Congratulations to our 2018 Student Start UP winners!

Each student business was awarded $200 cash to start or expand a summer business.  In addition they receive radio spots courtesy of WFOB/ESPN Radio and Mix 96.7 and discounted booths at the Fostoria Farmers’ Market courtesy of Fostoria Garden Club. This program was made possible by a grant from the Henry H. Geary Jr. Memorial Foundation.



Owned by Bella Mendoza

Fostoria Junior High School

You can find Bella Slimee on Instagram  and she sells her product here in Fostoria and ships across the U.S.



Lawn Man Moose

Owned by Jose Garcia, Jr.

Fostoria Junior High School

Jose and Lawn Man Moose provide lawn care service in the Fostoria Area.

Call Lawn Man Moose today at 419-619-7382 or email Jose at



Hoppy Hollands Rabbitry

Owned by Olivia Yoakam

Arcadia Middle School

Hoppy Hollands Rabbitry breeds and sells registered Holland rabbits.  For more information on Hoppy Hollands, visit their website at and check out her YouTube Channel as well.



Green’s Glass Cleaning

Owned by Tori Green

Arcadia High School

Green’s Glass Cleaning is focused on service to Downtown Fostoria business and building owners.  They specialize on window cleaning and can be reached by calling 567-245-3869.



Mercado Mowing

Owned by Ethan Mercado

Fostoria Junior High School

Mercado Mowing offers lawn care and snow removal in the Fostoria area.

Contact Ethan and Mercado Mowing at 419-619-5740 or



Bodnar’s Busy Bees

Owned by Thomas Bodnar

Elmwood High School

Bodnar’s Busy Bees will specialize in the production of local honey and is in its start up stages.  Thomas is using Student Start Up funds to purchase bees, hives and start up equipment .

For more information call 419-494-4975.


Nowicki’s Wickless Candles

Owned by Hope Nowicki

Fostoria High School



Steam XT-Basketball Drill/Skills

Steam XT-Fitness Training

Owned by Jordyn and Ried Jury

Hopwell Loudon Junior and Senior High School

Steam XT offers basketball skills and drills training as well as athletic training for kids, with an emphasis on preparing and improving basketball skills and overall general fitness. Steam XT offers individual and group training sessions.
For more information or to schedule a session,
call Jordyn at 419-210-0895 or Ried at 419-210-0896 or email them at




Ryann’s Babysitting Club

Owned by Ryann Arnold

Hopwell Loudon Middle School