Posts Tagged ‘Economic and Community Development Institute’

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo

Local Mobile Foodies Gear Up for First-Ever Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo
You may have noticed the vast amount of food trucks lining the city streets this past spring and summer, or as mobile operators call it, “the peak season,” serving the bustling metropolis of Downtown Columbus at over 15 different locations. Perhaps you’ve even stopped for a quick bite or coffee...
February 23rd, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight, Entrepreneurial Support | 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

Young Entrepreneur & Farmer Building Budding Mushroom Business

Young Entrepreneur & Farmer Building Budding Mushroom Business
It’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. No story makes that more apparent than that of seven-year-old Te’Lario Watkins. Mushrooms are this little man’s business. At his first Cub Scout meeting, Te’Lario planted some grass and basil and was eager to keep a very watchful...
August 7th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Food Fort, Powered by ECDI, Gears Up for its 2nd Annual QFM96 Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort, Powered by ECDI, Gears Up for its 2nd Annual QFM96 Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 1, The Food Fort will partner with Columbus classic rock radio station QFM96 to host their second annual food truck festival in Westerville. Last year’s festival featured over 20 of Columbus’ most popular food trucks and carts, attracting over 2,500 curious rock n’ roll food...
July 23rd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Food is the True Uniter at The Kitchen in German Village

Food is the True Uniter at The Kitchen in German Village
With the firm belief that all the best parties happen in the kitchen, the aptly named The Kitchen in German Village has been feeding Columbus with Taco Tuesdays and participatory dining events for two years. Business partners Anne Boninsegna and Jen Lindsey met while working together at the Franklin...
July 21st, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More