If you are looking to start up or expand your food sector business and need access to a licensed commercial kitchen, licensed meat processing facility, or licensed produce processing facility, ACEnet can offer resources and support. ACEnet assists food businesses with business planning, product development, label design & printing, nutritional facts panels, marketing, regional brand access and financial management. ACEnet also manages the Athens Food Ventures Center licensed shared-use kitchen, the Nelsonville Food Hub distribution center, and the Food & Farm Enterprise Center in Nelsonville that houses licensed meat & produce processing facilities.
All potential clients are required to complete an Intake Form. The form provides information which helps our staff gain a sense of your business experience, and which assistance areas your business will likely utilize. If you require assistance which better fits the services offered by one of our partner organizations, we will refer you to the appropriate resources. Once the intake form is complete, you can schedule an intake meeting with our staff to discuss resources and opportunities that meet your needs. The intake process, including the initial intake meeting, has a fee of $50.00.