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Make It Columbus

In Columbus, tourism is a $5.7 billion industry, representing 71,000 jobs, or 9% of our local workforce, in Franklin County. Each day, Experience Columbus works to grow this industry to increase that economic impact by selling convention groups and…

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Farm-to-Table Dining in Columbus

Farm-to-table dining is more than just a fad in Columbus. Many area restaurants make use of the abundant farmland around central Ohio to draw high quality meats, grains, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and so much more. Columbus has several great…

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Cocktails and Coffee in Columbus

If you are looking for a vibrant, urban community in which to host your next event, join us for a 24-hour hosted visit highlighting the best of Columbus! During your short stay, you will get to experience Columbus' booming cocktail and coffee scenes…

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Smile! Photos and Videos Integral Part of Meetings

With the ever-growing popularity of social media in today's world, photos and videos are becoming more and more prevalent in events and meetings. In the December issue of Meetings Today , Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP, DES, describes the phenomenon for the…

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A Conversation on Diversity in Meetings

With Diversity Summit having just wrapped up in Atlanta, diversity is sure to be top of mind for all attendees as they return to work this week. However, we want to remind everyone to keep diversity top of mind all the time, instead of just when the…

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Well-deserved Honors for Kalee Barnhardt

Kalee Barnhardt, CTA, was recently promoted to national sales manager here at Experience Columbus. In her new role, Kalee will manage business with more than 551 peak rooms through Experient/Maritz as well as all professional organizations in…

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Leah Zender Moves Into New Position as Sales Manager

Leah Zender, CTA, has moved from membership sales manager to convention sales manager here at Experience Columbus. Leah served as membership sales manager for more than two years during which time she helped Experience Columbus achieve 1,000 members…

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2015: Our Year in Review

Photo by Randall Schieber As we wind down for 2015, we find ourselves reminiscing on all of the fantastic things that have happened over the past year in Columbus. The beginning of the year was incredibly busy, with our team bidding on the 2016…

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Service with a Smile: The Next Level

Our job is to spend our days talking about all of the great things there are to see, do and experience here in Columbus. We love to do that, and any regular readers of our blog are well-versed in our favorite things: the bustling Short North Arts…

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Your Holiday Shopping Guide in Columbus

Traveling around the holidays can be stressful whether its for a conference, meeting or just for fun. One perk of doing so before the holidays is being able to do some unique shopping you wouldn't be able to find in your hometown. Columbus is ranked…

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