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Joe Roman on WTAM

In case you missed it, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills—live from Tel Aviv—about this week’s visit by Cleveland business leaders to Israel.

Of particular note are the high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship that are helping drive that country’s economy and the robust economic activity generated by venture capital investing. Click to listen.

Investments preserving Northeast Ohio’s environmental, economic health

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, the newly appointed CEO of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), recently sat down with Steve Luttner, vice president of Lesic & Camper, for a “GCP Insight” interview.

They discussed the critical importance of our freshwater resources and the massive investments being made to preserve our region’s environmental and economic health. Click to watch the video.

Notice of Greater Cleveland Partnership 2017 Annual Meeting of Members

Pursuant to the Code of Regulations of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the 2017 GCP Annual Meeting of Members will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland Hotel, 100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.

A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. The agenda for this meeting includes confirmation of the election of Directors to the GCP Board.

Pursuant to the GCP Code of Regulations, the candidates for directorships will be recommended through the Nominating Committee chaired by Scott Chaikin.

Those members desiring to nominate any candidate(s) to the GCP Board of Directors should submit names and contact information to Secretary, Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1717, by 5 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017.

The GCP ballot, including the candidates for the GCP Board of Directors, is forthcoming.

CDA closes on financing for UH Rainbow Center in Midtown


Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, has closed on financing for the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in Midtown.

CDA provided a $10 million federal and $2.5 million Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Allocation. Additional allocation was provided by Northeast Ohio Development Fund (NEODF) and PNC Bank who also served as the investor.

The newly constructed facility of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital will serve a federally designated medical/dental underserved area. Read more.

Federal priority issues include tax reform, funding for Great Lakes

Hear about some of the issues that are a high priority in Congress in this interview with Congressman Jim Renacci by Marty McGann, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of government advocacy.

Tax reform is key, and Ohio’s representatives are working to ensure that the final budget includes funding to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Click to watch.

Investing in The Q boosts Cleveland’s growing hospitality industry


Last week, Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman was interviewed on “ESPN Cleveland Tonight” on ESPN 850 WKNR by host Dave Skoczen about the proposed renovation of Quicken Loans Arena.

He talks about how the expansion would have a positive impact on Cleveland’s hospitality industry—which is a steadily growing contributor to the city’s economy.

He also discusses why renovations are needed now to ensure that the 23-year-old arena can be competitive with newer facilities. Read more.

Click to listen.

GCP supports commercial docket

Efficient and consistent resolution of legal business disputes can be a competitive advantage for our region. The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Commercial Court, in effect from 2013 to 2015, was one such success that made our region a better place to do business.

Following a modification to Ohio Supreme Court rules, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is joining other organizations from across our region in calling for reestablishment of this important docket.

Click to read our letter of support.

Senator Portman in Cleveland to discuss Great Lakes

The Port of Cleveland hosted U.S. Senator Rob Portman and state administration officials for a roundtable discussion with stakeholders supportive of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

Greater Cleveland Partnership staff members were involved in the session that focused on how federal GLRI funding aims to combat invasive species, control polluted runoff and otherwise improve the Great Lakes.

A recent budget blueprint by the federal administration called for an elimination of GLRI funding. The GCP will continue working with local stakeholders, regional partners, and federal officials to build support for full funding ($300 million) of the GLRI. Read more.

Events

Linking IT Talent Job Fair

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Business Development Team, in collaboration with OHTec and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), will host the "Linking IT Talent Job Fair" on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Brecksville Community Center.


This is a FREE event for current students, recent graduates, and professionals to meet with leading Northeast Ohio companies to explore IT internship and job opportunities. Learn more.

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Morning Conversation: State Senator Joe Schiavoni

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to a Morning Conversation with Ohio Senator Joe Schiavoni, who represents the 33rd District that includes the eastern part of Northeast Ohio.

In 2013, he was elected as minority leader in the Senate. Recently, he announced his candidacy for Ohio governor.

Senator Schiavoni has championed public policy that supports improved water infrastructure, high-quality public education and worker rights. Read more.

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:


REGISTER NOW for the Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum!


Online registration is now open for the 2017 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, on Thursday, May 11 at Corporate College East. Our program will offer insightful, dynamic and informative presentations on hot topics that are impacting middle-market companies like yours.

Our keynote speaker will be Chieh Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Boxed, an e-commerce business that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door.

Founded in 2013, Boxed is a middle-market company on a significant growth trajectory. It was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the next “billion-dollar startups.” Learn more.

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Fifth Annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to the fifth annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference to be held May 18-19 in Washington, D.C.

The event is presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership with special guests (photo left to right) Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16). Learn more.

Digging Deeper: Measuring D&I Beyond Demographics

The next meeting of the Commission on Economic Inclusion's Diversity Professionals Group will feature a presentation on "Digging Deeper: Measuring D&I Beyond Demographics" with Charmaine Brown, president & founder of Connexions Consulting, Inc.

The Commission's Diversity Professionals Group (DPG) is composed of senior-level staff from Commission-member organizations responsible for developing and implementing diversity management goals and initiatives within their organizations. Learn more.

Lock in premium seating for the 2017 GCP Annual Meeting!

Please  join more than 1,100 business and community leaders at the Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

We're pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners, and editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine.

From 2007 to 2010, she was editor of The Plain Dealer. She also served as executive editor for federal, state and local government coverage for Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C. from 2010 to 2014.

To ensure premium seating for your company, click to purchase a table of 10.

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Internship Central Lunch and Learn Webinar

The new GCP Internship Central Lunch & Learn Webinar Series, to be held quarterly, will provide valuable information to employers on issues related to starting, managing, and/or growing internship programs.

At our first webinar, James M. McWeeney II, attorney with Walter Haverfield, will share his expertise regarding legal issues employers should know about internships.

Learn more.


Save the Date! GCP Member Golf Outing

Get ready to think green!

Mark your calendar and save the date for the Greater Cleveland Partnership Member Golf Outing on Monday, July 24. This event is for C-suite execs and their direct reports.

The day will include lunch, golf and dinner at Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby.

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3Q Middle-Market Forum


Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar for our third-quarter Middle-Market Forum. Topics and speakers TBA.

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BizConCLE

BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership/COSE, exclusively designed for middle-market CEOs, C-suite leaders and their teams, as well as small business owners.

The one-day convention includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and interactive workshops. Learn more.

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