Entrepreneurs + Innovators

LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Jacquie Gillon of Black Environmental Leaders
Our latest episode of FreshFaces features environmental warrior Jacquie Gillon, who is tackling the dearth of diversity in the environmental field and helping the neighborhoods of Buckeye, Woodland Hills, and Mount Pleasant to become "clean and green."
Six Shooter Coffee pulls off a holiday miracle to reopen after a hit-and-run crash in Collinwood
Less than a week after a car crashed into his Collinwood coffee shop, Peter Brown reopened Six Shooter Coffee for Black Friday. Now he's taking on an even bigger challenge: moving down the street into a bigger space on Waterloo Road.
Turn your hot ideas into cold cash at Cleveland Leadership Center’s civic pitch competition
Got a great idea that could make the region a better place? Enter the Cleveland Leadership Center's civic pitch competition and win some serious seed money.
Season's greetings: This Cleveland Heights photographer just launched a greeting card line
Combining her work as a photographer with her love of inspiring quotes, Megan Johnson is launching Love, You Greetings.
CWRU profs hint at who's next after grads sell start-up for $540M
How did two CWRU graduates sell their start-up for $540 million this month? Their professors at the Weatherhead School of Management reflect on the qualities that made them succeed and who might be the next breakout stars.
LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Tom Gill of Urban Community School
Check out our new episode of the FreshFaces podcast featuring Urban Community School president Tom Gill.
Most Euclid residents are renters. This realtor is changing that, one house at a time.
By helping convert renters into first-time home buyers, realtor Mike Ficzner is working to move the needle in Euclid and help the city reclaim a majority of owner-occupied homes.
Cleveland Caramel Corn Co. set to bring a taste of the sweet life to Middleburg Heights
With over 100 flavors of popcorn, Cleveland Caramel Corn Co. is ready to take it next-level with its very own brick-and-mortar shop.
Second annual Women's Entrepreneurship Day set to take over 78th Street Studios
Fueled by a global movement spearheaded by Chagrin Falls native Wendy Diamond, Lorraine Schuchart and Lisa Sands are creating their own Women's Entrepreneurship Day event, Cleveland-style.
Pop in CLE takes over where Shop The Trader left off in Lakewood
Part launching pad, part blank canvas, Pop in CLE is offering Cleveland entrepreneurs a place to test the retail waters with short-term pop-up shops.
Local author delves into Mark Twain's life and mark on Cleveland
Mark Twain almost owned a Cleveland newspaper before he became a famous novelist. Local writer Laura DeMarco describes the fateful events in her new book, "Mark Twain's America."
Cleveland Heights car mechanic finds a much cheaper way to paint lines on streets
Sam Bell closed his Lusty Wrench auto repair shop in Cleveland Heights because he saw a way to greatly reduce the cost of painting lines on resurfaced roads.
The number of women-owned CLE businesses has jumped more than 50%. This summit is for them.
Now in its eighth year, the Female Entrepreneur Summit will welcome more than 400 Northeast Ohio women entrepreneurs to the Cleveland History Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The Full Cleveland is inspiring Clevelanders to hike the urban jungle, eight miles at a time
Twice a year, Peet McCain invites other Cleveland residents to join him in exploring Northeast Ohio on foot on an eight-mile hike he calls "The Full Cleveland."
Flower power: This budding nonprofit has recycled 6,200+ bouquets for those who need it most
Floral arrangements from weddings and funerals see new life thanks to BigHearted Blooms, which repurposes the flowers and delivers them to nursing homes and hospitals.
Ready to pop: Collinwood's most colorful building set to open its doors as Pop Life
After two years, Pop Life is ready to make its debut at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, and wellness in Collinwood.
Euclid's got game: OMNI Board Game Parlor passes 'go' on Lake Shore Blvd.
The newest addition to downtown Euclid is the first board game parlor on Cleveland's east side.
Teachers will give top marks to this Collinwood resale shop
Monica Grays' resale shop for teaching materials is doing so well in Willoughby that she has opened a second store in Collinwood, called The Assembly by 2nd Semester.
Girl power: Women-owned businesses succeed in Fairfax
Sharon Barber Salon and the Cleveland Veterinary Clinic demonstrate how women-owned businesses can lead the way in Fairfax.
Borrow design firm banks on interest in custom decorating
Borrow Rentals has morphed into Borrow Curated Furniture + Design in Cleveland's New Chinatown neighborhood, with a new focus on custom interior design.