Events

Events

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Upcoming events

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Even in the fast-moving 21st century, animals, and the industries built around them, heavily affect our daily lives as well as our economy.

    We’ll be tackling this discussion from all angles: animals as servants, pets, and food sources.

    How has the emotional dynamic changed, specifically the importance of the animal-human bond in relation to our mental and physical well-being?

    How and why has society's outlook on animals and livestock changed in the past several decades? How have these changes in attitude affected farming and how has the market shifted?

    Our panel discussion will feature Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD (Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University), Meghan E. Herron, DVM (Associate Professor of Clinical Behavioral Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University), John Foltz, PhD (Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University), and Megan Koester (Executive Director of Canine Companions for Independence).

    In Partnership With: Ohio Agricultural Council


    Regular Entree: Country fried chicken with brown gravy, fried potatoes and onions, and roasted carrots. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Veggie burger with hummus spread and sweet potato fries. Served with a garden salad.

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    As Columbus’ star has ascended, the topic of its transportation challenges has been a constant source of discussion (and frustration).

    Our panel will discuss these problems and opportunities, including on-going funding issues such as whether or not the state will increase transportation funding and if it’s time for a gas tax increase.

    They’ll also cover the often expensive problem of last mile transportation, and what innovations lie ahead, including autonomous and electronic vehicles.

    Featuring Joanna Pinkerton (President and CEO of COTA), Scott Belcher (President and CEO of SFB Consulting, LLC), and Rick Ricart (President and Director of Sales and Marketing at Ricart Automotive Group).

    Sponsored by: Robert Weiler Company, ms consultants


    Regular Entree: Lemon pepper tilapia with lobster sauce, white rice, and roasted zucchini and squash. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Spinach lasagna. Served with a garden salad.

    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    With the federal government currently in the spotlight, the complexities and politics of government funding and budgets has never been more evident.

    The state budget is no joke, either. What gets funded, what gets cut, and what goes into these decisions? Where do local funds come into play? And in Ohio, with its oft argued “inequation” of educational funding, how do we solve that lingering problem?

    Our panel discussion will feature author and Ohio budget expert Terry Thomas and Greg Lawson (Research Fellow at The Buckeye Institute). Additional details to be announced.

    In Partnership With: Center for Community Solutions and the Buckeye Institute 


    Regular Entree: Grilled chicken with enchilada sauce . Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Pablano and portobello fajitas with roasted vegetables and Mexican rice.  Served with a garden salad.

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Featuring Simone Drake, Ph.D. (Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University), Todd Walker, Ph.D. (Director of Columbus Afrocentric Early College), Robyn Lyons-Robinson, Ph.D. (Chair of the English Department at Columbus State Community College), and Marshall Shorts (Founder of Artfluential).

    Sponsored by: The Robert Weiler Company


    Regular Entree: Meatloaf with demi sauce, butter whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, and roasted cipollini onions and carrots. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Wild mushroom ravioli with spinach and red pepper cream sauce. Served with a garden salad.

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Cleve Ricksecker (Executive Director of Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts), Marc Conte (Deputy Director of Research, Planning and Facilities at Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts), and Melanie Corn, Ed.D. (President of Columbus College of Art and Design), and Jessica Mathews (Safe Routes to School and 'Cool' Program Manager at Consider Biking).

    Sponsored by: Barnes & Thornburg, Edwards Companies, The Robert Weiler Company, and ms consultants, inc.


    Regular Entree: Parmesan crusted chicken. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Baked zucchini with herbed rice and marinara sauce. Served with a garden salad.

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Ohio State House, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Please join CMC and our sponsor, the Capitol Square Foundation, for a unique, up-close view of the Ohio Constitution's new exhibit, an overview from those who made it happen, and fun quizzes to test what you’ve learned!

    Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar in the beautiful Statehouse Museum Gallery. Limited space is available, so register today! Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for members’ guests (must be registered by a member).

    Sponsored by: Capitol Square Foundation

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