Protecting commerce on Cleveland's waterfront

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sat down with GCP Senior Vice President of Advocacy Marty McGann to talk about two topics of interest to the organization and its members:

The Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to dredge the Cuyahoga River and deposit the materials in Lake Erie and blighted properties in the City of Cleveland that threaten neighborhood stability, safety and investment. Click to watch.

Joe Roman on WTAM

Greater Cleveland Partnership President Joe Roman’s monthly update on WTAM’s “Wills and Snyder” includes:

Why GCP is hosting a forum on May 21st about proposed marijuana legalization in Ohio; the business community’s concerns about tax reform proposed in the state budget; the need for ongoing collaboration among all stakeholders to continue improving education outcomes in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; and our new internship initiative.  Click to listen.

Middle Market Forum Recap: Gen Y shaping our future, success strategies, responding to regulation and more

Ken Gronbach (photo right), one of the nation’s leading demographers, told more than 200 middle-market executives at last Friday’s Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum there will be a huge paradigm shift as Baby Boomers retire and members of Generation Y take their place in the workplace.

Bernie Moreno, chairman of GCP’s Middle-Market Committee (photo left), moderated the forum.

“Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd to keynote GCP Annual Meeting

We're pleased to announce that Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator and managing editor of “Meet the Press,” will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 17 from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center. To secure prime seating for your company, click to purchase a corporate table of 10.

NOTE: The purchase of a $2500 premium table includes admission for one person from your company to a pre-event VIP reception with Mr. Todd.

Launch of JetBlue service to Boston adds more options for CLE business travelers

Last week’s JetBlue Airways’ launch of twice-daily service between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Boston Logan International Airport is the culmination of months of work by the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Air Service Demand Task Force (ASDTF) in collaboration with the City of Cleveland and CLE officials.

“The Greater Cleveland business community has indicated that the CLE-BOS route is an important one to companies in the region,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. “Plus, Hopkins travelers can now enjoy the benefit of JetBlue’s best-in-class customer service and a modern fleet of equipment with outstanding in-flight amenities.” Read more.

Learn the latest on proposed state tax reform

In this week’s “GCP Insight” interview on state tax reform, Marty McGann, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of advocacy, provides an update on Ohio House and Ohio Senate actions on Governor Kasich’s FY 2016-2017 budget proposal.

The Governor’s proposal, which calls for a reduction in personal income tax, also included expansion of the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) and the sales tax.  Click to watch the video.

Volunteer for True2U: A new mentoring opportunity to strengthen our local talent pipeline

Recognizing that career readiness starts early, a new program—True2U—created by the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, My Com, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), will launch in the Fall 2015 semester to provide eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

The GCP is the lead business partner for True2U and invites business professionals to volunteer as mentors for the program. Click to get started.


Marijuana Legalization: Will your business be impaired?

Please join us to hear both sides of the debate and how the marijuana legalization ballot initiative could impact your company. Our speakers (left to right):

Tony Coder, assistant director, Drug-Free Action Alliance
Ian James, executive director, Responsible Ohio
Dr. Ewald Horwath, chair, Department of Psychiatry, MetroHealth. Click to RSVP.

Morning Conversation: Brent Larkin and Kevin O'Brien

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for an entertaining morning conversation about issues and politics offered by two veteran Cleveland newsmen.

Brent Larkin and Kevin O’Brien have spent decades reporting, editing and writing for The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group and other publications. They will share their views and thoughts about a wide array of topics.

Please RSVP to

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

GCP 2015 Annual Meeting of Members

We're pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator and managing editor of “Meet the Press,” the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history.

Please mark your calendar and join other business and community leaders on Wednesday, June 17 at the Cleveland Convention Center.

Click to purchase a corporate table of 10 to ensure prime seating for your company.

The purchase of a $2500 premium table includes admission for one person from your company to a pre-event VIP reception with Mr. Todd. The program will be held from 5 to 7:15 p.m.

Thanks to our:

Presenting Sponsor                          

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Supporting Sponsors

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