Joe Roman on WTAM

Topics discussed in today’s “Wills and Snyder” interview include: why the GCP and other Ohio metro chambers have concerns with the Governor’s proposed biennial budget and how Cleveland can leverage the positive economic impact of hosting the 2016 RNC;

Also find out what the new downtown pedestrian bridge to Lake Erie will mean for lakefront development and why the Tribe needs your support and how you can enjoy the new fan experience at Progressive Field. Click to listen.

GCP urges immediate action to improve Lake Erie's water quality

This week’s segment of the “GCP Insight” video series examines actions needed to address water-quality challenges facing Lake Erie, arguably Cleveland’s greatest asset.

Learn how GCP is urging timely post-winter dredging of the lake by the Army Corps of Engineers and about action needed in Columbus to find a compromise between two pieces of legislation passed by the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. Click to watch.

Potential suppliers learn how to build relationships with GE

Last week, the GCP and Ohio Aerospace Institute coordinated efforts to bring four GE experts to discuss how businesses can benefit from building relationships with GE, which has a long history in Northeast Ohio.

This includes a world-class lighting R&D division in East Cleveland.  Read more.

Business groups release study, call for major changes in Governor’s budget tax proposal

Organizations oppose raising CAT rate, expanding sales tax to more businesses

Columbus - The Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition, which is comprised of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and eight of Ohio’s largest metropolitan chambers of commerce, have concerns with Governor John Kasich's state budget proposal.

The Coalition sent the Governor a letter expressing its concerns last week, indicating it does not believe the proposal in its current form will achieve the shared vision “to boost economic competitiveness of Ohio.” Read more.

Milestone public-private agreement expands construction career opportunities for Max Hayes students

Cleveland — The City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), union representatives and the private sector today signed a milestone collaboration agreement aimed at increasing the number of diverse and City of Cleveland residents working on Greater Cleveland construction projects and facilitating a construction career path for students at the CMSD’s Max Hayes High School. The signing was held at the offices of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Read more.

GCP elects five new Board members

Greater Cleveland Partnership Board Chair Beth Mooney, chairman and CEO, KeyCorp, announced that five new members have been elected to the GCP Board at the Board's quarterly meeting last week.

Photo left to right: Jennifer Bell, Aon Risk Services; Michael Hilton, Nordson Corporation; David LaRue, Forest City Enterprises; Jeffrey Murphy, Dominion East Ohio; and Randall Myeroff, Cohen & Company.

GCP joins more than 250 chambers urging Congress to fund transportation

Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has joined more than 250 local, regional and state chambers of commerce urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund and to pass a long term federal transportation authorization bill.

“A sustained investment in infrastructure is vital to our economy,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. “A reliable and resilient transportation network is essential to continue driving the positive momentum we’ve worked so hard for here in Northeast Ohio." Read more.

Click to read the Chambers for U.S. Infrastructure investment letter to Congress.

New co-chairs named for Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

GCP Board member Dr. Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College (photo right), and Gareth Vaughan, president of The A.M. Higley Company (photo left), have agreed to serve as the new co-chairs of the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Construction Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) initiative.

Outgoing co-chairs Natoya Walker-Minor, chief of public affairs, City of Cleveland, and Anthony Panzica, president and CEO, Panzica Construction Company, will continue as members of the CDI Executive Committee and the Commission’s Advisory Board. Read more.


Chief Executives Commission Member Leadership Day

Please join us for a hands-on work session for Commission on Economic Inclusion member organizations focusing on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into organizational planning.

Presenters will include Commission Hall of Fame CEOs Eaton Chairman and CEO Alexander "Sandy" Cutler (photo left) and Thomas Zenty III, chief executive officer, University Hospitals (photo right).

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Linking IT Talent to Opportunity

Where companies connect with IT professionals, recent grads and college students

The Greater Cleveland Partnership, NEOintern and OHTec (formerly NEOSA) invite your company to exhibit at the 2015 Linking IT Talent to Opportunity career fair and networking event on Thursday, April 16 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Independence Civic Center.

The event connects IT professionals, recent graduates and college students with leading Northeast Ohio companies to discuss career paths and job opportunities. Learn more.

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Empowering Local Leadership Conference

Register today for the third annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

The conference is presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership in conjunction with (photo left) Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) and (photo right) Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14).

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2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum


We're pleased to offer Greater Cleveland Partnership members an early-bird discount for the Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Register now for our annual signature event for middle-market companies featuring high-profile mid-market CEOs, best practices and the latest research and take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Our keynote speaker, Ken Gronbach, one of the nation's leading demographers, makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. Click to register.

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