A series designed to help you grow and thrive.

Coming up:

With the lowest unemployment rate since 2000, our July 17 event will help employers leverage alternative pools of talent to fill critical roles within their business. Work experience programs like Restoration Academy, launched by the City of Columbus in 2012, are designed to make it easy for companies to integrate individuals back into employment.

Our panel of local employers and experts will shed light on how to discover untapped people and resources for your business.

Hidden Gems in the Columbus Workforce

Tuesday, July 17

Red Brick Occasions (Map)
118 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Networking and registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 – 9:15 a.m.

Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.

Our next guests

Linda Coleman
Hot Chicken Takeover

Linda Coleman first started on the dish tank at Hot Chicken Takeover in 2015 before working her way up to HR Manager for the popular restaurant chain. 

Tearicka Cradle
City of Columbus

Tearicka Cradle currently serves as the Restoration Academy Coordinator for the City of Columbus within the Civil Service Commission.

John Rush
CleanTurn Enterprises

John Rush is a social entrepreneur who leads Central Ohio’s leading social enterprise accelerator, CleanTurn Enterprises.


Chamber members – $25 each   |   Non-members – $40 each
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Ticket purchases are considered non-refundable. 

This is a ticketless event. An electronic reminder will be sent with full details prior to the event.


Parking is available at the surface lot located behind the venue, as well as in the garage west of the venue on Main Street. Metered parking is available along Main Street, 3rd and 4th Streets depending on time.
A map of all parking options is available here.

For more information

Please contact events@columbus.org or 614-225-6950.

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