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Shop Local Spotlights

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Why should we shop at independent, locally owned businesses? Studies show that when you shop at locally owned businesses, those businesses purchase from other local businesses — further strengthening the economic base of the whole community.  More money stays in…

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Homeport Business Spotlight

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  PRESIDENT: Bruce Luecke, President & CEO OUR STORY: Homeport is very proud to be a thriving nonprofit real estate development company in the people business. It was created in 1987 in tandem with the Community Shelter Board when city…

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Spa, Medical Spa & Aesthetic Spa

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In this fast-paced world, self-care is important. There is a growing desire to rejuvenate youth, pursue wellness and sustain a healthy lifestyle. As a large percentage of the population grows older, many people are beginning to look for ways to…

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Accountant Spotlight

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Accountants are important for much more than just bookkeeping and tax preparation. In fact, an accountant with a professional designation has expertise in finance, taxation, technology, and business management. Hiring an accountant can help avoid many headaches. It can be very…

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YWCA Women of Achievement

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  Photography courtesy of Comfort Photography The mission of the YWCA is simple, yet powerful — eliminate racism and empower women. YWCA Columbus seeks to create solutions and move into a future where all people thrive. YWCA Columbus is dedicated…

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Attorney Spotlight

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Dealing with the law is often complicated, and many situations require the expertise of an attorney. It is often said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that definitely applies in legal situations. Hiring an…

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Tina Husted – Setting an Open Table

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An accomplished elite masters marathon runner. An artist. A licensed real estate broker. A trained physical therapist. A dedicated and loving mother. A silver Life Master in bridge who played against Bill Gates (yes, THAT Bill Gates). A church mission leader. The second lady of Ohio as the wife of Lt. Governor Jon Husted.  You may…

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Stoner Periodontic & Implant Specialists

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Maria C. Ferriol, DMD, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology Stoner Periodontic & Implant Specialists OUR STORY: Stoner Periodontic and Implant Specialists thrives on keeping up with progressive and contemporary techniques in an effort to provide patients with the…

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Women of INITIATIVE

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“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Theresa Women empower other women. There is a sisterhood, a circle of love,…

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Dental Spotlight

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We all know that it’s very important to keep a good oral hygiene routine and take care of our teeth and gums every day. By the age of 50, many Americans have lost teeth due to injury, smoking, gum disease…

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Going Boho in UA

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From sporty sophisticated to party perfect, our taste in jewelry defines us as much as our wardrobes. Whether simple or bold, jewelry lets us flaunt our creative selves or showcase special pieces inherited from our loved ones. Honey Rose &…

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All American Quarter Horse Congress

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Pageantry, showmanship, education, competition and celebration are brought together in a month-long, one-of-a-kind, single breed horse show right here in Columbus, Ohio. You haven’t been to a horse show until you have experienced the All American Quarter Horse Congress. This…

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Plastic Surgeon Spotlight

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Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have become more common than ever. A report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found Americans spent more than $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures in 2016, the most the U.S….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…