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2015

Morning Conversation: State Rep. Mike Dovilla

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for our first Morning Conversation program of 2015 with State Rep Mike Dovilla, the newly elected majority whip for the Ohio House of Representatives.

The Northeast Ohio native has achieved a number of legislative accomplishments, including measures encouraging economic development, strengthening education, and improving government transparency and accountability.

Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

Dialogues on Diversity

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of GCP, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) invite you to attend the next program in the Dialogues on Diversity speaker series featuring Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski, a GCP Board member (photo left), and Cavs Vice President and General Counsel Jason Hillman (right).

Richik Sarkar of McDonald Hopkins LLP, will moderate the discussion. Click to RSVP.


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GE Aviation Corporate Supplier Summit

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and Ohio Aerospace Institute invite their members and other Northeast Ohio companies to a Corporate Supplier Summit with GE Aviation.

If your company is seeking a connection to GE, come meet the experts who manage Access GE, supplier sourcing, and additive manufacturing. Learn more.

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Job Training Grant Forum

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and Citizens Commercial Banking are presenting a Job Training Grant Forum for middle-market industrial companies in Northeast Ohio. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for matching grants for incumbent workforce training.

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The Changing World of Work: Aligning Faculty and Employers for Student Success

GCP members who are interested in learning more about changes in the workplace and internships are invited to attend a seminar about how Cleveland State University faculty and local employers can align their efforts to prepare students for lifelong career success.

Following an overview of economic trends in Northeast Ohio, three area business leaders—representing a large corporation, a mid-sized firm and a startup company—will share their perspectives. The event will include reflections from students, responses from faculty, and time for informal interaction. Learn more.


Executive Caterers Corporate Club presents Women of Excellence

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to the next Executive Caterers Corporate Club at Landerhaven luncheon program, "Women of Excellence," on Tuesday, March 24. Click to RSVP.

Panelists are (left to right):


GCP Board member Maryrose Sylvester, president & CEO, GE Lighting
Margaret Mitchell, president & CEO, YWCA Greater Cleveland
Robyn Minter Smyers, Cleveland Office Partner in Charge, Thompson Hine LLP

Middle-Market CEO Roundtable Discussion and Luncheon

With Congressman Steve Stivers, co-chair and founding member, Congressional Caucus for Middle-Market Growth: This event is sold out!

The Greater Cleveland Partnership's middle-market CEO roundtable discussion and luncheon with Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15), co-chair and founding member, Middle-Market Caucus is at capacity. 

Reservations are now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at events@gcpartnership.com or 216.592.2376.


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Chief Executives Commission Member Leadership Day

Please join us for a hands-on work session for Commission on Economic Inclusion member organizations focusing on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into organizational planning.

Presenters will include Commission Hall of Fame CEOs Eaton Chairman and CEO Alexander "Sandy" Cutler (photo left) and Thomas Zenty III, chief executive officer, University Hospitals (photo right).

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Ready to Rock: CLE in the 2015 Rock Hall Induction Spotlight

Please join us for an exciting discussion about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 inductions and how hosting this prestigious event can positively impact our city and region.

Our panel: Greg Harris, president and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (left) and Alec Wightman, partner, BakerHostetler; chairman, Cleveland Rock and Roll, Inc.; member, Board of Trustees, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation (right). Click for registration information.

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Linking IT Talent to Opportunity

Where companies connect with IT professionals, recent grads and college students

The Greater Cleveland Partnership, NEOintern and OHTec (formerly NEOSA) are pleased to present the 2015 Linking IT Talent to Opportunity career fair and networking event on Thursday, April 16 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Independence Civic Center.

The event connects IT professionals, recent graduates and college students with leading Northeast Ohio companies to discuss career paths and job opportunities. NOTE: Registration for exhibitors is limited to 30 companies and is now closed. For more information, please contact Truc Cao at the Greater Cleveland Partnership at tcao@gcpartnership.com or 216.592.2387. Learn more.

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Morning Conversation: Attorney General Mike DeWine

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for our Morning Conversation program with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Currently serving his second term, Attorney General DeWine is working to create a legal climate that encourages businesses to invest and create jobs in Ohio.

Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

Marijuana Legalization: Will your business be impaired?

Please join us to hear both sides of the debate and how the marijuana legalization ballot initiative could impact your company. Our speakers (left to right):

Tony Coder, assistant director, Drug-Free Action Alliance
Ian James, executive director, Responsible Ohio
Dr. Ewald Horwath, chair, Department of Psychiatry, MetroHealth. Click to RSVP.

Empowering Local Leadership Conference

The third annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. is presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership in conjunction with (photo left) Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) and (photo right) Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14).

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2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum

RSVP for Northeast Ohio's signature event for middle-market companies!

Have you registered for Northeast Ohio's signature event for middle-market companies?

Only a few seats remain for the Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Corporate College East. Don't wait! Register now for the opportunity to hear from high-profile mid-market CEOs and thought leaders, learn about best practices and the latest middle-market research and connect with other middle-market executives from around the region.

Our keynote speaker, Ken Gronbach, one of the nation's leading demographers, makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. Click to register.

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A National Perspective on Workforce Initiatives

The Fund for Our Economic Future, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Team NEO are hosting a discussion on workforce initiatives featuring Chauncy Lennon, managing director of global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase, on Tuesday, June 2.

Lennon leads New Skills at Work, a five-year, $250 million initiative to help workers and industries invest in the skills needed to compete and prosper in the global economy.

Register today to learn more about this initiative and Lennon's perspective on the national workforce landscape and how we might address systems reform and measure success.

Morning Conversation: Brent Larkin and Kevin O'Brien

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for an entertaining morning conversation about issues and politics offered by two veteran Cleveland newsmen.

Brent Larkin and Kevin O’Brien have spent decades reporting, editing and writing for The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group and other publications. They will share their views and thoughts about a wide array of topics.

Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

GCP 2015 Annual Meeting of Members is sold out!

Thanks to our sponsors and members for your support of the 2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting to be held Wednesday, June 17 from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event has sold out, and registration is now closed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a table sponsor and wish to add guests to your table or if you have any questions about your reservation, please contact us at events@gcpartnership.com or 216.592.2376.

We’re looking forward to an insightful and informative program with keynote speaker Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator and managing editor of “Meet the Press.”

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Supporting Sponsors

Commission on Economic Inclusion Best-in-Class Awards Sponsors

Morning Conversation: Congressman Bill Johnson

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with Congressman Bill Johnson (R, OH-6) who representsOhio’s 6th Congressional District, located in eastern and southeastern Ohio.

Johnson serves on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee which is responsible for developing America's energy, healthcare, and telecommunications policies (among others), as well as the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the committee.

Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

Hiring Our Heroes

This is a free job fair for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. The event includes an employment workshop at 8 a.m. followed by the hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For registration questions, please email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202.463.5807.  Learn more.

Aligning Inclusion with Business and Talent Outcomes

Please join us for the Commission on Economic Inclusion's seventh annual conference on Wednesday, August 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corporate College East.

Our keynote speaker will be Sandy Harris, vice president, corporate diversity strategy and internal relations at Sodexho, which is ranked No. 5 among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Who should attend: Diversity & inclusion practitioners, senior human resources managers, supplier diversity managers and procurement managers. Click for details.

Morning Conversation: Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley.

Kelley has been a member of Cleveland City Council since 2005 and currently serves as council president. Kelly is the chair of the Finance and Rules committees and previously served on the Aviation and Transportation and Public Utilities committees.

Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

 

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

Morning Conversation: State Senator Sandra Williams

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with State Senator Sandra Williams.

A native Clevelander, Senator Williams represents Ohio's 21st Senate District and  previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives.  She has been influential on key public policy issues that have positively impacted Northeast Ohio including development and passage of the plan to reform Cleveland public schools.

She also supported key investments in downtown economic development projects and provided leadership on transformational community development projects such as the Opportunity Corridor. Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Chairman's Forum

The 2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Chairman's Forum with our board chair, Beth Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp, IS SOLD OUT AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

This members-only event provides updates about our work to advance the priorities of the organization and the business community and connects our members with business leaders from other GCP Investor companies. We appreciate the support of our members and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Sept. 2.


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    2015 Burke Corporate Aviation Expo

    See the latest in executive aviation

    Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2015 Burke Corporate Aviation Expo presented by the Cleveland Airport System.

    The expo represents a unique opportunity to see the latest offerings in executive aviation and socialize with the leaders of Northeast Ohio's business community. Click to register.

    Corporate Club: Change and Challenge in the Classroom

    GCP members are invited to join us at the next Executive Caterers at Landerhaven Corporate Club luncheon for a conversation on "Change and Challenge in the Classroom." The panelists (left to right):


    Dr. Keith Kelly, superintendent, Mayfield City Schools; Sister Gretchen Rodenfels, OSU, president, Beaumont School for Girls; and Kirsten Ellenbogen, president, Great Lakes Science Center.

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    Morning Conversation: Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady

    Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady.

    His priorities are to cultivate state, federal, and local resources by working with elected representatives; achieve community goals in cooperation with local development corporations; and work with business and community organizations to create and preserve jobs.

    Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

     

    The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

    Morning Conversation: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

    Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

    Husted, Ohio’s chief elections officer, will update attendees on the upcoming November election. The discussion will include reference to key issues of interest to GCP members, such as proposed marijuana legalization, an amendment limiting constitutional monopolies and legislative redistricting.
     

    Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

     

    The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

    Academies of Cleveland: Community Stakeholder Convening

    Please join us at our second planning meeting for the Academies of Cleveland, a new approach to college and career readiness.

    At this session, business and community members will come together to review visioning work already completed and build out the process for the Master Plan, other action plans, indicators, data requirements, and the formation of an implementation monitoring team. Click for details.

    Ohio’s Electricity Market: Insights on Rates and How to Prepare Your 2016 Budget

    Learn how you can strategically manage your 2016 energy costs and exposure to regulatory changes. Discussion points will include supplier updates post-polar vortex, capacity auction results and market conditions.

    Our speakers from OnDemand Energy, energy consulting partner of GCP and COSE: John Bodine, vice president, sales and business development (photo left) and Doug Schaefer, vice president, managed energy products (photo right). Click for details.

    GCP 4th Quarter Middle-Market Forum

    Perspectives on the 2015 National Economy and Outlook for 2016

    The Greater Cleveland Partnership is pleased to invite CEOs from our middle-market member companies to our fourth-quarter Middle-Market Forum where our speaker will be Dr. Martin A. Regalia, senior vice president for economic and tax policy and chief economist at the United States Chamber of Commerce.

    Join us for an informative presentation to hear how the national economy shaping up in the fourth quarter of 2015 and what are some of the key economic trends to watch for in 2016 that could impact your middle-market company. Please note: This event is for CEOs only. Invitations are nontransferable.

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    Ideas for Tomorrow: David Gregory

    GCP members are invited to the Cleveland Clinic's Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series program featuring David Gregory, author and former moderator of "Meet the Press."

    David is the author of the new book, "How’s Your Faith?", an examination of his own faith journey and those of others, including former President George W. Bush, who asked David the question that became the title of the book.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Thanks for your interest in this event! All tickets have been reserved. For more information, please call the Investor Hotline at 216.592.2370 or email us at vip@gcpartnership.com.

    Corporate Club: Transforming Cleveland


    The next Corporate Club program on Wednesday, November 18 at Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center will feature an informative discussion about the changes and challenges in transforming Cleveland to become the best city it can be. Thanks for your interest in this event. The GCP table is full, and we are no longer taking RSVPs.

    Speakers (left to right): Richard Pace, CEO, Cumberland Development Group; Richey Piiparinen, director, The Center for Population Dynamics, Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs;

    Jeremy Paris, executive director, Group Plan Commission; Adam Fishman, principal, Fairmount Properties LLC; and moderator, Steve Litt, art and architecture critic, The Plain Dealer. Click for details.

    Diversity Professionals Group

    The next forum of the Commission on Economic Inclusion's Diversity Professionals Group will feature a presentation on “Moving Toward Inclusion: How Do We Get There From Here?” by Erica Merritt, director, culture & strategy at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Click to register.

    52nd Annual Public Officials Reception

    Presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership

    This not-to-be-missed reception brings together the region’s federal, state, and local elected officials with business and community leaders. The Public Officials Reception is your opportunity to interact with decision makers on policy issues of importance to you, your company and the region.

    Pre-registration for the Public Officials Reception is now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available for on-site purchase by credit card. Tickets purchased at the door will be $250.

    For questions, contact 216.592.2376 or events@gcpartnership.com.

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    Ideas for Tomorrow: Jim Collins

    GCP members are invited to the Cleveland Clinic's Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series program featuring Jim Collins, a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick.

    Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    We appreciate your interest in this event. All tickets have been reserved. For more information, please call the Investor Hotline at 216.592.2370 or email us at vip@gcpartnership.com.