Shop Small Winner's Cirlce

Shop Small Winner's Cirlce


Jul 19th, 2017

Every day the Idea Foundry has the privilege of being a home to inspiring and innovating individuals. The deal only gets sweeter when members spotlight this community for its qualities. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a place in Valpak’s Shop Small winner’s circle.

This contest rewards small businesses that have a positive community impact. The Idea Foundry was the first place that Diane Kollman thought of.

“Looking through the companies that were nominated, I saw a lot of restaurants and bookshops, so I got to thinking about the unique small businesses that Columbus has to offer—and the Foundry was the first to come to mind! I think the Makerspace concept and wide range of classes that the Foundry offers is what set it apart from the thousand other entries. “ - Diane Kollman

Diane who nominated the Idea Foundry began with Blacksmithing classes and has since taken up flying drones and being an active community member. She and her fiance “enjoy taking classes that allow [them] to learn interesting skills.” What better place than one that offers such a wide range of classes and facilities.

We are grateful to have patrons like Diane and we are driven to be a place where anyone can explore and make. Our members, meld ideas and talents, tools and resources, experience and opportunity into a shared community of making. Our Mission is to help each other explore and empower our inner maker.


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