Tag Archives: Business

Downtown Digs: AVATAR (Offices at The Summit)

In 1997, the husband and wife team of Andrew Newby and Kristin Kiser founded AVATAR, a web development company specializing in business and sales software. Located at 1301 N. Summit St., the industrial urban building reflects the couple’s goals, both for their business and for downtown Toledo— developing new ideas and connections. In the decades


Since 2001, the UlrichPinciotti Design Group has created bold, memorable logos, video, web, and print design for regional businesses and organizations. Their portfolio boasts work for companies such as law firms, educational institutions and community treasures, among others. These graphic design mavens moved to 617 Adams St. in 2003 from their former space on Ontario

Mom and Pop Shop—Small Box Music, A Place That Sounds Good

Allison and John Fowler, known affectionately as Mamma Alli and Pops John, started an online music store (smallboxmusic.com) in 2015. Now they’ve opened their first brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Maumee with characteristic custom-made, vintage, and unique imported stringed instruments. After having lived in Florida for years, the Fowlers decided to return home, bringing their business

Downtown Digs: The Collaborative

Challenges + Opportunities After 30 years in a historic urban structure, The Collaborative decided it was time to search for a new urban space. An opportunity presented itself in Ricardo’s, a riverfront restaurant that had been vacant for decades. A Study in Contrasts The office relocation was an opportunity to explore several design goals: Expand

Meet Natalie and Latasha, US Army Veterans and Entrepreneurs

If you see camo trucks embellished with a tough Army bulldog, don’t anticipate conflict. Instead, expect to see the friendly faces of US Army Veterans Natalie Colon and Latasha Jones, owners of the new JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Toledo company. The two female entrepreneurs debuted their new environmentally-minded business on Saturday, September 22 during