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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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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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Inclusion Conference Best in Class Awards honor companies for workforce, board and supplier diversity

Greater Cleveland Partnership’s 14th annual Inclusion Conference Aug. 16-17 taught Greater Cleveland and surrounding area employers how to effectively capitalize on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. GCP reports on the status of diversity and inclusion efforts in the region’s business community through data gathered from its Equity and Inclusion Organization Assessment. All GCP member …

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New company hopes to bring iconic London buses to Cleveland

The British Invasion landed on Cleveland’s shores on Sept. 15, 1964, as “Beatlemania” swept the nation. Nearly 60 years later, the British are back. While they aren’t bringing The Beatles, the British Cleveland Company plans to deliver an authentic and iconic London experience with a modern twist. This was originally published on Medium by Michael Collier. “When I’m …

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The inside of Cleveland’s Tower City looks different than you remember (Photos)

In its ongoing efforts to transform Tower City Center, Bedrock, in collaboration with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, unveiled Skylight Park, an indoor greenspace complete with picnic tables, real and artificial Midwestern foliage and a host of activities. On Saturday, July 16, hundreds gathered in the heart of downtown Cleveland to …

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Vision for the Valley: Bedrock’s ambitious riverfront plan has transformative potential for Cleveland

Cleveland’s history is tied to its riverfront. And so is its future. It was the Cuyahoga River where Moses Cleaveland founded our city on July 22, 1796. It was the river where Cleveland hit its lowest moment on June 20, 1969, when the polluted Cuyahoga burned for the 13th time — but also created a …

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GCP’s largest Annual Event ever attracts 1,300 to discuss Cleveland today — and tomorrow

Working together will lead to a Great Region on a Great Lake, said all. Cleveland, Ohio — When we are All In, we All Win. That was the message of the evening Thursday at the Huntington Convention Center. More than 1,300 Greater Clevelanders gathered to listen, learn and share ideas on how to work all-in …

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