Zach Weber joined the Small Nation team in 2017 as Project Manger and Community Liaison. He is the first point of contact for new client inquiries, and manages communication between Small Nation’s project partners and vendors. You can often see Zach speaking with Bellefontaine’s downtown merchants and community members, communicating their needs and concerns to the rest of the Small Nation team.

Zach graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Prior to joining the Small Nation team, he gained experience in banking and and corporate recruiting.

An aspiring entrepreneur himself, Zach hopes to open his own business one day that will fill a need in the community and aligns with his passion to serve. He believes that entrepreneurial dreamers come from different walks of life. He loves being a part of Small Nation because of the multiple opportunities for personal growth and learning, and because they meet people where they are in their journey and help them bring their dreams to life.

He is an active member in the Symposiarchs of America, the Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership, and the Logan County Young Professionals. His Small Nation super power is the ability to be creative while looking for ways to make things happen and come to fruition.

Zach lives in Bellefontaine, Ohio with his beautiful new daughter Dara Odessa. He loves the weirdness of all people, REALLY hot peppers, and making plans for the best life possible for himself, his community and his daughter.

In Zach’s words:

What was your first job?

Landscaping during the summers in high school.

What was your worst job?

Personal Banker. It wasn’t something I wasn’t passionate about so it was hard to “sell.” Finding a product you believe in and are passionate about makes all the difference.

What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

Help people attain their goals, live their dreams, and succeed at life.

What motivates you? Why do you get up every day to do this kind of work?

I’m wired to help and serve people. Whatever I can do to make someone’s life better is what motivates me. I get up everyday knowing that I’m making a difference in my community.

What are 3 personal beliefs or values you hold strong to and act in support of?

  1. Whether you know them or they are a complete stranger, treat everyone with love and kindness. You never know what they are going through, what kind of day they are having, or what they are thinking. A simple “hello” or “how are you doing?” can work wonders. After all, a stranger is simply nothing more than a friend you’ve never met.
  2. Always do the right thing.
  3. Own your Sh*t! It’s amazing how claiming my mess has been both therapeutic and progressive for my personal and professional development. It’s also been crucial in allowing me to move on to greater things.

In a sentence or two, how would you articulate the professional legacy you want to leave? What kind of contribution and impact do you want to make in the world?

“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. You aren’t to decide how long they stay, that has already been decided. You decide how you treat them while they are in your life. The reasons and length of stay may be unknown to you, but when they leave you the hope is that their life is better for knowing you.”