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New Albany Lecture Series Goes Virtual

Despite the pandemic, the New Albany Community Foundation, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, continued its tradition of providing compelling forums featuring some of the world’s most influential thought leaders. This year’s series, virtual and free to everyone, offered timely programs on civil discourse & debate, health and mental …

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New Albany Businesses Receive City CARES Grants

New Albany has allocated $200,000 in federal CARES Act funding to more than 50 small businesses in the community through its New Albany CARES Small Business Grant Program. Every New Albany company that applied and met the eligibility requirements received funding. The grants, ranging from $3,000 to $15,000, are designed …

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City Provides New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Two new electric vehicle charging stations are now operational in the parking lot behind Village Hall, 150 W. Main Street. The ChargePoint Express 250 stations are level 3 direct current (DC) fast chargers and equipped with both CCS1 and CHAdeMO connectors. With a maximum output of 62.5 kW each, they …

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COTA to Resume Fares on January 11

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will begin charging fares again on January 11 for COTA Plus and fixed-route bus lines. COTA temporarily suspended fares when it began requiring rear-door boarding to reduce contact between drivers and passengers during the pandemic. COTA is installing protective barriers between drivers and passengers on …

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Business-Centric City Services, Talent, Location Drive Steady Growth

In a year like no other, the New Albany International Business Park continues to experience steady growth and expansion that several businesses attribute to the city’s “business centric”  approach to economic development, ideal location and strong talent pool. 

Alene Candles, a leading private label candle and diffuser manufacturers, recently …

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Digital Health Company, Hims & Hers, Now Open

Hims & Hers, a direct-to-consumer digital health and wellness company, has moved into its new mail order pharmacy and fulfillment center. The 302,000-square-foot facility recently became certified as a licensed pharmacy, making it one of the largest in the United States. The company is hiring pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, customer …

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Alene Candles Opens New Warehouse

Alene Candles, one of the nation’s leading private label candle and diffuser manufacturers, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new warehouse in the New Albany International Business Park. The $30 million environmentally-friendly building encompasses 280,000 square feet and will employ 58 workers. It is designed to support the …

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Bath & Body Works Interior Receives Architecture Award

Bath & Body Work’s 53,000-square-foot Research and Design Center in the Personal Care and Beauty Campus received an honor award for interior architect in the annual American Institute of Architecture contest. Judges called the $7.1 million project “a compelling example of adaptive reuse and interior architecture” noting its effectiveness in …

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Dublin-Granville Bridge Now Open to Traffic

Franklin County recently completed construction of the new bridge at East Dublin Granville Road, between Harlem Road and Hamilton Road, and the road is now open to traffic. The new bridge, which crosses Rocky Fork Creek, now spans 92 feet to improve water flow. It was designed to accommodate a …

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Food Pantry Seeks Conversation Partners

Learn about culture and life experiences through the New Albany Food Pantry’s Conversation Partners, a program that matches English speaking volunteers with English Language Learners (ELL) from the pantry community. In addition to assisting new residents to become linguistically self-sufficient, the program offers the opportunity for a new friendship among …

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Submit Your Nomination for Chamber Spotlight by 11/5

There is still time to nominate an individual or organization for the New Albany Chamber’s Community Spirit Spotlight that shines a light on the everyday heroes around us who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on our community. From nonprofits and companies to teachers, healthcare workers, …

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Community Development Survey Seeks Business Insights

With greater limitations on its ability to meet in person with area businesses due to COVID-19, the New Albany Community Development Department is reaching out to New Albany-based companies about the impact of COVID-19 on their operations and to determine how the city can better meet their needs. The feedback …

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COTA, Via Partner to Offer OnDemand Transit

A new full-time, on-demand transit service, COTA//Plus Bus On-Demand, is the first of its kind in the country and serves as a model for other cities seeking to update public transit services in response to COVID-19. The service is available in northeast Columbus, New Albany and Gahanna, where riders formerly …

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Township Fire Chief Earns Service Award

Congratulations to Plain Township Fire Chief Jack Rupp who received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Fire Marshal’s Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame in recognition for his 50 years of “making a difference to improve fire service.” Rupp, who began his career more than 29 years ago, was …

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Homeside Financial, Feazel Ranked Among Fast 50

Two recent additions to the New Albany International Business Park have made Business First’s 2020 Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing companies in central Ohio. Feazel, a residential and commercial roofing, windows and exterior home improvement company, ranked 16th with an average annual growth rate of 47.18 percent …

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Chamber Graduates 2020 Leadership New Albany Class

Twelve local existing and emerging leaders recently completed Leadership New Albany, a leadership development program offered by the New Albany Chamber to increase participants’ knowledge of New Albany’s past and present while gaining a better understanding of the local business, economic, civic and government landscape. Local leaders share business insights …

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Buckeye Interactive’s Minns Selected for Impact Academy

Buckeye Interactive web designer Nathan Minns has been selected to participate in Columbus Young Professionals Club’s Columbus Impact Academy. The academy is a four-month impact and leadership initiative that offers fall and spring classes for emerging leaders and high potential professionals. Participants meet virtually every other week to focus on …

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