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SBA Offers Economic Disaster Cash Grants and Loan Advances

Small businesses and nonprofits may be eligible for thousands of dollars in cash grants as part of the U. S. Small Business Association’s Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance program. The program provides economic relief to small business and nonprofit organizations experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to the …

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SBA Distributes New Round of Restaurant Revitalization Funding

Applications open May 3 for grants to support restaurants still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on their businesses. The Small Business Administration is distributing $28 billion in funds. The amount of funds available to restaurant owners will depend upon the losses sustained and how much money they received in …

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COTA Restores Line 45 Service for New Albany Area

COTA’s Line 45, a weekday commuter bus service that runs between Columbus and New Albany, will begin transporting commuters again on May 3. The fixed route line was suspended last year due to COVID-19. The greener transportation alternative to single passenger vehicles provides a less expensive, hassle-free way to get …

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City Incubator Continues Education and Networking

Innovate New Albany, the city’s incubator for technology and business startups, has continued its successful Tiger Talks despite the pandemic by connecting virtually to an ever-increasing audience. Reflecting the mission of the incubator, TIGER stands for Technology, Innovation Growth, Entrepreneurship and Responsibility. Check out Brian Ahearn’s Tiger Talk, How to

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City Incubator Continues Education and Networking

Innovate New Albany, the city’s incubator for technology and business startups, has continued its successful Tiger Talks despite the pandemic by connecting virtually to an ever-increasing audience. Reflecting the mission of the incubator, TIGER stands for Technology, Innovation Growth, Entrepreneurship and Responsibility. Check out Brian Ahearn’s Tiger Talk, How to

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New Albany Welcomes Food Court, W Nail Bar to City

New Albany Welcomes Food Court, W Nail Bar to City 

Bubbly Hall, a food court with 15,000 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, plans to open in the Fall on Central College Road. Bubbly Hall will feature cuisine, ranging from tortillas, crepes and …

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Registration Now Open for 17th Annual Walking Classic

The largest walking-only race in North America, the New Albany Walking Classic, celebrates its 17thanniversary on the race course September 19. The Classic draws thousands of participants at every level, from Olympic-caliber to recreational walkers. Organized by the nonprofit, Healthy New Albany, the 10k course starts at Market …

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National Safety Site Ranks New Albany Safest City

New Albany was recently named the safest city in Ohio for 2021 by Safety.com, a leading home security and safety advocacy website. Analysts from the site assessed data provided by the FBI Crime Report, Gun Violence Archive, U.S. Census Bureau, Insurance Journal and America Health Rankings to create its …

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New Albany Works Video Features Development Staff

A recent New Albany Works video spotlights Jackie Russell, Community Development’s economic development specialist, describing her passion for people and the built environment. Russell facilitates large or complex development projects, supports strategic planning and research initiatives, coordinates outreach visits with existing businesses and manages the city’s incubator. Outside the office, …

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State’s TechCred Grants Support Employee Training

Businesses can apply for TechCred, Ohio’s grants program that reimburses employers for the cost of technology training for employees, now through April 30. The TechCred website provides information about certification programs, ranging from business, construction, healthcare and information technology to cybersecurity and automation. A list of providers is …

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Smart Columbus Debuts Pivot Navigation App

With an ever-increasing range of transportation options, Pivot, a new navigation app makes it easy to find the best way to get around central Ohio. The app features local transit options that include COTA buses, ride-hail, bikes, scooters and more. Download Pivot on the Apple App Store and Google Play …

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New Albany Chamber Offers Implicit Bias Training

The New Albany Chamber’s year-long Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings continue this month with program with a program on Implicit Bias on April 15.  The virtual training session, facilitated by the city of Columbus’ Citywide Training & Development division, is an interactive course exploring types of implicit bias, the effects …

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Data Center Investment Here Boosts Ohio’s Ranking

When Ohio clinched the number one spot in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup annual rankings for total projects per capita, New Albany had three of the top 25 projects that catapulted the state to success. Facebook’s $1 billion investment as well as new projects by Google and Amazon were cited …

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Year in Review Highlights City’s Accomplishments

In a year like no other, New Albany continued to attract new business, helped existing businesses expand, opened Rose Run Park, added leisure trails and refined its path to progress through strategic planning. Facebook began serving traffic at two of five planned data centers prompting a national site selector to …

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New Albany Expands Economic Development Team

The city of New Albany recently expanded its economic development team with the appointment of Michael Loges as economic development manager. Loges brings more than 12 years of development experience, including work for the Ohio Development Services Agency, city of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority. He offers expertise …

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Year in Review Highlights New Albany’s Accomplishments

In a year like no other, New Albany continued to attract new business, helped existing businesses expand, opened Rose Run Park, added leisure trails and created a pathway to progress through strategic planning. Facebook began serving traffic at two of five planned data centers representing a $1 billion investment and …

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Loges Joins New Albany Economic Development Team

The city of New Albany recently expanded its economic development team with the naming of Michael Loges as economic development manager. Loges brings more than 12 years of development experience, including work for the Ohio Development Services Agency, city of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority. He offers expertise …

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Ohio Coalition Uses Employee Experiences to Stop the Spread

The Ohio Business Roundtable’s Coalition to Stop the Spread is calling on employers to educate and empower employees to become “safe-practice ambassadors” in promoting COVID-19 precautions and fight the pandemic that has weakened the economy. A grassroots campaign leverages the power of personal employee experiences to encourage more employees to …

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Chamber to Offer Free Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Trainings

New Albany Chamber members and the community are invited to attend monthly Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Training sessions that will be held monthly through 2021. The virtual sessions, which cover a wide range of issues including implicit bias, language, privilege and civility, are free and can be attended as stand-alone …

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Ask the Expert, Lunch & Learn, Cooking on Tap at Healthy New Albany

If you are looking for ways to get through the cold winter months, Healthy New Albany may have the answer. Healthy New Albany is offering a wide variety of programming to help people achieve greater mindfulness, better nutrition and stronger resilience during the winter months. The organization’s community calendar offers …

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