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CL Family Spotlight: APS - Artists, Poets, & Soldiers Clothing Company

If you've ever perused the clothing racks at Celebrate Local, you too have probably wondered about the story behind the name Artists, Poets and Soldier Clothing Company. Well this week we got the scoop - and then some. Read on to learn a little form Tyler Stokes of APS Clothing Company! Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: I started working on this company in early 2012. I have always had a strong passion for clothing, art and design. I loved the thought of producing high quality clothes for people. As I began to...

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CL Family Spotlight: Al's Popcorn

This week we coordinated with Sharon from Al's Delicious Popcorn from Columbus, Ohio. Al's Delicious Popcorn is truly an innovate of crunchy corn, making over 60 varieties of popcorn including caramel, vanilla butternut — even watermelon! Here's their story: Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: There really was an Al — who began this business in 1985 — when he was 70  years old! I knew Al well. When he passed away in 2004, my husband and I bought the business to save it. We had always said we would go into business...

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CL Family Spotlight: Eagle Family Candy

Dee Dee Eagle of Eagle Family Candies is as sweet, if not sweeter, than the candies she and her family makes. This company is truly astounding, with fourth and fifth generation employees. It was a treat learning about this companies history, check it out! Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?A: We are fourth generation chocolatiers at Eagle Family Candy Co LLC. We take pride in doing everything the old fashion way. My great grandfather started making Candies and selling them door to door in 1912. He opened up the first Eagles and from there...

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CL Family Spotlight: Bearded Woodcraft

Tomorrow is National Beard Day, so chatting with Bearded Woodcraft for today's feature was a no brainer! At first, John just really wanted to make a killer wallet. Now he's running an entire business crafting handmade wooden accessories. Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: Bearded Woodcraft started with my drive to create my own wallet. After months of trial and error, different materials and designs, we created the Slab Wood Wallet. This is where everything started for Bearded Woodcraft and to date we have continued to add new products: cuff links, tie bars, key chains,...

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CL Family Spotlight: CaJohns Fiery Foods

There are hot sauce fanatics (we all know one) and then there's John "CaJohn" Hard. John is more than a fan boy, he's the hot shot of heat, the specialist of spices, the pepper professional--you probably get the point. We got to talk to the guys from CaJohn Fiery Foods this week on how this fire protection engineer began crafting a little fire of his own.  Q: What’s the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: CaJohns Fiery Foods Co. got its start in 1996 when John “CaJohn” Hard, a Fire Protection Engineer by trade, began taking frequent...

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