Business Member Profile: Ted Fireman, Office Evolution

By Heather Brown | 12 Jun, 2017

How long has your business been downtown? We had our soft opening around the holidays last year, but really got started first of the year. Why did you decide to locate to downtown?  Downtown growth is…

Business Spotlight: Daniel Miller, Heartland Bank

By Heather Brown | 18 May, 2017

How long has Heartland Bank been downtown? We opened our downtown branch in 2006. In 2014, the bank moved to its current location at High and State streets. What’s your favorite downtown event? Columbus Arts…

Outreach Specialist Receives Award

By Cass Freeland | 10 Apr, 2017

Homeless Outreach Specialist Bill Cobun received the In the Trenches Award from the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless on April 5. Bill has been with Capital Crossroads and Discovery SIDs since 2011. He joined the team…

SID Presents

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts unveiled the 2016 Year-End State of Downtown Report to a crowd of more than 300 at the Columbus Metropolitan Club forum February 15. Executive Director Cleve Ricksecker moderated…

Discovery District Placemaking

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

“Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community.” —Project for Public Spaces More than 400 residents, students, employees and visitors in the Discovery District shared their thoughts…

Downtown Video Campaign

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

The Capital Crossroads SID service plan outlines that promotions and marketing initiatives must improve the image of the district and provide commercial marketing assistance. Given the ongoing importance of digital communications, the SID strategically aligned…

Transit Pass Program

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

Property owners representing more than 60 percent of the properties in the Capital Crossroads SID signed a petition to place a transit assessment on their property to help pay for an employee transit pass program….

Annual Reports

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

Capital Crossroads and Discovery SIDs each produce an annual report outlining their programs and services. Each SID marked big anniversaries last year: 15 years for Capital Crossroads and 10 years for Discovery. The core of…

Clean Team Spotlight

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

Capital Crossroads SID Clean Team works hard to keep downtown clean. A glance at pictures of Downtown before the SID was established 15 years ago shows the difference. Seven days a week, Cleaning Ambassadors are…

Ambassadors of the Year

By Cass Freeland | 31 Mar, 2017

Each year, Capital Crossroads and Discovery SIDs recognize an employee who consistently goes above and beyond as ambassador of the year. Capital Crossroads Ambassador of the Year for 2016 was Aaron Runyan. Aaron has worked…