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About Fresh Water

Fresh Water is a weekly e-magazine and website that reports on What's Next in and around Cleveland. Each week, we'll offer up a fresh wave of stories covering Northeast Ohio's most creative people, businesses, organizations, and neighborhood developments. Our focus areas include technology, innovation, diversity, local food, and entrepreneurship. We speak to creative, highly mobile and curious people who are interested in where the growing companies are, where innovation is taking place, and where unique neighborhood transformations are taking root.
Fresh Water is published by Issue Media Group. Our publications are supported in part by underwriting partnerships with local businesses, institutions, nonprofits, and foundations to support and expand coverage of job growth, economic development, real estate, non-profit innovation, city building, and placemaking. Learn more about our underwriting policy here.

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Interim Publisher: Patrice Watson

Patrice Watson is the publisher of Fresh Water's sister publication Soapbox Cincinnati. Follow her on Twitter @patricewatson10.

Interim Editor: Nina Ignaczak

Nina Ignaczak is a metro Detroit-based writer and the editor of Fresh Water's sister publication Metromode. Follow her on Twitter @ninaignaczak.

Managing Photographer: Bob Perkoski

In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for Le Femme Mystique Burlesque and also designed Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology as well as Balanced Living magazine (through 2008). His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now calls the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood home. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.

Senior News Editor: Karin Connelly

Karin Connelly enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a successful business or one's life passion. She has spent 15 years reporting on the business community in Cleveland for publications such as Inside Business magazine, Cleveland Magazine and Lake Erie Living. She was editor of the Rocky River and Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a general assignment reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times in Lorain County. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.


Fresh Water is published by Issue Media Group.


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