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Small Business Owner Spotlight: April Gerard

April Gerard has always been a writer. As an author herself, April understands how challenging it can be for authors to market themselves, which is why she started A.L. Deleon Agency, a marketing and consultation firm specifically dedicated to helping authors and creatives promote themselves an...Read More

Small business spotlight: Running Around Screen Printing

It started with running. The Bird Family helped organize and assist with many local 5k races, and like at most races, there was always a need for t-shirts–and the family saw that need. Around that time, a nearby screen printing business came up for sale so they jumped on the opportunity and purcha...Read More

Small Business Spotlight: Yo2Go

It's that time of year again! The sun is shining brighter, spring flowers are blooming, and Yo2Go is open again–serving up delightfully sweet treats one bowl at a time! Yo2Go is downtown Columbia City's one-of-a-kind self service frozen yogurt shop, and it's located at the corner of Van Bu...Read More

Guest blog from EDC intern Jacob Archambault

By: Guest blogger, Jacob Archambault One of the great strengths of humans is our resilience. To come up against hard times or unforeseen circumstances and work back to where we were before is something to be admired and emulated. Many of us may have had to rely on the help of others to get throug...Read More

Happy National Popcorn Day! Business Spotlight: Poptique Popcorn

There's one thing better than the sound of popping popcorn...the first bite of freshly popped popcorn! Today is a perfect day for the scrumptious popped treat because it's National Popcorn Day! To help celebrate the occasion we're highlighting local small business Poptique Popcorn. Make sure to stop...Read More

Welcome, Jacob Archambault!

Hello, my name is Jacob Archambault, and I am excited to serve as an intern at the EDC this spring. I'm from La Porte, Indiana and am currently a senior at Manchester University.  At Manchester I'm studying social work and would like to do economic or community development work in Northwest Indi...Read More

Small Business Spotlight: Blue River Digital

Blue River Digital is a one-stop-shop. The business was established in 2012 to help assess the need for full-color wide-format printing. The business started by designing and printing banners, decals, posters and a variety of other signage with its 54" Roland wide format printer. In 2014, Blue ...Read More

Small Business Spotlight: Three Birds Casual, LLC

It started in a garage with three Hoosiers. Like renowned companies Amazon, Apple and Disney, Three Birds Casual, LLC started in a garage back in 1999. Now, Three Birds has grown into a successful business known for its premium teakwood furniture. Three Birds actually started out importing antiqu...Read More

EDC and local educators head down to the farm

Last week local high school educators traveled to Three "D" Stock Farms  for the third quarter EDC Industry Immersion event. Industry Immersion events are short, experiential learning opportunities for high school educators, similar to an externship or an internship. These events provide uniqu...Read More

Small business spotlight: The Cake Lady, LLC

We had the opportunity to do a highlight on local entrepreneur Kim Sedor, the cake lady...the actual cake lady. Kim is the owner of The Cake Lady, LLC in Columbia City. Kim has always enjoyed being creative and trying new things. If you've seen her wedding cakes you would agree they are truly a...Read More

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