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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. 

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor attended the morning session and provided an update on the progress of the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project and previewed CSI’s year-to-date results ahead of its pending 2018 Mid-Year Report.  The afternoon session featured speakers from JobsOhio, JumpStart, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Our members have been active advocates for regulatory reform and simplification to ensure they are not disproportionately weighed-down by requirements that inhibit growth.  GCP has generated communication and understanding between the legislative and executive branches of government and business owners on legislative proposals that aim to reform state regulatory practices.  And, our membership played a lead role in developing and designing an electronic state regulatory toolkit to help Ohio’s small businesses navigate regulatory matters. 

GCP continues to advocate for that work and encourages federal and local authorities to take similar steps to support challenges for small business owners.  

To read more about some of  GCP’s latest advocacy work related to state rules and regulations click here.

CMSD High School Lincoln-West School of Global Studies is Seeking Partners for Student Field Experience

Lincoln-West School of Global Studies is seeking partners interested in hosting a student for an onsite career education and job shadowing experience. Hosting a student will consist of assigning a mentor/manager, developing a student work plan in conjunction with Lincoln-West School of Global Studies staff, and providing feedback and evaluation of the student. Additional details include:
• Timing: Students will spend approximately one Friday per week on-site for approximately seven weeks beginning in October 2018.
• Transportation: School of Global Studies will ensure students arrive at the business location. 

Students’ unique understanding of the world, experience with foreign countries, savvy with multiple languages and commitment to rigor and excellence will make them useful contributors in the workplace. For questions, please contact Mr. Brian Brochetti at or 216-838-7057. 

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GGP Expands efforts to Grow Businesses in Geauga County

Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) holds business growth at the center of its mission and has recently entered into an agreement with Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) that will enhance its ability to provide outreach and services to Geauga businesses.

As a result of this partnership with GCP, GGP will be able to enhance business retention and expansion (BRE) visitation, with the intention of making area businesses aware of programs and services available to help expand operations, address workforce issues, and learn about offerings provided through GGP and JobsOhio.

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Volunteer for True 2U

Recognizing that career readiness starts early, an innovative program True2U—a collaboration among the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, MyCom, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute— provides eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

We invite business professionals from all industries to volunteer as mentors for the program. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Mentors will meet with a cohort of students monthly, for two-hour sessions, from October to May. 

To submit your mentor application, please click HERE.
For questions about mentoring, contact Angela Finding at or 216-592-2385.