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Wagler Badenhop: Helping Businesses Weather the COVID Storm

Small-town love. Farm-bred beliefs. And a keen sense of what makes a business work … even in the worst of times.

Those are some of the key values that Eli Wagler and Jacob Badenhop have relied on to help small business owners in Bellefontaine weather the COVID-19 storm.

The two long-time friends and colleagues own Wagler […]

Wagler Badenhop: Helping Businesses Weather the COVID Storm2020-09-11T17:00:28-04:00

Hannah’s Honey featured in World Famous Pizzeria specialty pizza

In downtown Bellefontaine, an award-winning pizzeria is pairing unique and unlikely ingredients to create one of its most popular specialty pizzas called The Main Event. But the pizza itself reflects another unique pairing: two very different young women business owners whose combined efforts result in the distinctively sweet-and-spicy offering.

There’s Brittany Saxton, mom of three kids […]

Hannah’s Honey featured in World Famous Pizzeria specialty pizza2020-09-08T17:31:04-04:00

The Syndicate

Back in the day, folks in Bellefontaine picked up the newspaper – plus a little gossip, some penny candy and maybe a magazine or two – at Jackson’s News Stand. The iconic gathering place was eventually shuttered and torn down, but a brand-new spot for people to come together is now opening its doors on the same downtown corner. Fittingly […]

The Syndicate2020-08-24T09:02:35-04:00

BUILD Cowork + Space

 

Mega-metro areas and high-tech hot-spots – like New York, Chicago and Columbus – may be the hubs of the ever-growing trend of shared office spaces, known as coworking. But towns like Bellefontaine are perfectly poised to bring that innovative concept to small-town Ohio.

The new […]

BUILD Cowork + Space2020-07-20T14:23:06-04:00

The Olive Tree – A New Indoor Farmers Market, Tea Shop and Creative Studio Opens Downtown Bellefontaine for Shopping and Events

Tyler Berry’s vision for launching The Olive Tree in downtown Bellefontaine is finally coming to fruition, but he’s no stranger to the community and neither is his line of hand-blended tea products from Loosen Up Tea.

Tyler graduated from Benjamin Logan High School in 2017 and has been passionate about loose leaf tea […]

The Olive Tree – A New Indoor Farmers Market, Tea Shop and Creative Studio Opens Downtown Bellefontaine for Shopping and Events2020-06-25T12:03:38-04:00

Ohio House Bill 669 – Expands the definition of premises and sales for liquor permits

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Bellelfontaine, OHIO – Today, Small Nation Founder & CEO Jason Duff submitted testimony in support of Ohio House Bill 669, which features a variety of provisions to support the independent restaurants and downtowns across the state of Ohio. The bill was introduced by Reps. DJ Swearingen and Jeff LaRe. […]

Ohio House Bill 669 – Expands the definition of premises and sales for liquor permits2020-06-01T08:31:42-04:00
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