Explore the trials and tribulations of rustbelt entrepreneurs who are taking risks and defying expectations in hustling Lakewood, Ohio. Entrepreneurs enjoy this open, liberal, individualistic, yet supportive city. While not as large as our next door neighbor, Cleveland, our startup stories are just as big.
Tom Fraser carries the mantle of a leader as a homegrown champion of Lakewood. He built his company, First Federal Lakewood, as a national powerhouse in the mutual banking industry. Working with local entrepreneurs, he has helped to shape and build the commercial sector in this city.