Joe Roman on WTAM

Topics discussed in today’s “Wills and Snyder” interview include how hosting the 2015 Rock Hall inductions demonstrates that Cleveland can pull off a big event as the city preps to host the 2016 RNC and an update the Public Square renovation.

Also, how the Opportunity Corridor and other projects are breathing new life into Cleveland’s neighborhoods and more new flights coming to Hopkins Airport as JetBlue launches service to Boston and Ft. Lauderdale at the end of the month. Click to listen.

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.

Governor Kasich signs S.B.1 to protect Lake Erie and Ohio’s water quality

Governor Kasich has signed SB 1 into law—a bill that aims to restrict agricultural practices known to contribute to the formation of harmful algal blooms.

Specially, the law sets limits for fertilizer application in Lake Erie’s western basin, increases phosphorus monitoring at wastewater treatment facilities and restricts open lake disposal of dredge material.

The GCP closely monitored the development of this legislation and supports the final version passed by the General Assembly. Read more.

    GCP applauds passage of compromise water quality bill

    The Greater Cleveland Partnership applauds the Ohio General Assembly for passing legislation to address water quality issues in Lake Erie. The compromise bill, SB 1, will restrict agricultural practices known to contribute to the formation of harmful algal blooms.

    This legislative effort comes in response to last summer’s crisis when algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie left the City of Toledo without drinking water for several days. Read more.

    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.


    Morning Conversation: Attorney General Mike DeWine

    Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for our Morning Conversation program with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

    Currently serving his second term, Attorney General DeWine is working to create a legal climate that encourages businesses to invest and create jobs in Ohio.

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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

    RSVP for Northeast Ohio's signature event for middle-market companies!

    Have you registered for Northeast Ohio's signature event for middle-market companies?

    Seating is limited for the Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Corporate College East. Don't wait! Register now for the opportunity to hear from high-profile mid-market CEOs and thought leaders, learn about best practices and the latest middle-market research and connect with other middle-market executives from around the region.

    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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    GCP 2015 Annual Meeting of Members

    Please mark your calendar and join other business and community leaders at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at the Cleveland Convention Center.

    The event includes a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. followed by the program from 5 to 7:15 p.m.

    Click here to register. For more information, please call 216.592.2376 or email

    Thanks to our:

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