Ohio Small Businesses for Marriage is a broad coalition of small businesses from across Ohio lifting up their voices to support marriage equality for all. Already, more than 250 small businesses in Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland have endorsed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Ohio Small Business Owners Speaking Out

Brian Snape, Om Eco Cafe • Cincinnati

“Om Eco Cafe enthusiastically embraces equality not just because it allows businesses to grow but it also allows us to acknowledge the individuality that makes Cincinnati and Ohio a great place to work.”

Elizabeth Wiley Chef, Owner of Wheat Penny Oven & Bar and Meadowlark Restaurant • Dayton

“As a business owner, and especially as an employer of younger people, it is simply my duty to stand up for equal rights, and to be vocal that everyone be treated fairly under the law.”

Alex Staiger, Owner of Omega Music • Dayton

“It just makes sense. If you don’t treat your customers with respect, then you’ll lose their business. The same goes for Ohio, I we don’t respect the legal marriages of all committed relationships, then we’ll lose their business too. And in order to attract the best people, Ohio needs to remain open and diverse.”

Brandon Sitler & Jeff Zelmer, Owners of The Urban Orchid • Cleveland

“After 11 years of living our dream of creating a family and a successful business together, we’re hoping to share our love through marriage with our friends and family in our home state of Ohio.”

Graham Veysey & Marika Shiori-Clark,
Owners of North Water Partners & Social Studios • Cleveland

“As both life partners and partners in business, we understand the importance of being fair and inclusive. It not only is the right thing to do to support ALL people who are in love and committed to each other—but it is smart business. Ohio needs to be competitive and welcoming, and supporting marriage equality is supporting smart business.”

Shandee Wylie, Owner of Wylie Bytes Technology Solutions LLC • Toledo

“Small businesses thrive when they can attract the best people. Marriage equality attracts the best people, because people believe in fairness and respect.”

Jeffry J. Smith, CPA • Columbus

“Ohio needs to attract and retain the best talent from around the world. In order to compete with other economic hubs and remain economically viable, Ohio must demonstrate a commitment to creating an open, healthy, and diverse workforce.”

Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio

Cincinnati-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

A Bride’s Mafia
A Tavola Bar + Trattoria
A Touch of Summer
Ada Market
Below Zero Lounge
Rock Paper Scissors
A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Blue Jay Restaurant
Clifton Natural Foods
Coffee Emporium
Elements Limousine Service
Gay Wedding Connections
Happy Chicks Bakery
It’s Yoga- Cincinnati
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Lentz and Company
Ludlow Wines (Clifton)
Lyghter Rohrer Communications
Michael Bambino Photography
Michael Halasz DDS LLC
OM Café
Packrats Online Antiques
Paolo: A Modern Jeweler
Park + Vine
Personalities by Leona
Red Tree Art Gallery
Rockin’ Rooster Comics and Games
Shake It Records
Sitwells Coffee House
Spun Bicycles
Switch Lighting & Design
The Elements Event and Conference Centre
The Elements Limo Company
The Little Mahatma
The Lunch Box
The Mustard Seed Boutique
Tier Haus Pet Grooming Salon
Vertigo Catering
Wizard Computers of Cincinnati
Zahnadu Productions

Dayton and Yellow Springs

Dayton-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

5th Street Brew Pub
5th Street Wine and Deli
Aleta’s Cage
Borrowed Vintage
C. Marie’s Photography
Earth Rose Imports
Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe
Ghostlight Coffee
Jimmy Modern
Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery
Meadowlark Restaurant
Omega Music
Recreate Music
Sew Dayton
Sherwood Florist
Spice Paradise
Super Fly Comics and Games
Tattoo Team Oregon District
Trolley Stop
Wicked Cake Creations
Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

Yellow Springs-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

Clay + Stan
Dragon Tree Tattoo and Gifts
Import House
Pig Wings BBQ
Spirited Goat
Unfinished Creations
Urban Handmade
Winds Cafe
Yellow Springs Brewery

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

Cleveland-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

A Cookie and a Cupcake
Ambiance Incorporated
Annemarie’s Dairy
Balloon Crew
BCR Studios By Brad
Beatnikz LLC
Beet Jar
Beethings Studio, Mentor
Betty’s Bomb Ass Burgers
Bier Markt & Bar Cento
Bitter Heart Tattoo
Blast Furnace Farms
Blow Hair & Nail Studio
Borrow Vintage Eclectic Rentals
Chalk It Up
Churned Ice Cream
City Buddha
CLE Clothing Co
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland Recycles
Cleveland Tea Revival
Cora Cupcakes, Painesville
Deborah Donaldson Design
DeCaro Produce
Dennis Crider Photography
Dramatics Hair Salon
duoHOME Heights
Earth Angels Holistic Health
Eclectic Closet
Event Planning
Everhard Products Inc.
Farkas Pastry Shop
Farragher Chiropractic LLC
Fit Technologies
Full Color Printings
Gay Games 2014
GDL Entertainment LTD
Gene Natale Jr. Event Enertainment
Genesis Accounting & Managements Services
Guide to Kulchur: Text Art & News
Gwen Erin Natural Fibers
Harness Cycle
Hecks Revival
HennaMe, Ltd.
Her Primitive Ways
Hodge’s Cleveland
Horizontal Books
Jake and Noel, Brecksville
Johnny Mango World Cafe and Bar
Jorgensen’s Apiary
Kairos Consulting LLC
Krew, Concord
Lake Erie Acupuncture
Latitude 41n
Lion and Blue
Lizone’s Jewelry with an Attitude
L’Nique Linnen
Mac’s Backs Books Heights
Maia Beatty and Associates
Marta Glazen Milliner
Mitchell’s Ice Cream
Nano Brew Cleveland
North Water Partners
Oak and Honey Events
Ohio City Burrito
Ohio City Dog Haven
One Hot Cookie
Orange Blossom Press
Otto Moser’s Restaurant
Our Village Kitchen
Our Wedding Officiant
Outside the Lines Creative Group LLC
Pancake Maples
Paper Planet Wearables
Parnell’s Pub
PHuel Cafe
Phyllis Lester Designs
Plant Kingdom Bakery
Psycle Therapy
Rain Weddings, Painesville
Rising Star Coffee
Rock The House
Rooted in Cleveland
Skylight Financial
Solus Lighting
Something Different
S.P. Leather
Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop
The Art of Massage
The Black Pig
The Cleveland Hostel
The Dean Rufus House of Fun
The Legacy Group
The Market Garden Brewery
The Pork Chop Shop
TurnStyle Boutique
Urban Orchid
Vision Yoga and Wellness
Washed Ashore Jewelry
Wick and Fifth
Worldstock Entertainment
Yellowcake Shop
Youngstown Nation

Toledo and Northwest Ohio

Toledo-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

A Taste of Amish
American Home Elevator, Co.
Angela’s Angels
Black Kite Coffee
Bloom Recovery Network, LLC
Hats and Apparel
Calico, Sage & Thyme
Coyote Beads
D&S Collabos’s
DynaTech Business Builders
Empact International
Fanny Effler, Attorney
Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer, LPA
Gateway School
Genoa Jewelers
Grounds for Thought
IDC Engineering Inc.
Just Energy
Law Offices of Kurt Young
Legends Showbar
Mockensturm, Ltd.
My House Diner
OutSKIRTS Bar and Pub
Potbelly Subs
People Called Women
Reverand’s Bar and Grill
RHouse Bar
The Dog Ladies
The Loonar Station
The Shutter Monkeys Hot Dog
Toledo Hot Dog
While Self Massage
Wylie Bytes Technology Solutions

Columbus and Central Ohio

Columbus-area businesses that have pledged support to Why Marriage Matters Ohio and its work to build support for marriage equality include:

Amy Clarke Studio
Barrel 44
Berry Blendz
Big Fun Columbus
Boomerang Room
Bottom Barrel
Cazuela’s Grill
Coady Rentals
Columbus Running Company
Court Street Coffee
Dempsey’s Food & Spirits
Dirty Frank’s Downtown
Dirty Frank’s Hotdog Palace
Dirty Frank’s West
Donkey Coffee
Door 7
Eartha Unlimited
Edwards Funeral Services
Enchanting Events, LLC
Global Gallery
Grip Furnishings
Harrison House Bed & Breakfast
Hausfrau Haven
High Beck Tavern
High Street Denim
Jeffry J Smith, CPA
Kafe Kerouac
Lavash Cafe
Mac’s Cafe
Mcclelland Law Firm
Milk Bar
Native Cold Pressed
New Leaf
On Paper
One Line Coffee, LTD
Outlook Media
Pamela N. Maggied, Attorney at Law
Pattycake Bakery
Phia Salon
Pistacia Vera
Posh Pets Boutique
Rafiels Studio
Records Per Minute
Rowe Boutique
Scents of Decorum
Seventh Son
Sherrie Gallery
Smartypants Vintage
Studio Posh Ltd
Surly Girl
The Book Loft
The Jury Room
Three Dog Bakery
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
Union Cafe/ Axis Nightclub
What’s the rock?!
Where Seconds Count
Wholly Craft
Yumii Kettle Corn
Zen Cha Tea Salon

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