FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James Flick, City of Cincinnati | 513-352-6136
Brooke Betit, SBA | 614-469-6860, ext. 238
Sandra Guile, BBB | 513-639-9126
Community Partnership Brings the Heat to the Kitchen
On Friday, May 5, Findlay Kitchen, the City of Cincinnati, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) will host a free open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St., to celebrate National Small Business Week.
This event, dubbed “Findlay Kitchen is Cooking Up Small Businesses: Come Taste the Kitchen,” was created to bring interested parties together to discuss what it means to establish, run and manage a food business in Cincinnati. It will function as a networking opportunity for investors, influencers and inquiring potential owners.
"Findlay Kitchen, located in Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market District, is a shared-use commercial kitchen space currently incubating 48 small food businesses,” said Anthony Berin, Kitchen Manager. “They are committed to helping entrepreneurs sustain small businesses in the community.”
Each organization at the event will speak at the beginning of the program, and four local business owners will then have a chance to give their advice. The businesses involved in Findlay Kitchen will provide food samples.
“This event reinforces the message to potential entrepreneurs and influencers that the collaborative efforts of Findlay Kitchen, SBA, City of Cincinnati and BBB help small businesses thrive,” said Leslie Kish, Vice President of Operations for BBB.
To attend “Findlay Kitchen is Cooking Up Small Businesses: Come Taste the Kitchen,” save your seat using https://goo.gl/sLdi4a; space is limited.
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ABOUT FINDLAY KITCHEN: Opened in March of 2016, The Charlotte & Edward Unnewehr Findlay Kitchen is an 8,000 square foot shared-use kitchen space, located in the historic Findlay Market district. Findlay Kitchen is a non-profit organization committed to supporting local food entrepreneurs and creating a positive social impact in our community, through empowerment, partnership, and outreach. Findlay Kitchen is made possible through the philanthropic support of the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation, The Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund, and many more generous supporters. for more information, visit findlaykitchen.org.
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including BBB Serving the Cincinnati Area, Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana was founded in 1926 and serves 20 counties.
ABOUT SBA: The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise and maintain and strengthen the nation’s overall economy. Its mission is to help Americans start, build and grow businesses. Visit the Columbus District Office website at www.sba.gov/offices/district/oh/columbus.
ABOUT THE CITY OF CINCINNATI: Strategically located on the banks of the Ohio river and home to nine Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati is a well-connected city with strengths in manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare. This well-regarded business hub is strengthened by The City of Cincinnati's economic development team and our commitment to the continued growth of our business community and the success of our new and existing businesses.