January 2009 Archive

We are and always will be the United States

I didn’t care for the first Obama girl video, but this one tickles me. Fish and live bait, heh. And that chorus is really catching. “Red states… and blue states.” That could be a hit.

Politics aside, it is an incredible day for the country, in that so many say they didn’t think they’d live to see this day. Yet here it is. So movies can no longer signal that they take place in the future by having a black president.

But despite all of that, politics as usual will resume in 3.. 2.. ?

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First Financial’s $13.5M buyout of Guernsey Bank done

First Financial Bancorp has completed its $13.5 million acquisition of Guernsey Bancorp Inc. and will rebrand the small bank’s three suburban....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 4:48 pm

Inside the Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organ Co.

Photographer Dan Trittschuh recently visited a pipe organ operation being run inside an old office building in Harrison West in Columbus'....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 4:40 pm

Small companies taking advantage of more lenient IPO rules

The market for initial public offerings has been robust this year thanks largely to leniency in the way smaller companies register, including newly....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 4:34 pm

Ohio Oil and Gas Association hires executive from Energy In Depth-Ohio

The director of an Ohio oil and gas advocacy group that spends much of its time attempting to refute anti-fracking sources is joining the Ohio....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 4:21 pm

Opponents get Center at Powell Crossing on November ballot

Powell residents will determine the fate of the planned Center at Powell Crossing after opponents gained enough valid signatures to put the....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Columbus Ranked as a Top Affordable Housing Market for Millennials

The Columbus Metro Area is a rapidly growing region with over 20,000 new residents added every year. To accommodate that growth, local private....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 3:56 pm

Men love coal, women love sun, new Sierra Club poll finds

Confirming years of entrenched gender norms, a poll conducted by an environmental and policy group has found that Ohio men like to get dirty, while....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Aladdin’s to Open at The Shops at Worthington Place

For healthy, all-natural food that’s also delicious and convenient, folks have been flocking to Aladdin’s for years. The eatery features....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 2:02 pm

360 Architecture acquired by HOK design, Columbus office to expand

The famed HOK design firm out of New York City has acquired Kansas City-based rival 360 Architecture as HOK seeks to re-establish its leadership in....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 1:51 pm

Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

While we regularly post photo updates of the progress over at the new Columbus Museum of Art expansion in our Construction Roundup series, we rarely....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Minimally Invasive Devices expects sales boost with new product, Mitsubishi

To get past hospital purchasing departments focused on up-front costs more than long-term savings, Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. has had to....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 1:36 pm

'Disciplined' Huntington Bank apple of analysts’ eyes, SNL Financ

Huntington Bancshares Inc. got the most love of any bank nationally from equity analysts who updated their research in July, reports SNL Financial. ....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 1:13 pm

Mega Summer Weekend 2014 – Vol. 14

Happy the weekend is here! School started back this week, are your kids excited? Gallerie Bar & Bistro took home the prize for voters’....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Columbus hires first energy manager in more than five years

Columbus has a new energy manager. Willie Overmann, a mechanical and energy engineer from the Dayton area, is the city’s first energy manager in....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 11:44 am

Victoria’s Secret going full speed ahead with China expansion

Victoria’s Secret will dip its toes into China later this year, but a bigger splash may not be far behind. The Columbus-based retailer late last....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 11:21 am

Central Ohio home sales stay cool in July

The number of single-family homes and condominium sales continued to dip in the middle of the key summer sales season. According to data from....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 11:11 am

Human Resources 5/9

Human Resources 5/9 Mind blowing documentary about the History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation made by....

Columbusite

Aug 21, 2014 10:45 am

Zauber Brewing unveils new beer lineup, outside sales kick off for Buckeyes

Zauber Brewing Co. now has Zauber beer. “Always and forever,” owner Geoff Towne told me. “You will no longer come here and be disappointed....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 10:09 am

EveryWare Global subsidiary sells Oneida U.K. business line

EveryWare Global Inc. subsidiary Oneida International Ltd. is selling its U.K. business line. Oneida sold its business to HUK 54 Limited. EveryWare....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 9:35 am

Photos: Best Bites Burgers 2014

On August 20th, Columbus Underground hosted the first ever “Best Bites” again with a focus on gourmet burgers from a dozen local....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 9:20 am

Best Bites Winner: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Last night, over 300 people gather at the first ever Columbus Underground Best Bites event at the High Line Car House to taste some of the best....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 7:38 am

GCAC Presents: Now that You’ve Heard, Spread the Word

I first got involved in Ohio Art League a few years back, once I graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Philosophy and Art History (what was....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 7:00 am

Morning Roundup: What Braxton Miller’s injury means for OSU ticket pricin

It might be a buyer’s market this year for Buckeyes’ football games with the team’s star quarterback out for the season, airports get ranked....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 21, 2014 6:32 am

Unusual Eats: Krema Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Shake

It’s just not summer without a few good milkshakes. Krema’s Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter Shake needs to be on every shortlist. Sure, it....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 6:30 am

Film Review: Calvary

Has the Catholic Church so comprehensively betrayed the nation of Ireland that it would take the second coming of the Messiah to set things straight?....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 21, 2014 6:20 am

HealthSpot teaming with insurer CareSource for growth

CareSource is partnering with HealthSpot to further grow its services in Ohio. CareSource, a Dayton-based nonprofit Medicaid managed care plan....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 4:28 pm

McDonald’s coming to Continental’s Olentangy Crossing along Route 23

Development in the Route 23 corridor between Worthington and Delaware has attracted fast feeder McDonald’s Corp. The McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD)....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 4:15 pm

OSU’s new James Cancer Network bringing ‘powerhouse’ brand to communi

Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is hiring oncologists to serve at distant community hospitals in a....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 3:28 pm

IPO boom taking August off after hitting bump in July

A lot could be riding on how well Alibaba does with its expected post-Labor Day IPO. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that a number of....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 2:31 pm

The Role of the Human Resources

The Role of the Human Resources Download the Show Notes:....

Columbusite

Aug 20, 2014 2:20 pm

Here’s why Columbus angel investors are happy not making money on CoverMy

Central Ohio angel investors are not lamenting that they weren’t on the ground floor for CoverMyMeds LLC, the Columbus health information....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 2:17 pm

Best Bites Breakdown: Bar 145

What’s more American than Apple Pie? How about an Apple Pie Burger? It’s a creative challenge put to Chef Robby Lucas at Bar 145 by one....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 20, 2014 2:11 pm

Here’s how many banks still owe the Treasury for TARP

The Treasury Department exited all its Troubled Asset Relief Program investments in Ohio’s publicly traded banks and thrifts by early 2013, but 25....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 1:49 pm

Teacher-training program funded by oil and gas industry growing, while avoi

Interest in an oil and gas industry-funded program for teachers keeps growing. As Ohio’s Utica shale fuels unprecedented oil and gas drilling....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Bacteria or virus? Sinus infection test invented by Ohio State-Children’s

A test invented by researchers from Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital determines overnight if a sinus infection is caused by....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

Injection well operator sues critic over billboards

A company that owns underground injection wells has sued a Coshocton man over the Ohio resident’s billboards opposed to them. Buckeye Brine....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 1:34 pm

175 on the Park lands tenant moving from Dublin

The office building at 175 S. Third St. downtown has attracted a tenant from Dublin’s MetroCenter office park. The Assurex Global benefits and....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 1:29 pm

Inc. 5,000 includes 44 fast-growing Central Ohio companies

Inc. magazine’s annual list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies touts 44 entries from the Columbus region this year –....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 12:32 pm

Sandell claims victory for 5 nominees to Bob Evans board

Bob Evans Farms Inc. may be maintaining control of its board, but it also may be welcoming more new directors than it planned. “Bob Evans....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 10:49 am

Delaware County Bank exec and one-time interim CEO retires

Thomas Whitney, a longtime executive of Delaware County Bank & Trust Co. who briefly served as the company’s CEO in 2011, has retired. Whitney,....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 10:20 am

Top tax-incentive deals in Central Ohio – COUNTDOWN

The No. 1 state tax incentive in Central Ohio has been awarded to a company that is adding 700 jobs at its offices at Easton in a project that....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 9:53 am

Yoga Art Exhibit Coming to a Close in Cleveland

Yoga: The Art of Transformation is scheduled to close September 7th at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Get going soon if you want to see a once in a....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 20, 2014 7:00 am

Morning Roundup: AG candidate's $10K parking ticket tab; Cincy airport

AG candidate runs up nearly $10,000 tab in parking fines, investigator concludes Cincinnati airport board needs an overhaul, Columbus investor buys....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 6:34 am

National Roundup: Does the NFL need Katy Perry more than Katy Perry needs t

The Super Bowl isn't just any other event; it's an American cultural moment that resists demographic silos. So the National Football League can....

Business First of Columbus

Aug 20, 2014 5:56 am

Best Bites Breakdown: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

If there was ever a burger that would make the locals stand up and yell, “O-H-”, this one would be it. Executive Chef Bill Glover of....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 19, 2014 10:13 pm

Best Bites Breakdown: Kraft House No. 5

Have you ever wondered what a karate chop, round-house kick to your palate would taste like? Chef Marcus Meacham has, and he’s planning to....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 19, 2014 9:57 pm

Billy Woods – Human Resources

Billy Woods – Human Resources Billy Woods – History Will Absolve Me (2012) signed:....

Columbusite

Aug 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Best Bites Breakdown: Bareburger

There’s something to be said for a classic. Despite the seeming plethora of ways to dress up the humble hamburger, one cannot argue with....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 19, 2014 4:01 pm

Best Bites Breakdown: Star Lanes Polaris

When one thinks about creating the ideal burger for a Buckeye, what does one envision it to be? Is it oversized to represent the abundance of talent....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 19, 2014 3:43 pm

North High Brewing Opens New Brewhouse Facility

While most of Columbus has been preoccupied with the prospect of luring the big Stone Brewing Company expansion to our fair city, local beer brewers....

The Walker Evans Effect

Aug 19, 2014 3:02 pm