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Linden Café aquired by Milan Development

Linden Café aquired by Milan Development
Business development entrepreneur Mo Wright has announced that his company, Milan Development, a subsidiary of The RAMA Cos., would be acquiring the Linden Café, located at 1393 Cleveland Ave. His company originally purchased the building housing the restaurant in 2009. Mataryun "Mo" Wright,...
May 28th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Skreened developing technology to help artists, designers monetize their work

Skreened developing technology to help artists, designers monetize their work
On-demand T-shirt and apparel manufacturer Skreened has developed a platform that will eventually make it easier for its customers to market the products they create. Skreened’s director of marketing, Tanisha Robinson, was instrumental in bringing the Columbus company’s latest platform, Skreened...
May 25th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Ethiopian engineer capitalizes on skills to start local business

Ethiopian engineer capitalizes on skills to start local business
When Retta Tegegne arrived in the United States with his wife and three children in 2004, he left behind his twelve-year career as a civil engineer in his home country of Ethiopia. While working unskilled jobs to make ends meet, Tegegne sought ways to use his engineering skills and background to support...
May 24th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Columbus Chamber survey says small businesses anticipate growth

Columbus Chamber survey says small businesses anticipate growth
The results of a recent survey by the Columbus Chamber suggest local small business owners plan to continue growing in the months ahead. Of the 106 small businesses surveyed, about 75 percent said they plan to add to their staffs in the next year. Further, half those businesses plan to hire between...
May 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

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