In 2018, Art & Clay on Main and Square Seven Coffee House took part in the independent, 3rd party Social Impact Validation process through the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.
Art & Clay / Square Seven are proud that they are one of only 12 organizations in Ohio that have been Social Impact Validated. Check out the short video above for more info on this process.
What is a social Purpose Enterprise?
A social enterprise (SE) is a business that intentionally integrates social impact as a non-negotiable component of its business model. There are always two goals for SEs: to achieve social, cultural, community economic and/or environmental outcomes; and, to earn revenue. In short, the social purpose and underlying mission are at the heart of every business decision made in SEs.
Art & Clay on Main and Square Seven Coffee House are SEs of the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. These two revenue-producing businesses exist to train and employ people with developmental disabilities and to further the Board's mission of "bringing about a vibrant community where people lead fulfilling lives and make meaningful contributions."
Art & Clay and Square Seven are proud to partner with Social Ventures Columbus as a part of the social enterprise movement in Central Ohio. There are now more than 100 social enterprises in our area, in every sector of the economy. In 2016, Art & Clay and Square Seven were named finalists for the Social Enterprise of the Year award. You can learn more about the many social enterprises in Central Ohio by visiting http://socialventurescbus.com/