534 Main St,
Coshocton, OH 43812
Mon - Fri 9AM - 4PM
Closed for Lunch 12-1PM
Cathy and I are so fortunate to live in a community that supports small businesses and understands how vital they are to Coshocton’s economy. Our local, regular patrons make up a huge part of our customer base…we know they could shop out of town or online, but they choose to let us serve them here. We are also so fortunate to have an active Port Authority that was able to see and respond to an immediate financial need Good Boy Bakery had related to our expansion. We qualified for and were awarded a small loan from the Port Authority’s revolving loan fund to help us grow while mitigating any worries we had regarding financing. It is the classic example of a win/win/win situation…we win, the Port Authority wins and best of all, our community wins!
ITM began looking for another building in February 2018. We were in the same location for twenty (20) years and we were near capacity. Also, ITM wanted to own a building and not be in a lease situation.
We contacted Tiffany Swigert, the Executive Director of the Coshocton Port Authority. Tiffany was informed that ITM was pursuing opportunities at locations in neighboring states along with other locations in Ohio outside of Coshocton County. ITM was previously located in Indiana.
Within a week Tiffany had arranged a meeting with the Port Authority, ITM and Jobs Ohio. The process was started to provide ITM with combined resources of Jobs Ohio, The City of Coshocton and the Coshocton County Commissioners. Specifically, a grant from Jobs Ohio in the amount of $285,000 was obtained associated with job retention and additional creation of twenty five (25) jobs. The city and the county were instrumental in securing parking for our employees.
With the assistance of Tiffany and her ability to pull together various community resources ITM purchased a 30,000 square foot building on Main Street in Coshocton. Without this tremendous community effort there was a distinct possibility ITM would not be in Coshocton or Ohio.
Tiffany, Brenda and the team at the Port Authority have been an incredible asset to our businesses and our most recent project. It, quite literally, would not be happening without them.