The transformation is underway and soon this block of three storefronts will be home to three new businesses in downtown Bellefontaine.
The trio of storefronts located at 117, 121 and 123 West Columbus Avenue was owned by Bill and Carole Barrett for many years. Small Nation purchased these over the summer and started […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
For Immediate Release on Monday, Dec. 30th, 2020
Small Nation Welcomes Matt Staugler as Director of Product Development
Small Nation is pleased to welcome Matt Staugler as the newest member to its leadership team. Matt previously served as Executive Director for the Darke County Visitors Bureau and also was recently […]