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Lessner dishes on Columbus Food League’s present, future

Lessner dishes on Columbus Food League’s present, future
A lot has happened since The Metropreneur profiled Elizabeth Lessner a little over two years ago. During that time, her restaurants’ parent company rebranded itself as the Columbus Food League (it was formerly Betty’s Family of Restaurants) and announced plans for three additional eateries:...
September 25th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Nancy Kramer among 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising

Nancy Kramer among 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising
Resource Interactive Founder Nancy Kramer joins Oprah Winfrey, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Advertising Age’s list of  the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising. To compile the list, released today, the trade publication relied on its own back issues and beat...
September 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Women’s Small Business Accelerator opens in Westerville

Women’s Small Business Accelerator opens in Westerville
Central Ohio is now home to an incubator solely dedicated to helping women as they launch and build businesses. Founded by Mary McCarthy and Caroline Worley, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator is located at 403-409 W. Main St. in Westerville. It occupies a little more than 6,000 square feet...
September 24th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Mount Vernon improves its downtown, helping area businesses thrive

Mount Vernon improves its downtown, helping area businesses thrive
Situated just 40 miles northeast of Columbus, the city of Mount Vernon continues to grow its residential and business communities while maintaining its small town charm. Mount Vernon’s location has made it a magnet for people from larger neighboring cities, such as Westerville, Mansfield, and Newark,...
September 21st, 2012 | Regional Spotlight | Read More

Simple approach may help with business’s electronic information

Simple approach may help with business’s electronic information
There may be no area where businesses are more behind the curve than in managing their electronic information to keep them out of trouble. That is not a criticism of businesses. The area has changed, and continues to change, so incredibly fast (at least if you grew up before the 1990s), it is almost...
September 20th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Columbus Chamber opposes Ohio Issue 2

Columbus Chamber opposes Ohio Issue 2
The Columbus Chamber yesterday announced its opposition to Ohio Issue 2, the Ohio redistricting amendment that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment would create an unelected, 12-member commission that would draw legislative and congressional districts; the commission...
September 20th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Synergi Salon gains prominent investor, revamps product line

Synergi Salon gains prominent investor, revamps product line
Karen Coleman, owner of Synergi Salon in east Columbus, was among just six entrepreneurs given the opportunity to make a five-minute business pitch to Daymond John and his panel of investors during a business luncheon in Atlanta last month. For the uninitiated, John is founder of FUBU clothing company,...
September 19th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Building Businesses and Raising Families: How 3 Entrepreneurs Deal

Building Businesses and Raising Families: How 3 Entrepreneurs Deal
Owning a business comes with its own particular set of challenges. Add a young family to the mix and things can get dicey. However, with some effort, determination and communication, it’s possible to grow your company as your children grow and be a present parent, according to local entrepreneurs. Collin...
September 18th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More