"Being on the edge of Appalachia makes for a really interesting community when paired with the University."

Christopher Pyle, Owner of Donkey Coffee and Espresso

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Why Athens County?

Why do people choose to work and live in Athens County? We took a minute to pick the mind of [...]

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Geoff & Michelle Greenfield mix principles and profit

With a name like Greenfield, a career in alternative energy seems like the natural choice. But for Geoff and Michelle [...]

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Dave Scholl: Athens-grown PhD turned CEO

When Dave Scholl moved here in 1977 as a young family man and graduate student, he had no idea what [...]

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Chris Chmiel’s Work/Life Integration

Chris Chmiel keeps a methodical daily schedule. But there’s adventure built into that routine, just like there’s a climbing wall [...]

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Tom Lovdal: Nature’s Contractor

Tom Lovdal doesn’t just build houses; he colludes with nature to create peaceful living spaces. Like the homes he crafts, [...]

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Tim Peacock: Music in Athens County is Alive

Tim Peacock’s foray into the music business emerged somewhat unexpectedly, yet with a natural, rhythmic ease, like that of the [...]

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Jonathan Leal: Locally-grown Goodness

When Jonathan Leal started Milo’s Whole World Gourmet in 2003, it was a natural extension of his love for food [...]

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Jennifer L’Heureux: Art of Doing Business

Local artist Jennifer L’Heureux realized her dream of becoming a working potter in 2002 when she opened her studio in [...]

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Stewart-MacDonald: Living the Luthier Legacy

Kay Tousley and Melissa Pence are at the helm of Athens’ best-kept secret, an unassailably cool company specializing in supplies [...]

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Josh Antonuccio: Community of Rhythm

Located next to the campus of Ohio University, 3 Elliott Studio is owned and operated by Josh Antonuccio and Christopher [...]

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William Beale: Engineering Sustainability

Sunpower founder William Beale laughs easily. He has the good-natured confidence that comes from nurturing a dream, building something great [...]

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Aaron Thomas: Customizing Business

Located on East State Street, Class A Sounds is owned and operated by Aaron Thomas, a graduate of Ohio University. [...]

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Donkey Coffee and Espresso: All About the Community

Donkey Coffee & Espresso Owner Chris Pyle and Manager Jake Householder see the shop and Athens County, Ohio, as the [...]

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Arthur Oestrike: Bringing Business Full Circle

When Art Oestrike founded Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery in 2007 with his friend, he was committed to making it [...]

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Chris Cooper: Connecting the Community

Chris Cooper, one of the founders and the managing partner of Intelliwave, wasn’t planning on running an internet provider when [...]

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