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Solar Café coming to Hilliard

Solar Café coming to Hilliard
Hilliard will soon be home to a café that serves sun-roasted coffee. Set to open this summer at 4006 Main St., Solar Café will be the first licensee in the eastern United States for Solar Roast Coffee, as well as the base for its eastern wholesale and distribution operations. Brothers David and Michael...
May 23rd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

FreshGames still going strong after 10 years in the online game development biz

FreshGames still going strong after 10 years in the online game development biz
It’s no secret that Central Ohio is home to many thriving technology-based companies, but it’s likely many people would be surprised to learn that one of those companies is an online game developer. Launched in Columbus a decade ago, FreshGames was by founded by two industry gamers: Kevin...
May 22nd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Catering company branches out with food truck business

Catering company branches out with food truck business
Angela Petro knows how to keep busy. As the owner of Two Caterers, she has been steadily growing her business in 2012, first through a collaborative relaunch of the Oakhurst Country Club in Grove City in February and now with the launch of Sweet Carrot, the company’s new food truck. We recently...
May 22nd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Increase CDC moves to new location

Increase CDC moves to new location
Increase Community Development Corp. recently moved from its offices at 3146 Agler Rd. to a facility at 2215-A Citygate Dr. in Columbus. The new location is large enough that the faith-based nonprofit, which provides business training and capital for entrepreneurs and startups in Central Ohio, will...
May 21st, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus to host 2013 Black Enterprise Conference + Expo

Columbus to host 2013 Black Enterprise Conference + Expo
One of the nation’s largest events for African-American business owners is coming to Columbus in 2013. The Black Enterprise Conference + Expo will be held at the newly constructed Hilton Columbus Downtown May 15-18. It is expected to draw more than 1,500 entrepreneurs from across the country. “Bringing...
May 21st, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Pizza entrepreneur launches mobile business

Pizza entrepreneur launches mobile business
Nick Gore wants to open a pizza shop. Like many other new food-based entrepreneurs, he’s hoping to achieve this goal in phases by first launching a mobile cart-based version of the business. Food carts have proven to be a low-cost startup alternative that allows business owners to test products...
May 20th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Community market operation gets easier in Columbus

Community market operation gets easier in Columbus
Entrepreneurs looking to launch community market ventures can celebrate today, as their work just got a little bit easier. Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the public safety and judiciary committee, announced earlier this week that proposed “community market” legislation...
May 18th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Squared celebrates 10th anniversary

Squared celebrates 10th anniversary
Squared celebrates its 10th anniversary today. Founded by Scott Litch not long after he graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design, Squared is a Columbus-based entertainment and special events company. Its roots can be traced back to Litch’s job at Glow nightclub in the Buggyworks Building,...
May 18th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More