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This is where Columbus and the central Ohio community comes to talk business. cbuzz is the first business-focused podcast by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, where we talk with Columbus's top entrepreneurs and highlight local business events that you won't want to miss.



Want to suggest a guest? Have a question for us about cbuzz? We'd love to hear from you ... contact us at columbus.org.

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This is where Columbus and the central Ohio community comes to talk business. cbuzz is the first business-focused podcast by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, where we talk with Columbus's top entrepreneurs and highlight local business events that you won't want to miss.



Want to suggest a guest? Have a question for us about cbuzz? We'd love to hear from you ... contact us at columbus.org.

    cbuzz: John Carter, Nationwide Financial: Empowerment and Inclusive Leadership

    cbuzz: John Carter, Nationwide Financial: Empowerment and Inclusive Leadership

    John Carter is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Financial located in Columbus, Ohio. John assumed his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Financial in 2019. He oversees the company’s retirement plans, life insurance (individual, business, and corporate-owned) and focuses on providing innovative products and solutions that help individuals and businesses’ retirements and financial futures. John advocates for retirement security of America and is a key voice in discussing regulatory and industry conversations impacting retirement planning.

    To learn more about Nationwide Financial, visit Nationwide.com.

    Tune in today as John sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to talk about empowerment and inclusive leadership.



    A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

    Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.

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    cbuzz: Kevin Lloyd, ColumbusBlack.com: Have a great team in order to achieve your goals

    cbuzz: Kevin Lloyd, ColumbusBlack.com: Have a great team in order to achieve your goals

    As the Founder of Lloyds of Columbus, LLC, ColumbusBlack.com, Co-Founder of MYLE (Make Your Life Entertaining), Co-Founder of Venture Suite, Color Coded Labs and The Ohio Collective. Central Ohio Region, Kevin Lloyd is a serial entrepreneur. Over the past 16 years, Lloyd has acquired a reputation for establishing strong brands and innovative marketing campaigns by leveraging lifestyle-based marketing, social media, and event activation engagement strategies.

    To learn more about ColumbusBlack.com, visit ColumbusBlack.com.

    Tune in today as Kevin sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to talk about establishing strong brands and innovative marketing campaigns.



    A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

    Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.

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    cbuzz: Sue Zazon, Huntington National Bank: Making change one conversation at a time

    cbuzz: Sue Zazon, Huntington National Bank: Making change one conversation at a time

    As the Huntington National Bank President, Central Ohio Region, Sue Zazon leads a diverse team of financial services professionals who are committed to serving consumers and businesses across central Ohio. She also oversees the bank’s philanthropic investments for central Ohio, along with all community involvement and Community Reinvestment Act priorities. Sue believes in living purposefully and she has proactively shaped her own path.

    To learn more about Huntington National Bank, visit huntington.com.

    Tune in today as Sue sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to talk about making change one conversation at a time.



    A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

    Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.

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    cbuzz: Juana Williams, J's Sweet Treats & Wedding Cakes: It works if you work it

    cbuzz: Juana Williams, J's Sweet Treats & Wedding Cakes: It works if you work it

    Juana Williams is the owner of J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes, the Premier Boutique Bakery located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. Launching in 2016 after a successful pop-up show, they specialize in making magical memorable moments through edible art.

    Juana joins the show to talk about taking a hobby and transitioning it to a thriving business. Her path includes opening a brick-and-mortar location at the start of the pandemic, creating a custom cake for the Disney Channel, and most recently opening a second location in Polaris Mall.

    To learn more about J’s Sweet Treats and Cakes, visit jssweettreats.net, or stop by their Parsons Avenue or Polaris Mall location and pick up some sweet treats.

    Tune in today as Juana sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to talk about taking risks, pivoting, and pursuing a passion.



    A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

    Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.

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    cbuzz: Sarah Cygan, Ologie: Establishing meaningful connections

    cbuzz: Sarah Cygan, Ologie: Establishing meaningful connections

    Sarah Cygan is the Chief Experience Officer at Ologie. Through her role, she advocates for both clients and the Ologie team in pursuit of deliberate design and meaningful connections that make an impact.

    Ologie has worked with clients like the Greater Columbus Arts Council , Purdue University, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to raise awareness and brand reputation through research, strategy, design, messaging and more.

    Sarah joins the show to talk about building an employee-centered culture, the value of taking risks and the importance of being a purpose-focused organization.

    Tune in today as Sarah sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to talk all things people and strategy.



    A note about cbuzz production: We are thrilled to be back recording episodes for our Central Ohio community. Stay tuned for new episodes, which will share the stories of some of our best and brightest Columbus Chamber members. Thank you to our listeners for their patience and understanding as we worked to establish a virtual recording setup. You can learn about Capital University here and learn more about cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt here.

    Cbuzz is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s business-focused podcast and was named Best Business Podcast in 2019 by the Columbus Podcast Awards. The show is produced in partnership with Capital University and its students, and the show is hosted by Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and storyteller.

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    cbuzz: Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber of Commerce: The magic of business advocacy

    cbuzz: Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber of Commerce: The magic of business advocacy

    This episode was previously recorded and may not fully reflect the most recent information. You can access the Chamber’s team members here and to join the Chamber here.

    The Columbus Chamber of Commerce supports over 2,000 businesses throughout the Central Ohio Region ranging from solo-entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.

    It offers services in a variety of areas including workforce and business development, access to savings plans and one-on-one consultations with industry experts. Additionally, the Chamber hosts 20+ events each year with a focus on educational programming and large-scale networking opportunities.

    Tune in as Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber president and CEO, sits down with cbuzz host Mikaela Hunt to discuss the reality of operating a business-focused organization amidst a global pandemic, the magic of supporting small businesses and what to expect next from the Chamber.

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Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

No Rocker Boys Please ,

Authentic and insightful!

What a great look inside the minds of innovative leaders! Mikaela is excellent at extracting the applied nuts and bolts for how entrepreneurial journeys are mapped out, along with all the wonderful detours that appear along the way!

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Good stuff!

This podcast is really good for getting to know local entrepreneurs and businesses. The host’s voice and style are nice to listen to as well. It’s very consistent.

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Columbus is a great place to be in business

Great series. Incredibly useful resource for both how to and inspiration. Columbus is a great place to be in business.

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