Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman and Theresa Mintle, his peer at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, have a wager going for this year’s World Series.
One team—probably the Indians, Joe thinks—will end one of baseball’s two longest championship droughts. (Cleveland is looking for its first World Series title in 68 years; the Cubs haven’t won since 1908.)
Joe and Theresa are each wagering $100 of locally produced merchandise (mostly food products) from their respective cities based on the final outcomes.
Cleveland’s package includes Great Lakes and Platform beer, Galluci’s pasta and sauces, Orlando’s bread and Nestle’s pizza among other things.
Joe and Theresa serve together on the Executive Committee of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, which helps support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities.
"Rally Together" mural on display at Public Square.