2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Announces 2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

CURITIBA·DRESDEN·HEFEI 2017 Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Ambassadors Selected Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary! A couple years ago we expanded our athlete exchange program to Curitiba,[…]

Marathon Exchange Applications Now Open!

Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary!  Are you an athlete who would like to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden Marathon[…]

Columbus Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing

Stop by Land Grant Brewing and join Greater Columbus Sister Cities International to celebrate our 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors. 20 percent of all sales will go to the Marathon Exchange and will help cover costs for the runners.  Land Grant Brewery is home to a beautiful tap room just west of downtown Columbus.

BUSINESS TRIP TO HEFEI

Columbus International Program‘s Executive Director Mark Poeppelmen and Chinese Business Development Coordinator, Jiyu Jia took a trip to China in the beginning of October. Their stops included our sister city of Hefei and our sister state of Hubei. While in Hefei, Mark and Jiyu met with our counterpart Becky Liu and Shen Yekui, the Vice[…]

FROM THE DISPATCH: PORT COLUMBUS SEEKS DIRECT SERVICE TO ASIA

Originally posted in the Columbus Dispatch: Could Tokyo or Mumbai join the list of destinations from Port Columbus? It’s not likely to happen within the next year, but securing a direct flight to Asia seems increasingly likely with the growth in travel between central Ohio and countries such as India, Japan and China. “Service is[…]

2016 SISTER CITIES MARATHON EXCHANGE: APPLY NOW!

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International holds athlete exchanges each year with our sister cities that also host a marathon or half marathon. This year, we are excited to continue our exchange program with Hefei, China, Curitiba, Brazil and for the fifth year, Dresden, Germany! Three local athletes stand a chance of representing Columbus at the[…]