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As non-native English speaking population grows, teachers find new ways to instruct students

Over the past five years, southwest Ohio has seen a 250 percent increase in its English Language Learner (ELL) population. Elementary teacher Erin Sucher has already adopted new ways to reach her students, and her job is going to get a little easier this year thanks to a $14.5 million grant for a program that will train teachers in new methods that enhance learning for all students.

25 most iconic Cincy companies captured in video

Starting with Graeter's, local animation firm Flaming Medusa Studios will tell the stories of 25 celebrated Cincinnati companies in its new series of animated videos, dubbed the Queen City Chronicles.

What smart cities can learn from Memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced ‘lean urbanism.’

Miracle Cure: How one nonprofit is tackling Cincinnati physician shortages

To address the physician gap, Cincinnati MD Jobs is attracting health care professionals not only by highlighting job openings, but also by showcasing the Queen City's treasure trove of assets, from restaurants to green space to a variety of living options.

For startups, money changes everything

Making Cincinnati a place where entrepreneurial dreams are realized is the goal of seed-stage funders like CincyTech, the Brandery and Cintrifuse when they match startups with crucial investment dollars. Financial backing and venture capital hookups from these organizations helped local startup Ahalogy become a wildly successful Pinterest marketing agency.

Incubators help new startup businesses take root and grow

Startup incubators offer both resources and connectivity for small startups with big potential. A shared culture of entrepreneurship among risk-takers helps nurture the seed of a business plan into a flourishing company.

Accelerators vs. Incubators: Cincinnati's red hot startup scene

As Cincinnati grows into one of the nation’s premier technology startup hubs, accelerators and incubators have become an important part of the business landscape. But what’s the difference, who are the key players, and how do they serve the business community?

Love of local brew fuels rapid rise of Cincy's beer market

As the number of local microbreweries enters double digits, the city’s beer entrepreneurs are having a hard time keeping up with demand. Innovation in the growing beer economy is ensuring the taps won't run dry.

Neighborhood improvement: The 90-day plan

A collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, the three-month Neighborhood Enhancement Program focuses on developing the assets of Cincinnati neighborhoods.

My Soapbox: Grace Dobush, Crafty Supermarket

Grace Dobush is the creative entrepreneur who co-founded Crafty Supermarket, now one of the region's largest indie craft shows. We recently reached out to her to learn more about the history of Crafty Supermarket, how crafters are selected to participate and what to expect from the 2014 shows.

Harvard Business School methodology to hit local elementary classrooms

With $1.1 million this year from Ohio’s Straight A Fund, Cincinnati Public Schools and Milford Exempted Village School District are piloting new case-based learning curricula in which students apply math, science and technology skills to help solve real world, data-driven problems for local companies.


Original Soapbox series tells story of what's reshaping Cincinnati's neighborhoods

If you missed one of the community profiles featured in our Hot 'Hoods series, here's your chance to find out more about the five neighborhoods set to flourish in 2014. You might be surprised by our picks.

How Cincinnati stole my heart

Soapbox's founding publisher isn't a Cincinnati native, nor did she feel much love for the city when she first arrived here 15 years ago. Yet she's an engaged resident and passionate champion of Cincinnati now. Find out how the Queen City won her over.

Hot 'Hoods: Madisonville

This week marks the final installment of our Hot 'Hoods series, featuring neighborhoods poised for growth in 2014. We asked key community members from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to share their insights on how they expect their communities to develop this year.
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