Donna Beheydt is the dynamic President-Owner of Minuteman Press in Stow, OH. She’s been in this role since founding the company in 2009 and has made great strides in local leadership, as well as innovation in printing for the community.
Minuteman Press was born out of a desire to see a new opportunity for businesses to print locally in the Stow area. Donna saw a need for this densely concentrated center of economy to have another option for local printing. The location was right, and she knew that the company would be a hit from day one.
And it was. Since opening its doors in 2009, Minuteman Press of Stow has serviced a variety of local customers for all of their printing needs. This location allows Stow business owners to invest their money right back into the local economy by choosing to print onsite at the Stow location.
If anyone knows about local leadership and innovation, it’s definitely Donna. She’s passionate about investing back into the community through servicing local businesses and hiring locals for jobs at Minuteman Press. Donna is proud of the local investment that drives the daily operation of Minuteman and gives back to the community in a host of tangible and meaningful ways.
Additionally, the company is a proud member of chambers and associations in the Stow area and beyond, including the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, BNI, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.
Donna also has great advice for others looking to get into business in Stow or in their own communities. She recommends that interested individuals get to know the community where they want to start a business. That they get to know the business owners who operate there, because they’ll generally want to help new entrepreneurs get their feet on the ground.
She also recommends that new business owners join chambers and BNI in order to stay on top of local and national small business happenings that may impact their companies. Involvement with these organizations can also help to build personal networks - a vital component to gaining the trust of the community and getting the help necessary to get a business off the ground. Organizational involvement can help with marketing, too, as it will give business owners the opportunity to learn more about marketing to locals - a skill that Donna views as critical to business success.