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Glenn Avenue Soap Company Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview

Glenn Avenue Soap Company Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview
About eight years ago, a local couple bid to rid their home of harmful chemicals, artificial fragrances and other toxic ingredients found in their family’s body care products. When the matriarch couldn’t find suitable alternatives, she decided to make it herself. Fast forward to 2016 and...
February 3rd, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses
As a small business owner, I know that innovation is vital to Ohio’s economy. Businesses don’t get ahead by reinventing the wheel – they succeed by seizing opportunities to find better solutions to old problems. Innovation is the core behind each business’ success, and it’s key to Ohio’s...
February 2nd, 2016 | How-To Guides, Trendspotting | Read More

Don DePerro Announced as New Head of Columbus Chamber

Don DePerro Announced as New Head of Columbus Chamber
Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Michael Dalby announced in December that he was stepping down from the role, and today his official replacement has been named. President and Publisher of Columbus Business First Don DePerro will switch over into the new position on March 1st. “Don...
February 1st, 2016 | News | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – February 2016

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – February 2016
The crowdfunding campaigns keep on rolling in 2016. This month brings quite the variety from apps to urban farms. Two campaigns root for year-round produce in Central Ohio. A website wants to make the job search process easier. Fun comes in many forms, from a party app to a card game. Perhaps you will...
February 1st, 2016 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

SunDown RunDown Hosts Business Building Seminar at Columbus Idea Foundry

SunDown RunDown Hosts Business Building Seminar at Columbus Idea Foundry
SunDown RunDown Founder Paul Proffitt will host a series of six business classes at the Columbus Idea Foundry to help aspiring business owners with the ins and outs of getting started. A fit for businesses of any industry, “The class is taught to be a practical course – in other words, you can...
January 29th, 2016 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Little City Love Keepsake Cards Speak to the Power of Words

Little City Love Keepsake Cards Speak to the Power of Words
Local card maker Little City Love is crafting notes focused on the simplicity and power of words. “What we really wanted to do for cards was kind of get the design out of the way,” says Co-Founder Clay Fuller. “Letting those who said it best actually say it. We’re trying to create...
January 29th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others
When it comes to economic development, there is, as they say, more than one way to skin a rabbit. ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program, funded by the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the State of Ohio, is an example of a program that provides a layered type of economic and community development that...
January 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Blackland Crafting Luxurious Safety Razor

Blackland Crafting Luxurious Safety Razor
An idea that started out as a bike part, a successful Kickstarter campaign, a little inspiration from a fighter jet and a move to Columbus all played a role in establishing razor company Blackland. “We’ve made an incredibly high-end, precisely-machined razor that will literally outlast its owner,”...
January 27th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More