Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Business Incubator

October 2, 2013 - 9:40pm
2 years 46 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
4 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
4 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
4 years 20 weeks ago

Click on the video link to watch the full interview.

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,...

November 22, 2011 - 5:46pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

After the Black Friday rush, shoppers are encouraged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday.

Executive Director of Muskingum County Business Incubator Carol Humphreys said the day has gained in popularity. It's a time for holiday shoppers to support the stores that invest in the community.

"They give their time, they give their resources, they're always the first one when there is some kind of event going on raising money for our community, they're always the first one...

November 17, 2011 - 6:34pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.

The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.

"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."


October 6, 2011 - 2:15pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

Muskingum County business leaders gathered Thursday to talk about their plans for the coming year and the ideas that will impact the community.

President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said despite the recent economic downturn the outlook is bright for area business.

"One of the things we talk about today is economic development because we're not out of the woods yet from an economic stand point, and that's obvious to everyone," said...

August 30, 2011 - 5:06pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

Workers with the Muskingum County Business Incubator officially have a new home, the old Maysville Middle School. Click the video link on the left to watch WHIZ Reporter Mark Bullion's full story.

What were once classrooms for students are now classrooms in the making for current and prospective business owners as workers scrambled to complete the newly renovated Muskingum County Business Incubator.

"We're all very excited. It's nice to know that we have plenty of space to...

August 24, 2011 - 3:34pm
5 years 3 days ago

Business managers will have the opportunity to learn how new technology can help them become more mobile.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is holding a luncheon that will focus on Cloud Computing.  Executive Director Carol Humphreys said there are a lot of advantages to using Cloud.

"I work on the internet at home a lot and go to my PC," said Humphreys.  "If I had my memory in the Cloud, I would not need to be able to do that. ...

April 25, 2011 - 5:45pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Bids were placed for phase three of the new Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday afternoon.

The Muskingum County Commissioners originally had to send the bids back a few weeks ago because they were too high. Bids for phase three which deal with electrical, plumbing, and general contracting came back Monday with more favorable numbers.

"The apparent low bidder is Paul Construction, now the architect will review those numbers and let us know Thursday to make sure that...

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