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Blog // Connect Ohio

Small Business Saturday

By Connected Nation

Today is Small Business Saturday and we're encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We're doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
Did you know? •       There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales. •       On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $...

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Connect Ohio Holds Grand Opening of Digital Works in Carrollton

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio held the grand opening of its newest Digital Works location in Carrollton on Wednesday, November 20. Digital Works is a technology skills training program aimed at providing a link between twenty-first century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs. The event was held at Digital Works in Carrollton at 11 E. Main Street, with remarks from dignitaries, and representatives of program partners Carroll County Economic Development and Frontier Communications. “I couldn’t be happier that Carroll County...

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Digital Works: Connecting People & Jobs, Weekly Success

By Lyndsey Kleven

Digital Works Logan, Randy E. Greene A message from Randy E. Greene: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Digital Works for the training that was awarded to me. With six weeks of training, I learned an incredible amount of knowledge of how to improve my techniques in customer service. With this training, I was able to attain employment with a local business, working as a reservation and customer service representative. I would like to thank Tammy Spring, the coordinator and trainer at Digital Works Logan, for her wonderful abilities in encouraging, training, and skills, talking with customers. She made this process...

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South Elementary School Receives New Computers

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio presented the children of South Elementary School of Cambridge City School District with 20 computers Tuesday, November 19, to update its computer lab. The computers were donated on behalf of the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative (CABI) Fund, a Connect Ohio initiative to provide computers and technology connectivity to low-income Appalachian Ohio areas in need. Recent financial contributions from Intel for the CABI Fund made this donation possible with the computers being provided by a Columbus-based nonprofit Community Computer Alliance. “Many of our children do not have Internet access or computers at home so it is...

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