Articles By: Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

Kevin joined Economic & Community Development Institute in June 2013. In his role as Food Fort Marketing & Development Manager, Kevin works with over 40 food-based clients to help develop their business by enhancing their networking and marketing efforts. He also oversees marketing and events to further develop The Food Fort brand. A Columbus native, Kevin attended The Ohio State University receiving his degree in Strategic Communication. He can be contacted via email at kbrennan@ecdi.org or by phone at 614-732-0573.

Startup Week Comes Back to Columbus May 2

Startup Week Comes Back to Columbus May 2
Columbus is ready to welcome back “Columbus Startup Week,” the annual event sponsored by Chase, celebrating entrepreneurial cities across the country. Beginning Monday, May 2, five days of programming will be offered to the public, completely free of charge, to inspire both startup owners or those...
April 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo
You may have noticed the vast amount of food trucks lining the city streets this past spring and summer, or as mobile operators call it, “the peak season,” serving the bustling metropolis of Downtown Columbus at over 15 different locations. Perhaps you’ve even stopped for a quick bite or coffee...
February 23rd, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight, Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

The Food Fort, Powered by ECDI, Gears Up for its 2nd Annual QFM96 Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort, Powered by ECDI, Gears Up for its 2nd Annual QFM96 Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 1, The Food Fort will partner with Columbus classic rock radio station QFM96 to host their second annual food truck festival in Westerville. Last year’s festival featured over 20 of Columbus’ most popular food trucks and carts, attracting over 2,500 curious rock n’ roll food...
July 23rd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Modern Southern Table Wins The Food Fort’s First-Ever Fried Chicken Throwdown

The Modern Southern Table Wins The Food Fort’s First-Ever Fried Chicken Throwdown
On May 14, The Food Fort’s campus was transformed into a culinary battleground, pitting three of Columbus’ best-kept southern-style secrets against each other in The Food Fort’s first-ever Fried Chicken Throwdown. The cooking competition, held in front of an audience of over 150 local “foodies,”...
May 28th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Old North Arcade: A Fresh Spin On A Popular Past-Time Ready To Serve The Old North Neighborhood

Old North Arcade:  A Fresh Spin On A Popular Past-Time Ready To Serve The Old North Neighborhood
Ben Morgan, owner of Old North Arcade, has been taking calculated risks his entire life. During his teenage years, he quickly became enamored with Magic The Gathering, a card game where players face off against each other in one-on-one battles that take place in a fantasy world with wizards, monsters...
April 23rd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses
This spring, you may notice a change in downtown Columbus. As city dwellers hustle to their offices, a new sight and smell might stop them in their paths. Columbus-ites will be able to enjoy a quick bite, on the go, without worrying about the rollercoaster of emotions that go hand-in-hand with typical...
February 26th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill
The pop-up restaurant concept is nothing new to Columbus. You may have paid a visit to Little Eater’s pop-up at The Hills Market Downtown this past fall. Chances are you have heard about Hot Chicken Takeover’s pop-up success in Olde Towne East. Pop-ups allow food entrepreneurs to grow their business...
January 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business
As the summer sizzle begins to cool off, restaurateurs look for ways to welcome the coming cold months by incorporating the winter season into their business model. Perhaps they will begin to offer more seasonal items like hearty comfort food to take customer’s minds of the impending winterapocalypse....
October 23rd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

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