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Epcon Communities returns to Hilliard with 50-unit condo project

Dublin condominium developer Epcon Communities has a Hilliard community nearing construction after nearly 20 years building on the edges of the....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 4:07 pm

Zulily expanding Obetz distribution center as it plans 900 new call center

The 900 call center jobs online discount retailer Zulily Inc. plans to create through late 2014 made a big splash today, but the Seattle-based....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 3:56 pm

IronGate Equestrian Center opens Friday, can accommodate thousands of guest

The IronGate Equestrian Center is ready to say giddyup to new business. The 105-acre Croton horse boarding and training facility has been a....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 3:46 pm

Central Ohio companies spending billions on acquisitions, Innovation Forwar

As the balance sheets of Central Ohio businesses continue to improve, more are reaching out of market to grow by mergers and acquisitions in a....

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Jul 28, 2014 3:18 pm

OSU, AEP Energy installing solar array on top of main gym, will be schoolâ€

The Ohio State University and American Electric Power Company Inc.’s (NYSE:AEP) unregulated subsidiary have started construction on a solar array....

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Jul 28, 2014 2:40 pm

Zulily pledging 900 new jobs for Central Ohio

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a 12-year, 75 percent tax credit for Zulily Inc. in exchange for putting a new call center in the region. ....

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Jul 28, 2014 1:58 pm

Wells Fargo Columbus real estate office extends territory to Cleveland amid

Wells Fargo & Co.’s commercial real estate office in Columbus has added Greater Cleveland to its territory following the closure of an office in....

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Jul 28, 2014 1:32 pm

Not so fast on replacing Smokey Bear, lawmakers say

Smokey Bear’s retirement may be in jeopardy. As I reported last week, the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s 14 1/2 foot animatronic statue....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Prevedere growing bi-coastal with offices in Dublin and Silicon Valley

Predictive software maker Prevedere Inc. since 2012 has steadily built a clientele out of its Dublin headquarters – but it took selection in....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 12:43 pm

Best-performing markets for office vacancy rates – COUNTDOWN

Office lease rates were up and vacancies down in Central Ohio for the year’s second quarter, with an especially strong performance by suburban....

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Jul 28, 2014 12:22 pm

Utica shale hotel developer ready to move on to new markets

Drill Capital LLC, the investment company that has opened one hotel in the Utica shale and is working on a second, has plans for one more eastern....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 11:53 am

Jobs?

Ohio has seen dramatic job losses under the administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich. With cuts to local governments, Kasich has created deep....

Ohio 15th District

Jul 28, 2014 11:11 am

Stone Brewing ‘focusing on Virginia and Ohio,’ passed-over mayor says

Supporters of the effort to get Stone Brewing Co. to put its coveted brewery project in Columbus can take heart in the comments of a North Carolina....

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Jul 28, 2014 11:08 am

Big Lots competitors Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merging

Dollar Tree Inc. is putting $8.5 billion of its dollars toward buying Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR)....

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Jul 28, 2014 9:53 am

4 local projects up for state tax incentives

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority is scheduled to consider incentive deals for 12 companies Monday, including four looking to do projects in Central....

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Jul 28, 2014 9:39 am

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Jul 28, 2014 8:23 am

Morning Roundup: OSU Marching Band alumni rally support for Jon Waters, Ind

OSU Marching Band alumni rally behind Jon Waters, the Cleveland Clinic is adding a Holiday Inn, the FAA is looking into a Cleveland company's use of....

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Jul 28, 2014 6:31 am

National Roundup: Obama can act alone on tax inversions, ex-Treasury offici

President Barack Obama spoke out last week against so-called "tax inversions", processes in which companies shift their headquarters overseas for....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 28, 2014 6:10 am

Photos: Urban Living Tour 2014

Columbus Underground hosted its first Urban Living Tour on Sunday, July 27th, showcasing apartments and condos located Downtown and surrounding urban....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 10:42 pm

Introductory Human Resource Concepts

Introductory Human Resource Concepts This video, made originally for an Introduction to Business class with specific learning objectives. Review....

Columbusite

Jul 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Open Streets Columbus: Installment One – Rich Street

Streets use to be gathering places. They use to be places where both adults and kids would congregate. The adults would socialize and the kids would....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 6:40 am

Catch Up With: Hungry Soul Café

When George and Anita Keller took over the space formerly occupied by The Inn Between at 30 South Young Street, they had a clear plan for what kind....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 6:30 am

Crew Topples New England 2-1 in Road Game

The Columbus Crew (6-7-8, 26 points) defeated the New England Revolution (7-11-2, 23 points) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 26 behind goals....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 5:40 am

Ohio Machine Outlasts Denver Outlaws in Overtime, 23-22

In the second overtime matchup in as many games at Selby Stadium, the Ohio Machine beat the Denver Outlaws 23-22 in the highest scoring game in club....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 5:30 am

Tides Sink Clippers 6-5 in Home Game Loss

The Columbus Clippers (57-52) were beat by the Norfolk Tides (50-58) 6-5 Saturday night. The Clippers hit three homers at Huntington Park, but the....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 27, 2014 5:20 am

Human Resources – Episode 1 – Talkin’ Trash

Human Resources – Episode 1 – Talkin’ Trash Premiering Friday, August 8th at 10PM on Pivot TV, Human Resources is a new reality....

Columbusite

Jul 26, 2014 1:29 pm

Treat to Try: Fresh Strawberry Cake from Golden Delight Bakery

It seems like Golden Delight Bakery on Bethel Road has just always flown a sign proclaiming that it’s the home of the Fresh Strawberry Cake.....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 26, 2014 12:50 pm

Theatre Review: CATCO’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Full of Wit and Humor

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels started off Catco’s 2014-2015 season with a bang. Based on the 1988 film of the same title, and adapted into a musical....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 26, 2014 10:30 am

Six New Houses Planned for Corner of Second and Summit

Construction could start as soon as this fall on six new single-family houses at the corner of Summit Street and East Second Avenue in Italian....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 26, 2014 10:26 am

More Parking Meters Added to High Street Downtown

Another set of parking meters were added to High Street late last week on the west side of block between Gay Street and Long Street. The area was....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 26, 2014 10:13 am

4 Primary Payroll Options for Expatriates that All HR Departments should kn

Dealing with expatriates is tricky when it comes to payroll – and it can be an employers’ worst nightmare trying to make sure all legal....

Columbusite

Jul 25, 2014 6:33 pm

ADS closes 1st day up slightly

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. closed its first day as a publicly traded company at $16.15 a share. The Hilliard company lauched its IPO Friday, a....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 3:22 pm

Human Resource Management Lecture Part 04 – Candidate Selection (1 of 2)

Human Resource Management Lecture Part 04 – Candidate Selection (1 of 2) During a company’s recruiting process how are the most....

Columbusite

Jul 25, 2014 3:15 pm

Ohio re-ups BlackRock as 529 savings plan manager

The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority has re-signed BlackRock Advisors LLC to a seven-year contract to manage most of the state’s tax-advantaged college....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 2:34 pm

Hackman Capital riding wave of Southeast Industrial Park sales

One last blog, if I may, on that Southeast Industrial Park deal I wrote about earlier this month and then again as the Done Deal feature in our....

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Jul 25, 2014 2:01 pm

Wagenbrenner on Harrison Park: ‘Made sense to pull down some chips’

Columbus developer Mark Wagenbrenner told me the sale of the Harrison Park Apartments stemmed from the torrid pace of development his company has....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Boom time for new restaurants at Polaris

It’s a good time to be hungry in the Polaris area. The bustling retail strip is always a haven for restaurant activity, but seems to be especially....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 12:34 pm

First Financial gets OK for Insight, First Bexley deals

First Financial Bancorp has earned regulatory approval for its purchases of Insight and First Bexley banks, the Cincinnati company said 40 days after....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 12:26 pm

How to succeed in business by failing: 3rd startup’s the charm for EduSou

David Comisford is living the startup mantra that failure can be the best thing to happen to an entrepreneur – but only if it leads to....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 12:22 pm

Wal-Mart: Our AEP bill is too complicated

The world’s largest company says one of the country’s biggest utilities makes its electricity bill too complicated. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says....

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Jul 25, 2014 11:58 am

Astute Solutions lands private equity investment, promises expansion

Software maker Astute Solutions will expand its Columbus and overseas offices following an investment from a private equity firm. The funding from....

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Jul 25, 2014 11:22 am

The Market Italian Village Opens for Private Party on Sunday

Italian Village residents, rejoice! Your long-awaited The Market is launching with a private opening party this Sunday for attendees of the Columbus....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 25, 2014 11:21 am

Advanced Drainage Systems goes public, raising $232M

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. completed its initial public offering Friday, but its shares commanded less than what the company had hoped. The....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 11:01 am

Cargo handler CAS to help drive exports from Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker International Airport will lease space to one of the country’s largest ground-handling companies in a development that puts....

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Jul 25, 2014 10:50 am

Fracking powers demand for AEP in 2Q

The fracking boom continues to drive industrial power use at American Electric Power Company Inc., especially in Ohio’s Utica shale region. The....

Business First of Columbus

Jul 25, 2014 10:27 am

Photo Tour: 2014 Ohio State Fair

With more than half of Ohio's land area – nearly 14 million acres – used for agricultural purposes, it's not surprising that the Ohio State....

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Jul 25, 2014 10:16 am

Our Mutual Friend: Peletonia Benefit at Park Street Patio

We share music with one another for a myriad of reasons; It can bring a tear to the eye, a dozen goosebumps down your spine or surface a memory you....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 25, 2014 8:33 am

Columbus Foundation Awards 375K to Charter School

Would you believe that one of the highest performing public middle schools in Franklin county is a charter school? Columbus Collegiate Academy has....

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Jul 25, 2014 7:31 am

Columbus Foundation Awards 375K to Charter School

Would you believe that one of the highest performing public middle schools in Franklin county is a charter school? Columbus Collegiate Academy has....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 25, 2014 7:31 am

First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July....

The Walker Evans Effect

Jul 25, 2014 6:40 am