ACEnet is Hiring a Facility Manager

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ACEnet is Hiring a Facility Manager for our Nelsonville Campus!


Expected Job Outcomes:

Well-maintained facilities on the Nelsonville Campus Profitable income flow for facility Tenant needs addressed timely and to resolution Proper and timely communication with supervisory staff Budgetary accountability Strategic planning of facility status and needs, current and future

For full position & salary details:

To apply: Send resume to:

A Fair Food System

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Presented by Central Appalachian Network in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture SPONSORED BY: THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY, AND SUGARBUSH VALLEY IMPACT INVESTMENTS


As an organization participating in the Central Appalachian Network (CAN), ACEnet is excited to be a part of the planning & execution processes for A Fair Food System, a six-part summit series that will discuss scalable solutions to creating community food systems. The summit will include ... Read More

Southeast Ohio Community Entrepreneurship Program

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Applications are now open for the Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship’s Southeast Ohio Community Entrepreneurship Program! This program seeks to help those in Southeast Ohio experiencing economic or other hardships start and grow businesses of their own.

The deadline to apply for the program is June 1, 2022. Email Paul Benedict at with any questions, and follow the link to learn more:


In partnership with Notre Dame’s McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business ... Read More

ACEnet Welcomes 5 New Board Members

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ACEnet Welcomes 5 New Board Members

“As we enter 2022, we are very excited about our five new trustees. Through their service to our organization, we are strengthening ties to our region’s educational institutions, the community of Nelsonville, which houses our largest facility, and our region’s successful entrepreneurs,” said Larry Fisher, ACEnet’s Executive Director.

Joining the Board of Trustees are Erin Rennich, Senior Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor with Ohio University’s Social Enterprise Ecosystem (SEE) and Director of ... Read More

Trail Town Business Challenge To Wrap Up Next Month

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Since November, 15 participants in The Trail Town Business Challenge, a five-part workshop series focused on business planning training, have been working towards the final stage, a pitch contest scheduled for February 2022. They will be presenting their final ideas to a panel of judges for the opportunity to receive funding.

Funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission through a Power grant, the program is focused on providing support for entrepreneurs who have a vision for the ... Read More

Milo’s Whole World Gourmet Announces Facility Expansion

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Big news from-long time ACEnet Food Ventures tenant, Milo’s Whole World Gourmet (which includes Vino de Milo & Brownwood Farms)! Milo’s WWG is proud to announce a major $1 million facility expansion which will allow Milo’s to dramatically increase sales, while significantly upgrading equipment, in a brand-new 2100-sq ft production facility located in ACEnet’s Food & Farm Enterprise Center in Nelsonville. As part of this expansion, which will include job growth, Milo’s WWG received a ... Read More

Supporting New Solutions for a Changing Time: An Opportunity for Giving Tuesday

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“The times they are a-changin.” While Bob Dylan’s lyrics were heard for the first time 57 years ago, they continue to echo across the land.


Today, these words ring true as we work with small businesses in our region, many of whom are currently struggling with employment issues and perceived labor shortages.

At ACEnet, we have been working to find new, innovative ways to help our communities and our clients at this unique point ... Read More

2021 COVID-19 Relief Resources for Small Businesses, Individuals, Nonprofits

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ACEnet facilities, including the Food Ventures Center in Athens & the Food & Farm Enterprise Center in Nelsonville are and will remain open until further notice. ACEnet staff is available in-person and virtually for our various business counseling services. Please email your needs to and you will be connected with a staff member who can assist you.


Federal Resources for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

This loan fund is for Small Businesses and ... Read More

Want to Start a Food and/or Farm Business in the Northern Panhandle?

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Are you looking to start up or expand your food and/or farm business? Do you need access to a licensed commercial kitchen or food hub? Wheeling, WV based nonprofit Grow Ohio Valley is working to open a shared-use kitchen/food hub & would appreciate your input!

The project team envisions a facility with shared commercial kitchen space, food processing & packaging equipment, refrigeration, and other facilities equipment that may be too expensive for small, local businesses to ... Read More

20 Under 20: New Ohio’s Winding Road Experience Guide Released

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Find your next adventure with 20 Under 20. 20 destinations within 20 miles of Shawnee, Ohio: outdoor destinations + seasonal events and local amenities for fun and refreshment after your outdoor time.

Delia Palmisano, ACEnet’s Multimedia Designer and Scott Kreps, the Shawnee Trail Town Coordinator partnered up to bring the booklet to life. Delia took the lead on visual content and design and Scott focused on identifying the outdoor destinations. Nicki Mazzocca from the Little Cities of ... Read More