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Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP) – Business Inspires

The Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) Club is a membership organization that serves as a hub for social & business networking, recreational sports, workforce development, and giving back in Columbus. We talk with the Derek Grosso, CEO and Founder of CYP, about his history in moving to Columbus and why he started the club.

Through Derek’s leadership, the CYP Club has offered hundreds of events, established thousands of connections and volunteered more than 100,000 service hours. They’ve also donated $535,000 to local charities and contribute $2.1 million annually in economic impact to Central Ohio.

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By |2020-10-27T15:44:16+00:00October 27th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

FC Bank – Business Inspires

Jenny Saunders, President of FC Bank, is our guest. Jenny gives us detail on her background and how she became the president of FC Bank. Not only does FC Bank have a great new location to be proud of, but Jenny will be a big part of the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership’s Be Your Best Self initiative. She will join us for a panel discussion in February 2020 with Marti Post.

As Jenny states about this initiative, “These last six or seven months has challenged all of us as we try to be the best versions of ourselves as we navigate all of these challenges that we’ve had. So I think the initiative is timely. I think it’s relevant.”

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By |2020-09-30T14:36:34+00:00September 30th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Fabtique – Business Inspires

Inspired by the desire to help women feel confident in their own style, Pat Barker and Amber Wilson opened Fabtique in 2016 at the Shops on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Longtime friends, they combined their love of fashion with their professional experiences — Amber managed several White House/Black Market stores for almost a decade and Pat owned a small business as well as served as marketing director for the Ohio Tourism office.

Their passion, as well as that of Fabtique’s team of amazing stylists, is to provide personal, honest customer service, and a variety of unique clothes that help women look and feel fantastic.

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By |2020-09-03T13:49:54+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Meet Your TVCP Executive Director, David Polakowski – Business Inspires

We turn the podcast interview microphone in the direction of David Polakowski, TVCP Executive Director. You normally hear David interview the guests we ask to be on Business Inspires. But we thought it was time you get to know David better.

We cover questions like…

What were you thinking you would be doing with your life when you graduated high school? Where were you before Columbus, and what were you doing? Plus a few other insightful questions that we hope will help you get to know David even better.

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By |2020-08-12T14:46:24+00:00August 12th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Advanced Wellness Center – Business Inspires

Dr. Dan Ceballos practiced chiropractic for two years in Central Massachusetts before moving to Ohio. Now, Dr. Dan is one of the members of the Advanced Wellness Team.

Advanced Wellness Center is owned by Dr. Troy Walker and Dr. Heather Walker, who have practiced together in Columbus since 2003. The goal at Advanced Wellness Center is to serve the community the unique clinical services provided only by Chiropractors. They correct vertebral subluxations of the spine to allow your body to heal and stay active as we age!

Dr. Dan goes into detail on what makes Advanced Wellness Center’s care different, and unique for their patients. And get ready to cry a bit, as Dr. Dan relates a very moving happy outcome that happened with one of his patients.

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By |2020-07-20T15:20:09+00:00July 20th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio – Business Inspires

The Better Business Bureau has about 2 million consumers that visit the local website each year. They use it to find businesses they can trust and find out about scams or bad business practices that might be happening in the community.

During the first weeks of the COVID-19 quarantine, there were collaborations with chambers, associations and some of the government agencies. The idea was that the BBB wanted to be able to drive the public quickly to the resources that they need. Since the pandemic shutdown, now moving forward, every small business is now a startup and has to think that way. The hustle and the grind. Every small business is in that world now.

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By |2020-06-23T18:12:11+00:00June 17th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

The Cleary Company – Business Inspires

Now at just a year at their new location and showroom, we talk about how The Cleary Company‘s 26 years in business helped them weather the COVID-19 pandemic with George Cleary (Founder and Owner) and Aaron Enfinger (General Manager).

They were classified as an essential business. But they knew they had a huge responsibility in keeping their clients and field employees safe. This included lots of research on safety measures, and following the suggested state of Ohio guidelines.

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By |2020-05-27T17:56:03+00:00May 27th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

ActionCOACH – Business Inspires

How do you effectively work from home? From the business perspective, it’s about accountability. Employee perspective, it’s about balance of work and family within your home. We had Peg Buehrle and Michelle Calcasola from ActionCOACH on for this episode because of their insights on how they help businesses see opportunities, rather than doom and gloom, during economic downturns. The business community as a whole is experiencing this now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is imperative right now is for business owners to focus on the future. From the “essential businesses” perspective, there is still cash flow, but is still a stressful time. You still have employees, but you have to keep them safe. Why continue being a chamber member? You’re not alone, it is community. Plus, there may be chamber resources at your fingertips that you never realized were as valuable as they are right now.

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By |2020-03-26T15:42:08+00:00March 26th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Brush Crazy – Business Inspires

Lisa Lofland and Lori Giffin are sisters, and the proud owners of Brush Crazy. Brush Crazy is a paint party studio offering canvas, ceramics, wood cutouts and wood signs. At their studio, you can paint what you want, when you want, or sign up for an artist-led class.

Lisa has always enjoyed art, and her sister Lori is a creative person as well. Lori loved taking classes at Brush Crazy, a business in Great Falls, Montana, that offers customers a chance to unleash their inner artist. They both grew up in Columbus, and they both came back to Columbus to be close to family and start this business together.

For more information about Brush Crazy, visit https://brushcrazy.com/columbus.

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By |2020-03-04T21:59:42+00:00March 4th, 2020|Business Inspires|0 Comments