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Millennial Entrepreneurs Rely on ACA to Keep Communities Creative

At Designing Local in Columbus, co-owners Josh Lapp and Amanda Golden are passionate about creating inspired community design projects that highlight local attributes. Their goal is not only to increase an area's aesthetic value, but to build relationships among the citizens who participate in these projects. It is a noble and unique effort to try to increase the quality of life in communities around the country, but the future of Designing Local will be in jeopardy if these entrepreneurs no longer have access to affordable health insurance.

Economic and Community Development Institute

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with satellite offices in Cleveland and Akron; and a field office in Toledo. ECDI's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. As the largest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) intermediary micro lender and U.S.

The Diva Movement, Inc.

The Diva Movement provides resources, tools, information and support to women leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. Our supportive network empowers, motivates and inspires ordinary women to live extraordinary lives. The Diva Movement is changing the way women connect!

SunDown Group

SunDown Group is a non-profit that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors, mentor,s, and talent through its business pitch events, educational programs, ask an expert network, job board, microlending platform and its early stage capital fund.

Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio

Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio - a local, grassroots, non-profit organization based in Akron - focuses on the professional and core leadership development of women professionals. We are dedicated to helping women grow their skills set through either learning new skills at our workshops or meetings, or by taking a leadership position on a committee within the organization. Women’s Network members are committed to improving the companies and organizations that we work in and the communities in which we live.

Short North Alliance

The Short North Alliance is a non-profit organization that serves both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. Their mission is to nurture the Short North Arts District as a vibrant and balanced residential, cultural and business community and as a regional and national destination through: advocacy; public realm improvements; arts and cultural community engagement, creative marketing and programming; and fundraising.