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Secretary Husted Announces September Ohio Business Profiles


Companies featured facilitate Ohioans’ healthy habits.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that September’s Ohio Business Profile features four companies that support and promote healthy lifestyles.

“Ohioans are fortunate to have a number of businesses throughout the state that help encourage and sustain a healthier way of life,” Secretary Husted said. “Aside from the obvious personal benefits, a healthier population can also positively impact our state’s workforce and economy.”

According to Healthy Ohio, which is the chronic disease and violence and injury prevention area within the Ohio Department of Health, nearly 29 percent of Ohioans report no daily physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity is a risk factor for several chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and several types of cancer.

All Ohioans looking to adopt healthier habits can start with the companies profiled this month, which include:

  • Columbus Outdoor Pursuits – Franklin – An outdoor recreation organization offering bike tours, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking and caving. 
  • Zoom Multisport Racing – Montgomery – A family-owned company formed in 2011, that promotes multisport (swim, bike, run) racing and training. The company offers races, a racing team, multisport clinics and camps, training plans, and performance counseling to help people finish their first race or to just go faster.
  • Balanced Yoga Studios & University – Franklin – Started in 2002, this business focuses on fitness through yoga classes, professional yoga training and massages.
  • Mustard Seed Market & Café – Summit – In addition to being the largest locally-owned retailer of natural and organic products in Ohio, employing 250 employees, the company also provides education on food issues and the environment.

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website at, where Ohioans are encouraged to go to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

Secretary Husted’s office also releases a monthly report of new business filings in Ohio. Recent data has shown that the number of newly-registered businesses in Ohio is up for the year as compared to the same timeframe last year.


For more information, please contact Maggie Ostrowski at (614) 752-2450.


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