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Solving the Jobs Problem – 10 Ideas from Yes! Magazine

Solving the Jobs Problem  <> PBS NOW’s program, Fixing the Future, is collaborating with YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that uncovers powerful ideas and practical actions for creating a new economy. Co-founded 14 years ago by David Korten, YES! Magazine offers tools to people making positive change in their own lives and communities. […]

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NOW Airs Fixing the Future on WOSU 11/20 1 AM (LATE FRI NITE)

In a one-hour PBS special “Fixing the Future,” David Brancaccio, host of NOW on PBS, visits communities across America using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy. The special features BALLE and local living economy success stories, including a segment on time banks. SOLE is working in Columbus to establish […]

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Dine Originals Week: Don’t Miss It!

If you read our recent post, you know this is Dine Originals Week in Columbus! From this Monday, November 8th through Sunday, November 14th, Dine Originals Columbus member restaurants will feature specially designed menus fixed priced at $10, $20 or $30. Lunch or dinner – you choose! This is YOUR opportunity to sample unique menu features, enjoy a new restaurant or revisit […]

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Dine Originals Offers 7 Days of Extraordinary Offers Nov 8-14

Twice a year (in March and November) Dine Originals members collaborate to offer a week of creative menus at special prices for three reasons: 1. We want to encourage guests to explore restaurants they have never tried. We have great confidence that once you’ve been in and had a terrific experience, you’ll be back. 2. […]

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Pose with the GreenSpot Logo for a Chance to Win a Free Rain Barrel

Mayor Michael B. Coleman invites residents to participate in a contest for a chance to win a rain barrel by submitting a picture of themselves with a GreenSpot window decal. Decals can be found throughout the city at business locations that have made a commitment to go green through Mayor Coleman’s GreenSpot program.  Residents can […]

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Small Businesses Beat Recession with Buy-Local

To Beat Recession, Indies Launch Buy-Local Push Small business owners are banding together to encourage consumers to shop nearby independents. Would such a campaign help your business? The buy-local movement isn’t new. For the past decade, independent businesses have banded together to urge local consumers to spend more of their dollars closer to home. Proponents […]

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Five Apps for Buying Local

So you want to buy-local, but need a little help.  Blogger, Rebecca Paul has her top 5 Apps to help you. Read the article

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Why Buy Local?

Buying from a local business has many benefits for Columbus and surrounding communities in central Ohio. The more support we give to community based businesses the more we get back. Many economic studies document this in dollars and cents.

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