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The Greater Cleveland Partnership was successful this week in getting an amendment to HB 47 (Refreshment Areas – Open Container Exemption) that will change the population threshold for the F-8 liquor permit.
Alesha Washington, GCP's Senior Director of Government Advocacy, testified before the Senate State and Local Government Committee on the importance of this change. The F-8 permit allows nonprofit organizations that manage publicly owned spaces to host events, up to nine months out of the year, that serve alcohol.
The population threshold in current law only applies to Hamilton County but with the change, Cuyahoga and Franklin counties also would be eligible to apply. Read more.
Click to read the testimony.
Topics discussed in today’s “Wills and Snyder” interview include how hosting the 2015 Rock Hall inductions demonstrates that Cleveland can pull off a big event as the city preps to host the 2016 RNC and an update the Public Square renovation.
Also, how the Opportunity Corridor and other projects are breathing new life into Cleveland’s neighborhoods and more new flights coming to Hopkins Airport as JetBlue launches service to Boston and Ft. Lauderdale at the end of the month. Click to listen.
The Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum
on Friday, May 8, at Corporate College East is your opportunity to hear from high-profile mid-market CEOs and thought leaders, learn about best practices and the latest middle-market research and connect with other middle-market executives from around the region. Click to register now!
The Economic Growth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has been awarded a $125,000 grant by the Cleveland Foundation to support the GCP’s new Pathway Partners program, which will connect the business community with education providers and students in developing Cleveland’s future workforce. Read more.
Recognizing that career readiness starts early, a new program—True2U—created by the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, My Com, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), will launch in the Fall 2015 semester to provide eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.
The GCP is the lead business partner for True2U and invites business professionals to volunteer as mentors for the program. Click to get started.