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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.

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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.

GCP, city and Hopkins focus on boosting nonstop service on priority business routes

As air service out of Hopkins Airport (CLE) continues to evolve, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the City of Cleveland and airport officials remain focused on how to restore nonstop service to seven priority business routes.

Priority destinations cities no longer served nonstop by United are Austin, Kansas City, New Orleans, Providence, R.I., San Antonio. San Diego and West Palm Beach. Efforts also include working to increase the frequency of nonstops to St. Louis, which is currently served by two nonstop flights from CLE.

"The partnership between the city and the business community around Hopkins airport remains strong,” says Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) President and CEO Joe Roman. “As the airline industry continues to evolve and adjust to market conditions, it’s anticipated that other carriers will add new service or increased frequencies to cities that are under-served."  Read more.

What are your priority business destinations?

Please email us at about which routes would help your company with added or replaced nonstop service.

Our priorities to support Cleveland’s economic renaissance: Part 2

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s 2015/2016 Public Policy Agenda, released last month, lays out the organization’s two-year government advocacy priorities to support continuation of metro Cleveland’s economic renaissance.

In the second of a two-part “GCP Insight” interview, Marty McGann, GCP’s senior vice president of government advocacy, discusses additional topics highlighted in the publication. Click to watch the video.

Click to view or download the Public Policy Agenda.

CDA provides financing for residential project in PlayhouseSquare

The development team of The Dalad Group and The Slyman Group has closed on financing for the historic renovation of the building located at 1220 Huron in PlayhouseSquare.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate and business development finance affiliate, provided a $4.5 million loan to bridge the federal and Ohio historic tax credit equity and a $400,000 subordinate loan for the $17.7 million project. Read more.


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.

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.

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

Please mark your calendar 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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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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