Small Business Accelerator Group

The Small Business Accelerator Group is a great way to advance opportunities for your business through unique services, networking and learning opportunities.

Craft brewing raw material ingredients featured at forum | July 19

Origin Malts co-founder, Victor Thorne, will present craft brewing trends and supply dynamics of raw material ingredients such as malting barley, at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum.

Food Safety Plan Development Workshop | Beginning July 10

This course is designed for food processors who are starting from scratch or need help navigating through writing their food safety plan.  Food safety plans are required for FSMA as part of your best defense to prevent food safety issues with your food product(s).

CIFT kitchen incubator achieves food safety excellence

The Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), managed by CIFT, achieved a superior score on a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) third party food safety audit.

Learn how good employees can be great through Lean Manufacturing!

Our approach involves working with top management to determine a best fit overall strategy for Continuous Improvement.

CIFT Food Industry Credential for Students

This program provides two recognized, food industry credentials that can verify high school student expertise in the areas of agriculture, food and natural resources, bioscience, food science and safety, bioresearch and food marketing and research.

From Small to Large, Serving Ohio Businesses for more than 20 years.

Assisting new and growing businesses.

CIFT works with small and startup companies through our kitchen incubator, providing product development guidelines, resources, marketing direction and more.

Join our team.

Are you hard-working, creative, and innovative?  Then you're our type!  Check out our career opportunities page.

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