Greater Cleveland Partnership

Retiring SBA District Director Gil Goldberg has made it his life’s work to help small businesses

By Laura DeMarco CLEVELAND, Ohio — Working for the Small Business Administration was not a job for Gil Goldberg, it was a calling. Goldberg, 76, will retire at the end of this month from a role he has held for 28 years: District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Northern Ohio District Office. “I’ve retired …

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New program prepares young adults for construction careers

By Isaiah Barnett CLEVELAND, Ohio — The first Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U) cohort focused on the construction sector graduated Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The event brought 30 individuals together, including graduates and their families, program facilitators and recruiters for a luncheon to award the students with their certificates of completion and to celebrate …

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Ohio’s first Latin brewery brings tropical flavor to Crocker Park

by Laura DeMarco CLEVELAND, Ohio — When Pulpo Beer Co. opened at Crocker Park in Westlake earlier this month, it was likely Ohio’s first tropical taphouse-restaurant and almost certainly its first octopus-themed beer hall. Even more significantly, “We are the first Latino-owned brewery in Ohio,” says co-owner Paola Valbuena Stuyvesant. Valbuena Stuyvesant, who trained as …

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Why a Nebraska-born Harvard grad chose Cleveland for her next big move

by Michael Collier CLEVELAND,Ohio — Born in Nebraska, raised in Missouri and educated in the Ivy League, Tanya Budler has always been determined to find her calling, whatever and wherever it may be. That journey through life has taken her from the farmlands of the Midwest to the hallowed halls of Harvard and studies abroad. …

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Cleveland Chain Reaction pitch competition returns for fifth season

Cleveland, Ohio — Success has been a chain reaction for Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. owner Michael Januska since his business appeared on the 2018 pitch competition of the same name. Januska walked away from the season set in Old Brooklyn with a $100,000 investment from businessman Rick Blaszak, as well as the benefit of weeks …

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Greater Cleveland Middle Market Forum | Sept. 27

Greater Cleveland Middle Market Forum In today’s competitive market – for talent, for customers, and for new opportunities – Middle Market companies need to embrace innovative forward-thinking tools, strategies and concepts.  That’s why we have packed the best of the best content, speakers, and ideas into the 2022 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum creating a one stop shop half-day experience that will surely deliver value for you, …

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GCP Networking Night | Sept. 29 at Sol

Whether an established business hoping to expand or a start-up seeking opportunities to innovate, that’s what Networking Nights are all about — connections that lead to collaborations, helping all of us contribute to the economic vitality of Greater Cleveland. Date: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Sol, 38257 Glenn Ave., Willoughby, OH …

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