The Marathon Exchange and International Friendships

For some, running is simply an exercise, but for GCSCI it’s a way to deepen our relationships abroad. This year we welcomed 6 international athletes from our sister cities of Curitiba, Brazil and Hefei, China to participate in the Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon. The week included various activities that focused on engaging the runners and[…]

GCSCI Welcomes International Runners

In conjunction with next week’s GCSCI annual meeting, Columbus will also be welcoming 6 marathon runners from our sister cities of Hefei, China and Curitiba, Brazil. These international athletes will be participating in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon on October 16. The runners range from university students to business owners. All of them are[…]

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser August 28, 2016 On Wednesday, August 24, beer flowed, laughs were shared, and funds were raised for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors at Land Grant Brewery for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Happy Hour. The ambassadors (pictured below with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Director Darris Blackford) will[…]

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.

You’re Invited! GCAC Welcome Reception for Christoph David

GCAC Welcome Reception for 2016 Artist Exchange Program Participant Christoph David July 12, 2016 You are invited to attend a welcome reception presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to welcome their 2016 Artist Exchange Program participant, Cristoph David. Each year, GCAC welcomes an international artist to the city to work alongside local artists,[…]

Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary

Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary June 23, 2016 The GCSCI Accra-Columbus Committee marked its first year by holding elections on Saturday. Mr. Benjamin Okley Anyemenu was chosen as the new chairman of the committee and Ms. Naki Akrobettoe was elected secretary. GCSCI looks forward to working with Mr. Anyemenu and[…]

Columbus International Program Director Travels to Sister City of Hefei, China

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[…]