Business

Debbie-Penzone

Beyond Outer Beauty

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Throughout a long career in the beauty industry, Debra Penzone couldn’t help but reflect on what beauty really means — and where it really comes from. Now, she’s on a mission to help others connect with themselves on a deeper…

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Lotsa Brave People

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Sometimes something as simple as enjoying an ice cream cone can changes the course of a family’s life, and it can inspire people to do big things. In 2010, Cary Hanosek’s youngest daughter Madison was enjoying some ice cream with…

Fabtique

Fabtique

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What year was your company established? Fabtique was opened in 2016. How did you get started? The idea to open Fabtique came from an experience I had at a boutique in Cleveland. The customer service was amazing, the clothes were…

Stile Salon & Spa

Stile Salon & Spa

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What year was your company established? It’s been a tremendous journey for me in the salon business. As a woman entrepreneur getting started, it wasn’t easy. My first shop was in 1983.  I co-owned ‘My Nails’ in Bexley. I always…

Dublin Village Jewelers

Dublin Village Jewelers

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How did you get started? My husband Yury and I (Annie) have lived in Dublin for over 23 years, 17 of those owning our own business. Our previous business dealt with gold, silver, and other precious metals daily and over…

Leal Boutique

Leal Boutique

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  What year was your company established? Leal Boutique was opened in November 1993. How did you get started? I opened Leal twenty-five years ago because I loved fashion and loved boutique shopping. At that time, there were not many boutiques…

Audacious Boutique

Audacious Boutique

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What year was your company established?  Audacious Boutique was opened on July 1, 2004. How did you get started? The hottest trend fifteen years ago was designer-inspired handbags. A lot of us were new to the high-end designer bags like Gucci,…

Soho Luxury Exchange

Soho Luxury Exchange

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What year was your company established? SoHo Luxury Exchange, located in historic Powell, opened last fall next to Kimberly’s Diamond Corner. How did you get started?  With help from my mother, my consignment business began in 2010. We leased a…

Fortin Ironworks

Fortin Ironworks

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What year was your company established?  Fortin Ironworks was started in 1946. How did your company get started? Fortin Ironworks was founded in 1946 by Joe and Josephine Fortin after Joe returned from serving in the U.S. Army during World…

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Perfect Party Places

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As the weather warms, people start to come out of their shells and look for fresh new places to connect and celebrate life. Columbus is home to people of many different tastes, walks of life and backgrounds, which makes it…

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Shari Hicks-Graham Homegrown Beauty

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When Downtown Dermatology’s Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham launched a line of smart haircare, she didn’t just add “business owner” to her title. By finding a solution for her patients’ biggest skincare woes, she’s put Columbus on the beauty map as well….

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Bishops

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Bishops Cuts/Color OWNER: Kellie Wurtzman OUR STORY: With a love of art, music and good beer, Bishops set out to create a brand that would become a lifestyle. Bishops’ first shop opened over 15 years ago in Portland, Oregon. Their…

Karen-Kasich

The First Lady Next Door

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Buckeye Lifestyle chatted with Karen Kasich about her Central Ohio upbringing, her favorite role (Mom!), life on the campaign trail and what it really means to serve as the partner to the Buckeye State’s governor. Through the din of a…

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Escape Your Way Out of Amaze

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Imagine this: You are trapped with a group of people and you only have 60 minutes to work together to locate clues, solve the puzzle and escape alive. This is the premise upon which escape rooms are based, where participants’…

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Dave Fox Design|Build Remodelers

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EMPLOYEE OWNED PRESIDENT: Gary Demos CR, CKD, LEED AP OUR STORY: Dave Fox started as a custom home builder in 1968, then switched their focus and talents to residential remodeling in 1982, when Dave Fox Design|Build Remodelers was born.Dave Dave…

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More than Face Value

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The words vintage, repurposed, and upcycle are everywhere these days. They can be found stamped on everything from weathered barn siding to vinyl records, but what about upscale jewelry, handbags, and watches? Jesse Johnson, the owner of Store 5a says…

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8 State Bistro

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GENERAL MANAGER/OWNER: Kevin Campbell EXECUTIVE CHEF: Josh WiestOUR STORY: Upon entering this uptown Westerville bistro, diners will take a step back in time to 1927 when the building was home to a black and white silent movie theater. The décor…

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Shelley Meyer Plays from Her Own Book

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Shelley Meyer has earned some downtime. After concluding a rewarding yet rough time in Gainesville, Florida, and landing back in her home state, Shelley could have filled her calendar with long lunches and spa visits. Considering how she had persuaded…