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Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada

Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada
From its first location in Upper Arlington, to eight across Central Ohio and eight more across the state within three years, it’s no surprise Piada tops the list for high-growth small business. The eatery puts an Italian spin on the fast-casual concept that has consistently been taking a bigger...
December 24th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Craft Tango Connects Crafters and Retailers

Craft Tango Connects Crafters and Retailers
For a handmade crafter, finding wholesale locations to sell their goods is precious time away from their creative space. An artisan herself, Stinkybomb Soap founder Megan Green has crafted an idea to bring crafters and retailers together. Craft Tango will build a database of handmade crafters and their...
December 23rd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the kind of revenue that moves the economy forward. Somers L. Martin, director of business...
December 20th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly
To my knowledge there is no award for this, but I hereby nominate the rush to terminate an employees for absences for health reasons as the most avoidable action that employers take that gets them into legal hot water. Or, if you prefer, consider this a year-end list … of one. Bill Nolan I am not saying...
December 19th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Thanks, Bro Out to Change the Stigma of “Bro-on-Bro” Gifting

Thanks, Bro Out to Change the Stigma of “Bro-on-Bro” Gifting
With the days until Christmas winding down, are you putting off shopping for the hard-to-buy-for guy in your life? Thanks, Bro has a solution. OSU grad Josh Folan founded the guy-gifting company to make it a little less complicated for guys to buy gifts for each other. The manly-themed gifts focus on...
December 18th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Kayak Gives Paddle Sports a Home In Columbus

Columbus Kayak Gives Paddle Sports a Home In Columbus
Clintonville is home to a new specialty shop for kayakers and camping enthusiasts. Bret Chumley opened Columbus Kayak in October of 2013 to fill a gap he saw in the market. Although there are plenty of places to kayak across Columbus and the state, Chumley didn’t see a lot of local love for the...
December 17th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty
People often meet through mutual friends, and the outcome is often a new friend, a spouse, or a business partner. For Ashley Wilcox and Lily Glass, their meeting led to friendship and a collaborative business idea. “After several mutual friends told each of us “You have to meet each other”...
December 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

Local Businesses Partner to Create Holiday Ornaments from Ohio Stadium Bleachers

Local Businesses Partner to Create Holiday Ornaments from Ohio Stadium Bleachers
Two local businesses are partnering to create a special holiday gift with a little bit of history. State of Devotion and Griffen Hollow Studios are producing handcrafted ornaments made of reclaimed wood from old the Ohio Stadium bleachers. “We sell them as fast as we make them,” says Alex...
December 13th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More