Stories tagged with: MCBI

January 21, 2016 - 10:08pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Nineteen local business owners battled it out tonight for the chance to win an $8,000 cash prize to invest in their company.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held their 2nd Annual Shark Tub event which is a spin off of the TV show, Shark Tank. Several local entrepreneurs came out to have fun while investing play money in the different companies down the investment hall as the businesses showcased their ideas. The top three with the most invested went before the sharks and...

January 20, 2016 - 3:18pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

Tickets for The Muskingum County Business Incubator’s 2nd Annual “Shark Tub” event has officially sold out.

The event will take place Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at the Muskingum County Business Incubator (MCBI) from 6pm to 9pm.

Executive Director, Larry Triplett said it’s going to be a real fun, educational event, with food, music, and entertainment.

“There’s companies from little food chocolate makers to fire fighters, there’s...

January 19, 2016 - 2:12pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

Calling all bakers. The FoodWorks Alliance is hosting it's 1st Annual Baking Competition sponsored by Riesbeck's and Shrivers Pharmacy.

The competition is set to take place Saturday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Foodworks Alliance. There are three categories pastry, cake, and bread.

"We're hoping all those holiday bakers are going to bring those recipes in and have a little fun competition that morning. We actually start at 9:00 a.m. All products have to be...

December 22, 2015 - 4:05pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

How does $100,000 sound?

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is handing out that much in play money to invest in Shark Tub entrepreneurs. This event is a spin off of TV's Shark Tank and is designed for people to showcase their business ideas. The winner gets an $8,000 cash prize.

"This year there will be 20 companies, each with a table," Executive Director, Larry Triplett said. "And they essentially get you their pitch about their company. And then you invest...

November 25, 2015 - 3:39pm
10 weeks 3 days ago

 Its the time of year again, aroma of pumpkin spice, leaf-less trees, and cool nights. Along with pumpkin pie, you may want to add a gingerbread house to the list of baked goods this year.

The FoodWorks Alliance and Muskingum County Library System are hosting their first ever Gingerbread House Competition. It's a fun and friendly event geared toward community participation. Kitchen manager, Anna Thomas, encourages everyone to come out and participate to show off their baking...

November 24, 2015 - 5:05pm
10 weeks 4 days ago

We all have at least one person who's difficult to shop for when Christmas comes around and this year, FoodWorks Alliance is working to solve that problem and support local businesses.

The three unique boxes for sale are filled with fare from local growers, producers, and restaurants. From a spicy selection to a sweet collection, and a box full of Adornettos' exclusive sauces and dressing, FoodWorks Alliance Director Carol Humphreys said these boxes will make anyone's Christmas be...

November 10, 2015 - 4:27pm
12 weeks 3 days ago

MCBI is celebrating 10 years of business growth and development in Muskingum County.

Founded in 2004, the Muskingum County Business Incubator aims to help entrepreneurs and new startup companies grow their business. On Tuesday, more than 100 attendees who played a key role in MCBI's success and expansion, came out to take part in the anniversary. Executive Director, Larry Triplett, said MCBI has helped create nearly 175 jobs in our region.

"It feels great, and it's pretty...

September 29, 2015 - 4:22pm
18 weeks 4 days ago

 If you're a local entrepreneur, it's time to get your pitch idea ready.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator's annual "Shark Tub" event is back in Zanesville this January, and already looking for talent. Based off of the hit ABC show, the "Shark Tank" inspired event follows the same format.

"There's a ton of entrepreneurs in the community and in the surrounding area that people just don't know about, and they're these small, innovative...

September 9, 2015 - 4:39pm
21 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is making big plans a reality over the next month.

Executive Director of the Business Incubator, Larry Triplett told us a little over a year ago, Troy Balderson and Brian Hill were instrumental in helping the MCBI get the two hundred and twenty five thousand dollar grant. Triplett said the money will allow them to restore and renovate the second floor of the building.

"We're going to have kind of a cafe style--Starbucks kind of style...

July 7, 2015 - 11:18am
30 weeks 4 days ago

Through a two day class, Muskingum County food services businesses and restaurants can stay close to get their Servesafe Certification. 

FoodWorks Alliance, which is a division of the Muskingum County Business Incubator, offers the class to local businesses. Carol Humphreys, director of MCBI, said these businesses either have to go to Columbus or Cleveland to take the class.

There are over 1,100 food service outlets around Muskingum County. Humphreys said because of this, a...

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