Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Business Incubator

December 22, 2015 - 4:05pm
6 weeks 5 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 10, 2015 - 4:27pm
12 weeks 4 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 5 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...

May 22, 2015 - 3:19am
37 weeks 3 days ago

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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 - 6:20am
47 weeks 3 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

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The...

January 22, 2015 - 9:21pm
1 year 2 weeks 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 - 1:57pm
1 year 19 weeks 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 - 2:31pm
1 year 31 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 - 3:08pm
1 year 36 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 - 8:40pm
2 years 18 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...

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