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Organization gives local nonprofits a collective voice

A decade after its inception, the Human Services Chamber of Central Ohio has grown to become a relevant organization to serve and represent 80 nonprofit groups in the region, according to the Human Services Chamber’s leadership. Local nonprofit organizations, some of which are affiliates of larger organizations, started the Human Services Chamber of Central Ohio [...]

By | 2020-02-18T16:26:07+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|

Cosmetology inspector charged with submitting fraudulent timesheets

An inspector employed by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board may face charges associated with fraudulently completing work timesheets and receiving pay for hours she had not worked during 2019. A recent Ohio Inspector General’s report noted that the results of the investigation of cosmetology inspector and scheduler Paula Samples were turned over to [...]

By | 2020-02-18T16:25:22+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|

Misguided China virus fears are hurting Asian American businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling temporarily shuttering one of its [...]

By | 2020-02-18T16:21:04+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|

Mild winter puts chill on some local businesses

Until last week’s measurable snowfall, which came in dribs and drabs over several days, punctuated by rain and ice, central Ohio has seen little snow this winter. Few central Ohioans mind, aside from kids and perhaps a few school teachers aching for a calamity day. That is, unless snowfall figures largely into the work one [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:22:07+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

Missteps lead publishing industry to review diversity effort

NEW YORK — As debate rages around "American Dirt," the bestselling novel criticized for its portrait of Mexican life and culture, publishers are pledging to change a historically white industry as critics question whether it can truly transform. Diversity has been an issue in publishing for years, but perhaps never so urgently as in the [...]

By | 2020-02-20T10:13:21+00:00 Tuesday, February 18, 2020|

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

WASHINGTON — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world's second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widely disrupted for businesses across the world that have built deep connections to [...]

By | 2020-02-18T10:01:51+00:00 Friday, February 14, 2020|

Restaurants romanticize about full cash registers for Valentine’s Day

While many people think of red and pink for Valentine’s Day, local restaurants are focused on green. Valentine’s Day is traditionally the second-busiest day of the year for restaurants, only behind Mothers Day, according to the National Restaurant Association, and with the holiday falling on a Friday, already one of the busiest dining days of [...]

By | 2020-02-18T10:02:38+00:00 Friday, February 14, 2020|

U.S. whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with Europe persists

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year, diminishing exports even as the domestic market continues to thrive. Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in exports to key European markets. At home, U.S. sales posted solid [...]

By | 2020-02-18T10:02:52+00:00 Friday, February 14, 2020|