Archive for the ‘ECDI Spotlight’ Category

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location
Extra ketchup and salt, please. The fry’s versatility is typically lost in the traditional presentation of French fries, tater tots and sweet potato fries. Daniel McCarthy saw an opportunity to expand the potato-ketchup-salt partnership to incorporate a range of flavors and toppings drawn from world...
December 8th, 2014 | 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

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to satisfy their sugar cravings at Goodies Galore, a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cakes. Goodies Galore won free retail space for a year at 267 S. Third St. through the KickStart Columbus competition. The award also includes reduced rent the following...
October 7th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

In The Company of Women, 2014

In The Company of Women, 2014
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), powered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), has spent the last year and a half building a network of women business leaders in the Central Ohio community. The organization provides business counseling, training, networking and funding...
August 28th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 9, The Food Fort, in partnership with premiere Columbus classic rock radio station QFM 96, will hold its first ever Food Truck Festival. The Food Fort, a cutting-edge, mobile food-based business incubator, is not your typical commissary. By providing their clients access to specialized...
July 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company
You are planning a party. The florist, the caterer, the decorator – everything must work in harmony. Often, as the host, you spend your time stressing over details rather than celebrating. Enter Bleu & Fig owners Regina Prange and Brooke Kinsey. Prange, with over 30 years experience in the...
May 22nd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine
At your typical mall in the Midwest, you expect to find your commonplace food offerings – an oversized pretzel diner, a fast-prepped, Asian inspired eatery, maybe even a sit-down restaurant where you can visit their dessert bar before you depart. Sure, they may curb your appetite while you’re...
April 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success
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