For three local entrepreneurs, playing with toys is big business. Arthur Gugick sells elaborate building replicas constructed from Legos. George Vlosich uses an Etch a Sketch to create pricy masterworks. And Tom Donelan turned his love of board games into a thriving national brand. These Cleveland-area professionals have proven that child's play is no joke.
The buzz over Ohio shale is growing ever louder. That’s because new estimates say the Marcellus and Utica shale formations could hold vast amounts of oil and gas, leading to increased drilling and a surge in jobs and economic development within the state. Among the organizations that see a huge economic potential from Ohio shale is the Ohio Chamber, which in June announced formation of the Ohio Shale Coalition. hiVelocity spoke with Jennifer Klein, director of energy and environmental policy for the Chamber, about the new coalition.
Way back in April 2010, hiVelocity wrote about hacker spaces. This video from Soapbox gives a close-up view of one of them, Hive13, in Cincinnati.