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Connecting with our members: GCP's annual Chairman's Forum
More than 125 Northeast Ohio business leaders from Greater Cleveland Partnership member companies attended the standing-room-only GCP Chairman’s Forum on Tuesday, August 20, at GCP’s offices with Board Chair Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Connor provided opening remarks and participated in a panel with GCP Board members Terrence Egger, chairman of The Plain Dealer Publishing Company, who moderated the discussion, and Eddie Taylor, president, Taylor Oswald, and GCP President and CEO Joe Roman.
Congressional leaders to discuss transportation issues
The 2013 Build Up Greater Cleveland Annual Meeting on Monday, August 26 will feature two U.S. House of Representatives leaders whose work impacts transportation and infrastructure. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is the keynote speaker.
In addition, U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water and Environment, joins the program as a special guest.
Real estate regaining importance in recuperating economy
Real estate is an important tool to get our economy back on track, since it drives growth. It, too, will recover as the U.S. economy gets emerges from crisis, according to a new white paper by the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and Plante Moran.
Great Lakes funding amended, bill yet to pass
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an effort to restore the health of our five-lake, fresh water asset, faced an unprecedented cut in funding from its authorized level of $475 million to $60 million when the Interior bill emerged from the Appropriations subcommittee.
Working with a bipartisan group of House members, Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), was able to amend the bill in the full committee to restore $150 million of the funds, bringing the total to $210 million.