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CL Family Spotlights

CL Family Spotlight: Bake Me Happy

Wendy and Letha of Bake Me Happy took what many see as a problem or curse and turned it into a business. Read on to learn how they're bringing their childhood favorites to the GF game.  Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: We started our business out of necessity, really. I figured out about 10 years ago that I needed to go gluten free and there were not many options out there that tasted good and/or were readily available. I started baking at home for friends and everyone loved them - especially since...

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CL Family Spotlight: Glitteracy

Meeting Chelsea Dipman is like drinking a cup of coffee--filled with sparkly, edible glitter. Her spunky energy is contagious and the pieces she makes at Glitteracy reflect that. Each piece is unique and handmade read on to learn more about Chelsea's journey:  Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: I've always been creative ever since I was little and knew that I needed a career where I could be my own boss and still create. I got a BFA with a painting concentration and a minor in education from Ohio Wesleyan. After college, I followed...

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CL Family Spotlight: D & W Elements

It seems another week has come and gone, which means it's time to get to know another one of our Celebrate Local family members. Dan Wisniewski, Owner and Fabricator at D & W Elements, is a true craftsman. From furniture to art prints, his handcrafted, unique pieces reflect the amount of care he puts into each piece. Read on to learn about how he got started!  Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: D & W Elements started in the middle of a bathroom renovation. Our walls were down to the studs, the...

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CL Family Spotlight: Fatty & Skinny Brand

Happy Feature Friday! Have you tried Fattty & Skinny Brand sauces and salsa from Cincinnati yet? Read on to learn a bit more about the brand, the faces behind it and you might just want to pick some up! Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: Chef David Cook, owner of Zagat Rated Daveed’s Next Restaurant and Daveed’s 934 Mt. Adams, and his life-long friend, Jeff Burlson, created Fatty & Skinny Brand hot sauces and salsa five years ago. Jeff is tall and slim and Chef David is short and stocky, hence the name! Q:...

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CL Family Spotlight: LivyLynn

We're looking at another awesome jewelry maker this week! Jennifer Haines from LivyLynn brings vintage designs to life with her unique, colorful pieces. Read on to learn about Jen's amazing journey with LivyLynn.   Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: LivyLynn was born out of my love for vintage and my need to constantly create!  In 2010, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home mother to our only daughter.  I love being a mom.  However, in order to center and get back to myself, I would craft and make in the evenings at home....

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