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What is Conquering Columbus?

Conquering Columbus is a brand and podcast connecting you to the people that are having an impact on the growth of our great city. Across all industries, we interview guests who have made a difference and helped put Columbus on the map. We are growing a lot as we learn from them, and now you can too by subscribing on your favorite podcast app, signing up for our email list, and sharing with all of your friends!


Recent Podcasts:

Episode 149 | United Schools Network - Summary: Andrew is the Founder & CEO of United Schools Network, which started with just 57 students and one school. The organization has now grown to over 850 students, and their goal is to provide an excellent education to students that normally lack these opportunities so that they can be prepared for college and life
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Episode 148 | RevLocal - Summary: Marc Hawk is the CEO/Co-Founder of RevLocal, a digital marketing company with a focus on revolutionizing the local digital marketing industry. Since the company’s inception in 2010, RevLocal has grown quickly – they were on INC 500’s list of fastest growing companies multiple years in a row, and they have been named to numerous,
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Episode 147 | The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - Summary: Rita Soronen is the President & CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; a national, non-profit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes and loving families for the nearly 155,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven
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Episode 146 | Columbus 2020 - Summary: Kenny is the President and CEO of Columbus 2020, which is the economic development organization for the 11 county Columbus region. They work in partnership with state and local entities to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth. Prior to Columbus 2020, Kenny accumulated over 20 years of regional economic development and management
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Episode 145 | Equitas Health - Summary: Dwayne Steward is the Director of Prevention at Equitas Health. Established in 1984, Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio), is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system and federally qualified community health center look-alike. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare
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Recent Blog Posts:

The meaning of “Live Uncomfortably” - tldr; Live Uncomfortably – Get uncomfortable, push yourself there every day. By doing so you’ll see growth in unimaginable ways. See action plan. Conquering Columbus has adopted the phrase “Live Uncomfortably” after our initial launch, but we haven’t taken the time to explain it’s meaning. Let’s shed some light on these two beautiful words, and
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Why we created Conquering Columbus - Why we Love Columbus Mike here to tell you all why Josh and I love the city of Columbus, and how this podcast got its start. Columbus is an amazing city, and while there are many things that make it extraordinary, one reason stands out to us – The people that call this city home.
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