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Artina still values Experience Columbus membership after 45 years

Artina still values Experience Columbus membership after 45 years
For a family-owned business like Artina Promotional Products, it’s all about relationships.  And the opportunity to make new connections at networking events is a big reason why Artina has been a member of Experience Columbus for 42 years. Art Bouzounis, vice president & marketing at Artina,...
May 30th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Upsourced Accounting specializes in serving small businesses, freelancers

Upsourced Accounting specializes in serving small businesses, freelancers
A couple factors led Ryan Watson to start Upsourced Accounting. One, not unlike a lot of entrepreneurs, he yearned to go into business for himself. Two, after working for a Big 4 accounting firm, he was a bit disillusioned. “Don’t get me wrong,” says Watson, a CPA. “I can’t...
May 29th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

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