MEC FirstTuesdays of Every Month

The Marysville Entrepreneurial Center “MEC” was created in 2008 to foster grassroots economic development in Union County. “MEC Days” are hosted the First Tuesday of every month from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at our downtown location – 129 North Main Street, Marysville, Ohio.  Visitors are welcome to drop-in and grab one of our Hot Spot locations to work while enjoying some networking throughout the day, and attend any of our scheduled educational events on numerous small business topics.  So, load up your backpack with your wireless devices and make some valuable connections on MEC Day!

While visiting the MEC, enjoy:

· Free and convenient parking – street-side or within a block

· Free use of the facility Wi-Fi

· Free training programs to enhance your personal skills and business development knowledge

· Free lunch sponsored by Boston’s from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30p.m., along with refreshments throughout the day

· Networking with other entrepreneurs

· A tour of the MEC office spaces, including information on availability

· Meeting with the MEC Team:  Chaz Freutel & Mike Bowers

You are always encouraged to just drop in on MEC Days and enjoy the day.  For planning purposes, it is helpful for a food and refreshments count to know how many to expect.  Therefore, we ask that you register for each individual attending an event on the meetup calendar.

Events for the MEC on January 3, 2016:

Join us at 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. MEC & SBDC:  Making Your Business “Thrive” In 2017

What do you need to do in 2017 to help your business be more successful, more profitable, and more productive than it was in the last 12 months? Not sure? Now is the best time to nimble and look forward your organization to develop a stratgic plan of action that will allow you to step above the day-to-day operations, review your performance, and use those insights to make necessary changes and strong future decisions.

Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center and the Marysville Entrepreneurial Center (MEC) as they present a panel of business owners and experts that will share their insights into how to prep your business for 2017 and reach your business goals.


Jason Stanford:  Union County Economic Development

Joe Maggard: Boston’s Marysville

Stephen Smith: Holbrook & Manter

Jeremy Sons: eGreen Computers


Michael Bowers, Ohio SBDC at Columbus State

11:45 a.m – 12:30pm. – Complimentary Lunch

12:15 – 1:30pm –  Life Lessons Over Lunch

Program: Life Lessons over Lunch was launched in Columbus metro area about 3 years ago by Mr. Paul Kilzer; SJ joined him as a co-leader about 15 months ago. LLOL seeks to offer those who attend the luncheon an opportunity to do all of the below in 90 mins. Or less :

• Open networking ( meet new people, reconnect with others whom you already know)

• Professional & Leadership Development ( via watching & discussing a video of the month )

Attendees should take away the following :
• Some new business cards

• Another step taken on the forward road of lifelong learning & growth. 

Noon-12:15 / Open networking & intros around the table
12:15 – 1:00 / video & discussion
1:00 – 1:30 / Open networking resumes

Presenters:  SJ Barakony & Paul Kilzer


The MEC is conveniently located in the heart of historic Uptown Marysville at 129 N Main Street, Marysville, Ohio. The MEC is easily accessible to visitors arriving from anywhere in Union County and the Columbus Region.

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There is on-street parking (2-hr limit) in front of the MEC, along N Main St., as well as around the corner on 4th St., and a Civic Parking Lot located at the corner of 4th and Plum Streets, one block from the facility.

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