Posts Tagged ‘Amy Szabo’

Daycare center designed to meet needs of working families

Daycare center designed to meet needs of working families
Sisters and working moms Ayan Yusuf and Safiya Ismail were frustrated because they were unable to find clean, safe daycare center options that fit their second shift work schedules. They knew that other parents faced the same problem. Rather than continuing to look for a solution to their dilemma,...
August 30th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Bowers PR and Marketing and ECDI believe in helping businesses grow

Growing a small business into a profitable and innovative brand looks easy from the outside. Susan Bowers Fortner knows better. Using hard work and ingenuity, she has spent her publishing and public relations career making increasing profits and positive branding easier for others. Fortner’s firm,...
June 28th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | 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

ECDI to Raise $10M for Local Businesses Through New Fund

ECDI to Raise $10M for Local Businesses Through New Fund
Thanks to a new program created by the Economic and Community Development Institute, Central Ohioans will have an opportunity to make money and better their community through small business investment. Every dollar committed to the Invest Local Ohio program will be loaned to a local small business and...
January 12th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

ECDI Finds a New Home that Includes Food Incubator Space

ECDI Finds a New Home that Includes Food Incubator Space
The Economic and Community Development Institute in Columbus is scheduled to move into new offices Oct. 1. ECDI will trade its current offices at 475 E. Mound St. for a renovated two-story schoolhouse at 1655 Old Leonard Ave. “We’re excited about our new place and feel like it is a huge step...
September 6th, 2010 | Announcements | Read More