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Ohio City Farmís workers from The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program

Innovations from Cleveland's urban farms are taking root around the world

One wouldn't guess by its industrial past, but Cleveland has surprising ties to the roots of urban farming in America—and they're on full display at these local farms, which were spotlighted recently at the global Meeting of the Minds conference. See why Chateau Hough, Green City Growers, Rid-All Green Partnership, and Ohio City Farm are now serving as a blueprint for MOTM experts to apply in their own cities.

Tom Lix owner of Cleveland Whiskey

The room where it happens: There's a whiskey revolution going on right here in Cleveland

The word "heretic" doesn't generally have a positive connotation, but Tom Lix embraces it with a fervor all his own. The Cleveland Whiskey founder and chairman proudly refers to himself an "Industry Heretic, Embracer of Change, and Disruptor of the Status Quo" in his Twitter bio—and he's got the goods to back the claim up.

Dr. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research Lab

This Cleveland Clinic doctor is close to making breast and ovarian cancer vaccines a reality

When it comes to the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Dr. Vincent Tuohy can relate. Since 2002, the Cleveland Clinic-based doctor has been working to develop game-changing vaccines that may be able to eradicate breast cancer and ovarian cancer, but not without an "uphill struggle."

Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto, Canada

350 global thought leaders set to converge on Cleveland for Meeting of the Minds

If past Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) confabs are any indication, the eleventh installment of the annual conference is sure to be an inspiring conversation-starter about all things urban innovation—especially since this year's chosen setting is Cleveland.

Creative fun with VR at WMCF

Crafting a new (virtual) reality for Cleveland

Meet the movers and shakers who are putting Cleveland on the map for the next wave of technology innovation.

The Dealership

The Dealership partners with ECDI, expands a unique local resource

The Economic and Community Development Institute has teamed up with The Dealership to offer an array of programming, co-working and financial services to area businesses and the Shaker Heights community at large.  

Air Force personnel may make use of sweat sensor tech produced by the HPHS COE.

OFRN projects highlight a bright future for Ohio's tech-based economy

Several projects at the Ohio Federal Research Network's centers of excellence are already showing great promise in creating jobs and generating research dollars throughout the state.

The Putzfrau

Q & A: Frank Samsel

The founder of Samsel Supply in the Flats chats about his days as a pioneer in the effort to clean up the Cuyahoga River.

Ruth Dennis puzzle

First person: piecing together a singular Cleveland story

Two mysterious jigsaw puzzles led Fresh Water editor Erin O'Brien down a curious path that ultimately concluded right back in the 216.

Chuck Perez of TRD Leather

Motorcycle dreams part three: leather heaven

In this last installment of a series that takes a closer look at motorcycle dreams, Cleveland style, we meet Chuck Perez, whose handcrafted CLE-made leather goods garner national attention — call that the real deal.

Alex Rindskopf owner of Strange Cycle

Motorcycle dreams part two: stranger wheels

In this — the second in an unexpected three-part series that takes a closer look at motorcycle dreams, Cleveland style — we meet a man who's jumped head first into the local custom bike scene in the strangest way.

Alan Glazen, Kenny Compton of Fox 8, Steve Millard and Jeff Kipp

Sparking a 'Chain Reaction' between business and community

Inspired by CNBC's Cleveland Hustles, Cleveland Chain Reaction aims to keep the economic development wave going with up to $1 million invested in five new businesses — all in one neighborhood.

Viktor Schreckengost working on OíNeill in the studio.

CLE classic: Viktor Schreckengost combined form, function and beauty

A sculptor, ceramicist, industrial designer and Cleveland Institute of Art professor, Viktor Schreckengost's legacy continues to live out loud throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Chef Eric Rogers

Local Chef fires up brand, gives back to communities

From Cajun-Creole eats to fresh juices, chef entrepreneur Eric Rogers is taking his "Fix" brand to the next level and beyond while keeping it all in the 216.

Owner Debbie Brink of Pure Enchantment

Local: seven all natural beauty product lines

Beard balms, sugar scrubs, essential oils and bath bombs — that's just for starters in this go-to roundup of handcrafted personal care products developed, made and sold in Northeast Ohio.  
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