Posts Tagged ‘ECDI’

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others
When it comes to economic development, there is, as they say, more than one way to skin a rabbit. ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program, funded by the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the State of Ohio, is an example of a program that provides a layered type of economic and community development that...
January 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Best Small Business Resource in Columbus: ECDI

Best Small Business Resource in Columbus: ECDI
For the third year in a row, you have voted ECDI as the Best Small Business Resource in Columbus. With its abundant programming and proven track record of success, it’s no wonder ECDI has become the go-to source for budding business owners in Central Ohio. Since 2004, ECDI has disbursed over...
December 24th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success
Like all refugees, Mukhlid Shaikhil came to America in search of a better life than the one he had left behind. While Shaikhil was a talented civil engineer in Iraq, a stagnant economy and poor prospects led him to Jordan in 2000 where he worked as an electronics technician, but lacked the rights of...
December 24th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI Makes Its Mark On The North Market

ECDI Makes Its Mark On The North Market
Not much in this world sells itself. Like cat videos, bacon and Buckeye football, the North Market is a ubiquitous staple of downtown Columbus that needs no marketing team to assert its presence. A bastion of locally-produced food products ranging from grass-fed beef, pork and poultry to produce and...
November 29th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Organic Growth: Columbus Spa Blooms

Organic Growth: Columbus Spa Blooms
Nestled in a cozy brick home in the Discovery District, one of the first things that you are struck by as you walk into Replenish is the calming sense of warmth that radiates throughout the building. Every object within seems to convey an intimate personal message, and nothing seems out of place. Plush...
October 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

MMELO Making Confectionery Magic through Marshmallows

MMELO Making Confectionery Magic through Marshmallows
The marshmallows at MMELO are far from your average ‘mallow. Vanilla is the tame end of the flavor spectrum with more playful flavor combinations like pear, lemon and fresh thyme (all in one treat) ranking at the top of the best-seller list. The mouthful morsels are the handy work of Michelle Allen....
October 9th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Sell-Out Crowd Supports Women’s Business Center

Sell-Out Crowd Supports Women’s Business Center
Last Thursday, the Central Ohio community came together for the second annual Women’s Business Center luncheon. “We were pleased to have increased seating capacity and to once again have a sellout crowd,” says Patty Tumen, vice president of Women’s Business Centers of Ohio. “The...
September 24th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Women’s Business Center Spotlight: Vernita Johnson, Owner Shy-Stones

Women’s Business Center Spotlight: Vernita Johnson, Owner Shy-Stones
Shi-Ly-Ku, which translates into “women of virtue, queenly anointed” is the inspiration behind Shy-Stones, a jewelry business owned and operated by Vernita Johnson. Flawed, semi-precious stones, metals and crystals are mixed together to create one-of-a-kind pieces of “wearable art” designed...
August 27th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More