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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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CL Family Spotlight: Urban Spreads

This week we're talking with Becky Martin and Amy Smith from Urban Spreads! Learn more about the women behind this delicious line of homemade jams. What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? We are two mom's who started out of our kitchens! Some of our recipes come from family and others we come up with ourselves and then there are a couple flavors that we just put our own spin on like Tipsy Jalapeño. What makes your products unique? We use natural ingredients and whole fresh fruit bought from local farmers. When we run out...

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CL Family Spotlight: Plates By Will

This week we're spotlighting Celebrate Local family member Will McLain, owner of Plates By Will!  What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?Four years ago, I saw a map of the US in a magazine with the each state represented by the the corresponding state's plate. I was in awe of the idea of owning one, but the price kept it at bay. I told my wife that I think that I could make this map. She promptly replied "Yeah... right." I got to work the following weekend on my new project. How do I find...

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