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, and Gareth Vaughan, president of The A.M. Higley Company, 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.

Traffic and bus changes during Public Square renovation announced

Downtown Cleveland -- Downtown Cleveland partners involved in the renovation of Public Square have announced the maintenance of traffic plan that outlines changes to traffic and transit routes during construction of the square, which will begin March 9. Read more.

Click here for the Public Square construction traffic information sheet and FAQ for more details.

How to drive company growth: Build relationships, nurture talent

60 seconds with...Bernie Moreno, president, Bernie Moreno Companies

Greater Cleveland Partnership Board member Bernie Moreno, president of Bernie Moreno Companies, and chair of GCP’s Middle-Market Committee, will be a presenter as a “Growth Champion” at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum on Friday, May 8 at Corporate College East.

In this Q&A with Every Monday, he shares some of the strategies that have led to his business success. Read more.

Joe Roman on WTAM

GCP President and CEO Joe Roman provides an update on several GCP priorities for 2015 on today’s “Wills and Snyder.”

Learn about the latest on 2016 RNC preparations, air service at Hopkins, NASA Glenn funding, Opportunity Corridor and more.

Click to listen.

MBDA Cleveland Business Center updates brand, launches new website

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center Cleveland has updated its brand with a new tagline—“Ohio’s Answer for Growth, Opportunity and Access” and the launch of a new website. Read more.

The MBDA Cleveland office is operated by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

Chambers coalition visits Congress to advocate for Great Lakes states’ priorities

In this week’s segment of the “GCP Insight” video series, Nick Gattozzi, GCP’s vice president of advocacy, provides an update on the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition’s recent series of meetings in Washington, D.C. with members of Congress and staff from Great Lakes states.

The discussions focused on the Coalition’s three top priorities: immigration reform, transportation and infrastructure and energy. Click to watch.


Dialogues on Diversity

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of GCP, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) invite you to attend the next program in the Dialogues on Diversity speaker series featuring Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski, a GCP Board member (photo left), and Cavs Vice President and General Council Jason Hillman (right).

Richik Sarkar of McDonald Hopkins LLP, will moderate the discussion. Click to RSVP.

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GE Aviation Corporate Supplier Summit

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and Ohio Aerospace Institute invite their members and other Northeast Ohio companies to a Corporate Supplier Summit with GE Aviation.

If your company is seeking a connection to GE, come meet the experts who manage Access GE, supplier sourcing, and additive manufacturing. Learn more.

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Job Training Grant Forum

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and Citizens Commercial Banking are presenting a Job Training Grant Forum for middle-market industrial companies in Northeast Ohio. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for matching grants for incumbent workforce training.

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Middle-Market CEO Roundtable Discussion and Luncheon

With Congressman Steve Stivers, co-chair and founding member, Congressional Caucus for Middle-Market Growth

The Greater Cleveland Partnership is pleased to host a middle-market CEO roundtable discussion and luncheon with Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15), co-chair and founding member, Middle-Market Caucus. PLEASE NOTE: This event is for CEOs only. Invitations are nontransferable.

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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). Click to RSVP.

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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 OHTech (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.

Kenneth W. Gronbach, the nation’s leading demographer and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of demography and generational marketing, will be the keynote speaker. Click to register.

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