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GCP Public Officials Reception celebrates 50th anniversary

Thirteen former elected officials participated in panel discussion moderated by retired Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin to kick off the GCP’s 50th anniversary Public Officials Reunion and Reception last Friday at Windows on the River.

More than 1,000 business and community leaders were on hand for the reception that followed the program.

Holiday travel tips from United

United Airlines recommends knowing what to do to help ensure a smooth travel experience during the holidays.  Here are are few tips:

Know your departure and arrival times. Before leaving for the airport, check your flight departure time at status or on your mobile device using the United app or our mobile website at Carry proper documentation. Be sure you have a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Pack smart. Know exactly what you can carry on and what you can, and should, check.

GCP announces support for Common Core; urges tabling HB 237

The Greater Cleveland Partnership today announced its support for Common Core and also urged tabling HB 237 because it believes the bill will undo important progress that has been made to improve education.

“Ohio House Bill 237 is a step in the wrong direction,” said Joe Roman, GCP’s president and chief executive officer. “Cleveland was among the first Common Core pilot locations in the nation and we know the impact these meaningful standards can have in our classroom.” 

Forming an Aerospace and Technology Committee would be good for Ohio

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has endorsed a proposal to create an Aerospace and Technology Study Committee at the state level. 

“Aerospace and aviation is a significant economic driver to the state’s economy, employing over 130,000 workers,” said Carol Caruso, GCP’s senior vice president for government advocacy. “Our state is the top supplier to both Boeing and Airbus.  Seventeen percent of total U.S. employment in aerospace and aviation is located in Ohio.”  Read more.