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CL Family Spotlight - Latshaw Apiaries

CL Family Spotlight - Latshaw Apiaries

This week we shine a light on one of our newer CL Family members, Latshaw Apiaries! 1. What is the story of Latshaw Apiaries? Joe was fascinated with stinging insects as a young child. He discovered that you could keep a whole hive of stinging insects, and he just had to have one! He saved his own money and became a beekeeper at the age of eight. His love of bees grew as he studied bees at Ohio State University and Arizona State University. Today, Joe’s love of bees is shared by his wife, Leah, and son, Jacob. While Joe...

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CL Family Spotlight: Liz Franklin Arts

This week we are featuring jewelry artist and long time Celebrate Local family member, Liz Franklin! What's the story behind your business? I studied Fine Art at CCAD, where I loved 3-dimensional design and sculpting with clay and metal. I chose a jewelry making and craft business as a more practical career path; that was over 30 years ago and I have never looked back! What makes your products unique? With my "Industrial Chic" Ohio Pride line of jewelry I pay close attention to surface detail with brushed finishes or floral hand stamped patterns using patinas for a vintage look...

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CL Family Spotlight: Vino de Milo

This week we're shining the spotlight on Celebrate Local family member Jonathan Leal, founder of Vino de Milo and JB's Best! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?We got started at an incubator 14 years ago, and have just grown like crazy since then, adding all sorts of products, including our newest, Vino de Milo Maple Bacon Onion Jam — truly addictively good. What makes your products unique?Our Vino de Milo products all have a splash of wine, and our JB’s Best products have tequila (salsas) or Jackie O’s beer (BBQ sauces).  Plus most of our...

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CL Family Spotlight: Weston & Co

This week we're shining the spotlight on Celebrate Local family member Brooke Yingst of Weston & Co Home Decor! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?Our company started  a little over three years ago after our son, Weston, was born.  My family has a reclaimed furniture business who at the time was a vendor of Celebrate Local.  He had asked me to create picture frames and wall signs.  In our garage I started this little venture as a stay at home mom while my husband worked outside of our home with a local company. While Weston...

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CL Family Spotlight: Spring Grove Mosaics

This week we're shining the spotlight on Celebrate Local family member Terrie Eilermann, owner of Spring Grove Mosaics! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?I've produced art in one form or another all my life, most recently stained glass, until I tried mosaic. I loved the way it was more creative than glass, less structured, no patterns to follow. My daughter Shawn, who is an art teacher in her day job, collaborates with me in producing various types of pieces. We began exhibiting in local art shows, and now offer our mosaics at Celebrate Local...

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