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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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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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At Work: The Strategy Group for Media’s historic home, The Gooding House

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Work: The Strategy Group for Media’s historic home, The Gooding House

I love to see people and businesses making an investment in historic homes and properties. For my latest At Work story for The Metropreneur, I visited The Strategy Group for Media who have made The Gooding House into their headquarters. The Gooding House is located along US Route 23 in Delaware. The road used to […]

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At Work: Maxine Dear’s Pretty Studio Space

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Work: Maxine Dear’s Pretty Studio Space

You probably remember Niki and Josh Quinn’s great style in their Westgate home. But the room we didn’t show you was Niki’s studio for Maxine, Dear. The 10×10 foot room is painted in a cheery yellow and houses all of the design elements Niki likes. Embroidered canvases, kitschy lamps, yard sticks and arrows fill the […]

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Home on High Promotion Features Home Decor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Home on High Promotion Features Home Decor

A new collaborative marketing effort was recently launched in the Short North to help make customers more aware of the home decor and furniture businesses that are prevalent through the neighborhood. Dubbed “Home on High”, the effort includes shops such as Grandview Mercantile, The Lamp Shade, Mary Catherine’s Antiques, Collier West, Grid Furnishings and more. […]

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Green Businesses, Resources and Trends in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Green Businesses, Resources and Trends in Columbus

Throughout the entire month of March, TheMetropreneur.com focused on green and sustainable businesses and local trends in a series called “Going Green”. Topics ranged from rain barrels to worm composting to solar panels to energy conservation. Below are the sixteen articles from this past month’s series for your reading or re-reading pleasure.

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Central Ohio’s Local Wine, Beer and Spirits Makers

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Over the past three weeks, The Metropreneur ran a “Trendspotting” series focused on local small scale wine, beer and spirits manufacturers located in Central Ohio. This series provides a look at how the growing “buy local” trend has affected these types of existing small businesses and spurred additional growth through new startup efforts. The series […]

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