Events

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Oct
23
Tue
Grants for Nonprofits
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Grants for Nonprofits
Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases.
Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 10
October 8
November 5
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
September 25
October 23
November 20

Employee Handbook Check-Up PLUS! Non-Competes & Employment Contracts
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

LUNCH & LEARN: Tips for Your Employee Handbook – Plus! Employment Contracts and Non-Competes
We are excited to continue the Worley Law workshops for Business Owners & Human Resources Professionals!
Employment attorney, business owner and HR professional Mindi Wells presents monthly workshops covering essential HR topics, encouraging attendees to bring up issues that concern them and introducing tools and resources that can help your organization avoid disastrous pitfalls.
An employee handbook is a valuable tool for your business — if prepared correctly. Otherwise yours could be an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. Employee handbooks were mentioned in more than 1100 federal court decisions in the past year.
In this live workshop offered in Columbus, you will learn:
10 tips on policies that should (or should not!) be in your handbook
how to explain your harassment policy and complaint procedure
changes needed as a result of recent case or law changes
using an effective acknowledgment form
how to make your handbook useful to you — and your employees
Laws change and your handbook should too! If your handbook hasn’t been updated in the past year, it may not be compliant with current law.
Also learn when and how to use employment agreements, non-competes and severance agreements to protect your business.

Experience Entrepreneurship: Business Speakers Series
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Experience Entrepreneurship
Business Speakers Series join fellow entrepreneurs for a presentation by a guest speaker on special business topics.
Legal Information for Entrepreneurs – Demetrius Robinson, Attorney at Law
Tuesday, September 25 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Robinson’s firm advises small business owners on business and tax law. He’ll discuss entity selection, drafting business agreements, tax-saving strategies and more.
Funding a Small Business – Jerome Jones, Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jones, a Certified Business Advisor, will discuss funding options for prospective startups, including preparing funding requests, traditional financing, micro-lending and minority business programs.
The Start-up Experience: Nourished With Nina
Tuesday, November 20 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Nina Boyce is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Nourished With Nina, a holistic health business that develops custom health plans for clients. She’ll discuss her experience starting her business.

Oct
24
Wed
Trade, Tariffs, and the Bottom Line
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:45 am

The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP invite you to a presentation and panel discussion with John C. Beeler and William C. Sjoberg, Attorneys and International Business & Trade experts, and Dr. Oded Shenkar, Global Business Management Chair at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
With the announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Chinese retaliatory response, companies and organizations must be prepared to act and to adjust their strategy. Our experts will discuss the course of events leading to present day Chinese-American trade policies, interpret current government responses, explain commonly used business tactics in application, and revisit how similar cases have historically evolved.
Registration Required. The event venue is limited in seating capacity. Please RSVP no later than 12 noon on Friday, October 19.

JobNewsUSA.com Columbus Job Fair
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

ATTN: JOB SEEKERS! 100s of Jobs are up for grabs at the JobNewsUSA.com Columbus Job Fair!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 24th
TIME: 10am – 2pm
PLACE: Aladdin Shrine Center
Meet face-to-face with local recruiters & hiring managers who will be onsite and ready to offer on the spot interviews and job offers! Available positions range from entry level up to professional & management, in multiple industries.
✔ Parking and Admission are FREE.
✔ Dress Professionally and Bring Plenty of Resumes!
To pre-register visit: www.jobnewsusa.com/job_fairs 
You will receive a reminder email two days prior to the event. You may also register at the door the day of the event.
For more information call: (614) 310-1700.

Personal Digital Archiving for Media Artists Workshop
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Workshop instructor: Madeleine Fix
Workshop fee: $20
This workshop aims to introduce basic principles and simple tools that artists and musicians can use to self-manage works for longevity. We’ll look at a number of description tools, archival platforms, and simple approaches to organize and maintain your own personal digital archive of work, towards longevity and long term storage.
Join the Fuse Factory and multimedia artist/information professional/digital educator Madeleine Fix for a workshop on personal digital archiving for artists and musicians. This workshop will touch on metadata and description for multiple file types and art forms and a tour of current/common digital backup solutions, tools, and planning considerations to keep your work on track, and capable of revision and reformatting.
To register for the workshop and guarantee a seat, please visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop-personal-digital-archiving-for-media-artists/. Please note that RSVP’ing “going” does NOT guarantee a seat in the workshop!

Oct
25
Thu
Celebrate Women’s Small Business Month!
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Celebrate Women’s Small Business Month with The Women’s Business Center & Little Eater!
Recognizing that small business development for women is critical to the revitalization and sustainable economic health of communities throughout Ohio, ECDI launched the Women’s Business Center in 2012. The mission of the WBC is to empower women entrepreneurs with resources and tools to create strong, sustainable businesses. Join us as we celebrate women entrepreneurs at Little Eater – a women-owned business.
Questions?
Contact: Ramona Mills, rmills@ecdi.org

Grants for Individuals
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Grants for Individuals
Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors
Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 12
October 10
November 7
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
September 27
October 25
November 29

Collaborate And Elevate vol. 2
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on October 25 starting at 5:30p.m., at the Wave Innovation Center and spend some time with Wave Innovation Group’s co-founders, Michael Redd and Danny Ortiz for an evening in conversation, moderated by journalist Mikaela Hunt, with Susan Post and Tom Burden. Network, mingle and interact with the entrepreneurial community as we receive tips and insights from our guest speakers.

Respect the Hustle: The Basics of Public Relations
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Relations is a fundamental piece to every business plan. So why is that so many business owners skip this step and focus solely on digital?
Keeyana Avery is the Founder & CEO of Agency Seven Public Relations and she will be joining us to give us the basics of PR and help you understand why you NEED to incorporate public relations into your business strategy.

Oct
26
Fri
Coffee with a Cause: Women Empowerment in Columbus
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Coffee with a Cause is a monthly leadership event series for young professionals & community leaders hosted by CYP Club Cares (our service board) and focused on community impact education.
For our October event, we have assembled a fantastic panel to discuss opportunities for women empowerment in Columbus, including:
• Mikaela Hunt (Event Moderator), Journalist and owner of Mikaela Media
• Maylin Sambois-Sanchez, Co-Founder/Director of Development at Femergy
• Shadia Jallaq, Manager of Programs for Ohio Women Empowered to Represent (POWER) at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University
• Urvi Patel, Director of Strategic Communications at The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Coffee, tea, bagels and morning connections are also part of the event for attendees.
Agenda
• 7:30am: Open Networking, Grab Coffee
• 8:00am: Coffee with a Cause Interview
• 8:45am: Ways to Volunteer/Get Involved
• 8:55am: Closing Announcements (followed by a tour of Rev1 Ventures for those interested)
Cost: It’s free to attend (we will have a suggested donation of $5 at the door) and all are welcome to join us. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast are included.

Oct
27
Sat
The Shirt Lab
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shirt Lab is a different type of educational event for the apparel decorator.
Our focus is to give you the sales and marketing training that will give you an “unfair advantage” over your competition.
…and by “Unfair”, we mean exactly that. Shirt Lab is about handing over the sales and marketing secrets that you wish you knew. Learn how to make your competition irrelevant.
Through demonstration, workbooks, interaction and digging deep, Shirt Lab will push your shop into a better working direction.
It will be challenging.
It will make you think.
This isn’t like a traditional trade show seminar. It will be fun and interactive. Nobody will be simply sitting and listening. You will be talking, doing and creating.
The event is on a Saturday. Which means you don’t have to close your shop to attend.
Our instructors are the best in the business. But what’s sets Shirt Lab apart is that we’ll be using selected participant’s information as case studies.
The day is interactive. It’s set up to be creatively stimulating. Thought-provoking.
Our goal is to melt your brain with new ideas.
Shirt Lab will give you the training to stand apart from your competition, increase your sales leads, close more deals, even invent totally new sales channels.
If crushing your sales goals and taking things ten levels from where your shop operates now sounds like a fantastic idea…then Shirt Lab is tailor-made for you.
There is only a limited number of seats. It’s that way for a reason.
We don’t want “everyone”.
Shirt Lab is for shops that truly want to make a game-changing difference to their business.

Oct
30
Tue
Lead For Impact Webinar @ OH
Oct 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This Measurement Resources Company webinar will introduce participants to the mindset and behaviors needed to achieve and sustain lasting impact for mission-driven organizations. Send an email to info@socialventurescbus.com to see if you qualify for discounted pricing.

Nov
1
Thu
Hack Nights @ Mutually Human
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join our friends at Mutually Human for a Hack Night!
Do you love to develop software or even just talk about it? We do too!
Come and join us for open-ended hacking on whatever interests you – personal projects, things to learn, ideas to work through with others – all are welcome.
Pizza and soft drinks provided.
Bring your laptop and projects you are working on in GitHub or elsewhere and an inquiring mind open to mentoring.
This event is run by Mutually Human. Please join the amazing diverse community open to learning and innovation!

Nov
2
Fri
Ask the Expert on Wealth Generation and Retirement Income
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to this month’s Ask the Expert Series where the topic will be “Wealth Generation and Retirement Income.
We will discuss how business owners can secure retirement income and generate their wealth profolio.
This month’s panelist:
Alisha Allocock, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Curtis Clark, Midwest Regional Director, The Pension & Retirement Group
Marry Beth Knight, Licensed Agent, WealthSmart America
Paul Webber, Director,  Fifth Third Bank’s Private Bank
Lunch is free and provided by Fifth Third Bank

Nov
3
Sat
Taboo Schmaboo
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

A multi-disciplinary event exploring how design breaks down stigmas and barriers. As designers, we see every day how our work benefits those who have otherwise been left behind due to stigmas and taboos. Adult incontincence, sexuality, disability, menstruation, are all topics that society steers away from in conversation,
and we want to change that!

Nov
4
Sun
Fall ’18 Columbus SOUP: Hilltop
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In 2007, the Sunday Soup concept was founded in Chicago to help provide funding for projects in the Chicagoland area that may not find other sources of support. Over 11 years later, Columbus SOUP is proud to carry on that tradition here in Central Ohio.
This event, our TWENTIETH, will be our first even focused on the Hilltop neighborhood. Our event hosts at the West Gate Lodge are offering an amazing space for this exciting theme. We are proud to partner with them for this event.

Nov
5
Mon
Grants for Nonprofits
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Grants for Nonprofits
Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases.
Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 10
October 8
November 5
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
September 25
October 23
November 20

Nov
6
Tue
Starting a Small Business
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Starting a Small Business
Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
September 11
October 9
November 6

Nov
7
Wed
Grants for Individuals
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Columbus Metropolitan Library continues to offer its free business classes that help connect entrepreneurs with the library resources they can use to start and grow their businesses. From grants to market research, the monthly classes are primarily held at The Learning Lab at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. A limited number of classes are also held at various branches throughout the system.
The fall class schedule includes:
*all classes held at the Main Library Learning Lab unless otherwise noted
Grants for Individuals
Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors
Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
September 12
October 10
November 7
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
September 27
October 25
November 29