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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 | 2020-02-12T16:42:17+00:00 Friday, February 14, 2020|

Nothing says romance like a 20-minute flight above the city on Valentine’s night

Talk to Carol Maker, an owner of storied Columbus barbecuer JP’s Barbecue, around this time of year and she may introduce herself as cupid. It’s no accident. Maker’s mission this Valentine’s Day, as it has been the past 17 years, is to invite guests — a pair at a time — into JP’s dining showplace [...]

By | 2020-02-12T16:42:57+00:00 Friday, February 14, 2020|

Central Ohio a finalist for new headquarters for global IT firm

Central Ohio is on the shortlist of a global IT company’s candidates for its new headquarters. Though currently based in Switzerland, Veeam Software has some significant ties to the Columbus area. Recently appointed CEO William Largent is a Franklin University alumnus who grew up on the north side of Columbus and now lives in the [...]

By | 2020-02-12T09:06:58+00:00 Tuesday, February 11, 2020|

30 years after famous Tyson fight, Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’

COLUMBUS — Thirty years after his hard-fought victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is feeling healthy and basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time. "Right now, everything is looking up," Douglas said in a recent Associated Press interview, noting he struggles with diabetes. "Feeling good and the numbers [...]

By | 2020-02-12T09:08:19+00:00 Tuesday, February 11, 2020|

Dog handlers’ group, classes an outlet for Westminster wannabes

Area purebred dog owners inspired by the sheer spectacle of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — the nation’s longest continuously hosted sporting event second only to the Kentucky Derby — have a local outlet for their hankering: Owner-handler classes. The Mid Ohio Owner Handler Association, the local chapter of the national Owner Handler Association, [...]

By | 2020-02-11T08:43:04+00:00 Monday, February 10, 2020|

Study finds central Ohio entrepreneurs younger than those in most big metro areas

Young entrepreneurs apparently like Columbus. Only five large metro areas have younger business owners than central Ohio, according to a study from LendingTree, an online marketplace for financial services. The study found entrepreneurs in the Columbus area started their businesses at an average age of 38. The city’s “No. 6 ranking suggests that Columbus is [...]

By | 2020-02-11T08:44:36+00:00 Monday, February 10, 2020|

Report: Columbus ranks low for cyberattack vulnerability

Columbus ranked as the ninth-least vulnerable city for cyberattacks last year, according to a report from small business cybersecurity firm Coronet. Columbus was the eighth-least vulnerable city in the 2018 report. The second annual “Cybersecurity in the City: Where Small Businesses Are Most Vulnerable to Attack” focuses on cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities of the 50 [...]

By | 2020-02-11T08:57:17+00:00 Friday, February 7, 2020|

Shark Tank rejection leads to success for central Ohio dog training business

For Wade and Lori Morrell’s dog businesses, it was a failure in front of the eyes of several million people that eventually led them to success. The Pickerington couple pitched Priority 1 Canine, their luxury guard dog business, on the ABC reality show Shark Tank in November 2014, but the immediate outcome wasn’t what they [...]

By | 2020-02-07T09:20:17+00:00 Thursday, February 6, 2020|