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Current CIA senior Interior Architecture student Quentin Spencer showing his designs to visitors at the 2014 Spring Design Show

Innovation by design: How CIA students are transforming Cleveland

Each year, CIA's annual Spring Design Show showcases up-and-coming ingenuity in our own backyard. Outside of these four walls, CIA students are helping to transform Cleveland through their creative products and innovations.

John Deluca of Old School Architectural Salvage Project

Reclaiming pieces from the past

Companies in Cleveland are saving wood and other materials that were once factory floors and school chalkboards from dumpsters and transforming them into beautiful, high-quality furniture and flooring.

Rising Star Coffee Roasters east side location in Little Italy

This week in Cleveland: Kafaya’s Kitchen Lunch Mob, Belt Bar Crawl and more

This week, taste traditional Somali fare at Kafaya’s Kitchen, support independent journalism at Belt’s bar crawl, take a moonlit bike ride on the Towpath, learn to construct a pinhole camera and more.

South Asian Grocery  on W. 127th Street and Lorain Ave

Refugees build new lives and businesses in Cleveland

While it is not easy to move to a new country and a new city full of different cultures, languages and traditions, refugees not only make it work, they become some of Cleveland’s most successful entrepreneurs.

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Postcards from the edge: The enterprising pioneers of Denver's legalized pot industry

As the first city in the world to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, Denver is facing a rush of entrepreneurialism, gentrification, and -- in some sectors -- controversy. An in-depth look into how the budding pot industry is affecting the city's economic and social landscape.

Nikiko Masumoto

5 ways to support artists in your community

You may have read that the rise of the creative entrepreneur is leading to the death of the artist. That’s not our experience. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with people in communities all across the United States, and there are artists everywhere.

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Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: The end of lost items

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Want your lost belongings to boomerang back to you? Learn how these entrepreneurs' mobile-based finding devices keep your items from wandering away for good.

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Shaker Heights

The homes of Shaker Heights are known to be some of the most striking in the country, boasting a real estate catalogue's worth of Tudors and Georgians. Gardens dripping with life and color beckon neighbors to pause and visit while walking their children to elementary school. Originally a planned garden city for early commuters, the verdant region has numerous parks, lakes and natural attractions. This tight-knit community of 30,000 blossomed in the early 20th century thanks to its pair of light-rail lines that connect its residents to downtown and the Cleveland airport. On the border of Cleveland and Shaker Heights, you'll find Shaker Square and Larchmere, trendy arts-minded strips filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries.