Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce seeks job growth among region’s existing businesses, helps form non-profit to boost area’s exports.
A new economic snapshot shows net job growth in Central Ohio in 2011. But, a top economist likens the region’s jobs picture to a puzzle.
Figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services indicate job growth is accelerating. Ohio added 37,000 jobs last month, more than any other state. But, job counselor says many jobless growing desperate.
15th District Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy Thursday talked job creation with a group of small business leaders at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Kilroy, a Democrat, says she wants to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to be successful. But a spokesman for the Republican Party is skeptical.
A critic of so-called federal cap and trade climate legislation says it would cost Ohio 108,000 jobs. The head of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce energy think tank also told a Columbus audience electricity prices would rise 60 percent if the bill becomes law.
Against the backdrop of a contracting regional economy an estimated 1,100 Central Ohio business women and men turned out for an economic pep talk courtesy of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce has a new president. It’s Ty marsh, who currently serves as Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s chief of staff. Chamber executives cited Marsh’s knowledge of the community and the chamber of commerce as well as his economic development experience.