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Zulily expanding into Central Ohio thanks to rapid growth

Zulily expanding into Central Ohio thanks to rapid growth
It was announced on Feb. 15 that Zulily has added a new fulfillment facility at 3051 Creekside Parkway in Obetz. The daily deal website that offers products for mothers, babies and children expects to add several hundred jobs to the Columbus region over the next five years. Zulily’ s Obetz fulfillment...
February 28th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Troy Allen of ELEVATE thinking: Your Questions Answered

Troy Allen of ELEVATE thinking: Your Questions Answered
Troy Allen did a brief stint as a speakeasy operator in college, moved on to toy designing, and after working in all aspects of marketing and advertising for big agencies, decided it was time Columbus had the “anti-agency.” So he opened one, ELEVATE thinking, here in 2009. Herewith, Allen...
February 27th, 2012 | Frequently Asked Questions | Read More

EcoFlora offers organic, environmentally friendly flower arrangements

EcoFlora offers organic, environmentally friendly flower arrangements
Eva Provenzale considers EcoFlora an earth-friendly alternative to the traditional flower shop. EcoFlora’s unique bouquets feature organic flowers that are sustainably grown in the United States, with Sunny Meadows Flower Farm −located six miles south of downtown Columbus− being the shop’s...
February 24th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

New Directions Beauty Institute educating beauty professionals

New Directions Beauty Institute educating beauty professionals
Nicole Perrin-Hill’s ambition of owning a beauty institute took root in childhood. “I’ve always had a passion for the beauty industry,” says Perrin-Hill. “Ever since I was a little girl, I would take my dolls and give them all a different hairstyle. My dad was a barber...
February 23rd, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Layer owner using skills grandmother taught her to build bakery business

Layer owner using skills grandmother taught her to build bakery business
Paula Katz discovered a love for baking at the tender age of six, when her maternal grandmother, Juliet, began letting her help out in the kitchen. Juliet never wrote her recipes down and her granddaughter is the only family member she ever taught to bake. To this day, Katz is trying to get Juliet’s...
February 22nd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Chamber hosts 2012 annual meeting February 22

Columbus Chamber hosts 2012 annual meeting February 22
The Columbus Chamber will host its annual meeting tomorrow morning at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year’s focus will emphasize the organization’s intensified commitment to strengthening businesses in the Columbus region. “Our Annual Meeting will be a vibrant celebration,”...
February 21st, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Kickstarter helps raise money for creative ventures

Kickstarter helps raise money for creative ventures
Funding a business venture, especially a creative one, can be challenging. Kickstarter is working to change that. Every week, the online crowdfunding platform allows thousands of people to pledge millions of dollars to creative projects −big and small− that resonate with them. In exchange for that...
February 21st, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Middle West Spirits to expand facility in March

Middle West Spirits to expand facility in March
Middle West Spirits has announced that it will expand its microdistillery in the Short North. A 4,200-square-foot addition, to be located behind the current Middle West facility at 1230 Courtland Ave., will allow onsite storage of product reserves, and provide space for new production equipment that...
February 21st, 2012 | Announcements | Read More