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Accelerate Business Spotlight | Columbus Chamber Connection | June 2024

June 20th, 2024

Meet Lisa Kagy, Owner of!

Lisa is a professional career placement matchmaker with a high focus on the client and candidate experience.  When matching candidates to employers, Lisa takes pride in considering all aspects of the company to determine if the fit is good for everyone involved.  
Corporate Hiring Teams experience a collaborative and tailored approach, flexible terms that make sense, consultation and a deep sense of commitment to the hiring process and people involved when using as their premiere solution. Working alongside internal teams to address permanent role openings, and/or hiring managers to help solve contract or contract-to-hire assistance, believes in cultivating fantastic teams with an eye for the long run, and being there every step of the way!
Candidates receive assistance with resume writing and review, career advisement, branding and interview tips, and other services to ensure showcasing the best authentic self to hiring managers while fostering a path to achieving new career milestones. Interviewing candidates receive a “no-ghost” promise and an open path to networking opportunities. A belief in long-term career happiness is at the root of all we do.
Every recruit is important.  Every team.  Every candidate.  Connect with Lisa and embark on a mission to make your next job or candidate search not just efficient, but ENJOYABLE!

Lisa Kagy 
Founder/Managing Director

Essential Sports & Spine Solutions

Meet Dr. @Nikhil Verma owner of Essential Sports & Spine Solutions,  offers NEW and EXCITING minimally invasive alternatives to PREVENT or DELAY surgery for conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow, back pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.  Essentials Sports & Spine incorporates a lifestyle management approach, combined with regenerative therapies to help the body use its own cells to stimulate and support the rebuilding and restoration of function to damaged tissue.  
Nikhil has vast experience in regenerative therapies and serves as Co-Chair of Regenerative Medicine for American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Healing is a journey, what are your goals?  You have options!  To learn more and take a deep dive into Dr. @Verma‘s focus on health and wellness, follow him here:

Dr. Nikhil Verma

Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream

Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream offers you a unique culinary experience through the authentic flavor of Mexican street food, ice cream, and shaved ice. We have a menu full of favorites such as tacos, tortas, quesadillas, churros, street corn, tamales, esquites, and much more. 
Our brand of Mexican food combines traditional cooking and seasoning with our own unique twist. By playing with the formula, we deliver excellent meals that you cannot find anywhere else.
At Laguna, you will find a fast-casual restaurant where you will not have to wait more than 10 minutes to get your order. Visit us at 1980 Hard Road, Columbus, Ohio and see for yourself.

Events by Margo, LLC: Creating Unforgettable Moments

Welcome to Events by Margo, where we specialize in turning your special occasions into extraordinary memories. As a premier event planning company, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, creativity, and dedication to bringing your vision to life.
At Events by Margo, we understand that every event is unique, whether it’s a wedding, corporate function, birthday celebration, or any other special occasion. Our team of experienced professionals works tirelessly to ensure that your event is seamlessly executed from start to finish, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment.
From venue selection and decor to catering and entertainment, we handle every aspect of event planning with precision and flair. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and create an experience that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.
But our journey doesn’t end there. We believe that the best moments are meant to be shared, which is why we invite you to join our community on social media. Follow us on Instagram @eventsby.Margo and Facebook Events by Margo to stay updated on our latest events, behind-the-scenes peeks, and exclusive offers.
Your support means the world to us, and by sharing your experiences with Events by Margo, you’re not only spreading joy but also helping us continue to grow and thrive. So whether you’re reminiscing about a recent event or looking forward to planning your next one, we want to hear from you!
Tag us in your photos, leave us a review, or simply drop us a message to let us know how we can make your event dreams a reality. Together, let’s create unforgettable moments that last a lifetime. Thank you for choosing Events by Margo.
You Deserve the Best, andyour moments deserve perfection so let’s create memories together.
Visit for more information and to start planning your next unforgettable event!

Margo Canady-Johnson
Founder & CEO
Events by Margo, LLC

E&E Tea Co.

E&E Tea Co. is an online purveyor of organically soured loose leaf & herbal teas, wellness blends, tea ware & More. Create your own blend or learn the medicinal benefits of what you’re drinking on our website. We’re a small family owned business steeped in our commitment to our customers living well, the environment & serving high quality teas that not only taste good, but feel good and does good!! We invite you to fill your cup & try our exceptionally delicious, extraordinarily simple teas handcrafted especially for you.

New Americans Press

About New Americans Magazine
The New Americans magazine is a general interest publication informing, educating and entertaining the community, especially the new American, immigrant and refugee community in Ohio and the rest of America. It was established in 2016 to fill the glaring void in reporting the activities of the growing new American community and has become a voice of the community.
It started as a 4-page monthly newsletter in 2016. It grew to a 16-page monthly magazine the following year, and then to 20 pages till 2020 when the challenge of COVID affected our ability to get the required adverts for monthly print. The print edition was then suspended.
But it led to our shifting focus to the daily online publication which has grown exponentially since then leading to over 10,000 subscribers. The New Americans magazine has become very active on major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter (X), LinkedIn, Instagram, Thread and WhatsApp, where we broadcast daily to 56 diverse communities, including from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
Prior to suspending the print edition, we circulated through subscriptions and distribution to special spots like the library, YMCA, government offices, Chamber of Commerce and international markets.
However, the New Americans magazine has been printing special editions through partnership and sponsorship with organizations like the Park National Bank, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Central Ohio Transit Authority, COTA, Heart of Ohio Health and Felbry College of Nursing.

It is at the final stage of resuming the monthly print from July 2024, especially with the recent offer of monthly adverts and support from the Park National Bank and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
The magazine also partners with the New American Community Information Center to organize the annual New Americans Book Fair with the 2024 edition holding on Saturday, September 21st at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road branch. It began in 2022 with the first book fair held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road branch and the 2023 edition at the Dublin branch. Over 100 authors, artists, agents, printers and publishers have participated. 
The Publisher of the New Americans magazine, Deba Uwadiae is a member of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association, located at the Ohio Statehouse to cover the state and legislative activities.
Deba Uwadiae
June 2024

W Style Lounge

“Turn heads with confidence! Let us elevate your ___ at W Style Lounge! Indulge in luxury treatments, personalized styles, and the latest trends. Master Stylist Brittany Winkfield @wstylelounge is Owner + Operator, with experience domestically and internationally specializing in Natural Hair Extensions. Follow us for exclusive offers, hair inspo, and behind-the-scenes glam. To book your next appointment with a master stylist visit
Brittany Winkfield | Owner of W Style Lounge

Bumble’s Backyard

Bumble’s Backyard is Columbus’s first off-leash dog park, bar and coffee shop. Located in Franklinton, Bumble’s Backyard will have all of the features that your typical dog park or dog-friendly patio are missing. We’ll have beverages, seating areas and shade for the humans and a mess-free turf yard for the pups. We plan to start construction very soon with a goal of opening in late summer. We can’t wait to welcome all of the good dogs and good people of Columbus through our gates! If you want to support Bumble’s Backyard, give our Instagram a follow and sign up for our email list on our website to get updates. You can also purchase merchandise or memberships on our Indiegogo page to help us fund construction and get some swag for yourself!
Follow us on Social:
Our site: 
Our Instagram: @bumblesbackyard or 
Our Indiegogo: 
LinkedIn: Bumble’s Backyard 

Ray Mac’s Mobile Detailing

Meet Ray McElvene, owner of Ray Mac’s Mobile Detailing.  Ray Mac’s will shine LIFE back into your car!  All services include: wash exterior, interior detail including vacuum/carpet cleaned or spot clean, exterior spray wax (special attention to any exterior areas needed). 
‘Ray Macs Mobile Detailing LLC was created with the thoughts and memories of my dad who in my eyes was a car cleaning nut, now my family and neighbors feel the same about me. I’m known to always have a clean car and if it were to be dirty; it wouldn’t be very long.’ 

Please follow my business on:
FB: Ray Macs Mobile Detailing LLC
IG: Ray_Macs_Mobile
Ray McElvene
Ray Macs Mobile LLC