Stories tagged with: MCBI

May 13, 2014 - 4:42pm
10 weeks 2 days ago

 The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding it's Regional Big Idea Contest with a $1,700 dollar grand prize.

The contest is free and all entries must be received by Monday May 19th. Businesses and entrepreneurs who have innovative and unique ideas and are looking for assistance in development are encouraged to enter.

"We hoping that we'll get entrepreneurs out of the wood work and they'll submit a form of five simple question that talks about, what is this idea...

February 25, 2014 - 7:20pm
21 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held a meeting this afternoon to inform the public of the new tax cuts for small businesses in Ohio. Ohioans who have already begun filing their taxes have noticed positive changes.

"I'm starting to get a lot more comments about, hey what is this 50% thing," Commissioner Joe Testa of the Ohio Department of Taxation. "They're seeing it now, and as the returns are coming in, they're going to see the result of that. The idea is again...

January 30, 2014 - 12:12pm
25 weeks 8 hours ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator crosses another hurdle in the quest to create a licensed kitchen.

Looking at the current kitchen at the MCBI on Pinkerton Lane it may be hard to imagine the delicious smells of salsa or workers tirelessly canning vegetables. But, that's what the incubator's executive director is asking you to envision.

"We will have larger ovens for baking. We will have larger kettles to produce salsa. We will have work stations where they can chop...

January 13, 2014 - 1:05pm
27 weeks 3 days ago

A licensed kitchen for area producers won't be a reality without funding.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator has funding to renovate the kitchen at its Pinkerton Road location and make it a licensed facility for individuals looking to bake goods, can food or create other items to be sold regionally or statewide.

For the project to take off they must generate $100,000 for operational costs to run the facility for two years. Where that funding will come from is now the...

October 28, 2013 - 5:38pm
38 weeks 3 days ago

During a meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioner's, MCBI President Larry Triplett updated the Commissioner's on the new businesses the MCBI working with and the new initiatives they're focused on.

"A couple of the new businesses are pretty exciting. As you've heard, we've got some that could scale up to be pretty good size companies, employing a lot of people in the area," said Triplett. "And then we talked a little bit about the Kitchen Incubator project that we'...

October 2, 2013 - 4:51pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is inviting all industry representatives from the region to attend their industry council meeting coming up this week.

"This meeting is going to focus on resources that are available to the industry," said MCBI Field Engineer Jeff Earnest. "Workforce development is one of the key items, automation, specifically on 3D printing, safety is always a hot topic in any industry and the other is energy savings, energy efficiencies."...

September 6, 2013 - 3:48pm
45 weeks 6 days ago

Are you looking for a way to jump start your business?

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is having their 8th annual Business Plan Competition and the deadline is quickly approaching. The competition is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs looking to start their own business, or for businesses two-years and younger. All you have to do is come up with an original idea or business plan for your company and present your idea in front of six judges.

"1st place is $5,000...

June 21, 2013 - 5:02pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Today marked the grand opening of a new job skills training and placement center in Zanesville.

Digital Works is a program under Connect Ohio that is aimed towards improving the community by giving graduates a chance to learn the latest technology. The program teaches students customer service skills, internet usage and complex computer functioning.

"Now getting on the computer is way different than in was back then so to brush up on those skills and actually go back into...

May 31, 2013 - 6:10pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator announced the winners of their Big Idea Contest Friday evening. The MCBI had 24 unique entries for the contest, but only three could win.

"The Big Idea Contest was created so that we can get individuals to be thinking about something different, something innovative. We know there's a lot of folks with good ideas but they're on the shelf at home or their in the garage. We want them to bring them out and lets find out if it's something there's...

April 25, 2013 - 5:50pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

An up and coming business is looking for your support at their "Knit into Spring" fundraiser.

"Lil Bear is a knit wear fair trade, 100% fair trade knitwear company. I purchase fair trade yarns from third worlds to impure women out of poverty. And I am a designer. I design with it. Then I take the kits into lower income areas where maybe women need to have a little extra support financially," said Laura Berry, owner of Lil Bear.

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