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Blog // Connect Ohio

Connect Ohio Receives Nonprofit IT CreativITy Award

By Amanda Murphy

Recently, Connect Ohio was honored by Columbus-based nonprofit GroundWork group with a Nonprofit IT CreativITy Award. Connect Ohio was nominated under the community engagement category, specifically for the statewide Every Citizen Online program. Other nominees for this category include United Way of Central Ohio and Columbus KIDS: Ready, Set, Learn.     GroundWork group worked with a local production company, Longstride, to create short documentary-style videos of each finalist organization and their mission. Connect Ohio’s video features an interview with executive director Stu Johnson, as well as video from various Every...

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GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

By COH Staff

As we celebrate GIS Day today, it seems fitting that everyone’s attention has been on maps recently, especially with the election results last week and the devastation and recovery from superstorm Sandy. Perhaps without realizing it, everyone is taking advantage of the power of GIS. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow us to visualize vast amounts of data and information to better understand our physical world, political events, cultural changes, disasters, and much more. GIS Day celebrates the use of GIS to analyze diverse topics in local, state, federal, and international applications. From the breakdown of...

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Free Google Resources for Growing Your Business Online

By Amanda Murphy

In partnership with Connect Michigan, Connect Ohio, Ohio Telecommunications Association, and Telecommunications Association of Michigan, Google - the world’s online search leader - conducted two free Growing Your Business Online workshops last week at the Great Lakes Technology Showcase in Toledo, Ohio. Both workshops had full attendance and participants received tips and information for utilizing Google resources to increase, monitor, and maintain their business’ web presence.   Many of Google’s resources are free and available online at Google.com. Below is a list of topics covered during the workshops...

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Connect Ohio, Governor's Office of Appalachia Present at Community Development Conference

By Amanda Murphy

On November 7, 2012, Connect Ohio had the opportunity to present at the 2012 Community Development Conference at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Cambridge. Stu Johnson, executive director for Connect Ohio, alongside Jason Wilson, director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia, gave attendees an update on the Connect Appalachia Broadband Task Force, which continues making great strides in helping Appalachian Ohio get connected. Johnson and Wilson also made an exciting announcement regarding the upcoming formation of the Task Force's fund, which will immediately begin spurring broadband access, adoption, and use...

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