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We do have some tickets available at the door! Healthy Bites is tonight at the Columbus Museum of Art. We are bringing together the tastiest local fare that has a healthful twist for an event focused on wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. Enjoy yoga and art and more! Dress how you wish!


Join us for Healthy Bites tonight at the CMA_ Click for tickets.


Healthy Bites is tonight at the Columbus Museum of Art_ Click for tickets. supporting sponsor of Healthy Bites_ Click to learn how to incorporate eggs into your healthy diet.


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NEW IN THEATERS: Jason Bourne | Bad Moms | Star Trek Beyond | Suicide Squad + others!



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Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210


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Nine Lives

PG, 1 hr 27 min.

Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle takes him away from his loving wife Lara and adorable daughter Rebecca. Needing a p... (more)

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Suicide Squad

PG-13, 2 hr 10 min.

Intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Figuring ... (more)

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Sausage Party

R, 1 hr 29 min.

Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog ... (more)

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Bridget Jones's Baby

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Box Office Top 10

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Daily updates on small business news, entrepreneurs, impact causes, tips, and features!


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This issue: Tiny Homes, Custom Drums, Active Shooter tips




Modern Tiny Living Brings Tiny Homes to Columbus

By Susan Post

Tiny homes are gaining an enormous following. The ultimate testament to ‘less is more,’ downsizing to an efficiently designed 800 square feet or less is gaining popularity.

Helping Columbus go tiny is Modern Tiny Living. The builder recently emerged as one of the few, if not only, tiny home builders within a six-hour radius.

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Modern Tiny Homes - are they for you?



Take a look at our event calendar!

The Metropreneur now features a new events calendar, which includes a curated collection of small-business-centric events in the community. That includes networking opportunities, classes and workshops, panels and conferences, and much more.

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Custom Drum Kits built in Columbus

T&K Custom Drums Handcrafting Boutique Kits


By Susan Post

Tim Stadt built his first drum about two and a half years ago.  “It sounded awesome,” he says. “Once I decided I liked building drums, I wanted to do it more.”

But, a musician doesn’t need a 1,000 drums. That’s when he decided to share his handiwork with other drummers and formed T&K Custom Drums. The ‘K’ is a nod to his wife Katherine who has been supportive of the home-based business endeavor that has consumed their garage and basement.

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Commonhouse Ales' story

Commonhouse Ales Brewing Good Beer for Good


By Susan Post


Commonhouse Ales is a business model long-time brewery owner Lenny Kolada hopes gets copied.
Kolada is no stranger to craft beer as one of the pioneers in the Columbus scene and owner of an operation that’s nearly old enough to drink itself, Smokehouse Brewing.

“I just thought that the difference between what beer was available in Central Ohio back then to what it could be was the difference between watching the beginning of Wizard of Oz in black and white to the end in technicolor,” he says.

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How to handle an active shooter in your business?

Preparing for the Unthinkable: What If There Were an Active Shooter in your Business?

By Doug Oldham of Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Seemingly every day there is a new report of an angry person with a gun going to a public place and opening fire. While we probably all are on higher alert than we were a year ago, it is human nature to implicitly assume that this situation will not happen in our community and that it is just something we see on TV. MORE


Vitality Juice Emergency truck

Vitality Smoothie & Juice Launching Juice Emergency Truck   MORE


roll expands with their own bicycle line

roll: Expands into Build Your Own Business with roll: Bicycle Company MORE

Cadence Kitchen and healthy meals

Cadence Kitchen Meals Making Healthy Eating a Little Easier MORE


Firefly Sweet Shoppe is a new social entrepreneurial business

Firefly Sweet Shoppe Creates Vocational Program for Adults with Disabilities MORE




Summer Internship tips

                                                                                                 How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Internship

By Molly McEwan for the Columbus Chamber

You’ve landed a coveted summer internship. Now what? Here’s my three-rule guide to getting the most out of it.

Develop Your Skills.
Make goals for yourself to achieve. At the end of your term, what would you like to be able to say that you accomplished? Although most internships are very structured, reach out to your boss, be confident and let them know what you would like to learn. 

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Positioned to Prosper coming August 2

The Center for Social Enterprise Development Presents Positioned to Prosper on August 2


By Susan Post

On Tuesday, August 2, The Center for Social Enterprise Development presents its second annual Positioned to Prosper at the Columbus Museum of Art: Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion, 480 E. Broad St. MORE

Growth of entrepreneurship activity in our community

Columbus Ranked #4 Highest in Growth Entrepreneurship Activity


By Susan Post

Ask any of the major players in Columbus’ startup scene what factors have contributed to the city’s growing ecosystem and you are likely to get an answer not focused on what that specific organization has contributed, but the partnerships and collaborations that have gotten everyone there together. MORE



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July 26th, 2016 10:28 AM


Make parking easier - reserve your Coldplay Parking spot now - CLICK HERE





Coldplay concert at Nationwide Arena on Thursday!



Hit up the best patios in the Arena District


Whether you are looking for fun summer cocktails or Columbus-brewed beers, the Arena District has patios you need to visit. Find them all with our Patio Palooza Guide.

Coming down for the Coldplay concert? Be sure and come early for a drink or two!



Catch lots of Pokemon here!


While the Arena District it is typically a stomping ground for die hard sports fans (we see you Blue Jackets fans), concert goers, and young professionals  looking to make their big break, it has recently become overrun with a new kind of swarm - Pokemon. Find the best places to catch them in the Arena District.


Pokemon Go guide in the Arena District






If you love Irish pubs with tasty fare and flowing beer, stop by The Three-Legged Mare. Don't miss out on their brand NEW menu! Try out their new weekend brunch specials.

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Join with a friend and get 1 month FREE

Want to get in shape with a friend? Right now if you sign up at the Arena District Athletic Club with a friend you both get one month's FREE membership. Plus, you'll both be entered to win a trip for two at the Granville Inn. Find out more!

Offer Expires August 31, 2016. JOIN TODAY using promo code FRIEND!



Bush and Chevelle

Wednesday, July 27, 6pm


Melanie Martinez

Friday, July 29, 6:30pm


Liberty Deep Down and Alex Angelo

Tuesday, August 2, 6pm


The Claypool Lennon Delierum

Friday, August 12, 7pm


The 99.7 Great Summer Smokeout

Saturday, August 13, 4pm


Thursday, July 28, 7pm



Saturday, August 13, 6:30pm


Belong Tour

August 19-20



Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm


Dixie Chicks

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm


Blue Jackets Preseason Opener

Sunday, September 25, 7pm

Clippers vs Indianapolis

Monday, August 1, 7:05pm


Clippers vs Indianapolis

Tuesday, August 2, 7:05pm


Clippers vs Indianapolis

Wednesday, August 3, 7:05pm


Clippers vs Indianapolis

Thursday, August 4, 7:05pm


Clippers vs Syracuse

Friday, August 12, 7:15pm


Clippers vs Syracuse

Saturday, August 13, 7:15pm




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July 25th, 2016 12:55 PM





Columbus Commons Park Updates


  • PARK CLOSURE NOTICE: The park will be closed to the public on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 starting at 5 pm for ticketed events. 
  • Featured Food Truck: Pitabilities. Sure, Pitabilities gets its name from the myriad of menu options involving pita bread, but how can anyone pass up the opportunity to do a load-your-own french fry meal? With a foundation of crunchy french fries topped with with house sauce, grilled onions, lettuce and cheese and your choice of steak, chicken or gyro meat, the possibilities are endless. Catch them every Thursday from 11 am - 2 pm at our Food Truck Food Court. Get the inside scoop on what to order here.







ADA Awareness Event

Thursday, July 28, 11 am - 2 pm

Colulmbus Commons welcomes disability-related organizations and community groups who will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Thursday at Columbus Commons during the park's weekly Food Truck Food Court. Learn more



FREE! Downtown Live Concert

Featuring Mojoflo

Thursday, July 28, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented By Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District

Produced by CDDC

Enjoy a free concert, featuring Mojoflo. Popgun and Momentum will be opening the concert. Bar and food trucks open at 5 pm; music starts at 5:30 pm.  Learn more


Picnic with the Pops

Featuring The OSU Marching Band

Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30, 8 pm - 10 pm

Produced by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a performance by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by TBDBITL.  Purchase tickets >>


















Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm

Plus special events! 


Burritos, bowls, tacos and more, made with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. Mexican street food with something for everyone. 



Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm

Plus special events! 


Creatively inspired Ice creams and sorbets. Delicious frozen treats for all occasions




Wish your break room had a view like this? Whether you’re brown-bagging it or you’re planning to pick up a speedy, yet delicious, bite from our onsite café Tortilla, a mid-day meal break in the park is bound to brighten your mood. Thanks to @bee_ariel for sharing this great photo of her lunchtime adventure in the Commons.

Be sure to tag any photos you take in the park with #ColumbusCommons. Your photo may even be selected as our fan photo of the week and featured on our video screens!

Keep up with the Commons @ColumbusCommons


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