ACEnet staff hosts and presents year-round trainings while developing new programs and campaigns to help small businesses advance in Southeast Ohio. If you would like to help fund existing programming we would appreciate your support. Click the ‘Support Us’ button in the sidebar to contribute now!

Existing Programs

30 Mile Meal

The 30 Mile Meal is a collaboration between ACEnet, the Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau and 140+ local food partners. It provides support and encouragement to restaurants who source ingredients from local farmers. The partners receive marketing materials to indicate to customers that they are brand participants. Each summer, special food events are held to highlight the quality and community of the 30 Mile Meal program. So far, the 30 Mile Meal program has grown to include not just Athens County, but also Perry County, Licking County, Mahoning/Shenango Counties & Huntington, W Va.

Social Media Training

ACEnet provides social media training sessions aimed at helping small businesses increase their online presence. Platforms covered include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Green Pathways

The Green Pathways program offers technical assistance to small businesses in Appalachia Ohio who are strengthening their bottom line through energy efficiency. ACEnet will help small business owners achieve energy efficiency goals by offering the following services:

  • Assistance applying for energy efficiency grants
  • Assistance accessing low-interest loans
  • Access to incentives and rebate programs
  • Connecting local businesses with local energy service providers