Economy

take Danny Pho's quiz...

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 00:31.

Do you know this famous Cleveland-area company? When was the last time you saw someone using some of their lip gloss?

NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 02:04.

 

Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Green Roof System - GreenGrid

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/04/2006 - 14:46.
 

Here's a posting from a friend at Tribe.net interested in green roof development, and I wonder how hard can this really be, and how much of this goes on in NEO?

 
From Georgie's Tribe blog...http://people.tribe.net/terraverde: 
 

...I'm helping James Kalin prototype the Green Roof on the LBOW (LEEDS Building On Wheels) project. In my system, run-off water will fall into the Slow Sand Filter. I'll have to check with a structural engineer to make sure I can support the additional weight.

James showed me the GreenGrid (www.greengridroofs.com) trays going on the LBOW roof. It's basically a recycled-content HDPE tray that holds your plantings. 

There are three depths (2.5", 4", 8") that allow you to either go with surface plantings or edibles. Pick between 2'x2' or 2'x4' modules, throw on a root barrier, soil, plants and mulch. Again, these are just plastic trays with a root barrier laid on top. Definitely DIY'able.

The manufacturer highlights the following benefits:
• Reduced Energy Costs
• Reduced Urban "Heat Island" Effect
• Sound Insulation
• Extended Roof Life
• Stormwater Management

This is a good primer on GreenRoofs:
www.damonfarber.com/Green_Ro...0Roof.pdf

UT PROFESSOR JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER TO SPEAK IN CLEVELAND ON MINORITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 23:12.
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JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER, Ph.D, is a University of Texas Professor, who will be the keynote speaker at the Butler Jones Dinner Lecture, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 6 pm, at the CSU Wolstein Center.

He will discuss “Lessons of Black Success from Business and Military
Organizations.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2006, 6PM (dinner lecture); 5PM (cocktail hour)
CSU WOLSTEIN CENTER (2000 Prospect Ave, 4th Floor). For ticket information, please call 216-687-4500. (tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting the Butler Jones Endowed Lecture Series)

Location

CSU WOLSTEIN CENTER
2000 Prospect Ave 4th Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

Excellence Roundtable invites you to City Club Forum Tuesday on Raising Healthy Kids in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 03:06.

  Come together with leaders of the fight for public health, at the start of National Public Health Week - "Designing Healthy Communities - Raising Healthy Kids", for a globally important program at the City Club, April 4th, featuring Dr. Bruce Lanphear, who will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure. Considering the criticality of lead poisoning in our community, and the huge implications in NEO of the sudden escalation of legal activity around lead poisoning nationwide, it is time to become as informed as possible on this subject. Dr. Lanphear is a world expert on many aspects of this topic, and the City Club will be the place Tuesday for the cutting edge insight on raising healthy kids in NEO.

GCLAC & Eradicating Lead Poisoning in Greater Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 02:54.

Greater Cleveland has a higher percentage of elevated blood level children than the national average, and many neighborhoods have significant lead poison problems. This book shares insight generated in the effort to eradicate lead poisoning in NEO, including initiative of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... GCLAC.

CAAO Announces the 2005 – 2006 Tubbs Jones Economic Impact Award Winners

Submitted by William on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 22:34.

The Tubbs-Jones Economic Impact Award is given to an individual, a CAAO Sponsor, and a CAAO member organization that demonstrate the spirit of CAAO by providing economic opportunities in the African American community of Northeast Ohio.  “The winners are the cream of the crop who don’t only ‘talk the talk’, but ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to giving back and doing business with African Americans in Northeast Ohio,” says Theron Cyrus, Chair of CAAO.  The 2005-6 winners are:

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Research Showcase

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 18:05.
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Something for everyone! Research Showcase showcases what people are doing in University Circle; CASE students and faculty, UH, and the museums are all involved. Veale Center, CASE's huge gymnasium will be filled with 100s of people with displays of their research. Please check out the Website for a list of events and presenters.

Location

Veale Center, CASE
Adelbert
Cleveland, OH
United States

Constant Systems proves excellent fit for NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/29/2006 - 00:24.

 

Constant Systems' Aidan Audouy and Diane Brown drew a diverse audience for a roundtable dedicated to closing the economic development loops needed to attract their company to Northeast Ohio. Roundtable attendees had the one challenge: to learn enough about Constant Systems to determine who we know who may help Constant Systems succeed here - an experiment in viral social networking, open source economic development and the power within very few degrees of separation. In other words, among the diverse thirty-or-so folks who came together for the Excellence Roundtable, we expect to be able to connect the representatives of Constant Systems with the people they still need to meet here to succeed... customers... very specialized customers, primarily in medical-related R&D, of which NEO has many, and access all world-wide.

Steven Litt Scoops the big story - Kent Grad School of Architecture to move to Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 12:51.

I'm pleased to say the 03.21.2006 Excellence Roundtable featuring Steven Fong gave PD Architecture Critic Steven Litt a chance to catch up with Dean Fong, and be the first to learn huge news for this region... See http://www.cleveland.com/weblogs/entertainment/


KSU dean wants architecture grad program moved to Cleveland
Kent State University will move its entire graduate program in architecture to Cleveland "as soon as possible."

So says Steven Fong, the new dean of KSU's College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Fong, who assumed the post at KSU in December, described his plans publicly for the first time Tuesday in an interview following a public forum at the university's Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland.

2006.03.21 Excellence Roundtable: Steven Fong redesigning future of planning in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:23.

March 21, 2006, REALNEO and the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)  hosted a wonderful open-house and Excellence Roundtable featuring, Steven Fong, the Charter Dean of the KSU School of Architecture and Environmental Design, which is based in Kent, Ohio, of which CUDC is part. In prime roundtable form, the attendees were as diverse and remarkeable as is Steven, driving a fascinating hour and half brainstorm through Steven's world of fantastic projects that he's worked on around the world, down to today's reality of NEO, viewed from 30,000 feet down to the streets.

2006.03.28 Excellence Roundtable invitation: Closing Constant Systems

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/20/2006 - 09:56.
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Please come together at the Charter One Global Enterprise Center for a very special Excellence Roundtable with a specific purpose - Closing Constant Systems.

For this proactive lunchtime discussion, Constant Systems' Aiden Audouy and Diane Brown will demonstrate their technology and explore with us the factors influencing whether their company will locate valuable business operations in NEO, or Research Triangle. By being at this Roundtable, you can help them determine NEO is the best location in the nation and prove that to their CEO.

Location

Charter One Global Enterprise Center
737 Bolivar Road Ring intercom for Constant Systems
Cleveland, OH
United States

Fundraiser to create the Digital Media Technology Industry at Massimo's da Milano

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 14:01.
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Prelude2Cinema second in a series of fundraisers to support the Studio Expansion and the creation of a New Industry in Northeast Ohio. This Dinner is at Massimo's da Milano and takes place May 4th from 5pm to 7pm. It features a free dinner and a cash bar. The cost is only $20.00. Celebrities are expected to attend. You must RSVP by alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio">http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio

Location

Massimo's da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

CAAO is chosen as a finalist in the Circle of 10

Submitted by William on Sat, 03/18/2006 - 10:22.

CAAO is one of the ten non-profit organizations that were selected in BrownFlynn's Circle of 10! Out of 63 entrants, 10 creative and passionate non-profits rose to the top.

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2006.03.21 Excellence Roundtable: Steven Fong, Dean, KSU College of Architecture

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/16/2006 - 23:16.
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Join Steven Fong, the charter Dean of the Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design, for a March 21, 2006 Excellence Roundtable at their Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC - http://www.cudc.kent.edu/index.html). Steven will share his vision on his college, CUDC, Cleveland, NEO, and urban and regional planning here - we shall discuss the future of planning NEO's future.

Location

Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
820 Prospect Ave. 2nd floor - buzzer by door - above winking lizard
Cleveland, OH
United States

E4S Third Tuesday Network Event on Design & Sustainability

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:33.
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Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S)
Connecting People, Planet and Prosperity
 

Design : Transform : Sustainability

Presenting Sponsor - Great Lakes Brewing Company

Location

Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room, on Carroll Avenue Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 02:40.

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Date: Today! Wednesday, March 15 Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. Place: Myers University, Chester Campus 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH Map Link

East Cleveland on the move toward transformation

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Sun, 03/12/2006 - 03:02.

Hannah Fritzman writes  http://www.cleveland.com/weblogs/theview/index.ssf?/mtlogs/cleve_theview/archives/2006_03.html that Mayor Eric Brewer of East Cleveland is in conversation with the Civic Innovation Lab. I have also heard that leadership at the Intergenerational School is in conversation about the possibility of expanding into the city of East Cleveland. If the city can reverse perceptions about its safety and the quality of its schools, perhaps it can become home to young professionals who will launch independent small businesses and generate a second heydey for the home of John D. Rockefeller...

GLOBALIZATION OF THE THIRD WORLD or 3rd WORLDIZATION™ OF THE USA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 13:45.

   

We hear of CAFTA, NAFTA, PAFTA, and how our government wants to help those people in areas with low wages by spreading democracy, “stabilizing” their governments, and letting our companies go and set up shop there. Reducing tariffs - we are told - will bring economic prosperity to economically “underdeveloped” regions.

 

Synfuels: the next miracle cure for sustainable mobility?

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 09:06.

Fantastic new article on the World Business Council for Sustainable Developments website  regarding biofuels  that I wanted to make you aware of.   It is freely available to those with internet access. If you dont have internet access, you dont know, unless you bring trees into the mix.

Can we explain Cleveland's unemployment issues

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Tue, 03/07/2006 - 16:06.

    At the last Cleveland Next meeting, Guhan Venkatu, an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, made a presentation .  He has kindly let us post his power point with the usual sort of proviso...the views espressed are his and "not necessarily those of the FRBC, the board of governors of the FR or its staff".

Since we have spent a lot of time, on this site and at roundtable discussions sponsored by Realneo, discussing the region's strengths and weaknesses, I thought readers might be interested in Mr. Venkatu's experiments comparing Cleveland's economy with that of the nation and also with the rest of Ohio. Perhaps we can suggest some other parameters to be considered.

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Challenges facing smaller manufacturers

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Tue, 03/07/2006 - 15:58.

A new report outlines the future for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

The Future Success of Small and Medium Manufacturers: Challenges and Policy Issues outlines two important trends that are shaping the future of these smaller manufacturers.

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NEO Car Shopper

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/06/2006 - 15:19.

How does one shop for a car online? I am going to find out!

 I need a new car. I think I know approximately what I am looking for -- excellent safety rating, high fuel efficiency, attractive design, comfortable enough for long road trips, roomy enough to carry skiis, bikes or some large piece of art. I'm convinced I should buy foreign (unless someone can convince me otherwise) because what I hate most is taking my car in for repairs often. What ever I buy I plan to keep it 10 years or more.

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I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 03/05/2006 - 20:02.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Building Prosperity through Open Networks

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28

Midtown Wednesdays: EcoCity Cleveland's GreenCityBlueLake Network: The Future of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 11:41.

Date: Wednesday, March 8

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus