Our Clients


3rd place, 2017 Business Plan Competition

Patented design prevents your headboard from hitting the wall. No noise, no scratches, and a great nights sleep

Easy Installation: With a Phillips-head screwdriver, hammer, ruler, and pencil simply attach the wall piece to a stud in the wall behind your headboard, then secure the bed piece to the back of your headboard.  Lift and secure.

The Food Store

1st Place, 2017 Established Business Plan Competition

We offer an extensive line of organic, whole, packaged, and frozen foods, organic dairy and soy foods, information and products for special diets, vitamins, herbs, and homeopathic supplements, natural body and home care and more!

103 S Main St., Bluffton, OH 45817.

The Dough Hook

1st Place, 2016 Established Business Plan Competition

The Dough Hook is a meat market, deli and a bakery offering fresh cut meats, Amish meats and cheeses and made from scratch baked goods.

The Dough Hook is owned and operated by second generation owner, Marlena Ballinger. Marlena took over the family business in 2013 from her parents John and Sharon Calvelage.

 117 N Main St, Bluffton.

Bike Crazy LLC

2nd Place, 2016 Established Business Plan Competition

Rebranded to reflect our passion, we've been in the business for over 20 years.

The best bikes, the best wheel building, the best service around. Bring us your needs, join our Group Rides, because we love bikes!

Green Hope Coaching

2nd Place, 2014 Business Plan Competition

Whether you desire to reconnect with your dream, or long to live out your God-given passions, or perhaps find your way through a place of darkness, my role as a coach is to come alongside and assist in creating awareness of where you are and where you’re going.

Together we work at identifying and removing obstacles in your path. Then we design your next steps which has tremendous impact on the roles and relationships in your life. 

Barger Tech

1st Place, 2012 Business Plan Competition

BargerTech International, Ltd, designs, owns, and operates integrated, dynamic, and interchangeable Food, Energy, and Water systems that allow for environmentally sustainable, customized solutions for a variety of customers and applications, including:

Livestock farms for waste management to Biogas and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions

Industrial, Commercial, Governmental and Academic Energy – CHP, Cogeneration Customers

Self-sustaining and/or remote off-the-grid communities

Small House Bluffton

2nd place, 2012 Business Plan Competition

A contracting business that brings to our local market the building industry’s most innovative ideas, anticipating strengthened consumer demand for “green building.”

Called Small House Bluffton, our product is building with increased energy efficiency, higher quality, and increased urban density, coupled with smaller living spaces. More than that, Small House Bluffton (SHB) offers a suite of integrated services in consult/design/build/remodel.

Beyond Budgeting

3rd place, 2012 Business Plan Competition

Looking for a permanent fix to your finances? We offer a solution to your financial worries. We're not here to sell you anything--we're just here to help!

119 Vine St., Bluffton, OH 45817


M2 Interiors and Design

1st Place 2010 Big Idea Contest

M2 Interiors and Design's philosophy centers on enhancing your lifestyle, not just meeting its basic requirements.  So, we pay close attention to discovering your special needs, tastes and preferences, resulting in a highly personalized service approach and a final product that is customized just for you.

J Bankert Bookkeeping

Joined BCE in 2010

Gain knowledge and confidence with professional financial recordkeeping.

1510 Township Road 28, Bluffton, OH 45817

Fresh Modern Fabric

2nd place, 2015 Business Plan Competition

Fresh Modern Fabric offers the finest selection of high quality modern fabrics along with exceptional customer service.

FMF specializes in modern fabrics for sewing, quilting and crafting projects, and offers a wide variety of designer, organic and imported fabrics, modern solids and basics. Quilting weight cottons, knit cottons, canvas, cotton lawns and double gauze cotton fabrics are all available at FMF.

103 1/2 Vine St., Bluffton, OH 45817

Studio Silhouette

1st place, 2014 Business Plan Competition

Upscale formal dress consignment boutique.

103 N Main St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817

Bluffton Pediatrics

1st place, 2015 Business Plan Competition

Bluffton Pediatrics is the first medical practice of its kind in Bluffton's 150-year history. We specialize in pediatric primary care.

Our primary care provider is a pediatric nurse practitioner. We have extensive pediatric training and experience. We spend at least 20 minutes with each patient. The business is independently owned and operated by Beth and Jim Bish.

122 N Jackson St,, Bluffton, OH 45817

Superior Energy Solutions, LLC

1st Place, 2009 Business Plan Competition

Since 2009, Superior Energy Solutions has specialized in the design and installation of photovoltaic solar systems for homes, farms, and commercial applications. Home owners can also benefit through a home energy audit.

Superior Energy Solutions is an Authorized Trade Ally for AEP Ohio Power, to perform home energy audits and assessments, which are required for rebates under the AEP In-Home Energy Program.

1011 N. Defiance St., Ottawa, OH 45875

Drive Time Driving Instruction, LLC

Joined BCE in 2010

Come to Drive Time Driving Instruction for in-depth driver's education in an environment that makes learning fun with small class sizes. Our goal: To provide the necessary education for teens and adults to become safe drivers - and to share some laughs along the way.

505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH 45817.

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