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Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair

Presented by Huntington National Bank,  Ulmer & Berne LLP, Chase Bank and Grow Restaurants

Thursday, October 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ECDI Business Resource Center, 1655 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Make things happen on October 13! Join us for the Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair. This event is jam packed with a vendor expo of entrepreneurial support services, networking opportunities, rapid fire workshops and more!

Resource Fairs in past years have drawn more than 200 entrepreneurs, so don't miss out!

Resource Expo

All types of local entrepreneurial resource partners will on-site to help you with your business needs. From government agencies, to nonprofits to banks and more!



  • Short, energizing address by Everett M. Woodel Jr., SBA District Director, Central and Southern Ohio

  • Networking


Rapid-Fire Workshops

Quick 15-minute workshops to help sharpen your skills:

11:00 a.m.  |  The Steps to Start a Successful Business
Edwin Quinones, Program Manager at the WBC of Central Ohio
11:20 a.m.  |  Get to Know the SBA
Thalia Amador Lastra, Economic Development Specialist at the SBA
11:45 a.m.  |  Resource Fair Welcome 

Welcome: Inna Kinney, CEO and Founder of ECDI

Keynote: Everett M. Woodel, Jr., District Director at the SBA

12:20 p.m.  |  Everything You Need to Know About the ECDI Food Fort 
Jacob Freisthler, Food Incubator Manager at ECDI and Chrisbian Steinker-Brown, Food Incubator Coordinator at ECDI
12:40 p.m.  |  Five Hats Every Entrepreneur Needs to Wear
Kulay Mah-Brown, BIIC Program Navigator at ECDI
1:20 p.m.  |  Insider’s Guide to Business Loans
Boris Chodnovsky, Relationship Manager at ECDI

Huntington National Bank
1:40 p.m.  |  Launch your Marketing Strategy in 7 Steps
Amee BellWanzo, Vice President of Marketing and BIIC at ECDI

Food Trucks

  • Zaki Grill

  • Elevated Wood Fire Pizza

Make connections with these Resources in the Expo:

  • Huntington National Bank

  • JP Morgan Chase Bank

  • Ulmer & Berne LLP

  • Grow Restaurants

  • EasyIT

  • PNC Bank

  • Bank of America

  • Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP

  • ACEnet

  • City of Columbus - Economic Development

  • City of Columbus Building and Zoning Services

  • City of Columbus Mayor's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library

  • Columbus Public Health

  • Columbus Urban League

  • Community Navigators - SBDC Inc

  • ECDI

  • ECDI's Food Incubation Services

  • ECDI’s Minority Contractor Resource Center

  • ECDI's Social Enterprise Hub

  • ECDI's Women's Business Center of Central Ohio

  • MYLE - Make Your Life Entertaining, LLC

  • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

  • Ohio Department of Development

  • Ohio Department Of Natural Resources

  • The Ohio Department of Taxation

  • Ohio Restaurant Association

  • Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College

  • Ohio Secretary of State

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

  • SCORE Columbus

  • SEA Change

  • Think Veterans First

  • US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

  • US Commercial Service

  • US Small Business Administration

  • More to come!


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