Entries by Mary Szymkowiak

Gahanna PD Seeks Your Feedback

We need you! And your opinion. Every two years, Gahanna Division of Police conducts a citywide survey to help us better understand and respond to safety concerns in Gahanna. This information will help us guide and improve the services we provide in this community. Take the survey HERE. 

Expressions Owner Creates Rose Bowl Parade Float Designs

Since 2003, Expressions Floral Design Studio has helped Gahanna residents commemorate milestones and send cheer, a cherished act during the pandemic. Long-time business owner Jody Brown Spivey is now preparing to support the upcoming Rose Bowl, which will feature the Tournament of Roses parade followed by a college football bowl game on January 1, 2022 between The Ohio State University and the University of Utah.   “I’ve attended many Rose Bowl events since 2002. I […]

Fourth Floor Interactive: Entrepreneurship in Gahanna

Gahanna is home to a growing array of entrepreneurs who bring innovative products and relevant services into the marketplace.  Gahanna’s C|Suites Executive Offices at Creekside host 40 entrepreneurships, including Fourth Floor Interactive that is owned and operated by entrepreneur Jennifer Chiappisi.  “I became an entrepreneur 13 years ago. It’s really a business lifestyle that enables you to work at […]

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Comes to Gahanna

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids opened this past May in Stoneridge Plaza (1257 N. Hamilton Rd.). Seven months later, this family-oriented business is reaping the benefits of operating a small business in Gahanna.  “When I was searching for a place to open my business, it was obvious that Gahanna was the right fit,” explained Pavel Poplaukhin, […]

Applications for Board & Commission Appointments Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for several Board & Commission appointments. These appointments are made either by the Mayor or City Council. To submit an application, visit: https://onboard.gahanna.gov/apply/ Applications for expiring terms and vacant positions will be accepted through November 30. Civil Service Commission Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council Parks & Recreation Board Planning Commission […]

Support Local Merchants on Small Biz Saturday

The City of Gahanna is highlighting local business promotions occurring on Small Business Saturday, November 27.  Small Business Saturday reinforces the importance of supporting local, small businesses that creatively enliven Gahanna.  Small businesses eagerly support Gahanna events, local sports, and charitable enterprises. Gahanna small businesses also develop strong relationships with neighborhood residents, providing local jobs, […]

Gahanna Welcomes Walnut Trace

On November 4, National Church Residences held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Walnut Trace, a robust new apartment community that provides housing for active seniors aged 55 and older. “With more than 60 percent of our citizens being lifelong residents of Gahanna, the need to provide updated and diverse housing stock to satisfy […]

Gahanna Welcomes “The Sauce”

In 2018, Kyler Smith was first introduced to the seafood boil dish made popular in Louisiana. Today, his company, The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express (The Sauce BSE), has rapidly expanded to four locations, most recently in Gahanna this past October. The progression from idea concept to company formation took less than one year, when in 2019, The Sauce opened its first location in Cleveland.   “When I was doing […]