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Greater Cleveland Partnership Hosts CSI Ohio

Having reviewed thousands of rules that impact the business community since its inception, Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI) has provided a model for addressing dated regulations.  Last Tuesday, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) hosted CSI’s third Small Business Advisory Council meeting of the year.  The goal?  Shine additional light on a necessary, but often overlooked part of government – state regulatory requirements – and support the Northeast Ohio business community through continued representation on the CSI Small Business Advisory Council. 

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GCP Supports State Regulatory Reform Legislation

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has been a long-time advocate for regulatory reform and continues to be a strong supporter of Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI).  
Our members see value in Senate Bill 293 (SB 293), legislation that would require state agencies to review and reduce regulatory restrictions by 30% over the course of three years.  On June 27th, GCP presented proponent testimony on the bill.  The Ohio Senate passed SB 293 the same day.   
Two GCP volunteer members serve on the CSI Small Business Advisory Council, a panel charged with helping state government achieve the right balance of regulations.  The work of CSI is critical and our members strongly recommend it continue.

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GCP Supported Cyber Bill Headed to Governor

Senate Bill 220 (SB 220) has cleared the legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  

Over the course of the last year, GCP and our members have had encouraging dialogue, resulting in the introduction of this legislation.  

The purpose of SB 220 is to create an affirmative defense to a cause of action sounding in tort related to a data breach and it would apply to all businesses that include and comply with certain cybersecurity frameworks. 

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Hundreds Attend Sixth Annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference

GCP hosted the sixth annual Empowering Local Leaders Conference this past week in Washington, DC, in partnership with Congressman Dave Joyce, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congressman Jim Renacci, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.  During the conference sessions the 150 business, civic, and local public sector leaders heard from Congressional members from across Ohio, the U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, House Minority Leader Pelosi, Amazon Global Innovation Policy leader Paul Misener, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and others. 

Voters Approve HHS Levy and Redistricting Reform

On Primary Election Day 2018, voters approved two issues supported by the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).  

A two-year renewal of the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services (HHS) levy, Issue 9, passed with about 73 percent of the vote.  GCP leadership will continue to actively work with Cuyahoga County to determine the need and future structure of HHS levies going forward.

Issue 1 will create a more bi-partisan, public process for drawing U.S. Congressional districts and it was authorized with approximately 75 percent of the vote. 

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Vote Yes on Issues 1 and 9 on Tuesday

Voters will be confronted with two important issues when they arrive at the ballot box on Tuesday, May 8.  After careful analysis and consideration, GCP business leaders from across Northeast Ohio, recommend voting “Yes” on Issues 1 and 9.  

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Events

Member C-Suite Golf Outing

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Registration for this event is Sold Out. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, purchase dinner only tickets, or have any questions please contact events@gcpartnership.com or 216-592-2376.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership will host their annual Member Golf Outing at Kirtland Country Club for C-suite executives and their direct reports on Monday July 23, 2018. Invitations to register your foursome will be mailed soon.


For more information, please contact Reagan Leatherman at events@gcpartnership.com or 216.592.2390

Presenting Sponsor

Investor Series: W25d

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Get an insider’s look at the new W25d project happening in the Ohio City Neighborhood. The commercial side of the project includes commercial space, transportation, streetscape, parking and community park improvements for the betterment of the neighborhood. 

Join Peter Snavely from the Snavely Group on a tour of the construction as gives an insider look into the development and answers questions you may have. End the evening with a reception an networking hour.

3Q Middle Market Forum

Join the Greater Cleveland Partnership as we dissect the details of Blockchain and explore the new BlockLand initiative being driven by a number of leaders in the business community.  Hear about how BlockLand looks to deliver on its mission of establishing Cleveland as an epicenter of blockchain thought leadership, fostering innovation and commercialized solutions geared toward business and government applications.

Tenth Annual Inclusion Conference

This full-day experience will give participants the tools they need to take part in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®. The forum will introduce topics such as psychological safety, trauma, and polarization that are critical to understanding how the sociopolitical environment shapes the workplace and communities. Via an open forum, participants will have the freedom to share their fears, thoughts, and concerns while also laying the groundwork to engage in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Investor Series - Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity

metroparksIn July 2016, Cleveland Metroparks was announced as a winner of $7.950 million for its Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity grant application in the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program through the US Department of Transportation. 

Join us at Merwin’s Wharf in Rivergate Park and enjoy the Cuyahoga riverfront as a perfect backdrop while Brian Zimmerman, CEO of Cleveland Metroparks, illustrates these projects in various phases of their development.  

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