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Destination Chocolate and Gift Store, Queen of Hearts, Opening Soon in the Historic Opera Block

September 9, 2022 – Shary Duff is no stranger to the Downtown Bellefontaine retail scene. For over fifteen years, she owned and operated Peach Tree Books & Company, a destination boutique in itself that featured lines such as Waterford Crystal, Swarovski, and Vera Bradley. After stepping back from retail for a few […]

Destination Chocolate and Gift Store, Queen of Hearts, Opening Soon in the Historic Opera Block2022-09-09T12:57:11-04:00

Rainbow Row Bellefontaine, a Colorful, Creative Art & Retail District, Coming to Downtown Bellefontaine

August 25, 2022 – Small Nation is pleased to introduce its newest project, Rainbow Row Bellefontaine, located at 114-122 Chillicothe Avenue. The group of five brick buildings and seven loft apartments will pay homage to Charleston, South Carolina’s Rainbow Row that includes 13 […]

Rainbow Row Bellefontaine, a Colorful, Creative Art & Retail District, Coming to Downtown Bellefontaine2022-08-25T16:37:10-04:00

Boutique plant shop to open soon in Bellefontaine’s Main Street Marketplace

Downtown Bellefontaine will soon be welcoming a new boutique plant shop in the Main Street Marketplace. Beck Plant Haus, opening July 8th, will feature an array of specialty house plants, plant accessories, and merchandise. What started as a hobby years ago for owner Ashley Beck has turned into her own brick-and-mortar business.

Ashley started […]

Boutique plant shop to open soon in Bellefontaine’s Main Street Marketplace2022-07-14T11:48:31-04:00

Small Nation tours Chillicothe, visits with Mayors’ Partnership for Progress


Small Nation was in Ohio’s first and third capital last week to tour the town and visit with the Mayors’ Partnership for Progress. On Wednesday, October 13, Small Nation Founder and CEO Jason Duff traveled to Chillicothe, Ohio, and toured the downtown area with the mayor and other local community leaders […]

Small Nation tours Chillicothe, visits with Mayors’ Partnership for Progress2021-10-20T11:03:09-04:00

Small Nation Founder and CEO Jason Duff to speak at National Rural Economic Developers Association Annual Conference

Small Nation Founder and CEO Jason Duff will deliver keynote remarks at the annual National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) conference in Louisville, KY, on Wednesday, November 10.

Founded in 1989, the National Rural Economic Developers Association is an individual-member, professional organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of rural development, the development of […]

Small Nation Founder and CEO Jason Duff to speak at National Rural Economic Developers Association Annual Conference2021-10-14T11:39:48-04:00

Small Nation Welcomes Doug Olsen as new Vice President of Real Estate

Small Nation, a real estate investment and marketing firm in Bellefontaine Ohio, is pleased to announce that Doug Olsen will be joining the company as the Vice President of Real Estate beginning August 2nd, 2021.

Doug joins Small Nation with a background in real estate development, both as a licensed real estate agent since 2017 and personal real estate investments of […]

Small Nation Welcomes Doug Olsen as new Vice President of Real Estate2021-07-23T09:15:08-04:00

Small Nation Purchases Historic Opera & Empire Block Buildings in Downtown Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine-based real estate development firm Small Nation has acquired the Historic Opera & Empire Blocks in Downtown Bellefontaine. The three-story, 10 storefront building encompasses over 40,000 square feet and includes the addresses of 110-118 Court Ave, 125-137 S Main St.  The original structure was built in the late 19th century and is an iconic cornerstone of the downtown landscape […]

Small Nation Purchases Historic Opera & Empire Block Buildings in Downtown Bellefontaine2022-02-11T08:08:34-05:00
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