TheMetropreneur.com is made possible through the support of our marketing partners and our advertisers. Our current marketing partners are listed below. We encourage you to visit their websites and utilize their resources, as they each contribute to making Central Ohio a stronger place for entrepreneurs and small businesses. If your organization is interested in a partnership with TheMetropreneur.com, please contact us.
AWH - Ryan Frederick is a Partner and Vice President of Marketing & Sales for AWH: The CTO Company. Ryan contributes to a series of articles on Small Business Technology for The Metropreneur. Founded in 1995, AWH is a technology strategy, development, and implementation company. AWH provides technology consulting services and develops applications for the enterprise, web, mobile, games, and augmented reality.
For information visit www.awh.net or call 614.537.8000.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP - The attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg serve clients from more than 50 dedicated practice and industry areas. Our main areas of focus include litigation; intellectual property; labor and employment; white collar crime; corporate law; governmental services and finance; energy, telecommunications and utilities; environmental; health care; creditors’ rights; and construction law.
For information visit btlaw.com.
Columbus Chamber - The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive. Leveraging a customized, consultative approach to support members ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, the Chamber is helping to grow the Columbus Region economy one business at a time. Looking for targeted connections to prospective clients, business advocacy at the local, state and federal levels of government, individually-tailored market research, workforce solutions to find and retain talent or enhanced visibility? Call the Columbus Chamber as your business partner.
For information visit Columbus.org or call 614.221.1321
Community Shares of Mid Ohio - Community Shares of Mid Ohio (COSMO) was established in 1993 as a coalition of locally-based, non-profit organizations collaboratively participating in workplace giving campaigns. These campaigns provide vital and stable financial support for non-profit, social advocacy member organizations. Our sixty members are community-based, volunteer-led charities and agencies that address a wide range of social and environmental services and issues, and focus on long-term, prevention-oriented solutions that emphasize social change and justice.
For information visit CommunityShares.net or call 614.262.1176
Compton Construction - Community Shares of Mid Ohio (COSMO) was established in 1993 as a coalition of locally-based, non-profit organizations collaboratively participating in workplace giving campaigns. These campaigns provide vital and stable financial support for non-profit, social advocacy member organizations. Our sixty members are community-based, volunteer-led charities and agencies that address a wide range of social and environmental services and issues, and focus on long-term, prevention-oriented solutions that emphasize social change and justice.
For information visit www.comptonllc.com or call 614.849.2896.
ECDI Columbus – The Economic and Community Development Institute offers Microenterprise Loans ranging from $500 to $35,000 to start or expand a small business. ECDI’s lending program is intended to provide financing to borrowers who do not qualify for traditional financing, including low- to moderate-income households and borrowers with insufficient credit history. ECDI also provides access to capital to historically bankable individuals and business who are unable to secure financing in the current economic climate.
For more information visit ECDI.org or call 614.559.0115.
Experience Columbus – Experience Columbus’ vision is to be the orchestrator of a unique, positive and unparalleled experience for any and all visitors to Columbus. Experience Columbus’ mission is to create, sell and market a customized “Columbus Experience” to visitors resulting in greater community prosperity and vitality through visitor spending.
For information visit ExperienceColumbus.com or call 614.221.6623.
GBQ – Jim Lane is the Founder and Director of GBQ Redbank Advisors, the profitable growth division of GBQ Partners LLC. Jim contributes to a series of articles on the topic of Growth Strategies for The Metropreneur. With more than 30 years of experience in successful consulting project delivery, Jim has helped owners and investors drive improvements in every major area of business. By day, Jim helps clients grow and improve profitability, building revenue and improving margins on that revenue.
For more information visit GBQ.com or call 614.947.5257.
Rotary International District 6690 – Rotary District 6690 encompasses central and southeastern Ohio, a region composed of a diverse mix of communities, people, and geography. The 3710 dedicated Rotarians is a trusted network of business professionals and community leaders engaged in fellowship and Service above Self activities throughout their communities and around the world.
For more information visit www.district6690.org.
Telhio – Telhio Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is a full-service financial institution. That means that our members are our owners and they can expect to receive high-quality financial services to meet all of their needs. Each day we apply our code of ethics to members, the credit union movement and society. This code states that Telhio was formed for the purpose of encouraging savings by offering a good return, using collective monies to make loans at competitively low interest rates to members and providing other member services on a cooperative basis.
For more information visit Telhio.org.