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Please join us at BizConCLE!

10.12.17 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Auditorium and Conference Center, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Cleveland’s only convention for small and middle market companies
to learn, network and grow

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

The one-day convention includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and interactive workshops on topics such as:

  • Talent, People and HR
  • Business Owner, Leader and Team Development
  • Marketing, Customers and Branding
  • Business Growth, Sales and Financials

There also will be a full exhibit hall, networking dinners hosted throughout downtown Cleveland, and multiple opportunities to connect through industry-focused roundtables and receptions.

Click for details and to register.

Who should attend

Attendee titles include:

  • Business owners
  • President
  • Entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Vice President
  • Marketing Director and Manager
  • HR Director and Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Meet our keynote speakers

Our keynote lineup features three individuals who have used their strong business intellect, creativity, and experience to take their respective companies and clients to extraordinary levels. 

Mark Thompson is a highly sought-after expert on executive coaching and leadership, business strategy, innovation, and venture capital investment.

An early investor in companies such as Facebook, Netflix and Esurance, he has worked side-by-side with three of the world’s most legendary disruptive innovators: Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.

He brings insight from decades of experience with these great leaders and research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth.

Ted Frank
brings over 25 years of finance and operations experience at high growth technology companies to his role as CFO of Ohio’s first “unicorn” CoverMyMeds – acquired in January by McKesson for $1.1 billion.

With the company since 2013, he focuses on growth-oriented asset allocation, scalability, profitability and business visibility through the management of financial strategy, financial operations, ERP/CRM/forecasting systems, legal services and enterprise intelligence.

He will share his experience as a key player in the company’s exponential achievement in a little less than a decade and more about what’s on the horizon as they continue to grow.

Bonin Bough is one of the most highly regarded and award-winning marketing executives with more than 15 years’ experience, ranging from digital marketing, strategic planning and project execution to leading and building global digital marketing practices within agencies and on the client side. 

He has helped reinvigorate traditional marketing by combining innovative tech via breakthrough campaigns for numerous billion-dollar brands including Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Oreo, Honey Maid and Gatorade.  

Most recently, he was host of LeBron James’ Cleveland Hustles, a reality television series that aired on CNBC in 2016.

Pricing and registration

  • GCP member and partner organization member rate: $189
  • Non-member rate: $340

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and networking reception following the convention at 4:15 p.m. Regretfully, we cannot offer any refunds if you decide to cancel your registration.

More information

Click for details about our workshops. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at or call 216.592.2390.