As much fun as it is to celebrate the people in Columbus who put all those adjectives in front of our fair city — you know: open, hardworking, visionary, creative, innovative, et al — it’s a real struggle settling on the final selections for our annual People to Watch issue.
This year we received more than 175 nominations — all of them meritorious in some way — and those were just from readers, with very little overlap among them. Our staff came up with a long list to consider, too.
That said, once we met to debate which Columbus movers-and-shakers would get the final nod, the decision became a little easier. Everyone selected is, really, a no-brainer. We’d be fools to dismiss them.
The 11 people we’ve spotlighted have either already made a definitive mark on the city and are primed for an even larger impact, or are poised to unleash a tidal wave of their vast potential of awesome onto the Arch City. The future is bright indeed.