It’s no secret that GNGF has had a lot of success and growth over the past year. While this success did not come easy, we have been lucky enough to do it with a lot of help from the Hamilton County Development Company, or HCDC. HCDC is a company that supplies aid and assistance to local entrepreneurs and start-up companies through business incubation, business lending, and economic development services.
The building in which GNGF currently resides is part of HCDC’s business incubator. Our building is full of different local start-ups, all a part of HCDC in hopes of economic growth. HCDC provides business coaching, connection building, and informative programming, with the main goal of growing and graduating their companies from the program, allowing space for more new start-ups.
On January 16, GNGF got named HCDC’s Business Tenant of the Year. We attended a lunch held at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, Ohio, where we accepted our award and got the chance to talk with other tenants and HCDC personnel. With this award, we were recognized for our expanding business, job creation, economic development, and connection to our community.
“We would like to extend a very big thank you to the Hamilton County Development Center, not only for naming us Business Tenant of the Year, but for everything that they have done to help us get there,” remarked GNGF CEO Mark Homer after receiving the award.
From the time that GNGF joined the HCDC business center in 2013, we have tripled the size of our team and quadrupled our revenue. We will continue to grow and drive toward graduation from the program, but we will always be grateful for all of the aid we received from HCDC.