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Summary information regarding current legislative actions and discussions in Cleveland and Akron with regards to outdoor media advertising and in particular digital billboards.
CLEVELAND – In June 2008 Ordinance No. 945-08 was introduced to amend the City of Cleveland’s Billboard Ordinance, 350.10. That same month, there was an active variance request by Clear Channel (Calendar No. 08-97:, 12510 Triskett Road) to replace an existing static billboard which eventually received approval.
These two issues generated a local interest in Cleveland to take a closer look at the existing legislation.
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Rumor has it that NorTech recently retained Washington-based consultant Phil Singerman, former head of the EDA….
County officials say local projects being added to federal stimulus list Ohio governor rethinking tax loopholes Akron-Canton Airport celebrates nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. Not all “green” jobs pay well Men hope to lure ‘green’ jobs New Initiative Provides Auto Financing for Work and Education Green investments key to revitalizing Ohio’s economy Area business briefs: State programs can help employers
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A good example of a chamber using metrics to measure its progress and guide its strategy. The Halifax Chamber is not afraid of reporting the bad news:
In the old industrial economy, metrics performed a narrow function to maintain control. The industrial model separated the planning from the doing within large hierarchical organizations. Managers needed metrics to keep track of what was going on levels down within the organization. (At the same time, the distortion of industrial metrics by misguided cost accounting systems led many companies to misunderstand their competitive positions.)
In a network-based economy, metrics play a different role. They help us characterize clear outcomes, and they are essential to learning what works.
From the looks of it, the Greater Cleveland Partnership has yet to understand the difference. They appear to fear metrics, more than embrace them.
It’s not always easy being an artist entrepreneur, especially in today’s environment. To help the creative workforce turn passion into business, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is offering artists the chance to attend this year’s only Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) at a discount if they are members of one of the great arts and culture or artist service organizations in Northeast Ohio. The weekend course will be on March 13-15 from 9am-6pm in the Gallery at Trinity Commons in Cleveland.
To help artist learn if this is the right time to take advantage of this opportunity, CPAC is holding a free info session in the offices of COSE on Tuesday, February 17 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome.
So here I am on Super Sunday, time to reflect and update everyone about the recent weeks and aftermath. The link to the PD story says it all but I want to say also how many people have contacted us by phone, mail, and email. Hundreds of you have expressed the theme keep Lucy’s open, somehow. We are trying to sort out just what to do and in the meantime we are open at Buckeye Road Tues thru Sat from 7AM-4PM.
I want to thank everyone here and now for heartfelt words and gestures, we were given generously by several fellow bakers who sent us actual cash to help us, something we never expected but much appreciated. The many comments and letters are amazing a small example are the 95 comments at the end of the news story. We have received tons of get well cards many with personal letters written about how important Lucy’s bakery has been and is to their lives and family events and holidays. The future is yet to happen and we are hopeful in the coming weeks we will find a plan to keep our wonderful business healthy and stable. Please keep it in your mind how crucial and fragile every small local business is during this terrible economic state we are in. We can make a difference by keeping the money we spend right here in our town. Stay tuned/stay awake/stay engaged in your life and place.
On Friday, the PD announces a big editorial change…
On Sunday, a strong, positive message starts coming through…
A clear, expert and welcome explanation from Steve Litt of a big investment and the opportunities it could create…
And an inspiring story by Tom Breckenridge of emerging collaboration where it counts: talent
The Plain Dealer can play a remarkably positive role in the years ahead, if it sticks to its editorial agenda.
Exhibit A: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the leading newspaper covering the economic challenges of the Great Lakes, helps readers understand the larger trends at work.
Here’s an example of how John Schmid, the best reporter on the Great Lakes transformation, takes a business acquisition and puts it into the larger context of regional economic transformation:
A new PD?
For all our sakes, let’s hope so.
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