Doug Guth
Douglas J. Guth

Stories by: Douglas J. Guth

Douglas J. Guth is a Cleveland Heights-based freelance writer and journalist. In addition to being senior contributing editor at FreshWater, his work has been published by Crain’s Cleveland Business, Ideastream, and Middle Market Growth. At FreshWater, he contributes regularly to the news and features departments, as well as works on regular sponsored series features.
Curtain call: John Ewing reflects on his illustrious career at helm of Cleveland Cinematheque
After 38 years at the helm of Cleveland Cinematheque, co-founder and director John Ewing will step down from his post on June 30, with Bilgesu Sisman taking over. Ewing takes a moment to reflect on nearly five decades of uplifting classic, foreign, and independent films at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and ultimately at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is spending his final months at Cinematheque showing some his favorite films in his “Unfinished Business/Parting Glances” and "Movie Crazy" series.
Hurdling obstacles: NEO is forging a path as a smart manufacturing hub
MAGNET's first Manufacturing Blueprint Report Card revealed that Northeast Ohio is making strides as an advanced production hub, illustrated by companies like Midway Swiss Turn, Inc and E.C. Kitzel & Sons. But there is still work to do. For instance, while high-tech adoption grew 80% since 2019, only a small number of companies are currently using Industry 4.0 innovations.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress puts residents at heart of newest grant funding
Empowerment was top-of-mind for Cleveland Neighborhood Progress when it recently invested $2.013 million into 17 CDCs, with focus on the residents and needs like home repairs, community engagement, and real estate development.
Lee Harvard transformation: Community vision a vital facet of neighborhood master plan
In Cleveland's Lee-Harvard neighborhood, a collaborative effort between the Harvard Community Services Center, residents, local organizations like Classic Cuisine Catering, and Ward 1 officials are beginning to execute Lee-Harvard Community Master Plan to drive revitalization.
A few good founders: New physical products the focus of manufacturing-based venture fund
Ohio-focused Advanced Manufacturing Fund, a collaborative effort between MAGNET, JumpStart, and a group of private stakeholders, works with a variety of early-stage physical product and manufacturing ventures like—SweatID, Insitu Foods, and Octet Scientific—puts great ideas on the fast-track to success.
Lighting the way: Bold leadership is a must-have for Cleveland manufacturers
Cleveland's manufacturers need to double their efforts in preparing for the high-tech future, warns MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp, and leadership is the linchpin in embracing Industry 4.0 so the region remains a manufacturing leader. Wooster-based Midway Swiss Turn is setting the example.
Young guns: Three under-31 managers take charge at Cleveland digital marketing agency
In October VividFront founder Andrew Spott promoted three of his employees—all under the age of 31—to leadership positions. The 14-year-old company's future success is now in the hands of these three young guns.
Open access: Talent attraction remains top-of-mind for Cleveland manufacturers
The manufacturing industry is expected to hire more than 30,000 workers in the next decade, leaving industry leaders and employers like MAGNET, Toward Employment, Precision Metalforming Association, and even CMSD, to create strategies to prepare a robust workforce. The ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers program just may be the answer in Northeast Ohio.
City links: Cleveland Heights gets ambitious with Taylor Tudor reconstruction proposal
Cleveland Heights' Taylor Tudor project will renovate three 1928 three-story brick Tudor buildings into residential units and retail space, while also launching an effort to create a vibrant, connected neighborhood around Cain Park.
MAGNET: Innovation equals transformation and growth for area manufacturers
MAGNET’s Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio outlines the four pillars to manufacturing success: Innovation, Transformation, Talent, and Leadership. Transformation means adopting the newest technologies to stay ahead of the game.
Prost! Returning Cleveland Oktoberfest in the running for USA Today readers’ favorite
Cleveland Oktoberfest, one of the first big U.S. cities to put on a massive festival each year, occurs over the next two weekends and is in the running with 19 other cities to be chosen as the readers' favorite in a U.S. Today poll.
Manufacturing blueprint: MAGNET champions plan for a high-tech, talent-rich manufacturing future
MAGNET, with backing from Team NEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Case Western Reserve University, are cheerleaders for the success of Northeast Ohio's manufacturing industry with MAGNET's Blueprint for Manufacturing.
Legacy of generosity: Philanthropy is a family affair for Cleveland business leader
For Ken Taylor, president of Ohio Machinery Co., the company's philanthropic tradition, which goes back three generations, is the key to the success of both the business and the community. His philosophy earned him Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award from the Values-in-Action Foundation.
Make it better: Cleveland makers embrace innovation as a benchmark of growth
Building a transformative technology and forward-thinking are two key elements behind MAGNET's Make It Better: A Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. Three local innovators—CLEANR, Skuld, and Seraphina Safety—share their tips for success and how they stick to the blueprint.
From visitor to leader: Sonia Winner charts the future at CMNH
Cleveland Museum of Natural History president and CEO Sonia Winner practically raised her children among the museum's dinosaurs and other collections before becoming the institution's leader in 2018. Now she's overseeing the $150 million renovation project.
Time to shine: Playhouse Square's Dazzle Awards build community for high school performing artists
It's local high school students' time to shine for their work in musical theater. Playhouse Square this weekend hosts its annual Dazzle Awards at the KeyBank State Theatre.
New cybersecurity compliance a potential boon for local manufacturing firms
Manufacturing companies are learning the importance of achieving the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and the benefits that come along with it.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Earth Day events highlight year-round conservation
This Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a weekend full of activities planned to celebrate nature, preserve our natural resources, and see what's new at the museum.
A whole new world: Manufacturing offers fruitful opportunities in ‘non-traditional’ jobs
When thinking about manufacturing jobs, often the first thing that comes to mind is dank dystopian machinery, soot-covered workers, and welding masks. But today's manufacturing field holds opportunities that can actually be quite glamorous.
Cuyahoga County initiative seeks to bridge the region’s digital divide
A partnership between Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio, and PCs for People aims to increase access to broadband internet connections in Greater Cleveland households with affordable service plans.