Ohio SBDC Helps Winery Dream Become a Reality

Aug 28, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

Kathleen and Andy Dangelo had a dream of bringing a bit of Napa Valley to Ohio, but they didn’t know how to make their dream a reality. They reached out to the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Lakeland Community College, and advisors helped them put together a business plan. That helped them land funding from banks, leading to the opening of Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens in Chagrin Falls.

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 you need business advice, reach out to your local SBDC. To learn more, visit sbdc.development.ohio.gov.

To watch a video about Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens, click here.

 

Manufacturer investing $225M to expand Dayton-area facility

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Cargill Inc., a Minnesota-based provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services, will invest $225 million to expand its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney.

The project will create new jobs and further enhance Cargill’s presence in the region.

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Urbana Students Win Design Challenge

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