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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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Innovative apprenticeship program bridges employment and diversity gaps to build inclusive IT talent pipeline  

In 2021, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) partnered with Seattle-based Apprenti to launch apprenticeships designed to build an abundant and inclusive tech talent pipeline in the region. Available as a plug-and-play solution for employers seeking talent for in-demand tech jobs, companies in Greater Cleveland are leveraging the program to fill entry-level IT roles such as Computer …

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Pride Spotlight: Michelle Tomallo of Fit Technologies on creating inclusive opportunity

Michelle Tomallo has always brought her whole self to work: IT visionary, woman, member of the LGBTQ+ community. The co-founder of Fit Technologies is all of these, and proud to be so. She’s also proud to have founded a company that exemplifies these values, where all employees can be their whole selves. In today’s market where competition …

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Personal View: NASA Glenn leadership and growth is vital for region and country

June 5, 2022 – NASA Glenn is an innovation and economic powerhouse that can drive even greater growth for our region and state. Working together, we have developed a strategy to advocate for increased funding and program roles for the center to expand its impact. Through the leadership of our senators and congressional delegation, Ohio …

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Cleveland Pride 2022: Celebrating, reflecting and honoring groundbreakers

Pride in the CLE is back in person this Saturday, June 4, with a post-pandemic festival, parade, entertainment, health and wellness village and “Speak Out Stage.” The last in-person Pride in the CLE attracted 30,000 attendees in 2019. Organizers are expecting a big turn-out for this year’s events. Pride isn’t just a one-day occurrence, however. As …

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Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Partnership, launch biggest civic effort in decades to make downtown-lakefront connection a reality

May 29, 2022 — Clevelanders have tried at least nine times over the past 35 years to rally support for a way to build a stronger link between the city’s downtown and its Lake Erie waterfront. And nine times, those attempts fizzled over lack of money, lack of political support, lack of corporate backing, failure …

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Four state leaders receive the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises’  Small Business Advocate of the Year Award   

May 24, 2022 — The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and its small business arm, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), named four recipients of the 2022 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award honors elected officials and those who sponsor, endorse, support, draft legislation or lead initiatives on behalf of small businesses throughout Ohio. …

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Baiju Shah discusses return-to-office models, more on WTAM

May 5, 2022 — Baiju Shah, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, joined Wills and Snyder in the Morning to discuss the ways in which businesses are exploring return-to-work models and the economic impact of Cleveland’s arts and culture institutions, specifically the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square and the Rock …

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Partners make push to expand the region’s NASA programs

April 26, 2022 — For the first time in a long time, a group of state and local leaders made the argument that Northeast Ohio deserved a larger share of the $22.6 billion budget requested for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal 2022, and the group is doing the same for the $26 …

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Shana Marbury Honored with inaugural George Voinovich Award

April 23, 2022 — George Voinovich Award honors an individual or company that works to bring people together to solve problems and formulate viable solutions to help young people via education, workforce development or both. This year’s inaugural winners demonstrate the humility and inclination to sacrifice for the better good demonstrated by the late Senator …

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