Author: Tim Fulton

36: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

For the first time in their over-fourty-year history, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is changing up their routes. I spoke with representatives from COTA about how the new system was designed and what the philosophy was behind it. We also learned more about COTA as a whole, some of their new initiatives that they are rolling out, and how you can find you way with the new system Shownotes COTA’s TSR Smart Columbus MORPC State of Downtown study (PDF) Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Chepri, a full-service web and mobile development company, specializing in design and programming services....

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35: Festival Season 2017

With the month of May quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about summer festivals. In this week’s episode, Columbus Underground co-founder and COO Anne Evans talks about what festivals are new this year, some of her favorites, and I interject my commentary on the end of Independents’ Day as we know it. Shownotes Columbus Podcast Festival Robert Mason Company AmeriFlora Columbus Festivals 2017 Mrs. Turbos Cookies Circleville Pumpkin Festival Logan Washboard Festival Ohio VegFest Farmers’ Markets Independents’ Day The New IKEA! Columbus Pride Columbus Foodtruck Festival Zombie Walk International Festival Breakaway Festival New Albany Classic Dublin Irish Festival Schiller Park King...

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34: Singer-Songwriter T.Wong

Three years ago, Columbus-native Stefan Thomas passed the bar, became an attorney, and embarked on a musical career as T.Wong. Having released four collections of polished work and worked with producers and industry professionals around the country, he’s certainly on his way up. On the eve of his next album, we discussed his work, his process, and the opportunities that the Columbus art scene offers. Shownotes T.Wong on the web Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud Stefan Thomas at Thomas Ingram Law Group Renee Dion Forest & the Evergreens Jonathan Baker Christon Gray Vada Azeem Comfest’s hip-hop solution (Columbus Alive)...

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33: Create Columbus Commission

This week, we’re talking about young professionals in Columbus. Specifically, the Create Columbus Commission. The group was originally chartered by Mayor Michael B. Coleman ten year ago to provide guidance on how to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus. Their grant program is in full swing for the year, with opportunities for social enterprise organizations, ideas, and artists to get monies to see their concepts come to fruition. I spoke with the commissions chair, Jordan Davis about the grant program and the importance of the commission. We also touched on why young professionals need and deserve and a seat at the...

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32: Tech Elevator

The disparity between the tech job openings in Columbus and qualified candidates to fill them is vast. To help bridge that gap, coding bootcamps have been popping up around town. Tech Elevator co-founder and CEO Anthony Hughes talks about their program, who may be interested in it, and what makes Columbus a good market for them. Shownotes Tech Elevator Rev1 Ventures Drive Capital Skills Fund IC Stars Smart Cities CoverMyMeds Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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