Faces of Small Business

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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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ECDI Celebrates James Grills

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On May 6th 2017, the ECDI family had to say a tough goodbye to beloved colleague James Grills, who lost his battle with cancer. One of ECDI’s most admired employees, James brought an infectious energy and dedication to his work environment that left a lasting impression on anyone that was for...

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