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We hope to see you at the 2017 GCP Annual Meeting!

We hope you are planning to join more than 1,100 business and community leaders at the Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

Our keynote speaker will be Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners, and editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine.

From 2007 to 2010, she was editor of The Plain Dealer. She also served as executive editor for federal, state and local government coverage for Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C. from 2010 to 2014.

Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in purchasing a table or an individual ticket, please email You also may register by credit card at the event beginning at 4 p.m.

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Procurement Professionals Group

Sheila LiszkaSheila Liszka, procurement manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will be the presenter at the next meeting of the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Procurement Professionals Group on Wednesday, June 14.

Breakfast and networking will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. with the program on “Supplier Diversity: Measuring, Reporting and Certifying,” running from 8 to 10 a.m.

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University Circle on the Up and Up

Join us for a tour of the University Circle neighborhood as Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc., shares what’s happening and what’s to come.

We will explore new development and share plans for groundbreaking new projects such as One University Center and University Circle City Center (EC3).

We’ll start at 3 p.m. at Innova, a modern, amenity-rich residential community located in Cleveland's Greater University Circle neighborhood that includes convenient, onsite shopping and an exclusive 24-hour concierge service. Learn more.

Internship Central Lunch and Learn Webinar

The new GCP Internship Central Lunch & Learn Webinar Series, to be held quarterly, will provide valuable information to employers on issues related to starting, managing, and/or growing internship programs.

At our first webinar, James M. McWeeney II, attorney with Walter Haverfield, will share his expertise regarding legal issues employers should know about internships.

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Business Growth Boot Camp: Destination Unstoppable - The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind

You’re invited to bring your leaders, managers and employees to the “Business Growth Boot Camp: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind” and learn how everyone's strengths can be used to deliver the most productive and effective results.

Our speaker, leadership and team expert Maureen Electa Monte, author of “Destination Unstoppable," builds winning teams using a successfully proven, strengths-based program that has produced results from the board room to the locker room. Learn more.

Middle-Market CEO Dialogue

What’s going on in health care these days is difficult to watch from the sidelines.

So imagine leading an organization with hundreds or thousands of employees and tens of thousands of customers depending on you.

GCP Board Chair Rick Chiricosta, chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual (photo left), and GCP Board member Dr. Akram Boutros, president and CEO of The MetroHealth System (photo right), will share their perspectives on the change and challenges they have been managing in response to market forces and government-imposed shifts. Read more.

NOTE: This forum is by invitation-only for middle-market CEOs and is limited to 50 participants.

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