Faces of Small Business

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The Third Way of Looking at a Pandemic

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Social Enterprise, Third Way Café, gets creative during COVID-19    As a long-time West side resident, John Rush noticed the Hilltop neighborhood wasn’t getting the same development and rehabilitation that was prevalent in much of Columbus.&n...

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Jerzell Pierre-Louis Inspiring Children Through Carefully Crafted Education Design

Friday, December 29, 2017

— ECDI has a proven track record serving non-tech, “Main Street” businesses, often those deemed by traditional financial institutions as too risky to support. These include food, retail, service, transportation, health & wellness, and educational & social center s...

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Brad Hobbs: Central Ohio's Bankable Restaurateur

Friday, November 24, 2017

Growing up in Youngstown, OH, Brad Hobbs’ first job was delivering pizza for Little Caesars, followed by a position at TGI Fridays. He knew right away that he would be spending the rest of his life in the restaurant business. “The whole culture appealed to me,” he says. Brad has wo...

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Lejuan Coleman: Inspiring Others Through Health and Wellness

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ECDI has a proven track record serving non-tech, “Main Street” businesses, often those deemed by traditional financial institutions as too risky to support. These include, food, retail, service, and transportation focused businesses, as well as health and wellness startups like Lejuan Co...

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Off The Beaten Path Coffee: A Food Fort Success

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  Steve Johnson is not your typical “foodie-preneur.” Initially a farmer by trade, Johnson’s entrepreneurial fire wasn’t sparked until a tornado took his crops alongside half of his agriculture facilities. Realizing he needed to make ends meet, he quickly innovated his o...

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