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Connect your brand with Northeast Ohio’s
leading business organization

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the primary advocate for metro Cleveland’s eight-county business community, is dedicated to connecting and focusing Greater Cleveland’s private-sector resources to build a stronger region.

As the region’s leading business and economic development organization, we offer unmatched connections to C-suite executives, thought leaders and elected officials through a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Click to learn more in our Sponsorship Guide.

With more than 8,000 members, we're one of the largest metro chambers of commerce in the U.S. with an agenda that's focused on government advocacy, business and economic development, physical development, economic inclusion, the middle market and education reform.

Our portfolio of signature programs and branding opportunities provides your company or organization with the opportunity to connect your brand with Northeast Ohio's largest and most influential business organization. Our programs and initiatives give you unmatched exposure to decision makers at the highest level of the metro Cleveland business community. They include:

GCP Annual Meeting

The 2017 GCP Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 7 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. This event attracts 1200+ GCP Investors and guests. Exposure opportunities include your logo on the save-the-date cards, print and electronic invitations, GCP website, the GCP Every Monday e-newsletter before the event, as well as signage at the event, in the program and recognition during the presentation. You'll also receive post-event recognition in the Every Monday e-newsletter and on the GCP website.

Diversity Professionals Conference

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of GCP, holds a full-day annual conference for diversity and HR professionals. Click here to learn more about the 2016 conference, which was held in August.

The conference presents trends and best practices related to effectively managing and capitalizing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. National and local experts make presentations and facilitate breakout sessions. About 250 diversity professionals from local corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies attended the 2014 event. Attendees come from across the region and include chief diversity officers and senior HR professionals. Exposure opportunities include:

  • Title Sponsor: logo and company name on the mailed invitations, GCP website and e-mail invitations before the event, as well as signage at the event, in the program and recognition in the presentation (largest logo and best placement on all materials) podium time.
  • Main Sponsors: logo and company name on the mailed invitations, GCP website and e-mail invitations before the event, as well as signage at the event, in the event program and recognition in the presentation.

GCP Chairman’s Forum

This event is an opportunity for GCP members to get an inside look at ongoing and upcoming GCP initiatives and to provide feedback to GCP leadership. The event attracts more than 150 GCP members. Exposure opportunities include logo on the GCP website, save-the-date card, and e-mail invitations before the event, as well as signage and recognition at the event.

GCP Middle-Market Events

Elements to this year-long sponsorship opportunity include:

This Middle-Market Forum is a half-day event for decision makers from middle-market companies in Northeast Ohio (companies with revenues between $10M-$1B). It features a keynote presentation offering insights into how the middle market is defined, its performance and business outlook and understanding its unmet needs. In addition, the program includes discussions about critical areas that impact middle-market companies' success.

Sponsorships include:

  • Pre-event branding: On GCP website, invitations, promotion through GCP e-newsletters and social media. We will include a video promotion hosted by the sponsor.

  • Event branding: Print and electronic branding during the event and throughout the meeting facility.

  • Post-event branding: Post-event story in the GCP Every Monday e-newsletter and on the GCP website.

GCP Morning Conversation Series

This series of breakfast meetings throughout the year provide the opportunity for GCP members to have an off-the-record discussion with local public officials. Meetings are held in the GCP offices. Members hear directly from, and give feedback to, elected officials on issues related to business and economic development. Speakers range from city council members to members of Congress, based on topical relevance and availability throughout the year.

These events typically draw 35 to 75 GCP members per meeting. Sponsors will host each meeting and introduce the guest speaker. Other exposure opportunities include logo and company name on the GCP website and e-mail invitations before the event, as well as signage and recognition at the event.

GCP Public Officials Reception

This annual event is held on the third Friday of November, a tradition that kicks off the holiday season the Friday before Thanksgiving. Over 700 people traditionally attend the event, including elected officials from Northeast Ohio, as well as business and community leaders from the region.

Exposure opportunities include logo and company name on the mailed invitations, GCP website and e-mail invitations before the event, as well as signage and an ice sculpture of your logo at the event.

To learn more about GCP sponsorships, please email us or call 216.592.2370.