Economy

CPAC hosting a Voices and Choices Community Conversation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 00:44.
03/07/2006 - 16:00
03/07/2006 - 18:00
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Join arts and cultural professionals from around the region to discuss Northeast Ohio’s economic future. The Cuyahoga County Cultural Roundtable is hosting a Voices and Choices Community Conversation.

Location

Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

REEL NEO - inventing a new economy around film in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/28/2006 - 23:37.

The February 28, 2006 Excellence Roundtable on the film industry was unique. One local film maker at the roundtable explained this was the first time he had sat down with the industry.

For an outsider, like myself - a fan of film and an economic development professional who recognized the broad value of the film industry - this roundtable was a thrill in that we had so much talent in the room - accomplished film professionals who have shown in the world's festivals and distribute product globally. These successful artists are invisible (often struggling) entrepreneurs in this community, and this was the first time I'd met nearly every one.

NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 17:10.
02/28/2006 - 11:30
02/28/2006 - 13:30
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Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor in the Pogue Room
Cleveland, OH
United States

2006.02.28 NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 09:06.

Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Midtown Wednesdays: Creating an Informatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/25/2006 - 21:50.

Date: Wednesday, March 1

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

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH

A National Legacy of African American Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 02/24/2006 - 00:03.

African American community leaders came together at Myers University to make new connections, share an appreciation of Cleveland's rich history of African American cultural institutions and long standing leadership contributions to the history of American innovation and entrepreneurship.

Notes from the Midtown "Trench" Meeting

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Thu, 02/23/2006 - 19:16.

 
    At the meeting ODOT held on 2/21/06 at the Myers University Club to discuss the Midtown trench and its on and off ramps, I noticed one behavior that struck me as emblematic of ODOT’s relationship with the public.  I know that people speaking at meetings or calling in to talk shows  will begin with thanking the “sponsor”,  so to speak, but at Tuesday’s meeting the majority of audience members who lined up to comment or ask questions began with drawn out thank- you’s to the various members of ODOT for coming to Cleveland, for having the meeting etc. etc.  My classes in “social relations” were years ago, but it seems to me that the typical audience behavior at Myers suggested people who viewed themselves as supplicants, placating the authorities first in the hopes that whatever they wanted to ask or state might at least be allowed utterance.  Now I am not naïve, and I know ODOT is in the power position here, but ultimately the taxpayers can bring about change in the balance of this relationship by letting their elected officials know that the people who make the final decisions are not really listening to the public but rather just allowing them to “vent”.

Huge breaking story: Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/22/2006 - 17:36.

Huge news in Rhode Island today - "Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable" - will have major impacts in Cleveland. Cleveland is one year into a major regional initiative to eradicate lead poisoning in Greater Cleveland, where elevated blood level rates are some of the highest in the country, and it is very important that the paint companies are part of the solutions being developed. Rhode Island is where the battle against lead poisoning has proceeded the furthest in court, and now a jury has ruled against three paint companies, including our home-town Sherwin-Williams. Imagine some possible next steps... lead goes the way of asbestos and the old paint companies go bankrupt, and so goes away Sherwin-Williams and all its jobs in the region, with the assets going to our next Mittal... yet the bankruptcy settlement and asset sales help pay to eradicate lead poisoning here so our next generations are not mentally impaired and are able to contribute to the economy. What do the people of NEO rally around - saving jobs or saving minds... I can see the fanatical lines being drawn now. Is that the best we can do? Or can lead be viewed as a new frontier for open, responsible collaboration across our community (as is already happening in Greater Cleveland) AND with one of the biggest players on the industry - our own Sherwin-Williams - allowing us to respond here to our dirty laundry being aired in the RI courts, and in the process making Sherwin-Williams a stronger corporate citizen, in a safer, healthier, smarter community more worth living in. Read the complete story, from the Providence Journal.

NEO Film

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 17:41.

"Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters? Read on below:

The Djembe or Talking Drum: An Aesthetic that Speaks of Human History, Culture & Art

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 15:16.

Join us today for Midtown Wednesdays to learn about Cleveland's rich history and bright future supporting African American culture.

Date: February 22

NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 02:20.

A community of interest focused on developing an African American Cultural Center and driving innovation in the sharing of understanding and strengthening of African American and all culture in Northeast Ohio.

ODOT-Midtown Innerbelt Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/20/2006 - 13:34.
02/21/2006 - 09:00
02/21/2006 - 12:00
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Participate in a public meeting where the community and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will debate the merits of ODOT's plans to alter exisiting freeway access within the Innerbelt Trench, including the planned elimination of Carnegie and Prospect Avenues.  

Location

Myers University Club
3813 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

TRUST IS NOT ANONYMOUS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 22:25.

Betsey,

It didn't dawn on me until after I had finished commenting regarding the network map that I had blown the main point.

The reason names are critical in a network map is because trust cannot be anonymous. 

"building trust" - we hear it at all the meetings, we hear it from Jack, from Valdis, from Norm, from Ed, from Tom, from George, from Berlin, from William - but you can't build trust with anonymity.  We need names and faces - lots of them - like in high school - to connect to and listen too.   Then trust will come.

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The 02-15-06 Midtown Innovation Map with Names

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 18:15.

Here is yet another version of the Midtown Innovation Map. Colors have been added for a visually interesting affect.

Software designer, Valdis Krebs, likens these portraits of communities to works of art. Snapshots of social relationships.

Building Quality, Connected Places: Envisioning a NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 12:20.

In 1915 a pair of Oberlin graduates, Russell and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe, established a place where people of different races, creeds and religions could seek cultural excellence together. The location later became known as Karamu House. Join us to celebrate Cleveland's rich history of African American institutions continuing to strengthen culture and history.

Be a part of envisioning a new African American Cultural Center and brainstorming new ways of sharing knowledge and resources for a dynamic entrepreneurial place in NEO.

Learning to Look at the Networks in New Ways

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 15:00.

Thank you for the comments and insights. All maps should be considered open community contributions and resources. We can post Maps with Names every week. Let us know what would be most valuable to you. If you have questions, contact myself (betseymerkel [at] aol [dot] com) or Dennis Coughlin (denniscoughlin [at] i-open [dot] org) for a copy.

ON-DEMAND WORK CORPS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 13:23.

 When is the last time you saw a job application like this?

 

CAREER POSITION  

 CONSTRUCTION LABORER

We are an

Unequal Opportunity Employer

 

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Building the Film Industry in NE Ohio

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 02:56.

The Studio Incubator is not the entire piece of the puzzle needed for a Film Industry here, but it is a start. First we have to recognize the Industry is not here, and then we move forward with the potential. So here, I will chart the progress of the Studio Incubator.

02-15-06 Midtown Innovation Network Map

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 17:46.

Click on the link below to take a look at the Midtown Innovation Map so far. Different weeks are represented by different colored nodes. Here is the color code: New Names added Forum 01.11.06 = maroon; New Names added Forum 01.25.06 = green; New Names added Forum 02-08-06 = blue.

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“Chemists Go Green”, Paul Anastas Kicks off Chemistry Colloquium Series at CASE

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 16:56.
02/23/2006 - 16:30
02/23/2006 - 18:30
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Green Chemistry Institute leader's talk launches 2006 series

More and more chemists are "going green"—thinking about the environment when they design new molecules, compounds and products. Paul Anastas, director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, will give the first of a series of talks on this theme when he leads off the Frontiers in Chemistry Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall of the Agnar Pytte Science Center on Adelbert Road. This free, public event, sponsored by the Case chemistry department and Engelhard, is geared toward a general audience interested in learning how chemists are working for a safer environment.

Location

Goodyear Lecture Hall, Agnar Pytte Science Center
Adelbert Rd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Tech Czar invites all to OVA Private Equity Investment Summit

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 14:08.
02/24/2006 - 08:00
02/24/2006 - 12:45
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I hope you will join me on February 24th @ 8:00am for the region's leading
Private Equity Investment Summit. The event will take place at the
beautiful, new Corporate College facility on Richmond Road (see attachment).

Location

Corporate College
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Starting Early with IT for Kids

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 00:48.

To begin, this week's session includes several updates and quick takes of information.

Rich Brhel, Dir. of Library, Myers University, reminds us of Myers' historical place in Cleveland history since 1848. Rich continues and provides a quick clip about the Ohio Memory Project a cool repository of Cleveland history.

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It's About Time: Games-to-Teach Research Vision

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 01:26.
"Computer games have now been with us for over 30 years. The Atari 2600 is nearly 25 years old. Civilization is now nearly 10 years old. Yet, many Americans fail to recognize these complex achievements as more than fads or child's play. Ask most people what they think about video games, and many will respond that they're a waste of time..."

 

Midtown Wednesdays: Building Culture: Creativity, Youth Entrepreneurship & Gaming

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 00:59.
What does it take to build tomorrow's innovation zone?

An environment with diversity, creativity and endless opportunities to participate in new business mediums.

Legal Essentials for Start-Ups and Pitfalls to Avoid!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 17:25.
02/24/2006 - 07:30
02/24/2006 - 09:00
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JumpStart Breakfast --> Friday, February 24th - Legal Essentials for
Start-Ups and Pitfalls to Avoid!  

This session highlights the key legal issues faced by every early-stage

Location

Kent State University - Geauga Campus
14111 Clairdon Troy Road
Burton, OH
United States