Monthly Archives: June 2015

“Six in the City: Columbus” Capture Memoirs of Columbus in Six Words

As we finally conclude our binge-watching session of Orange is the New Black Season 3, it may be time to step away from our couches to see the close-to-home impact the show’s creative influencers are making in the Columbus Region. By now, many of you are probably aware that Piper Kerman, the memoirist whose 13-month prison sentence served as the basis for the Netflix series, recently moved to Columbus and is teaching courses at the Marion Correctional Institution and Ohio Reformatory for Women (Marysville). Now, Piper’s husband Larry Smith, author, … Read More

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Young Professionals Gain Career Advice, Insight from Glimcher

Michael Glimcher, CEO of WP Glimcher, shared personal and professional insights with more than 40 young professionals at the 2015 ULI Columbus Young Leaders’ Group YL Studio event. In a discussion led by Grace Schmidt, WP Glimcher’s SVP of human resources, Glimcher explained his decision to focus on real estate in Columbus. “It’s big enough to matter and small enough to care,” he said, noting that the region provides great opportunities for young professionals to get involved professionally. Glimcher also advised the group to develop an understanding of the financial side … Read More

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A HALE OF A TRIBUTE: Saying Farewell to Central Ohio’s Master Community Builder

A community builder in every sense of the word, attorney and civic leader Ben W. Hale, Jr. has left an enormous legacy on the central Ohio community that he played a significant role in shaping, literally and figuratively. Hale died May 28 at the age of 70. “Ben has expertly navigated difficult waters to bring parties together that often had vastly different opinions and was able to achieve consensus while earning the respect and admiration of all involved,” noted Les Wexner, founder, chairman and CEO of L Brands. “He had … Read More

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