Don't miss our recap of the first half of the year, found here! We have even more highlights, issues to tackle and businesses changing industries that made headlines in the second half of 2015. July Buying local or supporting local are...
Business owners are always talking capital - generally lack thereof or how to get it. There are several ways to get capital, none of them necessarily easy and each with their own challenges. Crowdfuning has become an industry favorite...
It's generally harder to run an independent cinema today than in years past. Small theaters offer moviegoers a homegrown entertainment venue, but steep competition from corporate chain theaters threatens their prominence. Additionally, technological advances in the film industry often make...
The holiday shopping season has begun. While Black Friday used to be the main event, days like Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are targeting those after a non wait-in-line-at-4:00 a.m. shopping experience. Tomorrow marks the fourth annual Small Business...
Columbus has seen an influx of craft breweries within the last few years. And there's good news for beer lovers - the suds won't stop flowing anytime soon. Mary Martineau, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Assoication sums it...
Obviously, the ability to purchase food from streetside vendors is not new. However, it’s probably fair to say that Columbus has never had as many diverse mobile food operations as it does right now. From international cuisine to American barbecue...
If there is one word to describe the retail market downtown, it's untapped. With $350 million in annual retail spending potential, "We’re the largest untapped retail market in the region," says Marc Conte, deputy director of research, planning and facilities...
Columbus 2020 formed five years ago to drive economic development in the 11-country region that is Central Ohio, setting a number of ambitious goals. The headway made on these goals in just five years is far surpassing expectations. Over 100,000...

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