One of the benefits of living in Columbus is the ability for anyone to make an impact. This is the issue where we highlight the people who are doing so.

People watching is one of our favorite parts of this job.

For those of us fortunate enough to work at Columbus Alive, we get to observe, interact with and tell the stories of so many awesome people in this city, but our annual People To Watch issue - now in its eighth year - is special.

One of the benefits of living in Columbus is the ability for anyone to make an impact. This is the issue where we highlight the people who are doing so.

Some of these names you might already know; we think they're going to rise to even greater heights. Some of these names you might not know; we think you're going to.

Read on for the people who are going to make some noise.