Jessica Kopelwitz, a Business Advisor for the Ohio University Small Business Development Center(SBDC), graduated from Ohio University with a degree in finance and business economics. Jessica started out her career at National City Bank in 1999 as an Internal Auditor. Her job took her to Cleveland where she fell in love with the city and the lake. Jessica received her Master’s in Business Administration at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University and found a love for the entrepreneurship side of business. Jessica is a Certified Business Advisor.
Needless to say, Jessica found her passion for the restaurant industry. Jessica and her husband, Jason, decided to move back to Athens to jump into the world of small business. Jessica and Jason started Fluff Bakery in Fall 2010, after much sweat and tears, in Uptown Athens and Fluff has been a staple ever since. It has grown to be a seven-day-a-week operation with a full kitchen and a staff of ten people. In late summer 2015, Jessica and Jason welcomed their best project yet, Harry Kopelwitz. Fluff continues to flourish and is now navigating the new world of restaurant operations. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, Jessica was hired by the Small Business Development Center to assist other small business owners who were experiencing their own challenges and struggles. Jessica is so honored to be a part of such a great organization and team.