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The 2022 LAUNCH Fostoria Business Competition Finalists are

Perfectly Repurposed (Brent Hoerig)

OTR Smokehouse (Jody & Victoria Beckford)

Calico Charlie’s (Kristin VanCuren Koester)

Created by J Spaces & Events (Janet Puckett)

Special thanks to our 2022 LAUNCH Fostoria sponsors:



Last year our first ever LAUNCH Fostoria Business Competition winner was Jena Stearns, Beyond Laser Creations.  Jena won the grand prize package valued at over $18,000!  She has since opened a storefront located at 101 S. Main Street in Downtown Fostoria.  The community support was tremendous with over 450 people in attendance at the live finals event.  Each vote for the finalist was $5 and all voting money collected went to our finalist receiving the vote.  The total dollar amount collected during voting was $12,575!  What a great investment in our local entrepreneurs.  Watch for more information on next year’s competition and as we follow our LAUNCH finalists as they make their dreams a reality!


Jena Stearns, Beyond Laser Creations

Jennie Zibbel, Expressions Dance Center

Cierra Valenti, Tiny Steps Child Care. 

Vincent Williams, Wavy Baby Clothing

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: