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The Entrepreneurs

By: Andrew Samtoy

What are the pros and cons of creating a tech startup in Cleveland?  

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Water, water everywhere

By: Andrew Samtoy

We joined the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and PechaKucha Cleveland for a series of presentations about water in Northeast Ohio. We were fortunate to be able to interview some of the presenters about why they think water is one...

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Our City, Our Team

By: Andrew Samtoy

What would a Cavs championship mean for the city?  For ourselves?  And what “goosebump moments” do people still remember?  We hit the streets - and the delis, and cafes - this morning to ask people what a...

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Reclaiming the Rustbelt

By: Andrew Samtoy

Rustbelt Reclamation has left its stamp on the city by reclaiming materials from houses and businesses, turning the materials into furniture and furnishings, then selling them throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world. Their...

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H.O.L.A.

By: Andrew Samtoy

This week, we went to a meeting of H.O.L.A. (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula) in Painesville. The group is primarily made up of people originally from Mexico. After a packed meeting, mostly focused on citizen advocacy and...

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