Columbus City North Side-based Elevate Northland, a new nonprofit serving the, has been designated as a CDC – Community Development Corporation.
CDCs are special kinds of nonprofits that focus on improving the economy of a neighborhood or city, either through community growth and assistance or through housing.
“Elevate Northland has made a name for itself by offering classes for New American residents (and long-time residents) who are business owners or want to start their own business,” said Lauren Muchwicz, Coordinator, Elevate Northland Academy.
Classes are also available to learn more about American banking and credit, such as how to use credit and how to use a checking account.
The organization’s long-term vision is to open a building in Northland that will provide space for small businesses to rent a booth, kiosk or small shop; rent office space; use co-working and meeting space by the hour; and apply to be one of the restaurants featured in the Elevate Northland Restaurant Incubator.
The building will also include event space available for rent, and a central place for residents to find help with jobs, housing and food.
“It will be a neighborhood hub: a place for residents from many neighborhoods and ethnic groups to come together to learn and play and celebrate. Find out about our classes and/or get information about renting space at their website: www.ElevateNorthland.org,” she added.
Columbus reelects Mayor Andrew Ginther
City of Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther won reelection unopposed and with present four city council members also winning their seats—Elizabeth Brown, Emmanuel Remy, Rob Dorans and Shayla Favor.
In his victory speech, Mayor Andrew Ginther who used the opportunity to acknowledge the role his late mother had played in his political life, promised to continue the progress of the last four years in the next four years.
Also, Joe Begeny won the Mayor of Reynoldsburg in a flippin
g of the mayoral seat of the city. Reynoldsburg made history by electing Bhuwan Pyakurel, first Nepalese refugee to be elected into office in Ohio, as ward 3 councilmember.Ryan Edwards won as council member of Grandview City.