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Secretary Husted Announces July 2015 Ohio Business Profiles

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Secretary Husted Announces July 2015 Ohio Business Profiles

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced “Patriotic Businesses” as this month’s feature in the Ohio Business Profile program. All the businesses selected develop popular products Ohioans use while celebrating American independence on the Fourth of July and other national occasions.

“On the Fourth of July, we have the opportunity to eat some good food, connect with family and friends and celebrate the best parts of our culture and communities while expressing our pride in America,” Secretary Husted said. “From American flags and fireworks to kites and homemade pies, the businesses we are highlighting this month supply Ohioans with everything they need to celebrate an all-American holiday.”

Companies profiled this month include:

  • The National Flag Company (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been doing business in the Buckeye State for almost a century and a half. From specially-made flags to “Old Glory,” their work can be seen flying above government buildings, schools, sports stadiums and businesses across the state and region.
  • Phantom Fireworks (Youngstown, Ohio) has more than 1,200 locations across the nation, but calls the Mahoning Valley “home.” They are a premier consumer fireworks producer while also supplying other Fourth of July products to national retail chains and wholesale outlets.
  • Yankee Doodle Flags, Kites & Fun (Toledo, Ohio) is owned and operated by a U.S. Army Veteran and has specialized in manufacturing flags and flagpoles since 1967. They’ve since expanded to also sell kites, collectables and other items to help create an all-American holiday atmosphere.
  • Sugardale Foods, Inc. (Massillon, Ohio) is one of the largest private companies in the smoked and processed meat industry. Their commitment to quality and safety has helped them become a nationwide supplier of bacon, ham and other specialty meats. They count many major grocery chains and well-known restaurants throughout the United States among their customers.
  • Revolutionary Kettle Corn (Elyria, Ohio) started as a small family business with one person testing different recipes on friends and family in order to find the perfect kettle corn balance between sweet and salty. They supply kettle corn to various school events, churches and a local farmers market and even creates custom-colors to satisfy the needs of weddings and festivals.
  • The Pie Shell (New Bremen, Ohio) has been a small town bakery since 2005 and has grown to be the supplier of homemade pies, cheesecakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats to a number of local grocery stores. Their mouthwatering deserts are made from scratch and have become a staple in West Central Ohio.

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, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

The Secretary of State’s office also releases a monthly report of new business filings in Ohio and recent data has shown that Ohio experienced another record year for the number of newly-registered businesses. One reason for the growth has been the launch of online services. In October 2013, Secretary Husted launched Ohio Business Central allowing businesses to file some of the most commonly used forms online and services continue to be expanded. Since January 2011, more than 365,000 filings have been submitted and half of all new companies are now started online in Ohio.

NOTE: New business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee the company will begin operations, be profitable or create jobs.


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