Economy

The imperative to build an innovation economy

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 09:58.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a new report on the impact of global competitiion on our cities. The picture is mixed, with the biggest challenges facing the Midwest. Read more.

As the article notes: "[D]eclines in manufacturing due in part to outsourcing will contribute to a softening of the nation's overall output, with blows to cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh."

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Big lessons from a small chamber

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:05.

Civic leaders in Gladwin County, MI are pulling together the threads of an economic development for the firtst time.

The local chamber has been the epicenter for these efforts. From the looks of this article, the chamber has managed an inclusive process. It's a lesson that some chamber executives in much larger organizations here in NEO can learn.

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CAAO Online Silent Executive Auction

Submitted by William on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 10:49.

 

CAAO is once again is preparing have its 3rd annual Online Silent Executive Auction. The auction allows bidders to bid on the time of some of Northeast Ohio's top executives. Last year the Boston Globe interviewed CAAO because they thought this was a very unique fundraiser. The executive’s donations range from one hour of their time to a day with them. This year CAAO is adding more national executives to the auction. CAAO is looking to have 55 executives in the auction. This year Black Enterprise Magazine has agreed to give the auction national exposure

 

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A - Z MATTRESSES

Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Sun, 01/22/2006 - 18:59.
 

 Two years ago our gas clothes drier lost the bearings in several of its plastic drum support rollers - we needed another drier!  We could go out to the malls or in to Cleveland. 

 

Sustainability: Trust and Open Economic Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 01/19/2006 - 08:30.

Midtown Wednesday Notes: Jack Ricchiuto, NEO leader in appreciative leadership, has created a new way to think about building strategic networks.

Open economic networks accelerate information to build transparent environments. Jack talks about the importance of introductions to building networks within communities. Rich relationships build trust and levels of sustainable open networks.

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Viewing Party- Citizen Hauser at A.J. Rocco's

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 18:34.
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Whiskey Island Tour

A.J. Rocco's Bar will be hosting a viewing party from 7-9 pm for the Citizen Hauser video that will air at 8 pm on WVIZ (PBS).  A.J. Rocco's is located at 812 Huron Road in the Caxton Building (across from the Winking Lizard near E.9th).  Feel free to come early and and stay late.

Location

A. J. Rocco's Bar
812 Huron Road (Across from Winking Lizard near E. 9th)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Citizen Hauser- WVIZ/PBS "Ideas" - THIS SUNDAY MORNING AT 11 AM

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 18:27.
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Citizen Hauser airs on WVIZ (PBS) Channel 25 at 8 pm.

The Citizen Hauser video was produced by local independent film makers Jonathan Shick and Ryan Rodriguez, with Blue Hole Productions.  The video is unique both in its approach and subject matter as it directly highlights the struggle of one citizen participating in the public process to make Cleveland a better, more sustainable place to live. 

Location

WVIZ/PBS- Channel 25

Citizen Hauser- WVIZ/PBS "Ideas"

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 18:10.
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Citizen Hauser airs on WVIZ (PBS) Channel 25 at 8 pm. 

The program will be aired again on Sunday Morning, January 22nd at 11 am.

The Citizen Hauser video was produced by local independent film makers Jonathan Shick and Ryan Rodriguez, with Blue Hole Productions.  The video is unique both in its approach and subject matter as it directly highlights the struggle of one citizen participating in the public process to make Cleveland a better, more sustainable place to live.  In addition, there are comments from local public officials including Tim Hagan, Jimmy Dimora, Peter Lawson Jones, Matt Zone, Paul Alsenas, and Chris Ronayne along with environmental activists Elaine Marsh and Peter Griesinger.

Location

WVIZ/PBS- Channel 25

Economy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 17:09.

The Economy virtual community is a portal of communications and insight created and maintained by people interested in issues related to the economy, including entrepreneurship, business development, workforce, skills, job growth, taxation and government policy.

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Building Business Opportunity with Strategic Networking: Tools for the Midtown Innovation Zone

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 17:05.
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Date: Wednesday, January 18

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

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Join us to learn about leadership, networking and business innovation. Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog here to learn more.

We’ll explore the connections between what we do, the seven levels of networking and just how close you are to building strong collaborations. Learn more here.

Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland 44114, OH
United States

Building Business Opportunity with Strategic Networking: Tools for the Midtown Innovation Zone

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 16:59.

Date: Wednesday, January 18

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

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Map Link

Join us to learn about leadership, networking and business innovation. Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog here to learn more.

We’ll explore the connections between what we do, the seven levels of networking and just how close you are to building strong collaborations. Learn more here.

A ClevelandBikes’ bike station for Northeast Ohio?

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 12:15.

People on REALNEO’s website are used to thinking about new ideas and the way we can help create the city and region we want to live in. Rather than passive acceptance, readers at REALNEO are active shapers of the community.  Our area is increasingly considering the importance of health activities, lifestyle and the comfort and attractiveness of the region.  As a region, we are focusing on regional assets, including our parks and lake.  With that in mind, I want to discuss ClevelandBikes, a two year-old nonprofit, and our project to develop an asset to meet these goals…a bike station, a new piece of the transportation infrastructure.

Making the Leap: Jumping Invisible Fences to Build Innovation Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 01/14/2006 - 23:30.

Last week's forum was lead by Valdis Krebs, Cleveland based software developer and network mapping global guru. Valdis reminds us of the necessity of leaping invisible cognitive fences to accelerate regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more at: http://www.orgnet.com

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REAL GLEANING IN NEO - SOCIETY DISMANTLING ITSELF

Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Wed, 01/11/2006 - 16:44.

ALUMINUM SIDING REMOVAL

Picking away at the carcass – an aerial feat off Woodland @ Broadway.  But all around NEO you’ll see this taking place.  First the low hanging fruit is plucked – off the  houses and garages.  The highest fruit is left ‘til last. Still a little green aluminum left for the next picker here.

Celebrate Cleveland! Fun had by all at Mayor Jackson's Inaugural Party

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/11/2006 - 12:45.

Mayor Jackson at Celebrate Cleveland! 

Mayor Jackson is greeted with congrats and the dreams of his constituents at the Celebrate Cleveland! inauguration party

Evaluating our innovation economy

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sun, 01/08/2006 - 22:01.

Louis Branscomb has long been a strong voice on the state of the innovation economy in the US. In this commentary, he outlines the decline of the U. S. relative position in innovation. He suggests how the state and local governments can combine with the private sector to help provide a national response to our innovation challenge.

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Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/08/2006 - 20:54.

Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

 I-Open and Myers University are building the Midtown Innovation Zone!

 "Midtown Wednesdays" are weekly forums hosted in partnership with Myers University, 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Free parking is available in the adjacent National City Bank lot.

 I-Open Civic Forums build networks to connect innovation, research and business. We begin with a simple rule: We will behave toward one another in ways that build mutual respect and trust. Trusted networks accelerate access to knowledge and resources.

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Innovation in Midtown with Colleges, Universities and Libraries

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/08/2006 - 20:49.
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Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

I-Open and Myers University are building the Midtown Innovation Zone.

Location

Myers University
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Midtown Wednesdays: Accelerating Innovation on the Euclid Corridor

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/08/2006 - 20:48.
01/11/2006 - 17:00
01/11/2006 - 18:45
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I-Open and Myers University are building the Midtown Innovation Zone.

"Midtown Wednesdays" are weekly forums hosted in partnership with Myers University, 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Free parking is available in the adjacent National City Bank lot.

Location

Myers University
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Real Full Shopping Cart in NEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/05/2006 - 13:38.

 

REAL full shopping cart

A Real NEO American entrepreneur here – He’s his own boss and gets to make all the decisions.  He’s surface mining the Tremont environs.    How are we collaborating with him?  Does he have a Blog?

The Apollo program for NEO

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 20:29.

The Apollo Alliance represents an emerging opportunity in Northeast Ohio. The Alliance, a collaboration of business, labor and environmental organizations, promotes the move toward energy self-sufficiency and higher income jobs.

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Entrepreneurs for Sustainability- Guest Speaker, Andrew Watterson

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 18:48.
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Featuring the City of Cleveland’s Sustainability Programs Manager, Andrew Watterson

Tuesday, January 17, 2005

5:30 - 6:15 P.M. Networking
6:15 - 7:30 P.M. Presentation/Work Session
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Networking

Location

Great Lakes Brewiing Company Cleveland, OH
United States

The Real Deal in NEO - Citizens with Wheels on their heads - Why?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 18:28.

 

This fellow is an entrepreneur.  He's experiencing a bit of the "trickle down" economy near EcoVillage at Lorain and W65th.  We are seeing more of this type of citizen than we have in the past.  Why is he carrying a wheel on his head?  Who is he (not individually - but as a rung in our economic ladder)? 

Convention Facilities Authority-Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 11:55.
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Full CFA Board Meeting: Open to the public.

Cleveland Convention Center - Room 210 - Tuesday, January 10th 9:30 AM.

Location

Cleveland Convention Center
Lakeside Avenue Room 210
Cleveland, OH
United States

Celebrate Cleveland! Mayor Jackson's Inaugural Party

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 13:48.
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Celebrate Cleveland!  Celebrate with Mayor Jackson, Cleveland's 56th mayor, at his Inaugural Party! 

This event is free and open to the public.

Location

CSU Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States