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Dayton focused on attracting, growing tech businesses

Dayton focused on attracting, growing tech businesses
The city of Dayton and the Dayton Development Coalition are both working to attract small businesses to the region, and what they’ve found is that it’s critical to nurture the talent it already has. Located at the intersection of I-70 and I-75, Dayton not only has easy access to all of Ohio’s...
September 14th, 2011 | Regional Spotlight | Read More

Celebrate Local open house scheduled for today

Celebrate Local open house scheduled for today
Easton Town Center will soon feature Celebrate Local, a new shop dedicated to selling Ohio-produced merchandise, in the former Harry and David store at 4030 The Strand East. Interested vendors can attend an open house today from 2-4 p.m. at the shop, where they will be able to explore the space, ask...
September 13th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More

UQ Marketing helps build brands at colleges nationwide

UQ Marketing helps build brands at colleges nationwide
At its core, Columbus-based UQ Marketing builds brands at colleges across the country by hiring student influencers to represent their favorite brands on campus. The key, according to UQ’s founders Leah Bell and Staci Hausch, is finding “Brand Builders,” students who are well connected,...
September 12th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Roundup: Fast 50, firing stories & more

Columbus Business First yesterday announced its Fast 50, which honors local companies that had the greatest average revenue growth over the past three years. [Read More] Venture Highway offers a recap of the 10-xelerator program, which was designed to attract entrepreneurial talent to the region. [Read...
September 10th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

Stanridge Bicycles continues to grow, prosper after three years in business

Stanridge Bicycles continues to grow, prosper after three years in business
Three years ago, Adam Eldridge started Stanridge Bicycles out of his basement. In March, the custom bicycle manufacturing company became his sole source of income and he now works out of a warehouse on the Whittier Peninsula near Columbus’s Brewery District. Plus, he’s added two partners,...
September 9th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Food League has systemic charitable giving program

Columbus Food League has systemic charitable giving program
We all know and love them: Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails, Surly Girl Saloon, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, and The Jury Room. Known collectively as Betty’s Family of Restaurants, this group now has new back-end support from the Columbus Food League. CFL...
September 8th, 2011 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

The SBB unveils nominees for Local Business Awards

The SBB unveils nominees for Local Business Awards
The Small Business Beanstalk yesterday announced the nominees for its first-ever Local Business Awards. Sixty-nine businesses throughout Central Ohio have been nominated in 13 categories. Award winners will be determined by votes cast at TheSBB.com/events/local-business-awards and the SBB’s...
September 7th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

FranNet offering seminars for those considering franchise ownership

FranNet offering seminars for those considering franchise ownership
FranNet of Central Ohio is offering a free seminar, titled How To Find and Finance Your Own Franchised Business, on Saturday, as well as Oct. 15 and Oct. 26. The seminar is geared toward those considering an alternative to another job or corporate career, and anyone who has considered business ownership. The...
September 6th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More