Weekend News Roundup

Weekend News Roundup

Weekly small business and entrepreneurial news bites.

The Central Ohio Hub for Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Energy Storage aims to position Columbus and Central Ohio as a global leader in advanced energy storage research, commercialization and manufacturing. Tom Van Cleef, managing director at Shine On Solar Solutions...
Chase doubles small business loans in Columbus in 2010 Chase says it awarded 91 Small Business Administration loans worth $9.2 million in Columbus last year. Both figures represent significant increases over 2009 lending levels in the capital city, with the number...
The founders of the Columbus Idea Foundry have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $5,500 to double the size of their space.  Ohio ranks 5th in the nation for cost of doing business, according to CNBC's "America's Top States for...
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...
The city of Powell plans to renovate the building it owns at 44 N. Liberty St. in October. The property will house a business incubator that is expected to open in January. The city of Gahanna's development department is...
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...
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...
Former Iams owner Clayton Mathile put $130 million toward launching and funding Dayton-based Aileron. Since its opening, more than 20,000 small business owners and their employees have taken the institute's business classes, used its resources, and gotten counseling to...

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