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Side Dishes Steaming

Monday, July 26, 2010

Macedonia-based maker of fully cooked Southern meals expands product line, aims to better serve NE Ohio market

Excerpt of story provided by Crain's Cleveland Business
Written by Kathy Ames Carr

A company in Summit County has found that its Southern-style side dishes have been its meal ticket to a trajectory of business growth in the three years since its founding...

...The company's methodical approach to growing its business is what prompted its selection in March into the JumpStart Launch100 program, a collaborative statewide initiative that aims to create a pipeline of 100 high- potential minority and inner-city based businesses in Ohio over the next five years.

“Mr. Booker is a great example of someone who has cut his teeth in the industry and has positioned his firm for growth,” said Johnny Hutton Jr., vice president of JumpStart Inclusion Advisors. “We're dealing with an entrepreneur who knows how to take his business to the next level...”

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