Silverback Safety & Training Solutions,Owner: Troy Lowe
Disrupt Media, Owner: Ryan Thogmartin
Ryan Thogmartin recognized that while social media is hugely popular in social networks, many businesses struggle to use it effectively. DISRUPT Media is a full-service social media agency specializing in Social Media Strategy, Content Creation, Management and Reporting. With a core focus on the funeral profession, DISRUPT has created FUNERAL Social. FUNERAL Social is a strategic, goal-oriented approach to social media that includes our FUNERAL Social Design process crafted specifically for the funeral profession..
Storied Rivals, Owner: Aaron Spragg
When two policeman, Justin Thompson and Tim Matheney asked themselves how they could rid themselves of occupying one hand with a flashlight, their product was born. Today T & M Tactical's innovative lighted gloves provide light to policeman, hunters, military personnel, and others while keeping both hands available for use.
APEX Sports,Owner: William Wilson
When Troy Lowe, a decorated veteran and swat team medic, trained schools on protecting themselves in active shooter situations, Troy realized something needed to be done to proactively keep students safe. His Barracuda security device makes doors impenetrable in seconds. The product is being sold nationwide to not only schools but public facilities of all kinds.
William Wilson knew that he wanted to make his own softball after traveling the county playing softball for 27 years. APEX softballs perform the same regardless of the temperature outside due to the unique core. Regular softballs get softer when the temperature rises. APEX softballs are currently the only softballs being produced in the United States and are the first to be made in the USA in over 30 years.
Westwood Creative, Owner: Bill Westwood
After relocating to the Zanesville-Muskingum County area, Bill Westwood recognized that there was a regional demand for high-level creative that was not being met. Over the past 9 years, Westwood Creative has served over 500 regional and national clients by prodiving award-winning creative products to their print and electronic media promotional campaigns.
T & M Tactical: Owners Justin Thompson, Tim Matheny
Aaron Spragg saw that high school sports received very little attention on media sites and nearly every parent, player, and student are drawn to it. Storied Rivals delivers local high school sports highlights videos, and ongoing social engagement to local audiences. In 2015 Storied Rivals filmed 400 high school games, including 18 football teams and 23 basketball teams.
Shirley K's product line began with Shirley Knight who was part of a family owned business called the Fabri-Form Company. Shirley saw an opportunity to help educators organize their classrooms and thus developed a product line of storage and organizational trays. At this time the company is owned by Shirley's family and operated by her granddaughter, Carrie Matheney, President and CEO. There are over 200 products included in the line. The application of these totes and trays continues to serve the educational market and has also expanded into residential, medical, food handling and industrial environments.