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ADA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Ada, OH

Meets at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Business Plan Competition judges.

ALLEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP

144 S Main St, Ste 200, Lima, OH 45801

AEDG is a public-private organization with a mission to create an environment for new business development, nurture existing businesses, and facilitate job creation. Sponsor, 2020 Business Plan Competition. Board of directors.

★ Leading Member

ART ME OHIO

826 E 11th St, Ottawa, OH 45875

Family-friendly art entertainment. 2nd place, emerging business, 2017 Business Plan Competition.

AVAIDEN DESIGNS

Bluffton, OH

Aromatherapy service. Finalist, emerging business, 2017 Business Plan Competition.

BARGER TECH LTD.

Forest, OH

Integrated, dynamic, and interchangeable food, energy, and water systems. 1st place, emerging business, 2012 Business Plan Competition.

BEYOND BUDGETING

119 Vine St, Bluffton

Beth A. Boehr, Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Counselor. 3rd place, emerging business, 2012 Business Plan Competition.

BIKE CRAZY LLC

127 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Bicycle sales and repair. 2nd place, established business, 2017 Business Plan Competition.

BLUFFTON ICON

Bluffton, OH 45817

Free news website covering Bluffton and Bluffton University. BCE program provider.

★ Supporting Member

BLUFFTON PEDIATRICS

122 N Jackson St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Beth Bish, CNP. Pediatric primary care. BCE program provider. 1st place, emerging business, 2015 Business Plan Competition.

BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY

Bluffton, OH

Private university with more than 80 majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs and 16 NCAA DIII athletic teams. Sponsor, 2020 Business Plan Competition. Board of directors. Program provider.

BURRUS, KATHY

Columbus Grove, OH

Life and relationship coach, motivational speaker and author. 2nd place, emerging business, 2014 Business Plan Competition.

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

102 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Personal, commercial and agricultural banking services. Sponsor, 2020 Business Plan Competition. Board of directors. Program provider.

DIAMOND MANUFACTURING OF BLUFFTON

505 E Jefferson St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Metal fabrication. First home of the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs.

DOUGH HOOK MEAT MARKET

117 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Bakery and meat market. Program provider. 1st place, established business, 2015 Business Plan Competition.

DRIVE TIME DRIVING INSTRUCTION

546 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Classroom and in-car driving instruction in Bluffton and Findlay, Ohio.

Digital Avenue LLC

Ottawa, OH

Online advertising agency owned by Tom and Patty Giesken.

★ Associate Member

ENNABLE SERVICES LLC

Bluffton, OH

Consulting services around cybersecurity, electronic document management, data analytics.

FGHG LLC

107 Vine St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Commercial and residential property rentals in downtown Bluffton; owned by Bob and Liz Gordon-Hancock. Finalist, emerging business, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

★ Supporting Member

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PANDORA

112 Cherry St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Deposit products, lending, and investments. Sponsor, 2020 Business Plan Competition. Board of directors. Program provider.

★ Leading Member

FOOD STORE, THE

103 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Organic, whole, packaged, and frozen foods. 1st place, established business, 2017 Business Plan Competition.

FRESH MODERN FABRIC

Bluffton, OH

Etsy fabric shop specializing in designer Prints and modern Basics. 2nd place, emerging business, 2015 Business Plan Competition.

GALLERY 323

323 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Art and gifts gallery featuring local artists. Finalist, 2012 Business Plan Competition.

GEISKEN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

Sophia's Ln, Ottawa, OH 45875

Billboard advertising company owned by Tom and Patty Giesken.

★ Supporting Member

GREENHORN

112 Vine St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Restaurant and catering; internationally inspired plant-based food that is made from scratch using seasonal, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. 1st place, emerging business, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

KC Plumbing and Rooter

Specializing in drain and sewer services. Experienced plumbers provide drain and sewer cleaning, plumbing services, trenchless pipe repair, and gas line service.

LITTLE MONKEY KITCHEN

Fort Jennings, OH 45844

Allergy-friendly home-based bakery. Program provider. 2nd place, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

LITTLE RILEY CREEK FARM

9255 Lugabill Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817

Organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

MCGARRITY, RICHARD

Bluffton, OH

Business consultant. Former BCE board member, board president, executive director.

★ Leading Member

MERCY HEALTH

740 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801

Quality healthcare founded by the Sisters of Mercy. Business Plan Competition judges.

★ Leading Member

NO WATER BATH

Lima, OH

Thermal transfer pads for food service.

OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN

3121 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45805

Lima district office is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Board of directors.

OTTAWA ODD JOBS

PO Box 511 Ottawa, OH 45875

Home improvement and repair. BCE program provider. Finalist, emerging business, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

PARTY WITH A PRINCESS

Findlay, OH

Party entertainment service. Finalist, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

PROMOHITS

141B N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Promotional marketing products. Business Plan Competition judges.

★ Supporting Member

REICHENBACH & STEINER CPAS

140 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Accountants. Sponsor, 2020 Business Plan Competition. Board of directors. Program provider.

RILEY CREEK SPORTSWEAR

Bluffton, OH

Screen printing and heat press printing. Finalist, emerging business, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

RIVER VALLEY PASTA

Findlay, OH.

Small batch pasta, focaccia, RVP merchandise.

RODABAUGH SERVICES

101 W College Ave, Bluffton, OH 45817

Fred Rodabaugh.

★ Supporting Member

RUSTIC BENDZ

Bluffton, OH

Handcrafted jewelry made from stainless steel and silver-plated tableware. Program panelist.

RUTH EVERETT'S HEALING TOUCHES

195 Garmatter St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Alternative therapies for mind, body and spirit. Finalist, 2014 Business Plan Competition.

RYAN DEMARCO, EDWARD JONES

111 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Financial advisor. Business Plan Competition judges.

SBDC AT RHODES STATE COLLEGE

Rhodes State College Keese Hall

Small Business Development Center. Business Plan Competition instruction.

SIELSCHOTT, WALSH, KEIFER, REGULA, & SHERER CPAS

113 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Accountants. Succession Planning program provider.

SMALL HOUSE BLUFFTON

207 N Lawn Ave, Bluffton, OH 45817

Consult, design, build, remodel services. 2nd place, emerging business, 2012 Business Plan Competition.

STUDIO SILHOUETTE

103 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Formal dress consignment and alterations, tuxedo rental. 1st place, emerging business, 2014 Business Plan Competition.

STURDYBED LLC

Lima, OH

SturdyBed attachment prevents your headboard from hitting the wall. 3rd place, emerging business, 2017 Business Plan Competition.

SUPERIOR ENERGY SOLUTIONS

1011 N Defiance St, Ottawa, OH 45875

Design, procurement, and installation of solar energy systems for homes, farms, and businesses. 1st place, emerging business, 2009 Business Plan Competition.

★ Leading Member

THINKING SMALL LLC

Lima, OH

Website designer. Program provider for Websites: Where do I begin?

TOUCH OF EUROPE

Lima, OH

Home-based bakery. 3rd place, emerging business, 2020 Business Plan Competition.

VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON

154 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

Administration, public safety, and elected officials for the Village of Bluffton, Ohio. Major sponsor. BCE program provider.

WARD LAW OFFICE

120 S Washington St, Tiffin, OH 44883

Patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. Business Plan Competition judges.

WELL GROUNDED CAFE

114 N Elm, Ottawa, OH 45875

Under construction. Owned by Tom and Patty Giesken.

★ Supporting Member

WOOD COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTION

Bowling Green, OH

Building inspection to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Program panelist.