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Photographer expands into photo booth business with support from ECDI

Photographer expands into photo booth business with support from ECDI
Shawn Weese unofficially started his photography business, Weese Photos, in 2006. When he reached his capacity and wanted to expand by opening a studio and purchasing a photo booth to rent out for events, he approached Huntington Bank for a small loan. They sent him to the Economic and Community Development...
September 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

CCAD to offer business courses this fall

CCAD to offer business courses this fall
Columbus College of Art & Design is now offering courses aimed at entrepreneurs and future business owners. Six classes and one workshop on finance, accounting, culture and marketing, and art and design law begin this fall. They are part of CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Studies program,...
September 26th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

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