Economy

12.16.05 Presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment to the Cleveland City Planning Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 12:01.
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The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will give a presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment "Signature Bridge" plan to the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday, December 16.  The planning commission meeting will start at 9:00 am at Cleveland City Hall in Room 514.

Location

Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E Room 514
Cleveland, OH
United States

12.13.05 Excellence Roundtable Invitation: Kent State President Dr. Carol A. Cartwright

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 10:36.
12/13/2005 - 11:30
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The NEO Excellence Roundtable is very pleased to host Kent State University President, Dr. Carol A. Cartwright, as our guest discussion leader at the December 13th, 2005 Roundtable at the City Club of Cleveland. The discussions will center around the role of education in the future of our region, leveraging Dr. Cartwright's unique experience leading one of the nation's largest university systems, among her many career achievements.

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

Rollout of Alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 12:21.
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Rollout of the "alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt - December 2005 (no deadline date available at this time).  A full report will be available via www.innerbelt.org, and at branches of the Cleveland Public Library, which will outline ODOT's Recommended Alternative.  ODOT will receive public comment on this report.

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Alternative Gifts or Internet Search engines' appeal to innovative shoppers

Submitted by peter holmes on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 10:40.

Gift giving can take many manifestations, tangible and intantible. The most valuable are sometimes less obvious.  Children, for example, revel in things in which they can participate and activity can assume many guises.  Advertising pushes products or activities but what about unpromoted activites?  The internet offers both small and large entrepreneurs a level playing field by enabling them equal access to consumers.  Thus the internet becomes the zone for entrepreneurs and participation.  Search engines connect everyone to everything, creating great opportunity.  Think how this changes the way children and their parents "shop."  Two things are true: It will never be the same but how and what we "shop" for is still being defined as an extension of the old ways.  Consider this, the early auto-mobiles' design were simply motor-powered carriages.  The same holds for innovation today:  the great spurt in innovation is yet to come, and its arrival will be hastened as more people participate on the internet.  Search engines enable people to leverage their intellectual property by lowering the barriers to consumers' access to products and services.

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The Gift of Unique Value

Submitted by peter holmes on Mon, 12/05/2005 - 09:42.

Gift giving is the most widespread manifestation of the holiday season. The eternal question: What to give Johnny or Jane?  Mass merchandisers work hard at creating push for their products.  Tie-ins between movies and products, co-branding sports figures and products are examples of the sometimes creative approaches used.  What's too frequently missing from the mix are artisans' works sold through channels that don't promote themselves like mass merchandisers do. 

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11.29.05 Notes from NEO Net Impact Meeting - Envisioning Positive Change for East Cleveland

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Fri, 12/02/2005 - 16:58.

Minutes for Net Impact Meeting - AJ Rocco's Nov 29     7-9 PM

Attendees (10)

Akash Abraham

Katya Chistik

Ambassador James R. Lilley

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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http://www.cityclub.org/content/speakers/speakersupcoming.aspx
 
 Ambassador Lilley, who researches China, Taiwan, and Korea, will speak about his most recent trip to that region and the current situation in that part of the world. From 1989 to 1991, Lilley was U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China, and to the Republic of Korea from 1986 to 1989.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Dialogues on Leadership New Leaders Only

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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http://www.cityclub.org/content/speakers/speakersupcoming.aspx
 
 In the summer of 2003, at the age of 27, Michael Vu was named director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. He oversees all primary, general, special, and bond elections for the largest elections board in the State of Ohio which, with a registered voter population of more than one million voters, is also the 15th largest election jurisdiction in the country.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Does FEMA Have to Be a Disaster?

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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http://www.cityclub.org/content/speakers/speakersupcoming.aspx
 
James Lee Witt is chairman and CEO of James Lee Witt Associates, LLC, which provides disaster recovery and mitigation management services to governments, educational institutions, the international community and corporations. Credited with turning FEMA from an unsuccessful bureaucratic agency to an internationally lauded disaster management agency, Witt was hired by Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco on September 3, 2005, to oversee reconstruction efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Rebuilding Iraq: A View from the Ground

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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http://www.cityclub.org/content/speakers/speakersupcoming.aspx
 
 Rob Alt writes frequently on issues of constitutional law and public policy, and is a frequent contributor to National Review, the Ashbrook Center’s No Left Turns Blog.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Being Real in New York City

Submitted by peter holmes on Mon, 11/28/2005 - 10:34.

Reality in New York City is ephemeral but a good indicator of the future - if you know what indicators to read.  And what does the future there foreshadow for the future of NEO?  Good questions and better yet, so are the answers.  What  are the thoughts of others reading this?  More later....

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11.22.05 Excellence Roundtable NOTES: Paul Alsenas on Innerbelt and Signature Bridge

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/25/2005 - 03:58.

 

The November 22, 2005, NEO Excellence Roundtable focused on the future of the regional landscape and economy as impacted by the I-90 Innerbelt and bridge over the Cuyahoga River. Several dozen NEO leaders joined together at the City Club to discuss with Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas a vision to redesign the Innerbelt and replace the current I-90 bridge with a world-class, high-design bridge to the south of the current structure, creating a new landmark for the region and an ideal gateway into our city for the future.

Great Discussion on Entrepreneurs and VC at BFD

Submitted by robataka on Wed, 11/23/2005 - 10:10.

Over at BrewedFreshDaily there is a great discussion of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital. Worth reading through the comments with the exception of one individual whom seems a tad bit warped..

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How to cultivate a Can-Do Attitude regarding the economy

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:38.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding creating a can-do attitude for improving the economy in NEO

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Connnecting great IP to various funding agents to spark innovation

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:33.

Please post thoughts regarding the connection of IP to various funding agents to spark innovation in NEO

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Reinventing Government to be less divisive and more regional

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:25.

Please post comments on reinventing government to be less divisive and more regional

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Attracting foreign investment in NEO

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:21.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding attracting foreign investment to NEO

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Continued retooling of manufacturing base is a necessity

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:16.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding retooling of the manufacturing base in NEO

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Creating Clusters in North East Ohio

Submitted by ramadesikangr on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 18:47.

Creating Clusters in North East Ohio (NEO)

I am involved in "Planning to create clustes" around various strenghts of NEO, I require inputs on creating a cluster, since tll now all successful clusters have been a spontaneous creation involving capital, people and ideas. Nobody knows the right mixture to create the combustion. I will appreciate inputs

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Storm the Palace Video Clips bring forum topics alive

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 16:06.

Videographers Karen Kilroy and Jimmy Friend shot video of the Storm the Palace forum, November 1, 2005, and edited that down into short clips of great ideas surfaced during the world cafe portion of the event - visit the links below to see the action.

12.02.05 City Club: Voices & Choices: Transforming Our Region

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 12:49.
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Carolyn
Lukensmeyer and David Abbott at The City Club of
Cleveland

Location

City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, The City Club Building, 2nd Floor

11.22.05 Excellence Roundtable: Innerbelt Project and plan for new "Signature Bridge" over the Cuyahoga

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/16/2005 - 14:35.
11/22/2005 - 11:30

REALNEO is hosting our November 22nd NEO Excellence Roundtable at the City Club with the Innerbelt Bridge Plan featured as the discussion topic. We will be joined by Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas, and we have invited representative of the Ohio Department of Transportation. One outcome we hope to see from this process is increased support for developing a new "Signature Bridge" for Northeast Ohio. We invite you to attend and participate in these discussions.

Location

City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

ODOT Innerbelt Plan Public Meeting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 15:14.
11/17/2005 - 16:30

Friends of Northeast Ohio, a day for a new bridge to our future is arriving Thursday, November 17th, when the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will present their plan to supplement the current I-90 Innerbelt bridge over the Cuyahoga River by building a second bridge immediately to the north of the current span. If you care about the form, flow and future of our community, you must care about this near $ billion project. The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, area newspapers and universities, and broad community leaders all agree this project offers a great opportunity to reshape Cleveland forever. There is broad agreement we should replace the current I-90 bridge with a world-class span. In doing so, we may relocate the bridge south to allow further development around our $500 million gateway district, and create an astounding gateway entrance to our city. To help further such enlightened outcomes, realneo.us has provided a social networking site to this community, found at http://neobridge.net - thanks to Cleveland Institute of Art Future Center Director David Moss for site design support. Please join your community at NEO Bridge to interact on this issue. And, most important, please join your community at the Wolstein Center this Thursday, November 17th, at 4:30 pm for a public forum with ODOT...

Location

Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Christopher Ronayne Named President of University Circle Incorporated

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 12:17.

Chris Ronayne HeadshotThe
appointment of Christopher S. Ronayne, as the new President of
University Circle Incorporated (UCI) was announced today, November
14, at UCI’s Annual Meeting by R. Thomas Stanton, Chairman of UCI’s
Board of Trustees. Ronayne will lead the 40-member nonprofit
organization’s efforts to continue the development of University Circle
into one of the country’s premier urban districts. Ronayne is only the
seventh president to serve UCI since its founding in 1957. He succeeds
Terri Hamilton Brown, who is stepping down to join National City Bank.

Joint Convention Center Meeting Open to the Public

Submitted by robataka on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 23:33.
11/11/2005 - 09:00

I saw this over at Cleveland vs World blog, but it appears there will be an meeting open to the public to discuss the various venues for the convention center. You can see more details over at Cleveland City Planning Commission's website.

Location

Cleveland Convention Center 500 Lakeside Avenue Room 212