Leo Braido grew up in southeastern Ohio, but in moving to Oberlin and buying the IGA last fall, he went so far as to sell his condo in Hilton Head. He’s
doomed set to live northern Ohio winters for the foreseeable future.
Braido participates in the Oberlin Project’s Hatch entrepreneurial group and has many positive things to say about Oberlin’s business community, notably remarking about how residents and businesses look to support locals first.
For the record, Braido works 80 hour weeks. In his “off time” he might like to ride his bike.
It’s tough, going through a busy May not interviewing anyone. Talking to Leo offered a nice chance to dust off. I’m looking forward to June and several good conversations to come.