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Dayton/West Central Ohio Features

Video: Bill Cooper, the iPod Kid

Bill Cooper started reviewing mobile apps in high school. Now a University of Dayton student, Cooper has built his YouTube presence into a way to pay for college.

Ohio cities loom large as IT job generators

While U.S. job growth overall may be stuck in neutral, IT professionals should be chomping at the bit. Experts say technology occupations will be at the leading edge of job growth for at least a decade. And three of the hottest cities for IT jobs right now are here in Ohio.

Captain of industry: Raj Soin leaves indelible imprint on Dayton business, philanthropic communities

Two years ago, Rajesh Soin, founder, chairman and CEO of global holding company Soin International, received the prestigious Captain of Industry award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.  Captain of industry, in fact, is an apt term to describe Soin's phenomenally successful career and numerous accomplishments.

Q&A: Candace Klein on the success of Bad Girl Ventures

Bad Girl Ventures launched in Cincinnati last year as a unique form of micro lender: one focused not just on getting financing into the hands of women-owned startups, but also on providing the education and resources women need to build successful businesses. In the last year, BGV has attracted a lot of attention as it has grown in participation and geography, most recently announcing its expansion to Cleveland. hiVelocity caught up with Candace Klein, BGV's founder and CEO, to ask about the success of her non-profit.

New economy forges fresh links in Ohio's supply chain

Changes in Ohio's economy have not always been kind to businesses who could not -- or would not -- evolve. Yet today there are plenty of examples of long-established companies that are finding fresh opportunities within Ohio's new economy. Today, we highlight two.
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Dayton/West Central Ohio Founders

Greg Smith of  Energy Optimizers

Greg Smith of Energy Optimizers

City: Tipp City

Greg Smith is founder of Energy Optimizers USA, a company that designs and implements energy systems utilizing renewable energy and conservation measures for their customers.

Al Wofford of CDO Technologies

Al Wofford of CDO Technologies

City: Dayton

Al Wofford is the founder of CDO Technologies, a full-services systems integrator that provides business process improvement, IT, and managed business support solutions to government and private clients.

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