Submitted by Ryan Mapes
Endeavor Center Manager
The Endeavor Center operated at a 100 percent occupancy rate for most of the year. During the year we had partners graduate, but were fortunate to have new partners ready to come on board to fill the vacated offices.
Partners that have joined the Endeavor Center this year include:
State Street Laboratories LLC – SSL operates as an independent diagnostic testing lab and a forensic toxicology testing lab in Piketon and Athens, Ohio.
Health and Wellness Bootcamp – this company helps people connect the dots between food, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Jenergy Consulting – Jenergy provides grant writing, proposal development, environmental consulting, project management, and master planning to local governments, non-profits, and the federal government in Appalachian regions in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Hoy insurance Group and Foster’s Creative Capital Inc. have also joined as virtual partners. Virtual partners do not occupy a physical office, but can utilize shared work areas and the office equipment in the Endeavor Center.
There are 19 partner companies that occupy 26 office and light industrial bay spaces. We also have five virtual partners that occupy the building on a part-time basis, but do not occupy an office. Also, the training rooms are being utilized frequently by OSU programs, our partners, and outside organizations. Fluor continues to hold many off site meetings at our facility and our SBDC continues to strengthen partnerships by jointly hosting training events with local business development partners.