This May we are proud to profile businesses across Ohio that fall under the theme “Women-Owned.” According to a report by American Express, Ohio has an estimated 268,700 women-owned businesses employing hundreds of thousands people. Revenues generated by these companies are expected to hit $45.6 billion in 2014, a 49 percent increase since 1997.* These five companies are no exception and continue to strengthen Ohio’s economy every day. Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio, in Columbus, started in 2001 and is an award-winning, $5.5 million in sales, full-service marketing company. Wrap n’ Ship is a packaging and shipping service that has been operating in the Greater Toledo area since 1982. Ellerbee Enterprises, LLC was founded by a mother and daughter team and provides businesses with tools for day to day operations including customer service skills, increased employee retention rates, human resources development, and reduction of employee conflict. Industry Products Company opened its doors in 1966 as a die cutter company and has grown to work in the automotive market, becoming a direct supplier to Honda and Toyota. Cincinnati is home to M & G Body Shop which in the past 15 years has been voted best body shop in Cincinnati and has received such prestigious awards as business person of the year in 2013 by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
*According to the fourth annual report by American Express on the state of women-owned businesses