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3 Local Crowdfunding Projects Worthy of Your Dollars

Walker Evans Walker Evans 3 Local Crowdfunding Projects Worthy of Your Dollars

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are suffering from “crowdfunding fatigue”. When Kickstarter first started gaining steam a few years ago, the concept of crowd-sourced financing for innovative projects seemed like a great idea at the time. But with hundreds of similar platforms and thousands of campaigns launched, it quickly flooded the […]

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Retro Dinner Diva Named Finalist for FedEx Grant Award

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Retro Dinner Diva Named Finalist for FedEx Grant Award

Every year, FedEx awards 10 grants to small businesses around the country in an effort to provide support for the little guys that could. The grand prize is $25,000, no small change for anyone who’s ever launched his or her own business. This year, FedEx chose 100 finalists from a pool of almost 4,000 submissions. […]

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Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

Walker Evans Walker Evans Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich

If the multifaceted success of 400 West Rich can serve as a bellwether, then East Franklinton is well on its way to becoming the creative hub that community leaders want it to me. The 100,000 square foot building is now home to a food truck hub, a biweekly winter market, 100 individual artists studios, a […]

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Office Space Tour Series Launches for Downtown Entrepreneurs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Office Space Tour Series Launches for Downtown Entrepreneurs

Interested in setting up a new office Downtown? Then the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) is here to help. “As more and more people turn their attention to the urban core, we want to showcase the variety of office space options,” explains SID Business Recruiter (and event tour guide) Kacey Brankamp. “The SID knows […]

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Raccoon Coffee Truck Bringing Caffeine to the Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Raccoon Coffee Truck Bringing Caffeine to the Streets

Jakob Murphy and Ami Iannone have a combined 15 years in the coffee and restaurant business. They’ve worked at Cup O Joe, Stauf’s, Brioso, Coffea (in Lexington Kentucky), The Sycamore and Salaam (in Athens). And now the duo are ready to launch their own venture as Raccoon Coffee, a mobile truck-based business hitting the streets […]

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Seven Studios Brings People Downtown for Yoga, Pilates and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Seven Studios Brings People Downtown for Yoga, Pilates and More

If you’re looking for an inspirational story to get fit for the new year, then look no further than Julie Wilkes. She overcame a terminal heart condition at a young age that originally gave her a life expectancy of 12 years old. She’s gone on to obtain her Master’s in Exercise Physiology, has taught group […]

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