Thursday, January 7, 2010

Entrepreneurship across Ohio - Youngstown Top Ten Entrepreneur City Banner Raised

Source: Youngstown


Friday morning, a banner was lifted into place at the Ohio One building in downtown Youngstown, facing Front Street. The banner came about from some discussions immediately following the appearance of the Entrepreneur Magazine article featuring Youngstown as a top ten city to start a business.


Eric Planey at the Regional Chamber took the lead and began looking for sponsors to absorb the costs of printing and mounting the giant banner. It should come as no surprise that Mike Garvey of M7 Technologies stepped up to support the effort. Mike is a real supporter of the community, frequently without asking for credit. I’m glad to see M7’s name there in recognition of the Garveys’ frequent contributions.


With the support of Rich Mills, his Ohio One Corporation, the YBI, and the Regional Chamber, we are now one step further in driving home the message that the Entrepreneur Magazine article made about the spirit of Youngstown’s business and technology communities.


There’s a can-do spirit and access to resources for getting going with a start-up that are hard to match. Other communities are calling Youngstown to find out how to recreate the stupendous success of its business incubator. (Thanks to the Regional Chamber for the photos in this post.)


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