Posts Tagged ‘Economic and Community Development Institute’

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 9, The Food Fort, in partnership with premiere Columbus classic rock radio station QFM 96, will hold its first ever Food Truck Festival. The Food Fort, a cutting-edge, mobile food-based business incubator, is not your typical commissary. By providing their clients access to specialized...
July 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Unlimited Media Building Websites for Small Businesses

Unlimited Media Building Websites for Small Businesses
A small business serving other small businesses, Unlimited Media offers full-service web presence, social media and graphics for local, independent business owners. Mayda Sanchez-Shingler is behind the enterprise that was recently named home-based business of the year by the Small Business Administration. From...
July 16th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

ECDI Launches Fifth Third Learning Lab

ECDI Launches Fifth Third Learning Lab
The ECDI is celebrating the grand opening of the Fifth Third Learning Lab. In partnership with the bank, ECDI created a state-of-the-art training facility located at 1611 Old Leonard Ave., adjacent to their Columbus office, the will provide space for their host of training programs. “The Fifth Third...
June 20th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company
You are planning a party. The florist, the caterer, the decorator – everything must work in harmony. Often, as the host, you spend your time stressing over details rather than celebrating. Enter Bleu & Fig owners Regina Prange and Brooke Kinsey. Prange, with over 30 years experience in the...
May 22nd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine
At your typical mall in the Midwest, you expect to find your commonplace food offerings – an oversized pretzel diner, a fast-prepped, Asian inspired eatery, maybe even a sit-down restaurant where you can visit their dessert bar before you depart. Sure, they may curb your appetite while you’re...
April 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan
ECDI is celebrating big milestones as the organization closes its 1,000th loan during their decade-long support of Ohio entrepreneurs. On March 28th, ECDI awarded  Cleveland client Jodi Rae Santosuosso the loan for her new venture, Daily Press, an organic juice bar on Detroit Road in Cleveland. “Our...
April 9th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success
From zesty chipotle sliders to decadent blackberry sage donuts, The Food Fort’s first annual showcase attracted hundreds of hungry attendees eager for an introduction to the diversely talented “foodie-preneurs” that call The Food Fort Home. “We spent months coordinating so many moving parts,”...
March 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Best Entrepreneurial Support of 2013: ECDI

Best Entrepreneurial Support of 2013: ECDI
The Economic and Community Development Institute earned the stop spot for Entrepreneurial Support for 2013. Variety is the name of the game at ECDI, with several specialized resources to help all manner of entrepreneurs. The ECDI powers the Women’s Business Center of Ohio. With a mission to, “Act...
December 27th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More