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A new law that takes effect March 22 is expected to help spirits producers in Ohio expand operations. House Bill 243, introduced by Ohio Reps. Casey Kozlowski and Ron Young, allows microdistillers to sell spirits in full-size bottles at their...
The Columbus Chamber yesterday announced its opposition to Ohio Issue 2, the Ohio redistricting amendment that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment would create an unelected, 12-member commission that would draw legislative and congressional districts;...
InvestOhio, a $100 million effort to spur investment in small businesses throughout the state, launched earlier this week. Administered by the Ohio Department of Development in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Taxation, InvestOhio provides a non-refundable personal income tax credit...
In an attempt to inform Metropreneur readers about where Columbus's mayoral and city council candidates stand on the issue of small business, we've compiled their answers (originally published on our sister website, Columbus Underground) to the following question: Small businesses...
The Ohio Department of Development has teamed with several other state agencies to launch two new programs− one will foster self- employment opportunities, while the other will help small businesses gain access to capital. On Wednesday, ODOD's Division of Entrepreneurship and...
Tara Abraham, chairman and co-CEO of Columbus- based Accel Inc., was appointed to the National Women's Business Council on Thursday, making her the third Central Ohioan to become a member of the NWBC since the fall. The NWBC is a federal advisory...
Last night, City Council approved a new program that would offer a total of $100,000 in facade improvement grants for Downtown retailers. Individual businesses are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 each, and must match the funds one-to-one...
The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce and Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce announced today a new collaborative partnership that would share some resources across both organizations. "It’s all about value to the membership," said Grandview Chamber Executive Director Michelle Wilson. "Business has no borders,...