Good news roundup May 2019: Celebrate with these area entrepreneurs!

May 28, 2019

In this new monthly feature, we’re celebrating milestones big and small with our entrepreneurs and founders! See what our awesome startups have been up to this month, in no particular order:

• Bryan Hunter celebrated the two-year anniversary of 937 Payroll (and the end of his non-compete with his former employer). Congratulations, Bryan!

Chris Dimmick will be opening a new new Mexican restaurant in the Avant Garde building on Third St. Congrats, Chris!

• Patty Vanderburgh had the opportunity to pitch her company Rare Active to Shark Tank’s  Daymond John!

• Brandon White & Veronica Jones opened the White House Event Center — congratulations Brandon & Veronica!

• Mojo Order Ahead changed their name to CoffeePass and added a new “order status” feature to their order-ahead coffee app. Congrats Noah Bragg & Drew Bidlen!

• Heather Allen launched her outdoor fitness company Honey Active. Congratulations, Heather!

• Danielle Edwards purchased Sweet P’s Hand Crafted Ice Pops, the paletas shop at 2nd Street Market, from founder Pam Bertke. Congratulations, Danielle & Pam!

Troon Technologies signed up every employee for health insurance. Congratulations, David Mancuso + team!

Baba Love Organics closed on its first storefront. Congratulations, Vaniti!

• Briana Snyder (cofounder of Knack Creative), Ann Riegle Crichton (Business Services Librarian at Dayton Metro Library), Amy Matney (owner of Omnicom Workforce Solutions), Desteni Mason (co-founder of KTL Performance Mortgage), Heather Martin (founder of Martin Ink), Judy Brinegar (President and CEO of B63 Line) & Phillitia Charlton (co-founder and CEO of Charlton Charlton & Associates) were named the Women in Business Networking’s Top 25 Women to Watch in 2019. Congratulations, ladies!

• Brothers AJ and Branden Bauer purchased Smokin’ Bar-B-Que. Congratulations, AJ & Branden!

Ella Bella landed its first international account and shipped product Japan! (Stay tuned for the full story.) Congratulations, Mandy Groszko!

• Reza’s Roast founder Audria Maki hired Azra Kaurin, founder of Azra’s Mediterranean Cuisine (at 2nd Street Market) to make the pastries for her soon-to-open coffee shop.  Congratulations Audria & Azra!

• MRS Electronics launched Spoke Zone, a cloud-based “Fitbit” vehicle-health dashboard for manufacturers. Congratulations, founders!

• Joe Harrison announced the launch of an Entrepreneurs Anonymous chapter in Columbus. Congratulations, Joe!

Gionino’s Pizzeria opened in the Huffman Historic Neighborhood. Congratulations, Tony Clark (also the owner of DK Effect)!

TheZe DealZ reopened at at 3183 W. Siebenthaler Ave. Congratulations, Zontaye Richardson!

Something or someone we missed? Tell us! We need your help rounding up this good news so we can celebrate our entrepreneurs together. Thank you in advance!