Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Business Incubator

July 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

With the recent influx of violence and shooting acts in schools, one local man has come up with a very effective solution to prevent the loss of life in these situations.

The Barracuda Intruder Defense System was designed especially to prevent violent intruders from entering a room of people both in class and public places. The system is made here in Muskingum County, is very easy to use, and will securely lock a door in an emergency. Local inventor Troy Lowe says it took a lot of hard...

May 28, 2014 - 4:08pm
9 weeks 2 hours ago

One Zanesville Business is literally experiencing some major league success.

Xpressive Graphics started out doing car wraps and other small signage projects in 2005, but the company quickly grew thanks in large part to the Muskingum County Business Incubator program.

"They kind of just advised me on different things I should do to start my business as well as advising me on how to grow which was the biggest thing for me they did," said David Mattingly, owner of...

October 2, 2013 - 9:40pm
42 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator celebrated its 8th annual business plan competition Wednesday to help beginner businesses with potential to grow.

In order to qualify for the competition the companies had to produce a business plan following nine criteria and then five finalists were selected. Wednesday afternoon, the five contestants made a 10 to 15 minute presentation to explain their business to a panel of five judges.

"So the quality of the business plan ,the...

August 16, 2012 - 6:34pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

A group of Russian delegates is visiting the Muskingum County Business Incubator.

They are traveling with representatives from the Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program.  Director Deb Martin said the purpose of the trip is to explore the similarities between rural American and rural Russian communities.

"We find that in rural areas, it's very difficult in terms of finding training for leaders and there's frequent turnover in the leadership, so I don't...

June 21, 2012 - 5:41pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Area business leaders are coming together to learn more about clean energy.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator hosted the second installment of the Southeast Ohio Clean Energy Business Roundtable Series.  Scott Miller with the Ohio University Voinovich School said the event is funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant.

"We think that there are lots of opportunities for all sorts of businesses, and clean energy is certainly a sector that everyone is very...

April 2, 2012 - 5:59pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Click on the video link to watch the full interview.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by Zanesville on Monday to unveil a new jobs initiative.

Brown spoke at the Muskingum County Business Incubator about his effort to promote economic development across Ohio.  The senator said he has introduced legislation that would create and support business incubators in hard-hit regions of the state.

"Ohio is known nationally as maybe the number one state for incubators,...

November 22, 2011 - 5:46pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

After the Black Friday rush, shoppers are encouraged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday.

Executive Director of Muskingum County Business Incubator Carol Humphreys said the day has gained in popularity. It's a time for holiday shoppers to support the stores that invest in the community.

"They give their time, they give their resources, they're always the first one when there is some kind of event going on raising money for our community, they're always the first one...

November 17, 2011 - 6:34pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.

The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.

"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."


October 6, 2011 - 2:15pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Muskingum County business leaders gathered Thursday to talk about their plans for the coming year and the ideas that will impact the community.

President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said despite the recent economic downturn the outlook is bright for area business.

"One of the things we talk about today is economic development because we're not out of the woods yet from an economic stand point, and that's obvious to everyone," said...

August 30, 2011 - 5:06pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Workers with the Muskingum County Business Incubator officially have a new home, the old Maysville Middle School. Click the video link on the left to watch WHIZ Reporter Mark Bullion's full story.

What were once classrooms for students are now classrooms in the making for current and prospective business owners as workers scrambled to complete the newly renovated Muskingum County Business Incubator.

"We're all very excited. It's nice to know that we have plenty of space to...

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