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June 22, 2017

Prominent Speaker – Chris Ronayne, University Circle Inc.

Start: June 22, 2017 8:00 am
Venue: The City Club of Cleveland
Phone: 440-333-5040
Address:
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH, 44114, United States
Cost: $30 / $35

May 25, 2016

PSS: Cuyahoga County’s Goal of an Effective Government and Creating Economic Growth

Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive

Armond Budish took office as the County Executive in January of 2015. He is the second Executive to serve in the County’s history. As County Executive, Mr. Budish has outlined a forward looking and innovative agenda to improve the lives of County residents. “Jobs, jobs, and jobs” are the top priorities of his administration. As the Executive, Mr. Budish is committed to creating economic growth and opportunity, by taking a “head and heart” approach to problem solving. His plan to integrate County services across all silos will result in a “no wrong door” for County residents and businesses to improve service delivery. As a large provider of both job training and human services, Cuyahoga County will have a specific emphasis on stabilizing and training individuals so that they are prepared for successful employment. The Budish Administration’s multi-faceted approach will take advantage of all resources- from apprenticeships to scholarships- to align the job skills of County residents to the job opportunities available today. To help people become self-sustaining, the County must become a major jobs generator. Expanding current businesses, growing start-ups, and attracting new businesses aligned with our key assets, such as Lake Erie, manufacturing, and health care, is a key focus of the administration. In short, “We must think big, use technology, be bold, and take some responsible risks.”

Prior to arriving in his current post, Budish served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, including a term as the Speaker of the House and two terms as the Minority Leader. Mr. Budish is also known by many County residents for his private sector career as a consumer and elder law attorney. Founder of the law firm Budish, Solomon, Steiner, & Peck, Mr. Budish became a nationally known expert as an elder law attorney through his best-selling books, consumer advice column, “You and the Law” published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer for 24 years, and his 16 year career as the host of the television show, “Golden Opportunities”, an informational show for seniors and their families.

Start: May 25, 2016 8:00 am
Venue: The City Club of Cleveland
Address:
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
Cost: 30.00/35.00

April 22, 2016

PSS – Built by Industry – Inspired by Innovation: The Forecast for the Electrical & Lighting Industry

Tracey Nichols
Director of Economic Development, City of Cleveland

Cleveland is proud of our strong history of innovation and traditional manufacturing. Our region has built on that tradition to become a center of advanced manufacturing – industries ranging from flexible electronics to biomedical devices. We are honored to be one of the world’s leading medical centers and home to eight Fortune 100 company headquarters. Cleveland and the region also has a long history of innovation and production of lighting-related products. On a national basis, lighting and bulb manufacturing sales are expected to increase due to a recovery in the construction sector, as well as increased housing starts and existing home sales. Our presenter will discuss the long run forecast for the electrical and lighting industry and will engage as to why standards of living are raised across the globe and costs of production increase correspondingly, the potential for attracting producers that are off shore into Cleveland becomes more likely. Cleveland’s strength in the electric and lighting industries make it a natural location for the expansion of LED lighting manufacturing.

Start: April 22, 2016 8:00 am
Venue: The City Club of Cleveland
Address:
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
Cost: 30.00/35.00

November 13, 2013

Prominent Speaker Series: Cuyahoga County – Structure and Roles of Charter Government

Strategy for job creation and strengthening northeast Ohio’s economy.

Speaker: Edward Fitzgerald, County Executive

Tuesday, November 13, 2013
8:00 a.m.
The City Club, 850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio
$30 members
$35 non-members
Includes plated breakfast, tax, gratuity and presentation

Start: November 13, 2013 8:00 am
Venue: The City Club
Address:
850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, United States

October 16, 2013

Prominent Speaker Series – A/C: Economy Strategy for Northeast Ohio’s 16 County Region

Presented by Thomas A. Waltermire. Team NEO.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
8:00 a.m.
The Sheraton Suites Hotel, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
$30 members, $35 non-members
Includes plated breakfast, tax, gratuity and presentation

Start: October 16, 2013 8:00 am
Venue: The Sheraton Suites Hotel
Address:
1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States

May 8, 2013

Prominent Speaker Series: Lt. Governor Mary Taylor of the State of Ohio

A presentation on the strategy for job creation, strengthening the state’s economy and bringing new business to Ohio.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
8:00 a.m.
The Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
$30 members / $35 non-members
Includes plated breakfast with beverage, presentation, tax and gratuity.

Start: May 8, 2013 8:00 am
Venue: The Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga FallsThe Sheraton Suites
Address:
1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221, United States

February 12, 2013

Prominent Speaker Series: Brian Tucker and Dan Shingler

Ohio’s Utica Shale Industry: What This Means for Your Business!

Presenters will discuss the issues shaping shale drilling, with an up-to- date economic impact of the Utica Shale developments. Information will be discussed on the regulatory challenges as well as examples of business growth — both from directly selling to the shale industry and from helping businesses exploit this new source of cheap energy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
8:00 a.m.
The City Club, 850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio
$35 members
$35 non-members
Includes plated breakfast, tax, gratuity and presentation

Start: February 12, 2013 8:00 am
Venue: The City Club
Address:
850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, United States