Kevin joined Economic & Community Development Institute in June 2013. In his role as Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Kevin works with the other ECDI programs to help their marketing efforts, specifically through the use of various social media platforms. A Columbus native, Kevin attended The Ohio State University receiving his degree in Strategic Communications. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 614-732-0573.
From zesty chipotle sliders to decadent blackberry sage donuts, The Food Fort’s first annual showcase attracted hundreds of hungry attendees eager for an introduction to the diversely talented “foodie-preneurs” that call The Food Fort Home.
“We spent months coordinating so many moving parts,”... March 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
When Florence Freeman moved to Columbus in 1996, she quickly realized there was an absence of ethnic food options in the state’s capital.
“My first thought was, ‘All you guys eat here are hamburgers?’” Freeman says. “Chinese restaurants were the only other ethnic foods here. I was stunned.... February 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
When Rhonda Fisher opened Girl & Guy Republic, a vibrant hair salon located in the heart of The Short North, she immediately felt at home. The downtown district has proven to accept any and all new brand of businesses whole-heartedly, and Girl & Guy Republic with its unique concept, fit right... January 23rd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
We got off to a fast start in 2013 with the opening of The Women’s Business Center of Ohio in January. The WBC, the only center of its kind funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Ohio, helps guide women through the challenges and joys of owning their own business. With access to office... December 26th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized event aimed to support the 28 million small businesses all across the country. Placed strategically between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Shop Small Movement aims to increase customer traffic to small businesses throughout the busiest shopping weekend... November 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Realizing he’d never achieve financial freedom in his country of Somalia, Basha Osman left his homeland at the youthful age of seventeen. With nothing more then the passion to lift him and his family out of poverty, Osman fled to Canada, where he attended the Ottawa Technical Secondary School, learning... September 26th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
While many central Ohioans were celebrating PRIDE and getting ready for the Red White & Crew game, another event was drawing hundreds of capital city residents last weekend.
Women’s Day, the grand opening event for the The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC) held Saturday, June 22, 2013, was... June 27th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More