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Local Restaurant & Local Bakery Team Up for the Greater Good

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Restaurant & Local Bakery Team Up for the Greater Good

Spurred by TheMetropreneur’s ASPIRE event in September, a partnership between local social enterprises Double Comfort and Food for Good Thought will connect the causes of employing individuals with Autism and feeding the city’s food insecure. Double Comfort owner Mary Lyski and Food for Good Thought co-owner Sarah Duplessis are in the business of helping the […]

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Opinion: Paid Leave Is Good for Ohio Small Businesses

Bob Szuter Bob Szuter Opinion: Paid Leave Is Good for Ohio Small Businesses

When you talk to business owners about what make their business successful, they often say their employees are their number one assets. That’s certainly true for the Columbus small business I co-own with my father, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. We want to keep our employees happy, and for us, part of how we do that is […]

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Shoppers Disagree on What it Means to “Buy Local”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Shoppers Disagree on What it Means to “Buy Local”

As fevered as people are about their love for Ohio and Columbus, a poll posted by Columbus Underground and related research revealed that many aren’t sure how to show their support for local businesses, or even what makes a business “local.” The survey asked readers what they look for when shopping locally and what criteria […]

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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner MMELO Boutique Confections Opening Downtown Store

MMELO Boutique Confections will be opening a Downtown brick-and-mortar store late this summer, located right next door to The North Market. Owner Michelle Allen first started MMELO, a candy store that carries gourmet marshmallows, tea cakes, chocolate and more, baking out of commissary The Food Fort. After a successful MMELO holiday pop-up at Easton Town Center, […]

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CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

You can already tour Columbus on a segway or in a van, and soon you’ll be able to tour the city on a bike as well. The brand-new CBUS Bike Tours business will be launching out of a small space at 92 North Front Street, starting in June. “This idea has always been something in the back […]

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