News Weekend News Roundup

Weekend News Roundup

Weekly small business and entrepreneurial news bites.

Ohio’s business environment supports advanced energy growth Hundreds of Ohio companies have maximized the state's strong manufacturing history to successfully shift from past inventions to tomorrow's innovations, according to the Ohio Business Development Coalition. Pro-business crowd applauds Kasich speech Gov. John Kasich...
Biz Grants to Help 18 Local Startups The Economic and Community Development Institute and INCREASE Community Development Corp. are among eight Ohio nonprofit organizations receiving  funding that will aid the small business development and create and retain jobs in the private...
Columbus Alive's "People to Watch 2010" features several entrepreneurs, including Brady Konya and Ryan Lang, Mike Minnix,  Timothy Wolf  Starr, Bethia Woolf, and Jacob Wooten. If the Inc. 500 is any indication, Central Ohio is a hotbed for entrepreneurial  activity in the...
Ohio's Enterprise Appalachia makes it easier for entrepreneurs to gain access to existing knowledge and labor by leveraging academic centers, skilled labor, and support services when starting a small business and bringing new products to market.  "Ohio Means Business" show...
The Columbus Chamber Gets Funding to Help Troubled Companies The Columbus Chamber is among 11 organizations that will receive funding to help them assist companies at risk of closure or layoffs. The chamber's grant, totaling $249,804, is made possible...
As the business climate and regional economic development practices evolve, so must the Columbus Chamber, says its president and CEO Michael Dalby. The average cost per employee for health insurance premiums is expected to cross the $10,000 mark for...
President Obama on Sept. 27 signed into law a $42 billion bill aimed at helping small businesses− a sign of hope, says Edward Lukco of the Ohio Small Business Development Centers. Conceptual renderings showcasing retail opportunities along Wall Street...
Columbus Chamber 2011 Blue Chip Economic Forecast Video Now Online: Prior to the above forecast, Bill LaFayette told The Metropreneur about potential small business growth sectors in Central Ohio.  In Other News... Ted Ford, president and CEO of TechColumbus, discussed the nonprofit...