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Kristen Franke

Kristen Franke is a Cincinnati native and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Florida State University College of Law. When she's not editing the Innovation + Job News section for Soapbox Media, she works as a freelance technology writer.

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Building Engaged Communities: Why Xavier is promoting the cooperative movement

Cincinnati's role in the cooperative movement is rapidly expanding. Over the next year, by teaming up with a number of co-op organizations around town, Xavier University will host a three-part conference to spread the word; the first event is Nov. 12.

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Food for Thought: Introducing scratch-made goodness to school cafeterias

Interact for Health and Cook for America have partnered with schools in Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati to try healthy alternatives in the lunchroom.

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Area leaders to convene Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit May 1

The May 1 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will bring thought leaders from across the region to Cincinnati to exchange ideas on the future of sustainability here and across the country. It's the first year Northside's Green Umbrella Alliance has expanded its annual conference to provide a forum for collaboration among nearby city leaders.

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Xavier University makes history with purchase of MakerBot 3D printing center

Xavier becomes the first private U.S. university to house a full MakerBot Innovation Center for 3D printing, seeing the move as a "game-changer" in how the school promotes innovation across majors and connects with local entrepreneurs.

Covington's new branding campaign is witty and creative

All Hands on Deck: Covington is making waves in 2015

The City of Covington has seen and delivered significant changes over the past year, with many more to come just in time for its 2015 bicentennial. Can they get a high five?
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