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Ward 14 Candidates Participate in Two Public Community Forums

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 09/01/2013 - 11:23.

Ward 14 City of Cleveland Council Candidates Participate in Two Public Community Forums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Letter to Cleveland.com regarding Vic Voinovich Economic Plan

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 10:02.
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I-Open's Meaning Maps

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 12:00.

What You Say We Mean to You


 

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Thank you for your responses to our research inquiry: What does I-Open mean to you?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 20:24.

 

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Follow-up to I-Open's recent research inquiry: What does I-Open mean to you?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 13:00.

Thank you for your responses to our recent research inquiry, “What does I-Open mean to you?” We asked you for your feedback in the form of a bit of prose, a fictitious eulogy. We want to make sure what's important to you is what we're focusing on.

Thanks to everyone who contributed – each story guides us in serving community better and to be clear about I-Open touch points that matter to you. We’ve posted a few of the responses below:
 

Ensign Cowell, Tower Wealth

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Join us today for Midtown Brews: The importance of story for keeping sacredness of place

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 12:39.
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Thank you for your continuing contributions to answer I-Open's request: What would you put on I-Open's tombsone?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 06:10.

Open Source is an method of engagement or participation and approach to project development. It can apply to industries such as software development, economic development, workforce development, education, creative industries, etc. It is not an exclusive term unto itself. Open Source infers community based activity that is user defined. 'Open Source Economic Development' references a method of economic development, recommended heuristic models, guides, tools, and an assumed set of rules of engagement and participation largely influenced by global best practices of what works.

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What would you write on I-Open's tombstone?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 12:54.

Would you be so kind as to take a short bit of time to help us with a research project. 

The task is simple, and only requires that you answer honestly, from the heart.   There are no right or wrong answers, only the opportunity for some useful insight that might help us better serve our communities going forward.

The question is this:  Imagine  you opened the paper this morning and read in the obituaries that I-Open had died.   It is no more.

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Midtown Brews: Branding Stories: Storytelling from the Depths of a Region's Culture

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 05/11/2009 - 09:39.

 

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Midtown Brews: "Building Brainpower as a competitive asset with networks and new models of online education"

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 13:23.
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Re-Post: New Pathways for a Cleveland Comeback from Defend Cleveland

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 21:02.
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Ed Hauser: Prudent observations at the Oct 2008 Midtown Brews conversation: The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 13:45.

I wanted to take a minute to revisit what Ed Hauser added to the Oct 2008 Midtown Brews conversation, NEO Next: Chapter One "The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities and Web 2.0"

Here's a clip from our round-the-room introductions...

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Midtown Brews - Branding Stories of Humanity: Art, Advocacy and Global Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 19:30.
Join us for Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers... Branding Stories: Art, Advocacy and Global Networks Date: Thurs Nov 6, 2008 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Live Video Broadcast and Chat Conversation 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST) Location: Insivia, 1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 105, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Ph: 216.373.1080
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Follow-up: Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities & Web 2.0 Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:40.

Follow-up to "The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities and Web 2.0" Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers...

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Join us Thurs afternoon at Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 00:49.

Join us Thursday afternoon for Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers...
The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities and Web 2.0
Date: October 2, 2008
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Live Video Broadcast and Chat Conversation 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST)

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I-Open Education and Leadership Retreat Dec 3-5, 2008

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 00:43.

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Get the Keypoints on Cleveland Casino Issue 6

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 12:51.

Here's the article in Crain's Cleveland just published Sept 26, little more than 4 weeks before Elections...

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A Timely Read: Casino Impact on Midtown, Ed Morrison Oct 2006

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 00:33.

An excellent report, "Casino Impact on Midtown" by Ed Morrison on the economic impact of a casino in the Midtown area.

Timely and relevant information to clearly understand the ramifications of Issue 6, which promotes a future downtown casino as a workfarce development and job creation effort by the City of Cleveland. Issue 6 has now been approved to be placed on the Nov ballot.

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Midtown Brews - The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities and Web 2.0

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 20:39.

The Changing Landscape of Public Advocacy: Citizen-Community Priorities and Web 2.0

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WENetwork Live Show: "2008 Presidential Campaign Issues: Growing the Economic Viability of Women"

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 20:10.

Topic: "2008 Presidential Campaign Issues: Growing the Economic Viability of Women"

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Time: 9:00AM to 9:15AM Networking, Coffee & Bagels

Live Video Broadcast and Chat 9:30AM - 10:30AM (EST)

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From our partner network: Smaller Indiana

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 12:55.

Here's a testimonial from our colleagues at Smaller Indiana.

I thought I would share it with all of you because I-Open just wouldn't be without your generous guidance and contributions to our work in Open Source Economic Development in Northeast Ohio over the last five years.

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WENetwork Live Show Sat Sept 13: "Building Lifetime Relationships: How has networking enhanced your business and personal life?"

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 19:15.

Join us this Saturday for the next Women’s Enterprise Network Live Show..

"Building Lifetime Relationships With Networks"

 

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Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008

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Employment Opportunity: SIERRA CLUB JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Conservation Organizer Cleveland OH

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 14:15.

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to "ssanders [at] earthdaycoalition [dot] org" ,
david kriska ,
"sgreenberg [at] ehw [dot] org" ,
Betsey Merkel ,
"spear [at] earthwatchohio [dot] org" ,
Tom Bullock ,
David Wright ,
"dbeach [at] cmnh [dot] org"
date Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 1:43 PM
subject FW: Job Announcement: Political Organizer
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Four Generations in the Workforce: How Are We Getting Along?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 18:49.

Four Generations in the workforce……… How are we getting along????????

Article by Bonnie N. Dick, CGI, Inc., and Employment Consultant

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