Marketing on a shoestring budget

The Workforce & Business Development Program (W&B) at the Community Action Committee of Pike County (CAC) in partnership with the Ohio State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be conducting an in-person workshop on how local businesses and entrepreneurs can create and execute plans for “Marketing on a Shoestring Budget.”

This workshop will provide attendees with tools, tips, best practices, and resources to build and conduct effective marketing strategies on limited funds. Melanie Sherman, Certified Business Advisor at the OSU SBDC and Adam Days, Business Development Specialist at the W&B, will be the instructors for this workshop and will share their years of experience in marketing and advertising. This workshop will review how to brand your business for recognition, use social media for impact, use testimonials and referrals effectively, build a marketing database of ideas, and more.

“This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to attend,” stated Lisa Pfeifer, the Director of the Workforce & Business Development Program. “It provides no-to-low cost marketing tools for growing businesses in the post-pandemic world. We are excited to share these simple and cost-effective information with anyone in need of growing their market impact.”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22nd from 2 – 4pm
WHERE: OSU South Centers Endeavor Center
               1862 Shyville Road in Piketon
COST: FREE, but registration is required

To register, please contact Adam Days at (740) 289 – 2371 or


Did you know ABCAP offers a Pinterest for Business class?


Pinterest business class


 For more information contact:
 Lisa Tumbleson Davis
 937-378-6041 ext. 238







Majority of farm families worry about major medical expenses, and it could threaten their farm business

Agricultural systems face challenges from weather and markets that can threaten their resilience to shocks and stresses. Researchers in the agriculture sector tend to focus on these big crises, like storms or drops in commodity prices. Yet the “little things” that can impact any farm at any time, such as a barn fire, are seldom studied even though they may also shock and stress farm families.

Then, too, there are personal crises, such as illness, divorce or a loss of an off-farm job, which could affect anyone and certainly would have an effect on the resilience of the farm business.  To continue reading this article, CLICK HERE.

ABCAP Weatherization

Did you know ABCAP Weatherization provides long-term relief by reducing energy bills?  Call 937-695-0316 ext. 139 or 140 for more info!

ABCAP Transportation

Did you know ABCAP Transportation provides Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NET) to and from routine medical appointments. 

Non Emergency Transportation 



  To learn more, contact:
      Amanda Spoonamoore
  Phone: 937-378-6041 x258






By Mental Health First Aid USA on March 29, 2022

You know that feeling when everything is going great, and suddenly you realize you’re 10 minutes late for an appointment, someone is rude to you, or you drop everything you’re carrying? You know how that irritation can send you spiraling? We all experience mood swings and everyday ups and downs, but that’s not the same as a mood disorder.  

According to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum, mood disorders are characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood. Bipolar disorder is a common mood disorder with distinct variations. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance identify five types – bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, bipolar not otherwise specified (NOS) and rapid cycling. To finish reading this article, please click HERE.

There’s no longer one rural America – could there be five?

While people often talk about “rural America” as if it describes just one way of living, a new study identified five different types of rural communities in Ohio.

The list includes farming areas that many imagine to be stereotypically rural, but researchers also found communities of the rural poor and booming small towns attracting affluent young adults from nearby cities.

Three of the five types of rural communities were found near the outskirts of major metropolitan areas.  To finish reading the remainder of this article, please CLICK HERE.


A Smoking Cessation Program (funded by Ohio Department of Health)

To Enroll Participants:

  • Must be Pregnant
  • Must be less than 36 weeks gestation
  • Must be a current tobacco user, or quit within 3 months of becoming pregnant.

Call (937) 378-6041 Ext. 252 to see how you can enroll.

Cribs for Kids

Since 1998, ‘Cribs for Kids’ has been making an impact to reduce babies dying of accidental, sleep-related death due to unsafe sleeping environments. Cribs for Kids educates parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for infants, and provides Pack ‘n Play portable cribs and a Safe Sleep Survival Kit to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their baby to sleep.
Through funding made available by ODH, ABCAP has partnered with Cribs for Kids for families who are in need of a safe place for baby to sleep. To receive a Crib and Survival Kit, the family must meet eligibility requirements. Please call 937-378-6041, ext. 252, for more information.

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Early Head Start

This program serves pregnant women and children birth to age 3.  Contact them at 1-877-582-2140 937-373-0106.  They offer FREE car seats and free diapers to those who are eligible.

ABCAP Adams County Family Planning Clinics

Adams County Clinic
9137 State Route 136
West Union, OH  45693
Phoe: 937-544-3796
Fax: 937-544-8955