$6B in Greater Cldveland construction activity creating job opportunities, challenges diverse workers

Cleveland—A study commissioned by a public-private partnership working to increase participation by diverse and City of Cleveland residents in Greater Cleveland construction projects has found significant long-term job opportunities based on $6.2 billion in planned projects.

However, there is also a workforce gap that is creating challenges to fill those jobs. Click to read more about the study's key findings and how those challenges can be addressed.

Joe Roman on WTAM

Topics discussed in this month’s interview with Bill Wills on WTAM's "Wills and Snyder" include getting ready for the 2016 RNC; development projects continue to fuel downtown Cleveland's renaissance and Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Metropolitan School District levies on the November ballot.

Click to listen.

Attempt to repeal Common Core a step backward for Ohio and its children

Chambers testify today against HB 597, Common Core repeal bill

COLUMBUS – Repealing Common Core is a misguided effort that would damage educational efforts to prepare our children for a highly complex, ultra-competitive future, according to business leaders from across the state.

Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) – the largest chamber of commerce in Ohio and one of the largest in the nation – today testified against House Bill 597 – which would eliminate the learning standards.

Common Core learning standards set high expectations for Ohio's students

Marty McGann, GCP’s senior vice president of advocacy, provides an update on recent legislative activity related to Common Core learning standards in the latest “GCP Insight” video.

In an interview with Steve Luttner, vice president of Lesic and Camper, McGann discusses the importance of correcting misperceptions about Common Core standards, which spell out what students are expected to learn but do not dictate curriculum. Click to watch.

GCP President elected vice chair of national chamber organization

GCP President and CEO Joe Roman was named vice chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors for 2014-15 at the ACCE Centennial Convention last week in Cincinnati.

After serving in this role for a year, he will become Board chair at the annual convention to be held August 11-14, 2015 in Montreal.

Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association serving the professional development needs of chamber professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Corporate Club at Landerhaven Education Forum

GCP members are invited to join us for an Executive Caterers Corporate Club at Landerhaven luncheon program featuring three of the region’s dynamic leaders of higher education institutions: (left to right):

  • Dr. Alex Johnson, president, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Dr. Beverly Warren, president, Kent State University
  • Dr. Scott Scarborough, president, The University of Akron.

Burke Corporate Aviation Expo

See the latest offerings in executive aviation and socialize with other Northeast Ohio business leaders. Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin will be the keynote speaker.

Experience the latest in executive travel and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Come see how flying out of Burke can take your business to new heights. Click to register.

GCP Middle-Market Fall Forum

"Fast Forward: Accelerating Progress for the 2016 RNC"

Thanks for your support and interest in our Fall Middle-Market Forum. This event is at capacity and registration is now closed.

Be sure to watch for a summary of the discussion by our speakers that will be included in the September 22 issue of our "Every Monday" e-newsletter and posted on our website.

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Morning Conversation: State Rep. Cliff Rosenberg

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to the next program in our Morning Conversation series with State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-91), who is completing his second term in the Ohio House. He represents his hometown of Clarksville in Clinton County in addition to Highland County, Pike County and parts of Ross County.

Rep. Rosenberger serves on the House Finance Committee and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education.