are still low. 50.8% of the US population is female, however, only 23.7% of Congress is female. At the state level, only 28.9% of the legislators and 29.3% of elected executive officials are female. In the words of the National Democratic Institute’s Chair Madeleine Albright, women in power “can be counted on to raise issues that others overlook, to support…

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CMC: Existential Threats to Freedom of Speech; is Humor the First Casualty?

September 26, 2019 5:30 pm @ 5:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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community discussions

Special evening event featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Signe Wilkinson (Editorial Cartoonist fo the Philadelphia Daily News), Patrick Chappatte (Editorial Cartoonist for Der Spiegel, Canard Enchaîné, Le Temps, and NZZ, formerly of The New York Times), Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Anderson (Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist, formerly of The Houston Post), and host Tim Feran (Journalist, formerly of The Columbus Dispatch).

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October 2019

CMC: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

October 2, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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We welcome Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to our stage to discuss her reflections on the past year, what change she hopes to see as a result, and what the future holds for Dayton. Jerry Revish (Co-Anchor at WBNS 10TV) will host.

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CMC: Libraries: The New Faces of Community Spaces

October 9, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Ohio is extremely fortunate to have strong, innovative libraries. To discuss how libraries have changed and continue to adapt, we welcome Patrick Losinski (CEO of the Columbus Metropolitan Library), Tim Kambitsch (Executive Director of the Dayton Metro Library), Jonathan Moody (President and Architectural Designer at Moody Nolan), and host Michelle Francis (Executive Director of the Ohio Library Council).

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CMC: African-American Leadership Academy: Rich in Talent, Strong in Community

October 30, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

With many companies and organizations focusing more on diversity and inclusion, the demand for diverse talent for boards and employees continues to grow. The African American Leadership Academy expands the number of African American leaders who excel in their professions and engage in community service in central Ohio. The work reshapes the future landscape of leaders and broadens awareness of African American leadership beyond the borders of commonly tapped circles. Are their efforts being fruitful and what challenges still lie…

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November 2019

CMC: Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon

November 6, 2019 11:00 am @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Talisa Dixon, Ed.D. became Columbus City Schools’ 21st superintendent on March 4, 2019. Alan Miller, Editor of The Columbus Dispatch, will interview Dr. Dixon and ask her about what she’s already achieved in her first seven months and what her vision is for the future of the school system.

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CMC: New Hilton, New North Market Highrise Elevate North End

November 13, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

The north end of downtown is exploding with new development. In August, developers broke ground on the new $220 million, 28-story Hilton, which combined with the existing Hilton across High Street creates a 1,000 hotel-room complex with 75,000 square feet of meeting space. When it opens in 2022, it will be the largest hotel complex in Ohio. The exciting space includes a new street level restaurant, two outdoor terraces on the 28th floor for dining and drink and a cosmopolitan…

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CMC: Smart Jobs for a Smart City

November 20, 2019 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

While good paying jobs in construction and health care are in high demand and plentiful now, the impact of technology and machine learning on transportation, infrastructure and manufacturing are rapidly creating a new paradigm for work. A culture shift and new economic vitality are on the horizon for those who see the possibilities and prepare for them. Will we? Featuring Michael Stevens, Interim Director of the City of Columbus Department of Development, Josh Hawley, Associate Professor at the John Glenn…

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December 2019

CMC: Tech Toys and Tools…Ask Siri for More Information

December 4, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50
community discussions

Featuring Alex Bandar, Founder & Chief Mischief Maker, Idea Foundry, and Kristy Campbell, COO, Rev1 Ventures. Additional panelists to be announced.

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CMC: The View from City Hall

December 11, 2019 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Featuring Andrew Ginther, Mayor, City of Columbus. Menu selections for this talk: Standard Chicken marsala with wild rice pilaf and farm fresh green beans. Served with a garden salad. Vegetarian Roasted poblano peppers stuffed with wild rice and fire roasted marinara sauce. Served with a garden salad. Salad Mixed greens entrée salad (no protein).

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January 2020

CMC: Blue Chip Economic Forecast

January 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Join CMC for our annual first forum of the New Year featuring Bill LaFayette, Ph.D., Founder, Regionomics, as he releases his 2019 Columbus Economic Forecast. LaFayette will be joined by George Mokrzan, Ph.D., Director of Economics, Huntington National Bank, and host Mark Williams, reporter, The Columbus Dispatch.

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CMC: Women’s Suffrage, 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

January 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50
community discussions

Featuring Megan Wood, Director, Cultural Resources Division, Ohio History Connection, Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and Treva Lindsey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University. Members: $27 ($24 early bird) Guests of Members: $37 Public: $50 Member Table of 10: $400 Public Table of 10: $600

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CMC: Middle Class and the Fading American Dream

January 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring Dr. Edward Hill. Edward (Ned) Hill, Ph.D., is a Professor of Economic Development at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Engineering’s Ohio Manufacturing Institute. More panelists to be announced.

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February 2020

CMC: Banks’ Impact on the Regional Economy

February 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Featuring Melissa Ingwersen, Central Ohio District President, KeyBank, Mary Auch, Columbus Regional President, PNC, and Steve Bennett, Central Ohio Regional President, U.S. Bank. Members: $27 ($24 early bird) Guests of Members: $37 Public: $50 Member Table of 10: $400 Public Table of 10: $600

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CMC: Money and Amateur Athletics

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50
Gene Smith The Ohio State University Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons

Money and Amateur Athletics The Ohio State University is top tier in both men’s and women’s athletics competition across many sports. College sports are a $13 billion dollar industry with Ohio State 2018 sports revenue bringing in more than $205 million with $110 million in revenue from football alone. Should athletes be paid? There are myriad reasons against paying athletes, not the least of which are the elimination of amateur status and the prioritization of athletics over academics. On the…

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CMC: Music as a Driver of Cultural and Economic Vitality

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D., Director, ODOT, and host of Jazz Sunday, WCBE, Bruce Garfield, Executive Director, Columbus Music Commission, Scott Stienecker, CEO, PromoWest Productions, and Amber Knicole, Vocalist and Actor. Members: $27 ($24 early bird) Guests of Members: $37 Public: $50 Member Table of 10: $400 Public Table of 10: $600

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CMC: The State of Downtown

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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The State of Downtown Wed, 2/26, 12-1:15 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Sandy Gudorf, President, Downtown Dayton Partnership Joseph Marinucci, President and CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance Cleve Ricksecker, President, SID Public Services Association Hosted by Alison Goebel, Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center With special guest Marc Conte, Deputy Director, Research Planning and Facilities, SID Public Services Association

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March 2020

State of the Girl 2020

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$15

Join Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Tuesday, March 3 for State of the Girl, a community event that explores issues affecting girls today. Keynote speaker, Sophia Mohr, chief innovation officer for Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), will share her journey and how she overcame obstacles to become a successful executive at COTA. Guests will also hear from Lily C., a Girl Scout who is doing incredible things, and participate in table talk conversations that will focus on challenges girls face,…

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CMC: Small Business, Big Deal

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Featuring Henry Golatt, Small Business Ecosystem Builder and Chief Architect of the Columbus Small Business Agenda and Steve Fireman, President/General Counsel at Economic and Community Development Institute. Special introduction by Bill LaFayette, Ph.D.

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CMC: Ohio Politics Post Primary Analysis

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Featuring Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics, Thomas Suddes, Assistant Professor, Journalism, Ohio University, and Karen Kasler, News Bureau Chief, Ohio Statehouse. Hosted by Derrick Clay, President and CEO, New Visions Group.

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April 2020

CMC: Welcome to Columbus! – cancelled

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

3/11/2020 update: This event has been cancelled With respect to Governor Mike DeWine’s latest message and expected mandate to cancel mass gatherings, the Columbus Metropolitan Club will eliminate live audience participation at its popular weekly Wednesday lunch forums for the foreseeable future. CMC will continue with regularly scheduled programming with speakers and panelists filming the forums to be live streamed via YouTube, free of charge. Audiences will receive instructions on how to view the live stream and to submit questions.…

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June 2020

CMC: Racism: A Public Health Issue

June 17 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Racism: A Public Health Issue June 17 at Noon The Boat House at Confluence Park Registration is limited to only 50 attendees (members and general public). Payment is required by Monday, June 15. We cannot accept walk-ins. Livestreaming will still be available on our YouTube channel. Featuring Columbus City Council President, Shannon Hardin, Franklin County Commissioner, Kevin Boyce and host, Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Bureau, other panelist to be announced. For this discussion on June 17, limited live audience seating…

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CMC: Racism: Where Do We Go From Here?Black Youth Speak

June 24 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Young people taking the lead in revolutions around the world from the Arab Spring to the Hippies of the ‘60s to global warming to the current Black Lives Matter is a well-documented phenomenon. Young people are long recognized as energized change agents. In a June 12 article in the Columbus Dispatch former Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman says “I absolutely believe it’s our young folks who are going to make the difference in this, (systematic racism) more than any other…

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July 2020

CMC: Optimal Health Series – Social Determinants of Health

July 1 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Featuring Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chair Department of Family Medicine, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and panelist to be announced, host Dr. Greg Moody, Interim Executive Director, John Glenn College of Pubic Affairs, The Ohio State University. For this discussion on July 1, limited live audience seating (60 participants) is available. Paid registrations for the in-house audience are required by Monday, June 29 . We cannot accept walk-ins. You can still join us on YouTube to view and…

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CMC: Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? How Media Perpetuates Bias

July 8 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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A discussion of how people of color are depicted by media and how this depiction shapes public attitude and perceptions. Featuring Kyle Strickland, Senior Legal Analyst, OSU Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Angela Pace, Director of Community Affairs , WBNS 10TV and Jerry Revish, Retired Co-Anchor WBNS 10TV. For this discussion on July 8, limited live audience seating is available. Paid registrations for the in-house audience are required by Monday, July 6 . We cannot accept…

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Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Young Black Women Speak

July 15 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Wed, 7/15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Olivia Pierre-Louis, Student, Columbus Academy Jenae Talison, Student, Tennessee State University Host Brooke Rayford, Public Information Officer, City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods - My Brother's Keeper Village Program Livestreaming Partners: PNC, Dispatch Media Group, WOSU Public Media, WBNS 10TV Registration is limited! Payment is required by Monday, July 13th!

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CMC: Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? The Bias Hidden Within You

July 22 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Wed, 7/22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Gleb Tsipursky, CEO, Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC Melissa Crum, Founder, Mosaic Education Network, LLC Host, Orie Givens, Journalist, Spectrum News 1 Livestreaming Partners: PNC, Dispatch Media Group, WOSU Public Media, WBNS 10TV Registration is limited! Payment is required by Monday, July 20th!

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Confluence Litter Cleanup

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$10

Litter and plastic pollution continue unabated into central Ohio’s waterways. Highway overpasses, urban activities, and litter washing down storm drains contribute to the problem. Keeping our river cleans not only benefits our local community and wildlife, but also those that are downstream. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits promotes stewardship of the outdoors. And we are making it our business to reduce the litter flowing into area waterways. Event Description: This cleanup will conducted on land on the floodplain near the confluence of…

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CMC: Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Judicial Reform

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Judicial Reform Wed, 7/29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Diane Menashe, Partner and Director of Litigation Training & Pro Bono Activities, Ice Miller, LLP Algenon L. Marbley, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Host, Carter Stewart, Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, former presidentially-appointed U.S. District Attorney, Southern District of Ohio Livestreaming Partners: PNC, Dispatch Media…

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August 2020

CMC: Statehouse Rocked by Corruption

August 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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Wed, 8/5, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Laura Bischoff, Journalist, Dayton Daily News Derrick Clay, President & CEO, New Visions Group, Democratic Strategist Mark Weaver, Partner, Isaac Wiles, Republican Strategist Host, Mike Thompson, Chief Content Director, Host of "Columbus on the Record", WOSU Public Media Livestreaming Partners: PNC, The Columbus Dispatch, WOSU Public Media, WBNS 10TV In-house registration is limited! Payment is required by Monday, August 3rd!

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Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Fighting Voter Suppression While Guaranteeing Fair Elections

August 12 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

“Our democracy is at its best and most functional when every citizen has an equal opportunity to have their voice heard.” Human Rights Campaign. There’s a balancing act going on in Ohio and many other places in the country. The balance between partisan-driven attempts to suppress voters representing certain demographics, with the right and desire for every eligible voter to cast their ballot, while wrestling with outdated technology that can create unintended obstacles for voters. Voter suppression is a historical…

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CMC: Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Policing in the Community: Does the Past Dictate the Future?

August 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Wed, 8/19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Larry James, Managing Partner, Crabbe, Brown & James LLP and Attorney for National FOP Mike Curtin, Former Journalist Host, Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, WCMH NBC4 Sponsored by: Crabbe, Brown & James LLP Livestreaming Partners: PNC, The Columbus Dispatch, WOSU Public Media, WBNS 10TV In-house registration is limited! Payment is required by Monday, August 17th!

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Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? Policing in the Community: Does the Past Dictate the Future?

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

What is the history of policing in our community? How can it inform us and should the way things have been done before dictate how the future of policing will look in the future? Featuring Larry James, Managing Partner Crabbe Brown & James LLP, Michael Curtin, Former Journalist, and host Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, WCMH NBC4. For this discussion on August 19th, limited live audience seating is available. Paid registrations for the in-house audience are required by Monday, August 17th .…

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Conversation 2020: Black History 101

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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According to an article in Ebony February 28, 2017, “After returning from the historic 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D.C., el-Hakim became inspired to take his private collection of then 500 artifacts on the road. He started displaying the items around Detroit at various community meetings. His goal? Bring folks up to speed on the history that’s often omitted from textbooks. When visitors come face to face with the artifacts, el-Hakim says he hopes they will walk away inspired…

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September 2020

CMC: Stand Up, Be Counted: Census 2020

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

“The census was political from the very beginning and remains so,” former Census Bureau directory Kenneth Prewitt wrote in an essay almost two decades ago. Although the science of measurement is used to complete the task as accurately as possible, the central purpose of the census remains: to shift power from one set of interest to another.” Politics seems more determined than usual in the unusual year of 2020 to use the census for political gain. At stake, as Prewitt…

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CMC: Building Boom is Still Booming

September 16 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

While the rest of Columbus was locking down and pivoting to work from home, the building industry kept right on raising the roof downtown. How and why is the boom still booming? Our panel will discuss the ongoing projects in the state capital. Featuring Host, Doug Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief, Columbus Business First and panelists to be announced. For this discussion on September 16, limited live audience seating is available. Paid registrations for the in-house audience are required by Monday, September 14.…

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CMC: Achieving Racial Equity in Your Non-Profit

September 30 @ 12:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Achieving Racial Equity in Your Non-Profit Presented in Partnership with United Way of Central Ohio Wed, 9/30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park Livestreaming available on our YouTube channel Michael Wilkos, Senior VP of Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio, will present a brief overview of survey findings. Seleshi Asfaw, M.D., President & CEO, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services Rachel Lustig, President & CEO, Catholic Social Services Tasha Booker, Executive Director, City Year Columbus, Vice…

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CMC: Achieving Racial Equity in Your Non-Profit

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

Presented in Partnership with United Way of Central Ohio and Livestreaming Sponsor, The Ohio State University, the panel will discuss the successes and challenges facing non profits’ efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations. Featuring Seleshi Asfaw, President and CEO, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, Rachel Lustig, President and CEO, Catholic Social Services, and Tasha Booker, Vice President, City Year, Inc. and Executive Director, City Year Columbus, with an overview of survey findings by Michael Wilkos, Senior Vice…

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October 2020

CMC: Food Distribution: Reliable Yet Fragile

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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$50

How fluid and flexible is our food supply? Our food distribution system has faced and met challenges and has found new ways to ensure the products get to market. Our panel will discuss the innovations being made. Featuring Dr. Brian Roe, Associate Chair, Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University; Jack Irvin, Vice President, Public Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; and Jeff Poor, Vice President Operations – Supply Chain, T. Marzetti…

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