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CL Family Spotlights

CL Family Spotlight: Katie's Beef Jerky

This week we're shining the spotlight on Celebrate Local family member Katie Levesque, owner of Katie's Beef Jerky in Hilliard, Ohio! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?Hi, I’m Katie and I am a jerkyholic! I have looooved jerky my whole life! This should give you an idea of how much I love beef jerky: I eat jerky all of the time. I skip meals to eat jerky. I eat my meals and then eat jerky for dessert, even if I'm already stuffed. I hide it from the people I love (Ben & Jerry’s ice cream...

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CL Family Spotlight: paisleyPROPOSAL

This week we're shining the Celebrate Local family spotlight on the Vanessa Bauman, owner of paisleyPROPOSAL! Vanessa will be hosting a pop-up shop at our Easton store this Saturday, November 5 from 1-4pm (until supplies last) handlettering custom craft pumpkins! You pick the pumpkin, the color ink, AND the phrase you want her to write! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? I have a background in architecture & business, and just want to design all the things! After executing our completely DIY wedding, I was encouraged by family and friends to start selling my work. During a particular emotionally difficult...

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CL Family Spotlight: Elida Candle Company

This week we're shining the Celebrate Local family spotlight on the Elida Candle Company in Elida, Ohio! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? My husband and I started this business in 2011. We wanted to take what started out as a hobby and a love for clean burning soy candles to a thriving business. We started out at local craft shows with just eight fragrances and a couple styles of candles. We now have more than 150 fragrances to choose from and a full line of high quality, home fragrance products to make your...

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CL Family Spotlight: Firecracker Bakery

This week we're shining the Celebrate Local family spotlight on Lynn Loftus Wambaugh, owner of Firecracker Bakery, based in West Chester, Ohio! What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? As the founder and owner of Firecracker Bakery I am passionate about creating smiles and bringing joy and happiness through a simple sweet homemade treat. That's how it all got started 13 years ago. After retiring from my teaching job to stay at home with my first born I became very active in my community. I loved reaching out to other families and found myself joining...

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CL Family Spotlight: Blue Mountain Burlap

This week we're shining the spotlight on Rachel Rumpke, who owns Blue Mountain Burlap.   What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? Honestly, we got started making wreaths because we couldn't find anything readily available in stores that was our style. We started making wreaths for our own homes and it grew from there. We have sold online and at local craft shows. What makes your products unique? Our wreaths fit into the rustic/simplistic style. We make one wreath at a time, taking special care in choosing only the best high-quality supplies for each. We design,...

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