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LCCC, Colleges to Help Manufacturers Grow

Lorain County Community College is one of four colleges joining to help manufacturers grow in northern Ohio. Officials from LCCC, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network and other academic institutions today will announce new agreements to work on economic development across the region.

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TECHudson Client Receives $95,000 Grant

TECHudson, the city's business incubator, reports than one of its clients has received a $95,000 grant to fund the marketing of the innovation -- named BoxCast -- according to Executive Director James Phipps. The grant is from the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, which helps Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs at every stage of development, Phipps said.

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LCCC Foundation Innovation Fund Awards $385,000

Seven technology companies will receive a total of $385,000 in grants recently awarded by the Lorain County Community College Foundation's Innovation Fund. Three companies received $95,000 each, and four received $25,000 each. All of them have committed to providing internships to students at the community college or providing some other educational experience.

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Student Entrepreneurs Find Support at Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad is a partnership between the Blackstone Charitable Foundation in New York and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in Hudson. Each provided $1.6 million to fund programs at Kent, Baldwin Wallace University, Lorain County Community College and Case Western Reserve University.

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Rolling Out a Smaller Barrel Sooner

Later this year Tom Lix, the founder of Cleveland Whiskey, will introduce a whiskey made in a device akin to an oversize pressure cooker. Inside it he places unaged whiskey and oak staves, then alternates high and low pressure over several days.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs go to Boot Camp

Starting a business is a little like preparing for battle. Planning a strategy, financing and then selling it to the people. That is where a business boot camp comes in.

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