Stories tagged with: MCBI

March 20, 2015 - 4:51pm
5 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator cut the ribbon to their beautiful new kitchen Friday afternoon.

The new culinary area is called Foodworks Alliance, and a celebratory lunch prepared in the space was held to kick things off. The new kitchen features all the necessary appliances and tools to help create delicious dishes.

"Because it does take such a long process and I've had individuals be asking me for three or four years, 'when is it going to be open?' It is nice to...

March 12, 2015 - 5:25pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

For the first time this year, the Muskingum County Business Incubator is offering a workshop prior to its "Big Idea" contest.

The March 25 workshop will give people the opportunity to meet with a lawyer to learn more about applying for a patent. Client Manager, Wendy Edgar, said the workshop provides an easier way for people to decide if their idea is worth applying for a patent.

"Instead of paying an hour time to a patent attorney, come for $30 and get some...

January 14, 2015 - 6:06pm
14 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is helping remind residents of their Shark Tub event in a fun way.

A trailer has been shot and released that pictures the event judges and gives informational details. We spoke to client manager Wendy Edgar who told us a little bit more about the purpose of the video.

"We've had a lot of traction, a lot of community interest in the shark tub event and we just thought, might as well capitalize on that. Everybody's been asking us who the...

January 7, 2015 - 6:52pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is hosting its first ever "Shark Tub" event at the end of the month.

The event is based off of the popular TV show, Shark Tank. During the event, local business owners will pitch their business ideas to try and earn play investment dollars in order to compete in front of a local shark panel for a cash prize of $3,000. Executive Director, Larry...

November 7, 2014 - 7:05pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator rewarded a new, local business with $10,000.

MCBI held its 9th annual business plan competition this week, where five finalists presented their business plans to a local panel. Only one business was able to walk away with the grand prize and this years winner goes to Ronald Palmer, Co-founder of Palmer explains exactly how works.

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November 6, 2014 - 7:05pm
24 weeks 4 days ago

A lucky business in Muskingum County will be receiving a boost of assistance.

The Muskingum County business incubator held its 9th annual MCBI business plan competition today. Client manager, Wendy Edgar says the business plan competition is designed to give company's the opportunity to create a business plan and a build strong foundation. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as $5,000 in MCBI services.

"MCBI provides a variety of business services for...

May 13, 2014 - 4:42pm
49 weeks 6 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
1 year 8 weeks 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
1 year 12 weeks 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
1 year 14 weeks 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...

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