Evelyn Ebert brings a background in public relations and social media to the Economic and Community Development Institute, where she serves as Development and Communications Manager. She works to produce consistent branding for the overall organization and promote its dynamic suite of small business development programming, including its small business lending program. She holds a bachelor's degree in French from the Ohio State University, and did graduate work at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Evelyn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 614-559-0115.
Nicole Perrin-Hill’s ambition of owning a beauty institute took root in childhood.
“I’ve always had a passion for the beauty industry,” says Perrin-Hill. “Ever since I was a little girl, I would take my dolls and give them all a different hairstyle. My dad was a barber... February 23rd, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Jim Pashovich of Grove City had operated a small food cart in the ’80s and ’90s, but the industry became too unpredictable and he could not see any opportunities for growth. He went into real estate, but eventually found himself lured back by the excitement and versatility of mobile food.
Pashovich liked... January 26th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
This has been a banner year for Carla Saunders, owner of Columbus, Ohio’s only gourmet cupcake truck. She worked at her mother’s brick-and-mortar bakery in her hometown of Grove City for many years, creating famous delicacies such as carrot cake cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes.
3 Babes and a Baker... December 22nd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Columbus native Nicholas Gonzalez wore many hats throughout his long career, from taxi driver, to restaurant manager, and finally retiring as an insurance underwriter. After losing his wife to cancer in 2004, he found himself pursuing a very different passion: painting.
His love of creating art soon... November 23rd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Many immigrants to the United States know that owning their own business could lead to a better life for their families and become a road to the financial mainstream. However, without access to financing, many very small businesses cannot scale up and become profitable.
Josephine Talieh came to the United... October 27th, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Planning a festive event can leave one inundated with details and choices. From hors d’oeuvres to centerpieces, linens to bouquets, many planners can feel overwhelmed by all the moving parts involved in pulling off such a complex feat.
Regina Prange and Brooke Kinsey were no strangers to the trials... September 22nd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Four years ago, Hayley Savage left her high-powered corporate career to turn her lifelong love of art into a business. While rising up the ranks in her business life, Savage spent decades collecting brilliant art. She was proud to support local artists, building an enviable gallery of contemporary... August 25th, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Vicki Hink honed her cooking talent behind the line of many of Columbus’s most prestigious eateries, always quickly rising through the ranks. While she knew that someday she wanted to open her own restaurant, a vacant storefront spotted on Oak Street in her adopted neighborhood of Olde Towne East... July 28th, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More