November 2014

This November, we are proud to once again feature businesses whose owners have served in our nation’s armed forces with our “Veteran-Owned” theme. Dandelion Lane Farm, in Leetonia, is a family run farm that offers customers high-quality produce and farm-fresh, sustainably raised eggs and poultry. Efforts to meet non-GMO, heirloom and organic requirements have earned the business a Certified Naturally Grown certification and they were the first veteran-owned farm in Ohio to receive the Homegrown Heroes Certification. ZAP Custom Lure Company, in Toledo, has been in operation since 1971, manufacturing 100 percent American-made fishing lures and accessories. Established in 2013, OneLove Lawn, in Grove City, provides high-quality lawn care, landscape and snow removal services. Amore’s Koi Farm, in Coshocton, has been helping Koi (ornamental carp) hobbyists since 2007, specializing in providing quality, domestic Koi and helping current and future pond owners have the pond of their dreams. Founded in 1975, Colonial Surface Solutions, Inc., in Columbus Grove, employs more than 40 workers while offering its clients a cleaning and painting service for parts and equipment. Colonial is known for being able to handle and process a broad range of part sizes from large structural steel, rail cars and barges, to very small industrial and automotive parts.

As we prepare to commemorate the 96th anniversary of Veteran’s Day, these veteran-owned businesses are examples of the strength and leadership epitomized by our military and the entrepreneurial spirit found right here in Ohio.

For more information on services to help veteran-owned businesses become more successful, visit vobohio.org. VOBOhio is an Ohio-based, nonprofit company headquartered in Dayton. You can also help honor all of our military veterans with your vote in the next election. Visit www.OhioMilitaryVotes.com for more on how you can Vote in Honor of a Veteran.

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