Weekly News Roundup: Leader Award Finalists, TedxColumbus & More

The Columbus Chamber’s Small Business Leader Awards honor businesspeople who have achieved success while contributing to community development. Two of this year’s 10 finalists are Steve Hartono and Andi Sie of eSolutech. [Read More]

TEDxColumbus: What’s Next, which aimed to highlight the talents, inspirations, and innovations of those in Columbus who are thinking about the future and how to move forward, was held Oct. 22.  Videos of presentations made at the event can be viewed below; all three touch on entrepreneurialism and/or small business.

Doug Kridler’s presentation focuses on Columbus’s “Inner Go” that makes progress possible.

Michael Wilkos’s presentation focuses on how changes in mobility, demographics, housing, and neighborhoods in just one generation have created a different Columbus.

David Staley’s presentation focuses on how Columbus should proceed as a creative city.

During the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District’s annual meeting yesterday, Elizabeth Lessner, CEO and president of Betty’s Family Restaurants, was honored with an Outstanding Achievement award; CAPA was honored with The Outstanding Service Award for its dedication to the arts in downtown; and Lifestyle Communities was honored with the Outstanding Aesthetic Contribution Award.

Upcoming Events:

The Economic and Community Development Institute is hosting small business development training courses on several topics, including growing a food-based business and business accounting. [Read More]

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is hosting a workshop, titled “Year End Tax Planning & Business Bookkeeping Basics,” where attendees will learn about accounting and changes in the tax law that relate to small businesses. [Read More]

The Central Ohio Minority Business Association is hosting a course, titled “Business Basics,” where attendees will learn about legal business structures, tax issues, recordkeeping, and marketing. [Read More]