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Spreading Columbus Cheer

This year has been anything but normal and what better way to spread holiday cheer than to share our favorite stories of the Columbus community coming together in a time of need to support each other and the city as a reminder of all that’s possible when you Live Forward. We're sure as we continue to navigate the pandemic, stories like these will continue to arise and show just how great our city is. 

Pivoting Business Models 

to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Who's Making Hand Sanitizer and Masks in Columbus?

Still looking for masks and hand sanitizer? Lots of Columbus businesses have shifted their...

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Mask Up Columbus: It's Mandatory

Wearing a mask is a sign of kindness, of compassion for your community. In Columbus, it's also...

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Columbus Kits that Make It Easy to Learn Something New

There's not much more rewarding that learning something new. And now that many of us are...

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Unique Ways to Support Local Columbus Businesses in 2020 and Beyond

While there has been plenty of uncertainty in 2020, this community has been fortunate that it has...

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Creating Virtual Experiences

to keep the community engaged

Virtual Holiday Performances in Columbus

Taking in a show or performance is another holiday tradition that will look different in 2020. For...

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Make Magic in the Kitchen with Middle West Spirits

One of Columbus’ storied distilleries, Middle West Spirits, has been doing their best to make...

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Virtual Arts Experiences in Columbus

Like many entities, Columbus artists and arts organizations are grappling with the rapid changes...

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Virtual Team Bonding Experiences in Columbus

Many corporations have been working remotely since early 2020, and as hard as that has been at...

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Answering the Call for Social Change

where nearly 3,000 local businesses leaders signed a petition for Columbus City Council to declare racism a public health crisis

Support Social Change

Ongoing efforts to support social change in Columbus.

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Black-Owned Businesses

Show support and shop local at these Black-owned businesses throughout Columbus.

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An Open Letter to the Industry

Signed by Experience Columbus’ Dan Williams and 20 other African-American CVB executives from around...

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5 Questions About Race

Answered by Black tourism professionals

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Supporting Those in Need

from restaurants and hotels helping employees and community support for frontline hospitality workers

Restauranteurs Doing Good During the Coronavirus Crisis

The service industry has been heavily impacted by the shutdowns due to the coronavirus, but many...

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Helpers in the Headlines: Columbus Businesses Step Up

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,...

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Columbus Community Comes to Help

Columbus is known for being a highly collaborative city, with residents and local businesses going...

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Opportunities for Giving in Columbus

The Columbus community has been absolutely inspirational throughout what has been an undoubtedly...

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Putting Safety First

to ensure our visitors, residents, meetings and sporting events stay safe and healthy

Live Forward Pledge

See who has signed the pledge to keep customer safety at the forefront of operating amidst the...

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GBAC STAR™ ACCREDITATION

The cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for...

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TBT Basketball Tournament

Columbus hosted the year’s first basketball “bubble” without fans at Nationwide Arena. Players and...

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Columbus Sports Organizations Putting Safety First

The Columbus sports scene is committed to leading the way for keeping athletes, staff and fans safe.

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