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First Look: The Commissary

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Commissary

The Commissary is officially opening its doors this Sunday with a community block party. The new kitchen-incubator facility boasts a wide variety of spaces and services for food-based businesses including chefs, pop-up restauranteurs, food suppliers, food truck owners and more. To find out more about the facility, CLICK HERE to read the full story on […]

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Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

As Brent Warren reported on Thursday, Troy Miller spent his final days on Columbus City Council studying the feasibility of creating an Innovation District plan in Columbus, which would encourage the creation of a centralized cluster of entrepreneur-focused facilities. That could include startup incubators, business accelerators, industry-specific development hubs, shared resource and co-working spaces, and […]

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Downtown Office Space Tour Series Concludes This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Office Space Tour Series Concludes This Week

The Downtown Office Space Tour Series that launched in February is coming to a close this week with a final tour session taking place on Wednesday evening. “The series has been meeting the expectations of Capital Crossroads and meeting the needs of tour attendees,” says Kacey Brankamp, Business Recruiter at Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and organizer of […]

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Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Reese Neader Reese Neader Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Inspired by a dream, literally, Near East Side resident Tamela Walker embarked upon a culinary journey to combine the crunchy saltiness of a tortilla chip with the luscious sweetness of drizzled chocolate. She called this succulent treat Torlitas. Tamela worked tirelessly to take Torlitas from a mere dream, to a part-time business, into a full-time […]

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Redeye Rides Offers Designated Driver Transportation Option

Walker Evans Walker Evans Redeye Rides Offers Designated Driver Transportation Option

Alternative transportation options have been rapidly expanding in Columbus in the past 12 months, and a new startup company is looking to break into that market with a unique angle centered upon safe late night service. Redeye Rides is a new venture from Matthew Lanning that aims to provide last-call service for bar patrons looking to […]

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LGBTQ Fundraiser Finds Success with Apparel Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans LGBTQ Fundraiser Finds Success with Apparel Business

Valerie Mailman never intended to launch a hand-printed t-shirt business. But sometimes business ventures pop up where you least expect them to. “Designing, printing, and selling shirts was a fortunate accident,” she says. “Had it not been for an extremely unfortunate situation, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” Mailman found herself in need of […]

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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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