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…

Lotsa-Brave-People

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…

Godfrys Men’s and Women’s Clothier

Godfrys Men’s and Women’s Clothier

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What year was your company established? Godfrys Men’s and Women’s Clothier was opened in 1981. How did you get started? Heinz was an army brat living in places like Panama, Germany and Texas before he finally settled down in Columbus….

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…