By: Charlie Chambers, Lead Consultant, Small Business Development Center
Are you interested in obtaining capital to start your dream business? Prepare for lending conversations with expert Charlie Chambers.
Obstacle 1: Proof of Experience
“As an advisor with the Small Business Development Center, I see a number of small businesses who come to us because they went to their local bank and said simply ‘I want a loan to start a business,’” says Chambers. The bank will want to see proof of experience in the industry that they are planning to start their venture.
Owner: Brandon Johnson
Team Johnson was founded in 1998 with one dump truck and grew to be one of the largest dump truck fleets in Northwest Ohio. Since moving to a new facility in Delta, Ohio, the company has expanded to offer Limo Service and heavy equipment cleaning.
Last Tuesday, passengers boarded the inaugural flight from Toledo Express Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina. American Airlines will be offering the flight twice daily, departing Toledo at 7:00 a.m. and 1:26 p.m. A recent study shows that the flight will provide a $15.4 million economic impact annually.
Left to right: Lyndsey Stough, Designer and Intern Architect at Stough & Stough Architects; Mary Ann Gawelek, Lourdes University President; Lourdes student Malik Thurman, a member of the Men’s Basketball Gray Wolves team; Lourdes University mascot Gubi; Lourdes student Lauren Norman, a member of the Women’s Volleyball Gray Wolves team; Craig Stough, Principal Owner and Lead Architect at Stough and Stough Architects; and Kurt Miller, President of Miller Diversified, Inc.
Lourdes University Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center Named 2017 Building of the Year
Impact Ohio began in 1984 with the first Post-Election Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. Every even numbered year since, Impact Ohio has held a Post-Election Conference and every year the attendance has grown.
Over the years, Post-Election Conference has become a staple on Cap Square. Leaders, professionals, and experts in their fields greet and gather at the conference to explore elections, the outcomes of the political process, and policy choices facing Ohio and its communities.
Location: 1757 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH 43537
After working with Team Recovery, and witnessing how badly Ohio has been affected by the opiate crisis, Matt Bell decided a collaborative solution was necessary. Midwest Recovery Center is a 22 bed detox and 38 bed inpatient/outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment facility. The center helps men and women suffering from substance-use disorders achieve long-term recovery from substance abuse and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“It feels really, really good to be back downtown,” says Steve Hanson of Hanson Inc.
Hanson founded the company in Toledo over 25 years ago, initially specializing in video production but quickly growing into a full-service digital agency.
Last week, a number of our members were recognized by state and global enterprises for their innovation and success.