Top Five Things About Columbus in Five Weeks
Zeitgeber: (noun) derived from a combination of two German terms, zeit meaning time, and geber meaning giver.
The people in the Columbus community are very generous. They give their time, money, and assets for the betterment of the community. They are so willing to be on committees and boards just so that Columbus can continue to develop and grow. At each meeting I attend, I meet someone new and get a new opinion about this community. The Columbus community is full of Zeitgebers.
2. Location, location, location
Columbus is really fortunate with their location. They are close enough to Lincoln and Omaha to be able to take day trips there but they are far enough away to be their own city. Columbus is able to grow into itself and not worry about become a part of Lincoln or Omaha. They have everything a person really needs right here.
3. It’s not what you know…..
It’s who you know. That is one of the biggest lessons I have learned while working in the Chamber. In a community the size of Columbus, it is important to know who and when to call. There are a lot of people that are willing to help so it is easy to find the right person for the job. Just because you do not have experience with something does not mean you can not ask someone for help.
4. Microrobotics are everywhere.
While touring the schools and the different manufacturing plants in Columbus I have learned a lot about how machines work. They do not just get put together and magically work. There are people out there that specifically work on the “brain” of machines. It was crazy to see all the little parts and pieces that go into one
5. Manufacturing Matters
Being a farmer’s daughter I never really learned how anything but the agriculture industry could support a community. After spending a few weeks in Columbus and with Kara Asmus, workforce developer, I have learned just how important manufacturing is. I am really impressed with how well the manufacturing industry has come together with other sectors of the community to promote growth and development.