Columbus Alive's People to Watch 2014

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

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.