Ohio Business Spotlight
The Ohio Business Spotlight is a new initiative designed to highlight strong businesses that can serve as examples of Ohio’s economic potential. Ohio businesses start at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, so there is a special opportunity to empower new entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to succeed in the Buckeye state. Each month, Secretary LaRose will select various businesses around the state that share a common theme.
"My great grandfather found his American dream in Ohio when his company filed to do business right here at the Secretary of State's office," said LaRose. "It’s my goal to continue encouraging that dream and highlighting Ohio’s success stories will go a long way towards providing the energy, insight, and inspiration entrepreneurs need as they prepare to start their business."
Address: 9 West Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
County of Headquarters: Ross
Although their bookstore in downtown Chillicothe is temporarily closed, Wheatberry Bookstore has not ceased operations. With online orders and a no contact drive-up option, they have been able to provide safe options for their customers.
They have also launched a special virtual storytime for children with a new video posted to their website every Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
County of Headquarters: Montgomery
ElderBEARies by Jen is helping the workers on the front line of this pandemic stay healthy. The majority of Jen’s customers are Dayton area nurses and other hospital staff who work long hours in high-risk areas.
Address: 1800 Triplett Blvd. Akron, Ohio 44306
County of Headquarters: Summit
Theken Companies, Slice MFG Studios and Next Step Arthropedix founder Randy Theken has combined the resources of his varied businesses to design a new, filtered mask with a patriotic theme. The masks, 3D printed with easily sterilized titanium, can help keep their users safe during this pandemic.
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