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February

Entrepreneurship for Purpose and Social Impact

Entrepreneurial models as a method of driving social change is an approach that is having a significant impact in the country and here in Northeast Ohio.

Nationally recognized leaders such as Brandon Chrostowski, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, and Mansfield Frazier of The Vineyards and BioCellar of Chateau of Hough, are driven to impact their community and change the lives of others.

Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle-Market Investors are invited to join us at Edwins restaurant at 5 p.m. February 7 when Brandon will share his story of creating a culinary arts job-training program for individuals re-entering the workforce after prison.

Mansfield, who created his organization to leverage current social trends to help solve urban ills including a lack of urban food production, will talk about his successes and challenges in working to create wealth-building opportunities for local residents. Learn more.

Please join us at the 2017 Cleveland Internship Summit

Please join us at at the 2017 Cleveland Internship Summit, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, on Thursday, February 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. in Independence.

The Summit will bring together business community representatives and educators to discuss how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio through a range of panels and conversations.

Online registration is now closed. You may register on-site at the event.

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Managing intercultural conflict in the workplace


The Commission on Economic Inclusion is, once again, teaming up with the Cleveland Society of Human Resource Professionals (CSHRM) to deliver a program you do not want to miss.

“Managing Intercultural Conflict in the Workplace: A Post Election Toolkit for HR Professionals” will take place on Friday, February 17 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Center for Innovation and Growth at Baldwin-Wallace University.

The presenter is Damaris Patterson Price, a leadership consultant, executive coach and facilitator with more than 20 years of experience in the people-development business. Read more.

A GCP Accelerating Middle-Market Progress Forum: "Innovation and Competitive Intelligence"

Today’s business leaders push the status quo by reevaluating their business model—even a successful one—by continuously striving to challenge internal assumptions and cognitive biases.

They strive to encourage a culture of innovation that prevents stagnation and increases adaptability to market disruptions.

Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle-Market Investors are invited to hear thought leaders (photo left to right): Peter Grimm and Beau Oliver of Cipher Systems discuss how companies and organizations can incorporate out-of-the-box thinking to better understand their markets, identify opportunities, and drive innovation. Learn more.

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