24 Jun Meet: Celebrate Local
Are you like me– and love all things local? I’m kind of obsessed. Homemade salsas, syrups, keychains, soaps, beer. You name it. You can find it at Celebrate Local. When they first arrived at Easton, the shop started out relatively small, but now they have moved locations beside Panera Bread and have a much bigger layout (as well as way more products).
When you enter the store…its rains the word local, it smells fresh, and it looks hip. Everyone is always so friendly and acts like your neighbor. When I first walked in the employees were interested not in what I wanted to buy, but how I was doing that day. Celebrate Local also provides free samples of some of the local food products the sell. So if you’re looking for something new, or new to do this weekend you should check out this shop. Walk around and eat free samples–sounds like a game plan to me–especially if you love local things. P.S. They seriously have awesome craft local beers for that special father out there!
Read more about their story from owner Heidi below! Thanks for reading, Georgia
Celebrate Local Shop the Best of Ohio, is more than a retail operation. We work alongside over 300+ Ohio small businesses across our great state, helping them sell their products and create brand awareness. We have two locations in Ohio, Columbus at Easton Town Center, and Cincinnati at Liberty Center. We also have products available on our website.
Any new business will face some bumps in the road, just as we did. Hurdles facing any start-up business can be met if you truly have the PASSION and commitment for what you are doing. There are so many opportunities out there for aspiring entrepreneurs. The key is perseverance in finding them in your own backyard. We also work closely with a local, non-profit, ECDI which allowed us the chance for training, business plans, and micro loan opportunities for our CL Family of Ohio small businesses to help achieve their goals. They are a great collaborative partner.
The most fulfilling thing about our company is working with our vendors who we call our “CL Family.” We are honored to be able to assist them by providing the platform to showcase their wares to our customers and be competitive in today’s market. Furthermore, we want everyone to realize that these amazing products are being created right here in Ohio! We understand the importance of supporting our local communities and we want our customers to feel the same.
We offer a wide range of products from apparel, books, jewelry, art, artisanal food, local honey, Ohio wines, beer, and so much more. There are in-store tasting and sampling events that provide our customers with the opportunity to preview some of the products that we offer. These events are also an excellent chance for people to meet the creative minds behind these small businesses! You can keep track of upcoming events by visiting our Easton & Liberty Center Facebook pages.
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