For those gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is another shopping day you should add to the list.
Small Business Saturday is a lesser-known shopping day. The Saturday following Black Friday is geared strictly toward small businesses.The American Express Company started Small Business Saturday about six years ago. President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, encourages everyone to support local businesses.
The Trout Club is closed for renovations following a fire this weekend.
The call came in just before 6 a.m Saturday morning. Newark Fire Captain Doug Vermaaten said the blaze began in the garage and spread to the lounge. It only took about 20 minutes to contain.
There were no occupants present that night. Owner of the Trout Club Brent Dewey said the fire left more damage than he originally believed. With most fire damage on the side of the building and water and smoke damage...
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."...
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.
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...
Two companies from Licking and Knox Counties may soon see loans that will essentially boost business. The Development Financing Advisory Council is recommending about $10 million in loans for six statewide projects, and these funds are waiting for approval from the State Controlling Board.
Accel Incorporated in Licking County is expected to get an almost $2 million direct loan, which will be used for the purchase and installation of machinery and other equipment. The project also has...
One Southeastern Ohio county is getting a chunk of a $220,000 Microenterprise Business Development Program grant.
Morgan County will receive a total of $60,000. The Ohio Department of Development says that money will be used to help a local business, and 40 individuals will get both training and technical assistance. Director Lisa Pat-McDaniel says the grant is focusing on the well-being of small businesses and job growth.
The sum of the money was also split among Vinton and...
A local business is celebrating 110 years while giving back to the community.
The Anchor Glass Mould Shop in Zanesville gave community members the opportunity to see what they do.
"We had an open house today to celebrate the 110 years. We invited the community to come out and take a tour of, and see what we do and also give them a commemorative bottle to take away when they left the tour," says Darren Burrow, Plant Operations Manager.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning at Dreamer's Motorsports, just off Maple Avenue. It's something that co-owners Kenny Atkins, Jennifer Agin, and Agin's husband say has been a long-time coming.
"My husband has been around motorsports all his life. He has races since he was 4-years-old. So, it's certainly a dream come true for him, " says Agin.
Agin says motorsports are very popular in this area, and...