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Why 1801?

Why 1801?

At the beginning of 2019, we welcomed change as we moved from our original retail home to a new location on Fountain Ave. With the move, we met shoppers who had never been to our store before and we were seeing the same shopper more than once a week! It's always good to introduce new graphics to circulation but now more than previous years, there was a higher demand.

One of the newest graphics we introduced was the Springfield 1801 design. As we do at Champion City, we love celebrating where we've come from and this time we went all...


History behind the "Champion City"

History behind the "Champion City"

The first Champion.

Our namesake, the Champion City, originates from the history of the agricultural empire, the Champion Reaper Company, which put Springfield, Ohio on the map in the mid 1800's. 

William Whiteley invented the Champion reaper and mower- revolutionizing the agricultural community and industry. The manufacturing of the reaper / mower added an economic boom to Springfield, making our city a comparable location to Chicago. The positive impact the company's manufacturing had on the local economy in Springfield lead to the city's nickname, The Champion City - a nod to the company. 

Champion Reaper Company eventually merged with another, leading...


Story Behind The Crow

Story Behind The Crow

Champion City Guide + Supply moved from our original location in the Tuttle Building to a new home at 36 North Fountain in the beginning of 2019. 

As we began a new venture with Champion City, we felt it was the right time for a brand refresh. We worked with our close partner, Andy Hayes / Hucklebuck Design Studio, to create a new graphic for our latest CCGS endeavor - thus, the crow.

Crows and Springfield have a rather interesting - you could even say toxic, at times - relationship. According the Ohio DNR website, Springfield is home to the...