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CL Family Spotlight: Wretched Shekels

CL Family Spotlight: Wretched Shekels

This week, the spotlight is on family member and coin artist, Wretched Shekels! Please tell us the story of your business...how did it come to be, what is your mission, etc? Wretched Shekels started out of necessity.  We were exploring ways to support our growing family and we began selling old baby stuff on eBay.  It worked so well that we went in search of baby stuff at yard sales, which quickly turned into vintage items and then auctions for antiques.  After many years of auctioning, I built quite a collection of old coins and tools.  With the help of...

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CL Family Spotlight: Eldchrist Winery

CL Family Spotlight: Eldchrist Winery

This week we are shining the Spotlight on one of our wonderful Ohio wineries, Eldchrist Winery! Please, tell us your story... Eldchrist Winery is our family owned winery in Plain City, Ohio. The word Eldchrist rhymes with “Held, Kissed.” In deciding on the name Eldchrist, we wanted to incorporate the theme of “something old, meant to last, and worthy of patience,” We believe our wines and our winery meet these criteria. Our wines are developed in a style conducive to the Ohio growing season. Our wines feature higher acidity, more fruit flavors, and lower tannins. Our wines are crafted on-site, with...

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CL Family Spotlight: The Slate Lady

CL Family Spotlight: The Slate Lady

Happy Friday to all of our readers, customers, and CL family! This week we are getting to know Dina, aka The Slate Lady!    Please tell us the story of your business... My business came to be back in 1989 when I decided to try and turn my passion for painting into a source of income so that I could work at home while raising my son. Like many artists, I had given countless paintings to friends and family, so I thought "why not try and sell a few"?  And that's exactly what I did.  I sent pictures of my artwork into...

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CL Family Spotlight: All My Lovin'

CL Family Spotlight: All My Lovin'

This week's CL Family Spotlight is on All My Lovin', a business that got started with one gift and the discovery of a hidden talent. Tell us a little more about All My Lovin' ... It all started around eight or nine years ago when I was given a sewing machine for my birthday. I didn't think much of it, as I had never sewn before. I started out slow, by making things I needed, like baby bibs and curtains. After I started sewing for friends, I realized, "Hm, maybe this is something I could do!" What do you like to...

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CL Family Spotlight: P. Bunyan Beard Oil

CL Family Spotlight: P. Bunyan Beard Oil

Adam Minard, owner of P. Bunyan, tells us his story like no one else ever could. Please tell us about the start of your business... Back in the early 21st century, my beard was formed and full and has never left my face since - and thankfully beards are cool now. But it wasn't until about 3 years ago did I realize that it needed tended to with proper care. Shampoos and conditioners from all over the super store shelves were not making the cut as the evil tandem of itch and flake irritated my daily journeys. After many hikes...

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