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Sprig set to launch in mid-2012

Sprig set to launch in mid-2012
For Melissa Jenkins and her husband Brent, the vision for their startup started at the dinner table. They are passionate about delicious, nutritional food, realized there’s an abundance of exceptional food artisans and producers in Central Ohio, and wanted to share the fruits of their hard work...
March 5th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Social Business Strategies founder talks company acquisition

Social Business Strategies founder talks company acquisition
The Karcher Group announced on Feb. 15 that it had acquired Social Business Strategies, a social media strategy and consulting firm in Columbus. A Web marketing and development and data services agency based in North Canton, Ohio, TKG had been keeping an eye on Columbus over the last year, as the city...
March 2nd, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

A credit union might be a good alternative to a traditional bank

A credit union might be a good alternative to a traditional bank
Angela Krile, president of Krile Communications With the recent surge in banking fees, many consumers have made the switch from traditional, large banking institutions to alternatives, such as small community banks or credit unions. However, what many small business owners may not realize is that credit...
March 1st, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

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