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CL Family Spotlight: Brewhaus Dog Bones

CL Family Spotlight: Brewhaus Dog Bones

Happy first Friday of Spring! Today we are sharing the story of Brewhaus Dog Bones, a nonprofit family member from the Cincinnati area. Their delightful treats contain only four ingredients: natural peanut butter, brown rice flour (made from the whole rice grain, healthier, for ease of digestion and lower allergen risk), locally sourced eggs....and spent brewery barley malt grains! A group of students who help to create Brewhaus Dog Bones. Please tell us a little more about the business.... Basically what Brewhaus makes are healthy, wholesome craft beer dog treats! We work closely with local craft microbreweries and get their spent...

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CL Family Spotlight: Virgil's Fine Soaps

CL Family Spotlight: Virgil's Fine Soaps

This week we celebrate Virgil's Fine Soaps, where small business is a family affair! Please tell us the story of your business... Virgil's Fine Soaps is a brain-child of our oldest daughter Kellie who wanted a fun and productive way for our family to work together even though at the time everyone lived in different states.  We all have sensitive skin and we often made our own soaps when they were little as a fun project but also to care for dry flaky skin.  We worked together and planned to make super soft all vegetable oil based glycerin soaps with...

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CL Family Spotlight: Brother Veterans, Columbus, Ohio

CL Family Spotlight: Brother Veterans, Columbus, Ohio

This week Jeff and Kathy, owners of Brother Veterans LLC, share their business with us! Jeff's father in uniform Please tell us the story of your business... Our business started when we retired and found ourselves looking to become productive and keeping ourselves busy in retirement. Kathy retired from teaching Home Economics for over 35 years. That’s where most of the recipes come from for the business. Jeff retired from teaching Criminal Justice for 21 years and was a State Trooper in Ohio for 10. He also served in the Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard for 27...

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CL Family Spotlight: 'Twas Once a Tree

CL Family Spotlight: 'Twas Once a Tree

Long-time CL Family Member 'Twas Once a Tree is in the spotlight this week! Owner Mark tells the story of his business... ‘Twas Once a Tree is a local woodworking business that started out as a hobby of mine and has grown into a dream that is coming true.  I originally started out by focusing on building fine furniture some 30 years ago.  That still is my true passion, but the smaller pieces that are featured in Celebrate Local have a special place in my heart.I was “discovered” by Heidi Maybruck, at a local pop up art market and the...

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CL Family Spotlights: Silver Bridge Coffee Company

CL Family Spotlights: Silver Bridge Coffee Company

Happy Friday! Today we shine a light on Gallipolis' own Silver Bridge Coffee Company! What is the story of Silver Bridge Coffee? As a hobby, Lorraine and Phil Walker used to roast coffee in a popcorn popper in their kitchen. They shared samples with friends and family near their home in Gallipolis, Ohio. Everyone raved about their “special brew” and many encouraged them to start roasting and selling to the public. In 2008, Silver Bridge Coffee was born and remains a proud Ohio woman-owned and family supported business.      2. What is your favorite product and why? Ethiopian Yirgacheffe...

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