Ohio SBDC Helps Couple Make Racetrack Dream Come True

Jul 24, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

 

John and Kelley Chapman had their first date at Turn 4 at Midvale Speedway in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Today, they own Midvale Speedway, and they credit the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State Tuscarawas for making it happen.

The couple learned the track was for sale, and they were determined to buy it. When they approached a bank, however, they were turned down. The couple reached out to SBDC advisor Steve Schillig, who helped them put together information to request a loan, and with his help, they were approved just a few days later.

The no-cost counseling available from the SBDCs’ Certified Business Advisors can make a big difference. If you’re a small business owner planning to apply for a loan or need business advice, reach out to your local SBDC.

To learn more, visit https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_sbdc.htm. To watch a video about the Chapmans and Midvale Speedway, click on the video link.

Roseville Officials Invest $7M to Revive Village, Offer New Business Opportunities

ROSEVILLE – Nearly a decade of grant-funded projects are transforming the village of Roseville.

Few will have the impact of a the new supermarket building. “It will be the centerpiece of a new downtown,” said Heidi Milner, the village’s fiscal officer.

It is nearing completion on part of the former Ungemach Pottery site on Potters Lane. Construction was funded by $750,000 in grants, the bulk of which was a USDA Rural Development Grant, and local investment. The new building features a grocery store, restaurant space and a walk-up window that could be used for ice cream orders. Garage doors on each side of the dining area will give it a pleasant summer atmosphere, as will a patio behind the building that opens facing the levy.

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Clinton County Port Authority Launches New Website

WILMINGTON, OH — The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) recently launched a new website, created by Golden Shovel Agency, to further strengthen its online presence and the economic growth of the community. The new site includes county-wide data, information specifically collected for site selectors, and local business resources to serve as a one-stop-shop for companies considering new investment or expansion in Clinton County.

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