- The local businesses in the Columbus area are using social media to not only promote their products and services, but to engage their clients and customers as well. Creating local buzz for each business is critical. Social Media often creates quick visibility and credibility. Greg Lehman, one of the owners of Watershed Distillery comments, “It builds your credibility and your search base online and the more places you can put your product information, the better.” http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/06/23/how-tweet-it-is.html
- A $50 million apartment development proposed along Columbus Commons downtown has secured financial backing from a pair of high-profile Central Ohio real estate developers. http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/07/20/investors-place-bets-on-columbus.html
- The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is considering building a 120-room limited-service hotel at Port Columbus International Airport, even as four nearby hotels remain in limbo. The authority’s board is scheduled to consider that plan July 24 as well as hiring RB Hospitality Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Columbus-based hotel financier RockBridge Capital, to consult on the project. The lodge would be built on the International Gateway site of the Concourse Hotel and Conference Center.
- The Columbus Chamber of Commerce offers networking opportunities across Central Ohio and throughout Columbus. Capitalizing on your business investment is to be engaged with others who have similar investment. http://www.columbus.org/membership/
- Buying local just makes sense. Investing in both community and neighborhood makes sense in this economy. Local deals truly support small business. http://thesbb.com/
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