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O’Chocolate offers sweets made with organic, fair trade ingredients

O’Chocolate offers sweets made with organic, fair trade ingredients
About four years ago, Stacy Peters and a friend sold their handmade chocolates at the Village Bakery and Café in Athens, Ohio during the holiday season. Since then, Peters opened her own shop −O’Chocolate− in the same town and business is booming. In fact, there are stores waiting to carry...
February 29th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

10-Xelerator receives additional $200K from the state

10-Xelerator receives additional $200K from the state
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission on Wednesday awarded $760,000 from the Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs Fund to four recipients, including The Ohio State University. OSU’s 10-xelerator was given $200,000 to support 10 teams of entrepreneurs during summer 2012. 10x focuses on information technology...
February 28th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

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