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VanTrust Expands Footprint, Earns NAIOP Recognition

After completing construction and leasing of its first two properties, Northeast 302 and Innovation I in New Albany International Business Park, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC, has announced the completion of Innovation II ahead of schedule. Now, the business community has taken note of its success. VanTrust was recently honored …

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Loans Help Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The state has announced two new loan programs to help minority- and women-owned businesses grow and boost the Ohio economy. The new Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program and Ohio Micro-Enterprise Loan Program were priority initiatives included in the 2022-2023 operating budget, which was passed in June by the Ohio General …

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COTA Launches New Digital Fare Payment System

On November 1, COTA launched a new digital fare payment system to ensure all customers have the same access to discounts, cash conversion, Smartcards and digital services. This new initiative was designed to correct digital inequity in transit prices, make fare purchasing easier, help customers get the best fare whether …

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Heit Programs, Events Offer Something for Everyone

From one-time cooking or hiking events to a series of classes, the Heit Center for Health New Albany’s ever-expanding programs and services offer something for everyone. Fitness programs are designed to increase strength and fitness. The Lunch and Learn series feature expert panelists discussing public health issues including substance abuse …

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Support Local during Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Please join the Small Business Administration and organizations across the country in supporting our local small businesses by shopping at a small business on Small Business Saturday …

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Holiday Tree Lighting Scheduled for November 21

Join the New Albany community as it kicks off the holiday season at the annual New Albany Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration from 2 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, November 21at Market Square. Free family fun includes pictures with Santa, horse and carriage rides, live entertainment, bounce houses, stilt-walker, juggler, face …

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Google Commits $1 Billion to New Albany Expansion

Google, one of the top three global leaders in the information technology industry, has announced plans to invest $1 billion to expand its New Albany data center operations. In 2019, Google broke ground on a $600 million data center complex, its first in the city, on 441 acres of land …

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Speculative Building Projects Underscore Park’s Appeal

New Albany International Business Park continues to attract new speculative building projects to meet growing market demand. Tenby Partners and Oakridge Development have formed a joint venture to invest $6.75 million to develop a 130,000-square-foot facility. Scannell Properties is also planning its first development here, a $30 million investment in …

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Wallick Communities Announces New Leadership

New-Albany-based Wallick Communities, a leading affordable and senior housing developer and owner, has promoted Amy Albery to the role of CEO. For the past year, Albery served as chief operating officer in preparation for her transition to the CEO post. She joined Wallick in 2011 and has held key …

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A&F Earns Great Place to Work Certification

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the global omni-channel specialty apparel retailer, has received the prestigious Great Place to Work® Certification™ from the global authority on workplace culture. The certification is based entirely on current associates’ feedback about their experience working at A&F. This year, 93 percent of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. …

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Virtual Business Park Tour Earns Awards

New Albany took first place for its groundbreaking business park virtual tour and video in the Most Innovative Communications category from 3CMA, the City-County Communications & Marketing Association and a PRISM award from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The tour also placed second in …

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Batter’s Up at Accessible Mirolo Dream Field

Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium recently opened in Swickard Woods at Wexner Community Park, allowing children with special needs to experience the joys of America’s favorite sport firsthand with their families and friends. The Miracle League of New Albany, offers adaptive baseball at an accessible stadium for children …

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Support Local during Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting our local small businesses by shopping at a small business on Small Business Saturday and all …

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Amgen Announces Advanced Assembly and Packaging Facility

Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biopharmaceutical companies, plans to build a $365 million state-of-the-art product assembly and packaging facility on 177 acres in The New Albany International Business Park. The project includes greenfield construction of a 270,000-square-foot plant featuring Amgen’s most advanced digital automation and energy efficiency …

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VanTrust Expands Citing Business-Friendly Community

After completing construction and leasing of its first property here, Northeast 302, and breaking ground on the preleased Innovation I in New Albany International Business Park, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC recently broke ground on Innovation II while announcing plans to build New Albany 315 and Innovation III. When completed, VanTrust’s …

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Amazon Fulfillment Center to Hire 1,000 New Employees

Amazon is investing $250 million to build a new fulfillment center in New Albany with a first-floor footprint of 700,000 square feet where it expects to create 1,000 new jobs by the end of 2024. The minimum aggregate annual payroll for those new employees is estimated to be $31.2 million. …

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MORPC Funds Corporate Sustainable Commuter Programs

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is offering up to $5,000 in dollar-to-dollar matches to central Ohio companies that develop programs that motivate employees to drive less as part of its Gohio Commute initiative. The application period for the first round of funding closes September 30. A second round of …

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