Stories tagged with: MCBI

January 13, 2014 - 1:05pm
1 year 19 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...

October 28, 2013 - 5:38pm
1 year 30 weeks 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
1 year 34 weeks 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
1 year 37 weeks 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 48 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 51 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
2 years 4 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.

You can submit a spring themed...

April 12, 2013 - 10:06am
2 years 6 weeks ago

Could you have the next big idea?

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding it's annual Big Idea Contest. The contest is designed to identify businesses and entrepreneurs who have innovative and unique ideas.

"We really do encourage young people to get involved because they are the technology folks. They know what they want to have and of course there are even companies out there right now in business that may have a better way of doing something that we may be able...

February 22, 2013 - 6:39pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

A local organization is working to promote small businesses.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held an outreach meeting to help businesses in rural areas obtain financing for their company and commercial loans for energy efficiency improvements and also renewable energy developments. Statewide loan companies attended the meeting to inform local companies of their options.
 

"We're trying to just get the word out about our programs and the programs that are...

October 10, 2012 - 2:46pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

A local organization wants to see your new business take off.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. The contest is calling on all start-up businesses in the region to enter for a chance to win cash prizes but also business services.

"We're kind of giving folks with ideas an avenue to maybe turn those into a business or learn how to manufacture their product really what we like to say is we kind of take and idea from...

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