The Mid-Ohio Valley is a noted historic area filled with individuals using their talent and creativity to invigorate the local arts and culture scene. This session of PioPitch will feature entrepreneurs devoted to bringing history and art to life throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. Featured speakers are Jessica Wielitzka of Hidden Marietta and Andy Felt of Shakespeare by the River Festival. PioPitch runs from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1st, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. Wielitzka is the owner of Hidden Marietta, a company dedicated to uncovering the hidden history of the town. She is active in locally promoting historic preservation and local tourism. She is also involved in the community by serving on the Board of Trustees for the Washington County Historical Society. Felt is a founding member of the Shakespeare by the River Festival in Marietta, where he has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, and last year’s The Merchant of Venice. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, as well as the Artistic Director of the Theatre, at Marietta College.