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ASPIRE 2015 to Highlight & Honor Social Enterprises in Columbus

ASPIRE 2015 to Highlight & Honor Social Enterprises in Columbus
Join The Metropreneur, Rotary District 6690 and the local small business and entrepreneurial community on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Studio 35 for ASPIRE, an event celebrating social enterprises in Columbus. This year’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be more than just a ceremony,...
October 13th, 2015 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Java Brava Hits the Road with Coffee Truck

Java Brava Hits the Road with Coffee Truck
Java Brava is proving mobile eateries aren’t just for food by cruising the streets of Columbus serving up – you guessed it – coffee. While Columbus’ food trucks feature everything from pizza to Hawaiian to barbecue, Java Brava is one of the few doing coffee. In addition to mental...
October 13th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

cbuzz Episode 05: Greg Ubert of Crimson Cup

cbuzz Episode 05: Greg Ubert of Crimson Cup
There was a time when coffee was more about the utility of caffeine than the taste of the cup. A business born of passion, Crimson Cup Founder Greg Ubert has been brewing quality cups of java since 1991. “We are a specialty coffee roaster so we go to origin and source all our coffees, work directly...
October 12th, 2015 | cbuzz Podcast | Read More

MMELO Making Confectionery Magic through Marshmallows

MMELO Making Confectionery Magic through Marshmallows
The marshmallows at MMELO are far from your average ‘mallow. Vanilla is the tame end of the flavor spectrum with more playful flavor combinations like pear, lemon and fresh thyme (all in one treat) ranking at the top of the best-seller list. The mouthful morsels are the handy work of Michelle Allen....
October 9th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Employers – Are you Simply Irresistible?

Employers – Are you Simply Irresistible?
As a part of the Columbus Chamber’s talent team, I always take note of common themes out in the field. Most recently an issue that pops up is retention. So what’s the key to not letting them slip away? Become an irresistible employer. With the ever-evolving employee-work contract, business leaders...
October 8th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

ScaleUp Success: Beth Lybrook of LIZard Apparel and Promotions

ScaleUp Success: Beth Lybrook of LIZard Apparel and Promotions
As with most entrepreneurs, Beth Lybrook saw an industry that needed a solution and set about to find the best answer. The challenge? Hospitals incurred high costs purchasing employee uniforms in bulk. Employees found the offerings limited. Hospitals found the distribution of uniforms and employee allotment...
October 7th, 2015 | ScaleUp Success | Read More

Billion Launches Competitive Crowdfunding Platform for Social Causes

Billion Launches Competitive Crowdfunding Platform for Social Causes
Billion looks to take on massive world problems one snowballed, crowdfunded donation at a time. The competitive crowdfunding platform created by a group of college students and recent graduates gamifies the process of giving. Billion Founder Eileen Guan came up with the idea for the platform while listening...
October 6th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2015

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2015
It’s a varied lot for this month’s crowdfunding dollars. Two food-based businesses with well-established followings are raising money to make some changes. And there’s always new gadgets. This month it’s gadgets to help you control the lights in your home or take your temperature...
October 5th, 2015 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More