Ohio

A Two Time All-American Hurdler Overcomes Obstacles in Sports and Business

Like the lawns and landscapes he cares for, Justin Rush can withstand rough patches.

Carly Okyle

Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91

The intrepid Ohio entrepreneur convinced 'Joltin Joe' DiMaggio to stump for Mr. Coffee, even though the legendary centerfielder never touched the stuff it brewed.

Adopted Woman Seeking Birth Mother Discovers They've Been Co-Workers for 4 Years

Though the two worked in different departments at InfoCision, an Ohio teleservices firm, 'they would come in contact around the building and during events,' a company spokesperson said.

Geoff Weiss

Iconic Teen Makeup Brand Bonne Bell Is No More

The maker of the world's first flavored lip balm is closing its doors for good, but sweet, sweet Lip Smackers will live on.

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.

Jane Porter

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.

Jane Porter

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.

Jane Porter

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.

Jane Porter

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.

How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

Producing and using locally sourced food is becoming a sustainable business. Call it Foodie Inc.