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Thank you for downloading, listening and subscribing to Business Inspires, a monthly podcast of the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership. To run a successful business, you need resources, valuable connections and community recognition. Business Inspires will provide you with the tools, resources and examples to inspire you to create the business you are envisioning. With more than 60 years as an integral part of the Grandview, Upper Arlington and Marble Cliff communities, the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership is dedicated to a singular purpose - the success of the business community. To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires! Podcast affiliate of Circle270Media Network -




Huffman's Market

Michelle talks with Ryan Huffman, from family-owned Huffman's Market in Upper Arlington (OH). “The last thing I ever wanted to be was a grocer..but I started seeing the people involved.” “We built the business on people…for the community.” Being a family-owned and run business… “Work is work, family is family. We don’t have too may disagreements. He’s still my father at the end of the day.” Their philosophy on customer service… “Customer service has always been a big part of our business....

Duration: 00:25:15

Schmidt's Food Truck

Michelle speaks with Andy Schmidt about this Columbus, OH icon restaurant expanding into the foot truck world. Born just north of Frankfurt Germany, patriarch J. Fred Schmidt journeyed to America and settled in south Columbus in the early 1880’s. Opening the J. Fred Schmidt Meat Packing House in 1886 in the heart of German Village, Schmidt’s became Central Ohio’s most well known name in meats and is to this day sold in leading grocery stores around the country. J. Fred’s grandson, George...

Duration: 00:24:28

BI 5 - Four String Brewing

Four String Brewing's founder and owner Dan Cochran brews beer and plays bass guitar. In this episode of Business Inspires, guest host Jason Clayton of Vital Companies (Business Inspires Episode 3) steps in for Michelle Wilson to talk with Dan about his beginnings in rock and roll, and how that life helped him on his way to becoming central Ohio's most respected and popular local brew. The Four String Brewery is hand-built by Dan. No trust-fund, no safety net. It’s rock or perish. It’s...

Duration: 00:28:00