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Q&A: Dean Monske on northwest Ohio's growing international successes

In late February, Dean Monske was named president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership, the Toledo-based nonprofit development corporation that serves northwest Ohio. Since then, Monske -- a former RGP vice president who left for a year to serve as Toledo Mayor Mike Bell's deputy mayor for external relations -- has hit the ground running. Last month, the RGP announced two new field offices in, of all places, China.

Q&A: Agricultural Incubator Foundationís Bernie Scott describes ag entrepreneurship efforts

Agriculture Incubator Foundation Chairman Bernie Scott is no stranger to the field of food and agriculture. His devotion to the land and its capabilities grew while participating in 4-H and FFA (then called Future Farmers of America), earning degrees in agriculture and agricultural education from Ohio State University (he was OSU's 2009 Alumni Citizenship Award winner), and working as an ag teacher in the Otsego School District. Here, he fills us in on the foundation and its work with agricultural entrepreneurs.

Some of the greenest companies in Ohio tell how they did it -- and why

Green has always been a popular color in the business world. It's the color of money, after all. But green has new meaning to Ohio's corporate community. It means saving the earth, and what's good for the planet can be good for the bottom line as well.

Ohio glass industry looks to regain form through innovation, diversification

Once a dominating global player, Ohio's glass industry has been battered by increased foreign competition and changes in the American economy. Now, it is looking to innovation and diversification to regain the foothold that made it one of Ohio's most prominant industries.

God save the queens

About one third of the food we eat is either directly or indirectly tied to honeybee crop pollination. Bees are under attack, however, by both manmade and natural forces. To help save them, Ohio beekeepers are breeding stronger queens that can withstand the stress our human lifestyles are placing on them.
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Toledo/Northwest Ohio Founders

Matthew Buchanan of Buchanan Nipper

Matthew Buchanan of Buchanan Nipper

City: Toledo

Matthew Buchanan is founder of Buchanan Nipper, an intellectual property law firm.

Don Miller of GroundSpeed

Don Miller of GroundSpeed

City: Toledo

Don Miller is founder of GroundSpeed, a web and mobile development consulting company.

Matt Braun of Magnate Interactive

Matt Braun of Magnate Interactive

City: Toledo

Matt Braun is founder of Magnate Interactive, a mobile software design and development firm.

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