- John Polk said “I knew Charles when he was EVP of The Atlanta Chamber and I worked for ...” on Memories of Oklahoma City circa 1993
- John Polk said “Back in the mid-80's and early 90's, Cleveland was actually recognized as one of the ...” on Economic development in NEO: A view from the street-level
- John Polk said “Is there any way to substantiate Dimora's claim re: GCP and the PD, other than ...” on Cleveland’s new development dynamic?
- George Nemeth said “Like all glimmers of newness in CLE+ I expect this one to be crushed too” on Cleveland’s new development dynamic?
- Cleveland’s new development dynamic? | Brewed Fresh Daily said “[...] by Ohio voters, as gambling interests convert the Ohio constitution into a zoning ordinance. ...” on Ohio’s casino deal gets a bit more messy
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A group of young professionals from Lexington visited Columbus recently to gain some insights on downtown development.
Erick Trickey: "It's a sign of how much the Plain Dealer is shrinking that a former mayor's op-ed gets relegated to the Web instead of the print edition."
Some BFD readers will know Jonah from our 4th Fri Lunches. He's the Director of Marketing, Strengthening & Growing Jewish Cleveland with the Cleveland Jewish Federation
Local businessman Alan Glazen (Glazen Creative) is one of the investors in the Erie Island Coffee Company and is excited about the new location on E.4th Street.
Poetic Prose from Pittsburgh EMT Simon Taxel
Cleveland Foodie Michelle V sent me this, which I think is an awesome idea:
Can’t make it to the Browns game tomorrow night? Company seats for the CAVS game up for grabs? Having a hard time locating someone to use your orchestra tickets for the weekend? What if you could give that ticket to a child in Cleveland who has never seen LeBron dunk or a play at the Playhouse?
Most Valuable Kids (MVK), a non-profit that provides underprivileged children with tickets to sporting and entertainment events, like the theater or orchestra, is bringing its mission to Cleveland.
MVK’s ticket exchange program collects tickets from both individuals or corporations and in return, provides them to area children in the community, 18 and under, who have never had the opportunity to experience many of the cultural and sporting events the city offers…
Help out if you can/care to.
Think of it as a warm up for Nov.
From Jim Cossler:
The origins of the Youngstown Business Incubator’s latest portfolio company, Accupoint Software, were in an ISO9000/QS9000 certified manufacturing firm’s inability to find technology that would allow it to efficiently manage the many critical components of their quality control program.
So they did what any other red-blooded U.S. manufacturer does when faced with similar frustration.
They designed and wrote their own software solution.
And it worked so well, Accupoint Software was spun off to offer the OpLink 6.0 product to other companies across the country.
To learn more about YBI’s newest software offering, visit www.accupointsoftware.com.
Rust Belt, smokestack code jockeys.
Now that is what we call Advanced Manufacturing!
Do something about all that junk mail.
What should you do amidst financial turmoil? "Put wax in your ears. People are more afraid of flying than driving because the press does not report car accidents…"
Richard Herman passes along some useful links:
Florida gets its first Regional Investment Center to attract job-creating, foreign direct investment for local development Policy Recommendations to Next Administration: Give Green Cards to Foreign Students upon graduation with advanced degrees from U.S. universities. From Robert Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Policy Institute. Harvard’s study on the agglomeration of U.S. Ethnic Inventors Kauffman Foundation’s video clips on the importance of an entrepreneurial & innovation economy (particularly now) Here and here.
You might also want to look at the studies of immigrant entrepreneurs released by the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke. Here is a summary of the first report issued in January 2007. You can access papers here.
Ten days ago in Chicago, the Chicago Council (co-sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation) launched the Global Midwest Initiative. The day included a panel on immigration in the midwest. You can listen to an audio of the panel discussion from this page.
Here’s a picture of New Chinatown in Toronto (in a suburb called Markham). Wealthy Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong have settled in this area of Toronto.
It’s last Saturday night about 8PM and the place is bustling with the Chinese community coming to shop and eat. The Canadians have a lot to teach us about smart immigration policies.
From the opening reception for artist Andrew Reach, held at the Tregoning Art Gallery
Great post from Carole. Look at the CLE Foundation's Successful Aging Initiative.
From Don Iannone
If you’re coming by, let me know.
Waterloo is the home for ALL of these award winners:
Best Rock Club (Reader’s Poll Winner) – Beachland Ballroom
Best Dude – Steve Brown (co-owner of Shoparooni). Please note the write up was written by Dave Desimone, the owner of the neighboring Low Life art gallery.
Best Studio – Exit Stencil
Best Record Store – Music Saves
Best Place to Buy a T-Shirt – Shoparooni