Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Adds New STEM Major to Prepare Students for 21st Century Economy Careers

5 Feb , 2020  

This fall,  Ohio Wesleyan University is adding a new major in quantitative economics that prepares students to analyze economic issues, explore theories, and predict future conditions using statistical procedures and mathematical models.

Potential careers for quantitative economics majors include financial analyst, economic forecaster, investment banker, benefits analyst, and other jobs requiring workers skilled in interpreting, analyzing, and presenting data. More…

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Last Year’s Parade Was In Delaware County

4 Feb , 2020  

2020 Parade of Homes canceled by the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio – Columbus Business First

“The question came if not now, then when?” Melchi said. “We’re going to take the year to work with the builders. The parade has been a parade for years, but as the market evolves and we need to be aware of that and where it’s going.”


Delaware County Unemployment Rate Falls Again

1 Feb , 2020  

When the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released unemployment rate data earlier this week, Delaware County saw its rate fall below 3%.

The 2.8% rate in December was the lowest in the Columbus metropolitan region, just a tenth of a percent below that of adjacent Union County. The rate the month before was 3.0%, and a year before it was at 3.5%. More…

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Bar Louie Polaris Location Still Open Despite Closures Elsewhere

31 Jan , 2020  

National bar and restaurant chain closing sites across Ohio, but not in Columbus

COLUMBUS (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) – Bar Louie, an Addison, Texas-based chain that was founded in 1990, has closed all of its southwest Ohio locations, including two in the Dayton area, and is advising patrons to visit its Columbus locations. The chain operates restaurants at Polaris and in the Arena District.

Business, Polaris Area

Hot Chicken Takeover Opening in Delaware County This Summer

31 Jan , 2020  

Hot Chicken Takeover, a community-minded social enterprise founded in 2014, is opening their fifth restaurant this summer in Westerville. Located off Polaris Parkway, their newest location will feature a convenient pick-up window for to-go orders and a patio.

“We have a lot of enthusiastic customers in Westerville and Lewis Center, we’re excited to better serve them with the opening of this new location,” shares Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover’s Founder and CEO. More…

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Delaware Grower Expands

30 Jan , 2020  

Ohio Ornamentals Grower Expands Market Share

Foertm eyer & Sons Greenhouses , a Delaware, OH-based ornamentals producer , recently purchased the greenhouse facilities and property of Schmidt Bros., Inc. Foertmeyer assumed operations at the Schmidt facility on Jan. 2, 2020. Located in Swanton, OH, Schmidt Bros., Inc. has been producing plants for more than 80 years.


New Orange Township Eatery

28 Jan , 2020  

Southern Delaware County welcomes Venezuelan street food

Mariangela Jimenez has opened The Porch, a Venezuelan street food restaurant at 5808 Columbus Pike in Orange Township. Jimenez said customers have been curious about the menu, which is based on three staples of Venezuelan cuisine: empanadas, patacones and arepas.


Cantina Laredo Closes

23 Jan , 2020  

Cantina Laredo at Polaris closes – Columbus Business First

A Polaris Mexican restaurant is no more. Dallas-based Cantina Laredo has closed the restaurant it operated at Polaris Fashion Place for the past 10 years. The company has not yet responded to questions about the closure. The restaurant is no longer listed either on the Cantina Laredo website or the Polaris Fashion Place site.


Vantage Point Logistics Chooses Delaware County

21 Jan , 2020  

Another large employer has made the move north, leaving the confines of Columbus to the burgeoning Polaris area.

Vantage Point Logisits, Inc. (VPL), a leading supply chain technology company, announced last week that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to 440 Polaris Parkway to accommodate rising headcount needed to support its continued business growth.  VPL will occupy 24,000 square feet in the building, which will bear the company’s name. The space will be home to more than 70 employees with the capacity to hold up to 130 people. More…


Greif Recognized For Social Responsibility

19 Jan , 2020  

Delaware County-based Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced on Friday that it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.

In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an “A” rating in sustainability performance. The “A” rating reflects Greif’s concerted efforts towards reducing the Company’s environmental impact and advancing responsible business practices. More…

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High Rating Assigned To City Bonds

18 Jan , 2020  

According to a release by Moody’s Investors Service, the firm has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Delaware’s $14.1 million General Obligation (Limited Tax) Capital Facilities Refunding Bonds, Series 2020. Following the sale, the city will have approximately $53 million of rated GOLT debt outstanding. More…



Large Social Services Nonprofit Reportedly Moving To Delaware County

16 Jan , 2020  

Columbus Business First reported on Wednesday that the second largest social services nonprofit in Central Ohio, Ohio Living, is moving to Delaware County.

Formerly located at 1001 Kingsmill Parkway in Columbus, the new location will be in 24,000 square feet of office space at 9200 Worthington Road off of Polaris Parkway. The move would bring some 115 jobs to the area, the report shared. More…