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What Happened When We Approached PCMA With a Purpose

Research shows that women in America make around 82 cents compared to every dollar earned by their male counterparts. 1 This is known as the gender wage gap. Columbus’ activation at PCMA’s 2020 Convening Leaders focused on inequities for women in the…

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Columbus for the Sober Curious

According to the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol, 30% of American adults do not consume any alcohol. In January, this number often spikes as millennials have popularized “Dry January,” in which no alcohol is consumed during the month of…

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Reflecting on a Decade of Growth in Columbus

In 2014, Experience Columbus hired GfK, one of the world’s leading research companies, to help us learn more about what people thought about Columbus and identify strengths and opportunities for the city as a destination. What we learned was that at…

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Columbus Set to Host PCMA Convening Leaders in 2023

PCMA has chosen Columbus to host its 2023 Convening Leaders Annual Meeting from Jan. 8-11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The country’s 14 th largest city is a meetings destination on the rise, and we can’t wait to show attendees how…

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An Interview with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' Brian Hinshaw

Columbus’ food scene has been gaining notoriety in recent years and this year Food & Wine named Ohio’s capital among the 32 best places to go and eat in the country. One of the most important players in Columbus’ food renaissance is Cameron Mitchell…

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Joe Shaw’s Passion Makes It Possible in Columbus

Joe Shaw, director of event management and parking for the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), was recognized in the convention service manager category of this year’s Passion Made Possible Awards. Sponsored by Northstar Meetings…

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ASAE Proves That More is Possible in Columbus

2019 has been the year of Columbus. It's been named a top place to visit by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine and TripAdvisor. It's also been named among the best American cities to work by Forbes and SmartAsset, as well as a top…

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Nurture Your Soul with Nature in Columbus

Research has long shown that spending time outside has numerous benefits for mental health and overall well-being. According to The Journal of Positive Psychology , spending even as little as five minutes outdoors is linked to significant mood boosts…

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