Weekly News Roundup: Powell Biz Incubator, AG Takes Complaints

The city of Powell plans to renovate the building it owns at 44 N. Liberty St. in October. The property will house a business incubator that is expected to open in January. [Read More]

The city of Gahanna’s development department is working to attract, retain and expand area businesses using a variety of tactics, including community reinvestment areas, tax-increment financing, The Industrial Zone, and office and industrial incentives. [Read More]

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it has helped more than 1,400 small businesses that fell prey to deceptive or poor business practices and scammers recover, or save, more than $132,000 since July 2009. [Read More]

Upcoming Events:

INCREASE Community Development Corp. is hosting “Becoming a Guerilla Entrepreneur” on Sept. 16. Curtland Caffey, of the National CEO Leadership Institute, is the guest speaker. [Read More]

The village of New Albany and TechColumbus are hosting an after hours networking mixer at Landon’s Corners in New Albany on Sept. 16.  The free event is open to current and future entrepreneurs, government officials, community leaders, and resource providers. [Read More]

The Ohio Treasurer’s Office, the Small Business Administration, the Ohio Governor’s Office, and the Department of Development are hosting a free conference, titled “Women and Money: Business Edition,” to help owners who have been in business for at least three years. The conference will be held Sept. 21. [Read More]

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an interactive workshop, titled “Building Small Business Value through Sustainability,” where attendees will learn how existing small businesses are leveraging sustainability to drive innovation and create lasting value. The workshop will be held Sept. 27. [Read More]

SCORE, The Small Business Association, the Ohio Department of Development, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and TechColumbus are hosting “Women Winning Contracts” at TechColumbus on Sept. 28. The event is intended to help woman-owned businesses procure government contracts. [Read More]

Those interested in showcasing their business and networking with other professionals can now register to be a Grow Your Business Expo exhibitor. The expo will be held Sept. 30 at the Aladdin Shrine Center. [Read More]

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is hosting  “10 Legal Tips For A Successful Start Up” on Oct.14. Four Schottenstein Zox & Dunn attorneys will be on hand to provide practical guidance for navigating the 10 most common legal issues any startup business will face. [Read More]