Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Friday the selected businesses for November’s Ohio Business Spotlight. This month, LaRose’s office is shining a light on several veteran-owned businesses from across the state.

“My fellow veterans, including the ones I’ve served with, make natural business leaders,” LaRose said. “When Ohio’s veteran-owned businesses succeed and thrive, it helps grow our economy for all Ohio families.”

Secretary LaRose is working to provide veterans looking to start a business with the right resources they need to grow and succeed. Additionally, it’s important to encourage Ohio businesses to utilize veterans in their workforce. These featured Ohio businesses are shining examples of how veteran-owned businesses can thrive in the Buckeye State.

Among this month’s spotlighted businesses is Doc Spartan, based in Scioto County at 549 3rd Street, Portsmouth. According to LaRose’s office, “Doc Spartan is a veteran owned company proudly based in Portsmouth, Ohio that successfully landed a deal on season 8 of Shark Tank with Robert Herjavec. Their mission is to use commerce as a weapon to fight the economic and opioid battle in their hometown. All products are handcrafted, labeled, and shipped out of their small facility.” For more on Doc Spartan, visit

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Ohio Business Spotlight is an initiative designed to highlight strong businesses that can serve as examples of Ohio’s economic potential. Ohio businesses start at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, so there is a special opportunity to empower new entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to succeed in the Buckeye state. Each month, Secretary LaRose will select various businesses around the state that share a common theme.