Posts Tagged ‘Food Fort’

ECDI Celebrates Milestones

ECDI Celebrates Milestones
Continuing their support of the small business community in Columbus, ECDI is celebrating several impressive accomplishments, from anniversaries to events to awards. Food Fort Food Truck Fest Tomorrow Tomorrow, Saturday, August 9, the Food Fort powered by ECDI will hold its first ever Food Truck Festival...
August 8th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

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

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

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business
When Florence Freeman moved to Columbus in 1996, she quickly realized there was an absence of ethnic food options in the state’s capital. “My first thought was, ‘All you guys eat here are hamburgers?’” Freeman says. “Chinese restaurants were the only other ethnic foods here. I was stunned....
February 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

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort
Bleu & Fig Owner Brooke Kinsey is one of the fabulous female business owners taking advantage of a unique entrepreneurial boost available only in Columbus. The Eddie Grayson Culinary Lab at the Economic and Community Development Institute −a fully licensed kitchen for caterers, bakers, and individual...
December 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI’s commercial kitchen now open

ECDI’s commercial kitchen now open
The Economic and Community Development Institute recently hosted a grand opening celebration for its new commercial kitchen. Located within The Food Fort at 1655 Old Leonard Rd. in Columbus, the commercial kitchen was created with the small business culinary startup in mind, as it allows companies...
August 22nd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Food Fort offers suite of services to operators in Central Ohio

Food Fort offers suite of services to operators in Central Ohio
When mobile food operations kick into high gear this spring, The Food Fort will be ready to help local entrepreneurs make the most it. Located at the Economic and Community Development Institute’s campus on Old Leonard Avenue, the Food Fort has a unique approach to assisting food entrepreneurs,...
March 13th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More