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June

Joe Roman on WTAM

2016 RNC: It’s Cleveland or Dallas

GCP President and CEO Joe Roman discussed next steps on WTAM’s Wills and Snyder today: “If we pitch what Cleveland can do...we can put our best foot forward and win this thing. We have the right resources and we have the right people.”
Click here to listen.

Re-introducing Cleveland to America and the world

Read why Cleveland is ready and well-positioned to host the 2016 Republican National Convention in a guest column on Cleveland.com by GCP President Joe Roman and Positively Cleveland President David Gilbert.

It notes: “For Cleveland, winning the GOP convention is not just about the huge economic benefit it would bring; it is about re-introducing Cleveland to America and the world." Click to read the full article.

GCP Board highlights

New appointees, newly elected members recognized

GCP Board Chair Beth Mooney announced at last week's Board meeting that Richard Chiricosta, president and CEO of Medical Mutual, has been appointed to the GCP Executive Committee.

Also announced: the appointment of Julie Boland, Cleveland office managing partner of Ernst and Young, as a member of the Class of 2015. Nine board members who were elected in March were recognized. Read more.

Midmarket trends, insights and must-read business books for the summer

60 seconds with Thomas A. Stewart, executive director,
National Center for the Middle Market


Thomas A. Stewart, named executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market earlier this year, is an influential thought leader on global management issues and ideas: an internationally recognized editor and publisher, authority on intellectual capital and knowledge management, and a best-selling author.


He shared his thoughts with our Every Monday e-newsletter on several topics including middle-market trends, opportunities and what business executives should be reading this summer.

CDA invests in catalytic University Circle/Hough neighborhood project

After years of collaborative efforts, The Finch Group has closed on financing for the first phase of The Preserve at Upper Chester in the Hough neighborhood, including a $3 million loan from Cleveland Development Advisors’ (CDA) Advance Cleveland Development Fund.


The $42 million project at the corner of Chester Avenue and East 97th Street will create 177 units of residential apartments, 23,000 square feet of retail space including a fresh food market, and supporting parking.