As a part of the Columbus Chamber’s talent team, I always take note of common themes out in the field. Most recently an issue that pops up is retention. So what’s the key to not letting them slip away? Become...
Last year, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime wages for salaried employees which could affect the wages of up to five million Americans. The Columbus Chamber understands...
As director of small and diverse businesses at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, I have the privilege of working with women- and minority-owned companies. They range from large corporations to organizations like the Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC), which strives...
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the...
You know the saying – “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Building a strong network is vital to your success. And, I’d like to note that a strong network of 800 friends on Facebook doesn’t count...
As the leaves change and the crisp fall air starts to settle into the peak of autumn season, it is time to start thinking about what’s on the hiring horizon for 2017. Recently, The Columbus Chamber brought together experts in the...
We’ve all experienced some type of “work-perk” within our office environment. Whether it be ergonomic desk supplies, casual Fridays, co-workers you are able to call friends, or a simple snack station open to employees, the freedom that...
I am often asked by business owners where the “free” money is to operate their business. The quick and true answer is that there is no "free" money. First Things First Before beginning your search for funding, you should determine how...

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