Meet Julie and Shawn Warren, founders of Erie Design, a family-owned and operated sign company in Lakewood.
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Meet Lynde Vespoli, founder of Discover My Cleveland, a destination management company with nine part-time tour directors and one fulltime employee.
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Company:discover my cleveland
Meet Todd Pownell, owner of TAP by Todd Pownell, a designer jewelry firm in Midtown with a team of four.
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Company:tap by todd pownell
Meet Fred Geis, founder of Geis Companies, a northeast Ohio design/build company with 140 employees.
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Meet Autumn Skoczen, founder of Auts Tipse Treats, a Broadview Heights maker of the first-ever cupcake shot.
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Company:Aut's Tipse Treats
Meet Jennifer Coleman, founder of CityProwl, which produces urban walking tours
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Meet Joan Soskin and Lauren Wyeth, co-founders of Lufthouse, a 2014 Flashstarts accelerator company.
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Meet Stephen McHale, founder of Explorys, an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic with 130 employees that provides the healthcare industry with a secure, cloud-based analytics platform.
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Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.
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Company:Keepin' it Fresh
Meet Lauren Steiner, founder of Grants Plus, a fundraising consulting firm with 14 employees.
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Meet Kurt Rote, founder of Western Oncolytics, a developer of novel cancer therapies.
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Meet Moty Avisar and Alon Geri, co-founders of Surgical Theater, which applies flight simulation technology to brain surgery.
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Meet Chuck Herman, founder of Specialty Fitness Equipment, a fitness equipment sales company in Bedford Heights with three employees.
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Company:specialty fitness equipment
Meet Steve deMoulpied, founder of PrestoFresh Grocery Delivery, a Cleveland Heights online grocer with 10 employees and plans to expand to 15-20 shortly.
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Company:PrestoFresh Grocery Delivery
Meet Carolyn Klosowsky, co-founder of Frugal Fortune, a Lakewood shop with two employees that sells fine vintage and antiques, quality pre-owned, and handmade items.
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Meet Doug Bell, co-founder of Global Prairie, an organization with 20 employees in Cleveland.that has a simple idea: Do great work for clients so that Global Prairie can do good work in the world.
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Meet Ann King, founder of BORROW Rentals, a custom rental house for unique furniture and accessories in Cleveland with four employees.
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Meet Eric Bockmuller, founder of Tackk, a Cleveland company with a graphic design website that allows anyone to create anything.
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Meet Adam Fleischer, co-founder of the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, a fine wine and craft beer destination.
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Company:The Wine Spot
Meet Bill Ayars, co-founder of Perspectus Architecture, a full-service planning and architectural design firm in Shaker Square with eight principals and 36 employees.
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Meet Lynlee Altman, founder of Pinnacle Construction, a general contractor that specializes in unique, complex and safety-critical construction.
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Meet Mark Kohoot, founder of Aeroscena LLC, a Cleveland company with three employees that develops Ascents clinical aromatherapy.
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Meet Alec McClennan, founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland landscaping company with 25 employees.
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Company:good nature organic lawn care
Meet Jon Stahl, founder of LeanDog, which designs and delivers high quality software and helps clients create continual improvement cultures.
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Meet Terry Frick, founder of Frickaccio’s Pizza Market in the West Side Market and Fairview. Frickaccio’s is the maker of the Famous Pizza Bagel, better known as the Pizagle.
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Company:frickaccio's pizza market
Meet James "Deej" Lincoln, founder of Reclaimed Cleveland, a retail and custom furnishings company in Midtown.
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Meet Lyndsay Sims, founder of Renter’s BOOM, which helps property managers develop a sound social media strategy and a plan of execution.
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Meet Kevin Goodman,managing director of business development partner and one of the original seven employeesof BlueBridge Networks, a leading total technology solutions provider in Cleveland with 15 employees and more than 30 contract employees.
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Meet Tim Miller, founder of Abeona Therapeutics LLC, which develops gene therapy for potential cures for children with rare genetic diseases.
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Meet Ryan Clark, founder of Knowta, a Shaker Heights company with three employees and five board members that provides free print services in universities and public libraries.
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Meet Anthony Stedillie, founder of CompassMD, a Beachwood-based creator of a software platform that matches individuals and doctors based on compatibility.
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Meet Tom Lix, founder of Cleveland Whiskey.
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Meet Greg Goodrich, founder of Cleveland Beer Cellars.
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Company:Cleveland Beer Cellars
Meet Mary W. Farrell, founder of Cherub’s Blanket, a home-based business in Shaker Heights that sells organic cotton baby blankets and baby clothes.
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Meet Eugene Malinskiy, founder of DragonID, a healthcare innovation and design company in Shaker Heights with about 10 employees.
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Meet Kelli Klus, founder of Swell Skin, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of a skin healing, face treatment skin care line with two employees.
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Meet Bill Trainor and Wayne Wallace, founders of Mutual Capital Partners Funds (MCPF), a two-person venture funds firm in Cleveland.
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Company:Mutual Capital Partners Funds
Meet Jewels Johnson, founder of Sugar Plum Cake Company, a web-based custom order bakery with four employees that specializes in creating delectable goodies from scratch.
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Company:Sugar Plum Cake Company
Meet Ryan O’Donnell, founder of Sociagram, a cloud-based video communication platform with four employees.
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Meet Rich Rodman, founder of Crowdentials, a company with five employees in Cleveland that makes regulatory compliance software for the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act.
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Meet Scott Maloney, founder of K2M Design, a high-growth entrepreneurial architecture firm with 38 employees.
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Meet Rachel Downey, founder of Studio Graphique, a brand development and design firm on Shaker Square with nine employees.
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Meet C. Ethan Smith, founder of Roads Ahead et al, an apparel company based in East Cleveland with one employee.
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Company:Roads Ahead et al.
Meet Debbie Donley, founder of Vocon, an architectural firm with more than 120 employees in its Cleveland and New York offices.
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Meet Tami Schneider, founder of Cleveland Yoga, a yoga studio with locations in Beachwood and University Circle with four full-time employees, 21 part-time employees and 21 independent contractor teachers.
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Meet Trevor Shaw, founder of Barkudo, a mobile marketing company with three employees.
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Meet Ariane Kirkpatrick, founder of AKA Construction Management Team, Inc., a construction company and commercial cleaning company with 47 employees.
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Company:AKA Construction Management Team, Inc.
Meet Dr. Chan Q. Wang, founder of Zuga Medical, a bio-tech company with four employees.
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Meet Scott Kim, founder of Accent, a restaurant in University Circle.
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Meet Tammy Wise, founder of WISECHAPTER3, which helps businesses move from organic to deliberate growth.
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Meet Anne van Hauwaert, founder of Anne van H. Boutique.
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Company:Anne van H. Boutique
Meet Kendall Embrescia, founder of Squirt & Skootch, an offbeat stationery company.
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Company:Squirt & Skootch
Meet Tom Embrescia, founder of Second Generation, Ltd. and .JOBS.
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Meet Sam Kinkopf, founder of Frisson Media.
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Meet Jillian Neimeister, co-founder of Birdtown CrossFit in Lakewood.
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Meet Bruce Bolton, founder of CourseBuffet in downtown Cleveland.
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Meet Matt Wilhelm, founder of enCompass Group in Tyler Village.
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Company:enCompass Group llc
Meet Jack Bialosky, Sr., founder of Bialosky and Partners Architects.
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Company:Bialosky + Partners Architects
Meet Felice Pierce, founder of Revolve Fashion.
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Company:Revolve Fashion and Plato’s Closet
Meet Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute.
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Company:Content Marketing Institute
Meet Ryan Anderson, co-founder of Anderson|Biro.
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Meet Jason Therrien, founder of thunder::tech.
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Meet Jeremy Flack, founder of Flack Steel.
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Meet James Gasparatos, founder of Gigfinity.
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Meet Laura Bennett, co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance.
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Company:Embrace Pet Insurance
Meet Jim Hickey, founder of Arras Keathley, a strategic brand development and marketing communications firm.
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Meet Brian Stone, founder of Two Ravens Fencing School.
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Meet Steve Presser, founder of Big Fun Toy Store in Cleveland Heights and Cleveland.
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Meet Anne Hubben, a creative career coach and recruiter.
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Company:Anne Hubben, LLC Creative Career Coach & Recruiter
Meet Rick Pollack, founder of MakerGear.
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Meet Emmett McDermott, founder of 12five9, a web design firm in Ohio City.
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Meet Nan Webb, founder of Murray Hill Bolt & Spool.
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Company:Murray Hill Bolt & Spool
Meet Mark Goren, founder of Point to Point.
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Company:Point to Point
Meet Kathleen Colan founder of Your Story Social LLC.
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Company:Your Story Social
Meet Dawn Hanson, founder of the Fairmount Group.
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Company:The Fairmount Group
Meet Patrick Walker, founder of 4Walls.
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Meet Dave Lazor, founder and CEO of Lazorpoint.
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Meet Todd Goldstein, co-founder of LaunchHouse.
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Meet John C. Williams, founder of Process Creative Studios.
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Company:Process Creative Studios Inc.
Meet Dan T. Moore, founder of the Dan T. Moore Co., parent company to 14 manufacturing companies.
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Company:Dan T. Moore Co.
Meet Brandt Evans, founder of Pura Vida in Public Square.
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Company:Pura Vida Restaurant
Meet Steve Manka, founder of Manka Design Studio, a public art firm in Midtown.
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Meet Gordon Daily, founder of BoxCast.
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Meet Lissette Rivera, founder of SafeCare, a monitoring agency of healthcare workers.
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Meet Chris Anna Sterling, co-founder of Luscious Verde.
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Company:Luscious Verde Cards
Meet Joelle Prochera, founder of Coach Joelle, Inc., a life and executive coach.
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Company:Coach Joelle Inc.
Meet Werner Minshall, founder of Minshall Stewart Properties.
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Meet Yuval Brisker, founder of TOA Technologies.
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Meet Stephanie Sheldon, founder of Parfait, Indie Foundry, and Kiss and Bite.
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Meet Jill Akins, founder of Van Auken Akins Architects LLC.
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Meet Andy Halko, founder of Insivia.
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Meet Carlton Jackson, co-founder of Tunnel Vision Hoops.
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Meet Tim Smith, founder of Community Greenhouse Partners.
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Meet Jeff Friedman, founder of Webtego, a web development company.
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Meet Aaron LeMieux, founder of Tremont Electric.
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Meet Gene Groys, founder of OnShift.
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Meet Megan Jenny, founder of The Cleveland Cupcake Company.
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Company:The Cleveland Cupcake Company
Meet Sharie Renee, founder of Cosmic Bobbins.
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Meet Lori DeVore, founder of DeVore Technologies.
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Meet Brian Willse, founder of Boondock Walker, a brand strategy firm in Cleveland.
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Meet Christine Lobas, founder of Studiothink.
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Meet Kazell Pugh, founder of TLC Springwater.
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Meet Kirk Zehnder, president and CEO of Earnest Machine.
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Meet Sherri Foxman, founder of Party411 Events.
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Meet Shelley Freed, co-founder of Ashton Business Solutions.
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Company:Ashton Business Solutions
Meet Michelle Martin, founder of Insight Learning and Wellness Center.
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Company:Insight Learning and Wellness Center
Meet Connie and Mike Ozan, co-founders of TWIST Creative, a design agency in Ohio City.
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Meet Julia Briggs, founder of Blue Star Design.
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Company:Blue Star Design
Meet Trevor Clatterbuck, founder of Fresh Fork Market.
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Company:Fresh Fork Market
Meet Mike Belsito, co-founder of eFuneral.
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Meet Kim Metheny, owner of Metheny Weir, a decorative painting company.
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Company:Metheny Weir Painted Finishes
Meet Lisa Dunn, owner of Revive Store, a fair-trade retailer in Cleveland Heights and Lyndhurst.
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Meet Mike Kaplan, founder of the Glass Bubble Project, a glass blowing studio in Ohio City
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Company:Glass Bubble Project
Jon Snyder is founder, president and CEO of Neuros Medical. The Willoughby firm's platform technology, Electrical Nerve Block, is focused on eliminating chronic pain in a variety of applications.
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Meet Charity D’Amato, founder of Chartreuse, a design studio.
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Meet Dave Umina, founder of Delivermefood.com, a food delivery service.
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Meet Doug Hardman, founder and CEO of SparkBase, a loyalty marketing program for merchants.
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Claude Kennard is founder of Metaloy, which is inventing processes that allow the refining industry to re-use some of its chemical by-products, saving both money and the environment.
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David Allen Moss is the Founder of MossMedia, a Cleveland-based collaborative of creative and technical talent that specializes in brand strategy, content creation, interactive design, and media production.
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Bob Schmidt is the founder of Orbital Research, whose core technologies are aerodynamic controls and microdevices for the aerospace, defense, transportation, medical, and wind turbine industries.
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Meet Johnny Wu, founder of Media Design Imaging (MDI), a branding and video production firm.
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Company:Media Design Imaging
Christopher Clark is founder of Sunflower Solutions, a company that brings advanced energy to the developing world.
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Jason Therrien founded Thunder Tech while still in college. Today it is a leading integrated marketing agency that combines advertising, public relations, design and digital marketing under one roof. Clients include mid-market to Fortune 1000 firms in both B2B and B2C categories.
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MusicStack is an online marketplace where record stores list their inventory of records and CDs for sale. Consumers can easily search the website for rare and hard-to-find items they have been looking for. MusicStack currently aggregates the inventory of over 1,100 record stores from all over the world, or approximately 25 million titles.
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Ocular Concepts is an integrated marketing and design company that specializes in strategically creative marketing solutions that effectively connect with clients’ sales processes and business objectives.
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