Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Business Incubator

May 22, 2015 - 4:19am
14 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Friday, May 22, 2015.

Veteran's Appreciation Weekend

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Veteran's Appreciation Foundation is planning Veteran's Appreciation Weekend for June 12-14. All proceeds earned at the weekend long event will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lorena Sternwheeler Up and Running

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Lorena Sternwheeler is ready to cruse down the river for the summer season. The first...

March 13, 2015 - 7:20am
24 weeks 2 days ago

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Muskingum County Center for Seniors Still in Search of Temporary Building

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - After a ceiling leak at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors, the organization is still looking for a temporary home. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter says they hope to be back at the center in 15 to 30 days

MCBI Patent Workshop


January 22, 2015 - 10:21pm
31 weeks 2 days ago

Thursday night, 15 guppies entered the "Shark Tub" at the Muskingum County Business Incubator, but only one claimed Shark Tub glory.

Zane State College and the Muskingum County Business Incubator's first annual Shark Tub event gave 15 entrepreneurs the opportunity to win $3,000 to help take their business to the next level.

"We had over 300 (people) turn out to really see the local businesses and see them go in front of the sharks for a $3,000 cash prize,"...

September 26, 2014 - 2:57pm
48 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is preparing for an upcoming workshop.

The event will take place on October 2nd and will run from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. Anyone interested in commercial kitchens, employee owned businesses, and farmers markets and local food cooperatives is invited to attend. Director of the MCBI Kitchen Incubator, Carol Humphreys says they will talk about a variety of topics, including food hubs.

"We're very interested in the growers and for the growers to...

July 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
1 year 8 weeks 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
1 year 13 weeks 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
1 year 47 weeks 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
3 years 1 week 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
3 years 9 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
3 years 21 weeks ago

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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,...

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