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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2019 

Contact Jeff Kipp, Director of Neighborhood Marketing Company Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Office/Cell 216.453.1453/216.375.4529 Email jkipp@clevelandnp.org 
 
Contact Megan Kim, Executive Director, COSE Company Greater Cleveland Partnership/COSE Office/Cell 216.592.2356/216.456.1641 Email mkim@gcpartnership.com 
 
 
LOCAL BUSINESSES INVITED TO CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION SMALL BUSINESS BOOT CAMP

Business Pitch Showcase will take place on August 19-20 
 
CLEVELAND, OH, July 18, 2019– The Cleveland Chain Reaction partners have identified 20 companies to advance in the neighborhood economic development project. Nineteen of these companies have accepted the invitation to the Chain Reaction Small Business Boot Camp. Completion of this boot camp qualifies the companies for the Business Pitch Showcase scheduled for August 19-20.  

Collinwood, an east side neighborhood in the city of Cleveland, has been selected as the host neighborhood for Cleveland Chain Reaction’s third season and will serve as the new home for the companies that receive investment.  

The 19 boot camp participants represent a variety of industries serving both current and emerging markets with products and services that range from food and hard goods manufacturing to technology and healthcare.  Each company was selected for its potential growth and impact on jobs and investment in Collinwood. 

The boot camp participants include (in alphabetical order):   
 
 2nd Semester

 The Cleveland Brewery

 Consult 2 Code LLC

 Family 4 Life Center

 Family Sports

 Food Buggy

 Gatewood Work/Share

 ImageMart Inc.

 JB Grill

 LifeLong Transportation LLC 

 The Link, Ltd.

 Maeve's All Natural

 Making A Difference Consulting, LLC

 NuLife Fitness Center

 Pittmasters BBQ

 Reading-R.A.M.M.

 Six Shooter Coffee

 Sweet Bean

 Urban Soul Grille  
 
The Small Business Boot Camp began on July 12th and runs through August 16th. Facilitated by JumpStart, the boot camp will include Cleveland Chain Reaction history and overview, project partner roles, investor and entrepreneur relations, organizational financials, investment deals, company valuations and business pitch preparations.   
As collaborative partners for Chain Reaction, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, COSE, and JumpStart, selected the host neighborhood and evaluated more than 60 business applications for this season.  
 
About Cleveland Chain Reaction 
While inspired by Cleveland Hustles, Cleveland Chain Reaction is an independent and unrelated effort with some of the same Clevelanders involved to support the continued economic development opportunity that Hustles sparked. Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a local community development intermediary working to foster inclusive neighborhoods of choice and opportunity in Cleveland. The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) is a small business support organization providing Northeast Ohio business owners networking and educational events and programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues and cost-effective group purchasing programs. JumpStart Inc. is a nationally recognized non-profit venture development organization with a mission to unlock the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities. 

Learn more about Cleveland Chain Reaction at www.clevelandchainreaction.org