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GCP, partners honored for marketing excellence

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and its Northeast Ohio regional economic development partners the Greater Akron Chamber, Stark Development Board, Team Lorain County, and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber received top honors for excellence in economic development marketing from the Ohio Economic Development Association (ODEA).

The group was honored for "COLLABOR18," a strategic marketing communication booklet representing local economic development organizations in 18 counties of Northeast Ohio for advancement of business retention and expansion efforts.

The project was a collaboration of the region’s local economic development groups, with financial support from JobsOhio, to promote positive images of quality of life, culture, education, and business opportunities in Northeast Ohio.  GCP created and produced the multi-faceted marketing piece that all of the partners could use to highlight their communities.

The award was presented at the OEDA summit held last week in Columbus. The ODEA’s annual excellence awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Vince Adamus, GCP’s vice president, real estate and business development, (right in photo) with ODEA President Ellen Heinz, accepted the award on the group’s behalf.