Old City Soda Promotes Going Local and Natural

Former Cleveland bartender Michael ‘Mike’ Gulley isn’t tending bar anymore.  This self-proclaimed owner/soda maker is about to launch Northeast Ohio’s first micro soda company, Old City Soda. The concept for his business was based on the popularity of a Ginger Beer he created while working at The Fairmount Martini and …

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eCollect Discovers Payment Niche

Most of us have bounced a check or two in our lifetimes.  Imagine the impact it has on government, education or sub-prime lending companies offering check cashing and payday or installment loans. According to eCollect Chief Revenue Officer Kelcey Lehrich, there are $245 billion (with a B) returned items presented …

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MedCity Discovers Internet Niche

If what differentiates entrepreneurs from the rest of us is their compulsion to take action after experiencing an ‘aha moment’, MedCity Media CEO Chris Seper most definitely made the entrepreneurial leap. It happened five years ago while Seper, Online Medical Editor for The Plain Dealer, attended The Cleveland Clinic’s Medical …

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Bands, Brew, Bargains Creates One Groove-Y Event

For the second consecutive year, Tyler Village is home to the ultimate summer party, Groove N Brew, a collaborative all-out, free-to-the-public bash created by Gotta Groove Records and Indigo Imp Brewery. The event, happening July 12 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Tyler Village parking lot, will feature five bands …

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Night Markets Come to Tyler Village

Cleveland has its farmers markets, its flea markets and now, thanks to the efforts of the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, its own Night Markets on Thursday nights from 5:00-10:00 p.m. throughout July and August. Known in Asia as “Ghost Markets”, these open-air, outdoor markets were illegal when they surfaced …

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Byte Café Combines High-Tech and Dining

A quick bite is suddenly a double entendre since the opening of Byte Café, a kiosk-style café with high-speed internet access. Thanks to the owner and founder of this food stand, Michael Katz, handmade soups, salads, sandwiches, juices and more will be available in Tyler Village from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. …

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Startup Weekend Inspires Creativity

Think of Startup Weekend as a training ground for entrepreneurs. Groups of educated, enthusiastic, creative individuals gathering for a weekend of brainstorming and mentoring about how to transform a dream into reality. Startup Weekend returned to Cleveland thanks to Brian Adams and Ryan Marimon, coworkers at Hyland Software. (Communications Consultant …

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Finally an Out-of-Town Pooch Sitter

Jaime Bowerman loves traveling with her miniature dachshund, being a tourist, seeing sites and dining in restaurants. Unfortunately, many of the places she visited didn’t allow pets. Like many other entrepreneurs, Bowerman felt the need to create her own solution. Introducing Hotel Hounds, 2014 Startup Weekend Winner. “My dog hates …

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