May 2013

Did you know there are 250,000 women-owned businesses in Ohio, ranking 8th among states in the nation?* Women-owned businesses are leaders in every major industry in our state, running nearly a third of all businesses in the Buckeye State. This month, we are profiling some of these local companies who represent the diversity and strength not just of women-owned businesses, but of Ohio's overall business environment.

Marketing Resources & Results, Inc., in Summit County, provides marketing services for companies in a variety of industries, providing a road map to attract new customers and launch new products. Mindset Digital LLC, in Franklin County, is a leader in helping companies join the digital revolution through social media training, consulting and navigating the ever-changing digital landscape. Lois J. Fisher & Associates, in Marion County, is helping to revitalize their local community through real estate investment and development, including their latest Starfish project to give new life to the old Marion Star building. Capitol Aluminum & Glass Corporation, in Sandusky County, has been in business since 1956, producing high quality and energy efficient windows and doors for a variety of customers in a multi-state region. Rebsco, Inc., in Darke County, is a second-generation family-owned business who got their start over 60 years ago as a custom fabricator and contractor in the family room of the founder's home. Angela Wines Photography, in Belmont County, opened the doors to her studio in 2011 and brings more than 10 years' experience to the family portrait, wedding and commercial photography scene. Beery Insurance Services LLC, in Allen County, is an advocate for small business and individuals in their search for quality and affordable health insurance coverage and financial planning. Quantum Health, in Franklin County, is an award-winning (ranked in Top 50 Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America) care management and health improvement company, serving the needs of 340,000 members in a variety of self-funded public and private sector organizations. Silver Bridge Coffee Company, in Gallia County, began roasting coffee from the owners home in 2008 and has since expanded to a brand new facility to continue supplying high quality coffee to numerous local locations, including Kroger and Whole Foods. Angelina's Pizza, in Cuyahoga County, has been serving their community a full line of Italian foods and award-winning pizzas, including their legendary breakfast pizzas, since 1994 and were honored with a "Restaurant Neighbor" award for their selfless work to assist Hurricane Katrina victims. SnapKaddy, by Besorella, LLC, in Lorain County, started their business making themed supply kits geared toward everyday needs in our lives after sending four kids off to college and seeing a need to help all students ease into dorm and apartment living. They also have a baby edition.

These women-owned businesses represent the many great things that can be done with drive, passion and a little ingenuity. All are proud to call Ohio home, and all Ohioans can be proud to support them.

*According to a 2007 Survey of Business Owners by the U.S. Census Bureau

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