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Happy Expansion Anniversary with Haven Collective

Haven Collective Mansion Exterior 2020
Photo by Sugar Plum Creative

It’s time to celebrate! This November marks the TWO Year Anniversary of the Haven Collective expansion to the Downtown Mansion.

We want to celebrate this milestone by highlighting the incredible history of the building we call home, as well as featuring the businesses and people that reside here today.

The decision to expand a few years ago came pretty easily. We knew it was time to open a second location when we reached capacity at our first location in Upper Arlington. Having the offices full and not having the ability to support more people in the community had us looking for additional space but gave members the same welcoming feeling. When we learned the amazing history of the Mansion at 620 E Broad, we knew it was meant to be our next Haven.

To start, let’s kick things off with a brief account of this historic landmark!

History of 620 East Broad Street

Also known as “the Mansion” for the Haven Collective Community.

The Mansion was built in 1875 by Benjamin Huntington of the Huntington Bank family. As the city expanded, the family moved East after the turn of the century and in the 1920s, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation bought the property, turning it into an office park. It was the Ohio Farm Bureau that founded Nationwide Insurance within these walls and remained there for more than a dozen years before outgrowing the space and moving closer to their present-day office.

June 1928 Ohio Farm Bureau Offices at 620 E Broad St. Image courtesy of Nationwide Insurance The History & Archives Center

It’s been an office building ever since with many different businesses, law firms, and campaign headquarters calling it home.

In 2012, our landlord and his business partners bought the twin mansions and renovated them, bringing them back to life (Dispatch article). Once we put our touches on the space, Haven Collective was ready to call it home, officially opening our doors on November 11, 2019.

The Haven Collective Mansion is centrally located in downtown Columbus, Ohio — surrounded by some of the most incredible nonprofits and just a short walk from the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Topiary Park, and Olde Towne East.

We’re proud to be part of this rich history and we know members are too.

1936 Ohio Farm Bureau employees outside the main offices at 620 E Broad St.

Image courtesy of Nationwide Insurance The History & Archives Center

Business Spotlights

We love our community at Haven Collective! Let’s highlight the wonderful businesses that reside at the Mansion.

Minerva Wealth Planning

 Q&A with Maddi Napier, Founder, and Principal Advisor:

Tell us about your business! What do you do and how do you serve others?

Maddi: My business is called Minerva Wealth Planning and we help individuals, families and small businesses create a plan for their finances they can understand. We are a woman-owned, fee-only financial planning firm based in Columbus but serving people across the entire United States. We are not a traditional financial planning firm and our clients don’t need a lot of assets to work with us because of our flat fee-for-service model.

How has having a home base at Haven Collective enhanced your business?

Maddi: Having a physical location has enhanced Minerva Wealth Planning in multiple ways. Primarily it has given us space to expand because we added our first employee in June of this year. Having a private space where my employee, Sydney, and I can work together has been beneficial in keeping us aligned on goals and accomplishing training more easily. Additionally, having a space at the Haven provides so many opportunities to connect with other business owners and collaborate. I was able to join a mastermind to learn about best practices from other business owners. Finally, while it wasn’t a primary reason for choosing the Haven, there is the opportunity to find clients amongst the members at the Haven which is the cherry on top!

More about Minerva Wealth Planning

Minerva Wealth Planning was established in May 2019 by Founder and Principal Advisor, Maddi Napier. After spending a decade in financial services, Maddi felt there were unique needs that individuals, families, and small businesses had but finding a financial planner that could serve those needs was impossible. That’s why Maddi launched her firm as a fee-only financial planning firm and serves as a fiduciary to her clients.

Minerva Wealth Planning doesn’t require assets to work with us; we simply get paid an easy monthly fee for our time, advice, and expertise. We are based out of Columbus, Ohio but have always worked with clients virtually so we span across the U.S. with clients even outside of the continental U.S! Our clients tend to be those in the prime of their career, trying to make life decisions like buying a house, having a child, or running their business in a way that gives them financial freedom.”

Read more about Minerva Wealth Planning in this blog.

Nourished by Nina

A Q&A with Nina, Founder and Owner of Nourished by Nina

Tell us about your business! What do you do and how do you serve others?

Nina: I am a certified Fertility Awareness Educator (FAM), hormone coach, and Reiki Practitioner. My coaching programs focus on FAM for optimized conception, and/or non-hormonal birth control, and I passionately believe that all women deserve to understand how their body functions. I take a holistic approach, focusing on nutrition and mineral testing, cycle charting, and lifestyle modifications to help my clients achieve their desired fertility goals. I work with clients in my signature private program as well as in my new online program LUNA. I am also the host of the Healing Hormones Podcast, where I interview leading women in the world of menstrual health!

How has having a home base at Haven Collective enhanced your business?

Nina: I love having a dedicated space to work throughout the week. It feels nice to have a community with other business owners who have like-minded goals. I also have quite a few friends who co-work through Haven and it feels nice to empower each other and support such a great group of people!

More about Nourished by Nina

“Hey, I’m Nina! I’m a certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Hormone Coach, and Reiki Practitioner. I teach women the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) for natural birth control and conception, how to support their hormones, and how to live intuitively with their menstrual cycle.

Women are powerful and we can learn to harness the beauty of our cycle to live the vibrant lives we desire.

This is exactly why I created the Healing Hormones Approach.

I was filled with a deep passion to share this information with women everywhere and to help them live in flow with their cycle, understand their bodies, and achieve optimized fertility.

Fast forward to the present day, I am now the mama of a spirited little Aries girl and I coach women full-time on all things Fertility Awareness Method and hormones.

I would love nothing more than to help you connect to your body and menstrual cycle in such a beautiful way, too.”

Read more about Nourished With Nina in this blog.

Maven: IT Staffing & Consulting

A Q&A with Maven

Tell us about your business! What do you do and how do you serve others?

Maven: Maven is an IT Solutions company that thrives on connecting customers with fantastic talent and solutions to help solve their business challenges. Maven’s unique behavior-driven approach matches our clients with a trusted industry expert that has a finger on the pulse of the market for their business, technology, or talent solution they seek. We meet our clients wherever they are, on their paths to change—in every industry—and partner with them to become an extension of their brand, culture, and team. Our collaborative approach saves you time and money while giving you peace of mind that we will deliver extraordinary results. With more than 20 years of experience in IT Solutions, IT Consulting Services, and IT/Executive Staffing Solutions, we can provide solutions no matter the industry.

How has having a home base at Haven Collective enhanced your business?

Maven: At Maven, our community is in our DNA. It’s who we are. The Central Ohio area has a special place in our company’s heart – it’s where we were founded. We are grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the community at Haven. The resources provided have allowed our team to come together and safely collaborate in an inviting space. From client meetings to whiteboarding sessions to team photoshoots, Haven has been a place for our team to thrive.

About Maven: IT Staffing and Consulting Company

“At Maven, we strive to get it right the first time. We apply our unique behavior-driven approach to identify opportunities for growth, development, and success for both our talent and our customers.

Our goal is to go above and beyond to provide you with the business or career solutions that you seek. Our repeat customer business and referrals are a testament to why you should choose maven. As a customer stakeholder, rest assured you will have peace of mind when it comes to your business solution, consulting, and hiring needs.

What makes maven unique is our Connector Approach: A trusted industry expert that has a finger on the pulse of the business and talent market within that specific field. Our Recruiters are talent brokers that typically have come from your industry. The position that you are seeking to fill, and how those requirements are met in those positions, impact your day-to-day business. Our collaborative approach saves you time & money while giving you peace of mind that we will deliver the results you seek. We have over fifteen years of experience recruiting talent within the Information Technology, Engineering, and Accounting industries.”

Lim Realty Group

About Lim Realty Group

“At Lim Realty Group, we believe there is a better way to do real estate. Property, whether it’s your own home or an investment, isn’t just about deals and tractions, it’s about building a strategy for life. We believe that you can indeed start small, at any time, and with the right mindset and tools, you, too, can have what you want.

We know that real estate can be complicated and isn’t always easy. That’s why we work to understand your situation and goals, simplify the hard parts, and make sure you understand your options in order to make the best decisions possible.

Across our services, we bring real experience to your real estate needs at the right level for you. Building value and relationships are our real specialty because real business is personal.”

LOUDX Venture Studio

About LOUDX Studio

“LOUDX Studio is a hands-on strategic design studio that helps companies innovate at startup speeds. Focused on human-centered outcomes, our process brings together the right workshops, methods, and talent to design for disruption, drive change, and allow for constant reinvention with less risk.”

You can learn more about LOUDX Studio in this blog.

A Shout Out to ALL Haven Members

When the very first member joined Haven we realized that the market research we’d done prior to starting was correct. There was a need for what we were building, and so much so that people were drawn to our vision for the community even while we were still under construction. Those first members trusted us and we were able to build upon the confidence they gave us to bring our vision to life.

Over the three+ years that Haven Collective has served the Columbus community, we’ve heard from members that so much of what has helped them grow at Haven was connecting to the other members in the community, tapping into our business knowledge, and over all, being held accountable to the goals they set for themselves by others.

Our vision became a reality because of our members – because of the amazing people that have walked through our doors and brought their energy and talent into our buildings. We could not feel anymore humbled and proud of our growing community at Haven Collective.

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