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Michelle Ford

Here's What Columbus Has Been Up To

COVID-19 didn't slow Columbus down While meetings and conventions took a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, Columbus didn’t stop working to ensure that when the time came to return to in-person meetings, planners and attendees had all the tools they…

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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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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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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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