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Engagement Leadership

&

WITH THE

GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP

To learn more about these opportunities, or how you and/or your employees can get involved, please contact our Business and Community Engagement staff.

Brynn Popa Vice President, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2354 bpopa@gcpartnership.com

Amanda Coffman Coordinator, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2214 acoffman@gcpartnership.com Also visit: gcpartnership.com/engagement

As the leading business organization in the region, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is driving catalytic projects and leading initiatives that impact and advance the business community and the region. With the support of more than 8,000 members, the GCP works to ensure that the perspectives and needs of the business community are wellrepresented in this work. In addition, by being part of the GCP, business leaders from across the region are connected to many pivotal projects

and initiatives that are shaping and sustaining metro Cleveland’s positive economic momentum. Advancing our agenda requires the engagement and involvement of our member companies, our Board, their executive teams and general staff.


Engagement Leadership

&

WITH THE

GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP

To learn more about these opportunities, or how you and/or your employees can get involved, please contact our Business and Community Engagement staff.

Brynn Popa Vice President, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2354 bpopa@gcpartnership.com

Amanda Coffman Coordinator, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2214 acoffman@gcpartnership.com Also visit: gcpartnership.com/engagement

As the leading business organization in the region, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is driving catalytic projects and leading initiatives that impact and advance the business community and the region. With the support of more than 8,000 members, the GCP works to ensure that the perspectives and needs of the business community are wellrepresented in this work. In addition, by being part of the GCP, business leaders from across the region are connected to many pivotal projects

and initiatives that are shaping and sustaining metro Cleveland’s positive economic momentum. Advancing our agenda requires the engagement and involvement of our member companies, our Board, their executive teams and general staff.


Middle Market

Small Business

Education and Workforce

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Middle-Market

COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is committed

A strong workforce means a strong economy. The GCP

Initiative provides resources and information to help

to empowering small business success by providing

is focused on education and workforce development

Cleveland Partnership’s program focused on helping

as a whole, we recognize the need to develop

create and sustain long-term success for Northeast

programs, services, events, and resources that support

through several initiatives—from the establishment of a

Northeast Ohio employers connect the benefits of

specific programs and initiatives for key industries in

Ohio’s middle-market companies. We’re also focused

small business owners, their businesses and their

high-performing Cleveland school system to assisting

diversity and inclusion with their bottom line. It also

the region. The opportunities below are designed for

on sparking ideas and providing connections to support

employees. The involvement of small business members

employers by strengthening the talent pipeline and

works to ensure that minorities more fully participate

specific industries.

these companies’ growth strategies. While middle-

is critical to the planning of programs and events and

providing the skilled workers they need.

in the benefits of, and contribute to, economic

market members of the GCP have access to all events

development of resources designed to support the small

and other engagement opportunities, the GCP has a

business community. While small business members are

Diversity & Inclusion

Industry-Specific Initiatives

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is the Greater

While the GCP is focused on the business community

Engagement opportunities are listed by subject area.

Governance

Advocacy

Leaders in Northeast Ohio’s business community are

Representing the voice of the business community

specific set of programs and initiatives designed for the

engaged throughout the organization, they can help

the foundation and driving force behind the work of the

is a core priority for the GCP. Our Advocacy Team

middle-market segment. The engagement of middle-

drive COSE’s agenda in the following ways.

Greater Cleveland Partnership. Through their leadership,

understands governmental and legislative processes

market members in this work is critical to ensure the

the GCP continues to operate as one of the largest,

and how the results can impact business. They also

right topics and opportunities are presented and issues

strongest and most unique Chambers of Commerce in

understand the importance of connecting the

are discussed. Members can engage in and drive the

the country. Members interested in getting engaged at

business community to elected officials and ensuring

Middle-Market Initiative in the following ways.

the highest level can do so in the following ways.

that the perspectives of the businesses in Greater

• • • • •

Cleveland are well-represented. The GCP has many ways

Committees

that members and their employees can get involved

GCP Board of Directors Executive Committee Nominating Committee

and engaged in the representation of the business community.

Finance Committee Audit Committee

Air Service Demand Task Force

Middle-Market Committee

Committees, Task Teams and Steering Committees

• • •

Government Affairs Council Small Business Caucus PAC Steering Committee

Events and Programs

• •

Middle-Market Forums BizConCLE

Development and Investment

Informational and Networking Events When United Airlines made the decision to remove its Hub from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE),

• •

Morning Conversations

The GCP and its affiliates invest in catalytic projects and

Public Officials Reception

key business initiatives throughout the region. Leadership

the GCP understood the importance of rallying the

and engagement from the business community in these

business community together to enhance air service

Policy Experiences

initiatives play a key role in identifying the right types

at the airport in support of business growth within the

• •

of projects for the region. There are several ways GCP

region. The Air Service Demand Task Force serves as

DC Fly-In COSE Day at the Capitol

a resource for the development of a comprehensive strategy to inform, educate and advocate for the

Political Giving

importance of investing in CLE and how its constituents

can support existing carriers as well as advocating for the expansion of service at CLE. In addition, the Task Force works with staff to identify policy issues affecting CLE’s ability to manage a cost-effective airport to support carrier expansion and opportunities to provide guidance

GCP Political Action Committee

members and their employees can become involved.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) Board of Directors

• • • • •

CDA Compliance, Audit and Finance Committee CDA Community Advisory Committee Cleveland International Fund Board of Directors

on the business travelers needs at CLE.

Economic Growth Foundation Board of Directors

workforce needs as well as those of the broader business community so we can work collaboratively to create solutions to their challenges. It is critical that

COSE Governance

the business community leads these efforts to ensure

• • •

our community’s workforce development initiatives are

Board of Directors Executive Committee Small Business Leadership Committee

demand-driven and accurately monitor the evolving demands of skills needed for a robust workforce. GCP members can get involved in workforce

Committees and Outreach

• • • •

development initiatives that impact small, middle-market

BizConCLE Committee

and large companies, diverse populations and specific

Strategic Planning Course Committee

industries such as IT. Opportunities include:

Mind Your Business Content Committee COSE Ambassadors

Pathway Partners: College & Career Readiness

Events and Programs

True2U (CMSD 8 grade)

• • • • • •

• •

Annual Meeting BizConCLE Business-to-Business Matchmaker Networking and Education Events Small Business Investor Briefings Expert Network

Product Development

CDA Investment Review Committee CDA Governance and Nominating Committee

We engage our members to learn more about their

The GCP provides businesses of all sizes with products and resources that make it easier and less expensive to run a business. We leverage the involvement of members in the development, evaluation and operations of products in our portfolio of offerings. Members interested in getting involved in GCP’s product initiatives

th

Mentoring

• • • • •

Business panels Business roundtables Exhibiting at a Ninth Grade Career Experience Fair Hosting teacher externships Advisory boards & industry consortia

GCP Internship Central

• • • •

Events

• •

Group Services Inc. Board of Directors COSE Health and Wellness Trust

Cleveland Internship Summit

Young Professionals

Through OHTec, tech companies come together to

Commission in a number of different ways.

engaged:

focus exclusively on their growth and talent issues.

Their involvement in governance and planning ensures

GCP LEAD

for GCP members in the manufacturing industry to get

Manufacturing Council

Commission on Economic Inclusion Governance

that OHTec is responsive to their needs, interests and

• • • •

Advisory Board

technology industry among legislators and elected

The Northeast Ohio Safety Council understands the

Nominating and Oversight Committee

officials. Here are several opportunities for involvement:

importance of safety within the workplace and is

Member Engagement and Marketing Committee

Governance, Events and Program Planning

Minority and Business Growth Committee

• • • •

Networking, Best Practices and Education Events

• • • •

Diversity Professionals Program Procurement Professionals Program

dedicated to ensuring that each meeting serves as a tool to educate members on the various ways to create and

Board of Directors

maintain a safe working environment. It is our belief that

CIO Symposium Planning Committee

education and knowledge are the primary tools on the

Best of Tech Planning Committee

forefront of accident and injury prevention. The Safety

CIO of the Year Judging Committee

Council is focused on providing employers in Northeast Ohio with education and resources in order to enable the

Leadership Forum Inclusion Conference

Workplace Safety

perspectives. OHTec also raises the profile of Ohio’s

Events and Programs

creation and maintenance of safe workplaces throughout

• • •

the region. Here are opportunities for involvement:

CIO Symposium Networking and Education Events Tech Week

• •

Northeast Ohio Safety Council Steering Committee Workers’ Comp, Wellness & Safety Seminar

Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

• • • • •

Executive Committee Owners Outreach and Data Reporting Committee Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Committee Contracting Committee Community Engagement Committee

Additional Engagement Opportunities The GCP offers other engagement opportunities for

Events

member companies and their employees to connect with

• • •

resources to support their strategic objectives. They

can do so in the following ways.

understand the manufacturing sector and ensure that the

their employees can get engaged in the work of the

Task Team/Advisory Group

Workforce Committee

works in partnership with other organizations to better needs of these businesses are met. Here is an opportunity

their peers, learn more about the work of the GCP and

Industry-Focused Feedback Groups

continues to play a critical role in our economy. The GCP

OHTec

Provide high school and college level internship opportunities

General Workforce Needs

Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing industry has and

development in our region. GCP members and

Hosting an out-of-school experience (company site visit)

Academies of Cleveland (CMSD high school)

Manufacturing

related development initiatives in Cleveland, and access include:

GCP Annual Meeting GCP Chairman’s Forum Breakfast with the CEO

Information and Content

• • •

Contribute content to the GCP newsletter or blog Sign up for newsletters Business development consultation


Middle Market

Small Business

Education and Workforce

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Middle-Market

COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is committed

A strong workforce means a strong economy. The GCP

Initiative provides resources and information to help

to empowering small business success by providing

is focused on education and workforce development

Cleveland Partnership’s program focused on helping

as a whole, we recognize the need to develop

create and sustain long-term success for Northeast

programs, services, events, and resources that support

through several initiatives—from the establishment of a

Northeast Ohio employers connect the benefits of

specific programs and initiatives for key industries in

Ohio’s middle-market companies. We’re also focused

small business owners, their businesses and their

high-performing Cleveland school system to assisting

diversity and inclusion with their bottom line. It also

the region. The opportunities below are designed for

on sparking ideas and providing connections to support

employees. The involvement of small business members

employers by strengthening the talent pipeline and

works to ensure that minorities more fully participate

specific industries.

these companies’ growth strategies. While middle-

is critical to the planning of programs and events and

providing the skilled workers they need.

in the benefits of, and contribute to, economic

market members of the GCP have access to all events

development of resources designed to support the small

and other engagement opportunities, the GCP has a

business community. While small business members are

Diversity & Inclusion

Industry-Specific Initiatives

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is the Greater

While the GCP is focused on the business community

Engagement opportunities are listed by subject area.

Governance

Advocacy

Leaders in Northeast Ohio’s business community are

Representing the voice of the business community

specific set of programs and initiatives designed for the

engaged throughout the organization, they can help

the foundation and driving force behind the work of the

is a core priority for the GCP. Our Advocacy Team

middle-market segment. The engagement of middle-

drive COSE’s agenda in the following ways.

Greater Cleveland Partnership. Through their leadership,

understands governmental and legislative processes

market members in this work is critical to ensure the

the GCP continues to operate as one of the largest,

and how the results can impact business. They also

right topics and opportunities are presented and issues

strongest and most unique Chambers of Commerce in

understand the importance of connecting the

are discussed. Members can engage in and drive the

the country. Members interested in getting engaged at

business community to elected officials and ensuring

Middle-Market Initiative in the following ways.

the highest level can do so in the following ways.

that the perspectives of the businesses in Greater

• • • • •

Cleveland are well-represented. The GCP has many ways

Committees

that members and their employees can get involved

GCP Board of Directors Executive Committee Nominating Committee

and engaged in the representation of the business community.

Finance Committee Audit Committee

Air Service Demand Task Force

Middle-Market Committee

Committees, Task Teams and Steering Committees

• • •

Government Affairs Council Small Business Caucus PAC Steering Committee

Events and Programs

• •

Middle-Market Forums BizConCLE

Development and Investment

Informational and Networking Events When United Airlines made the decision to remove its Hub from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE),

• •

Morning Conversations

The GCP and its affiliates invest in catalytic projects and

Public Officials Reception

key business initiatives throughout the region. Leadership

the GCP understood the importance of rallying the

and engagement from the business community in these

business community together to enhance air service

Policy Experiences

initiatives play a key role in identifying the right types

at the airport in support of business growth within the

• •

of projects for the region. There are several ways GCP

region. The Air Service Demand Task Force serves as

DC Fly-In COSE Day at the Capitol

a resource for the development of a comprehensive strategy to inform, educate and advocate for the

Political Giving

importance of investing in CLE and how its constituents

can support existing carriers as well as advocating for the expansion of service at CLE. In addition, the Task Force works with staff to identify policy issues affecting CLE’s ability to manage a cost-effective airport to support carrier expansion and opportunities to provide guidance

GCP Political Action Committee

members and their employees can become involved.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) Board of Directors

• • • • •

CDA Compliance, Audit and Finance Committee CDA Community Advisory Committee Cleveland International Fund Board of Directors

on the business travelers needs at CLE.

Economic Growth Foundation Board of Directors

workforce needs as well as those of the broader business community so we can work collaboratively to create solutions to their challenges. It is critical that

COSE Governance

the business community leads these efforts to ensure

• • •

our community’s workforce development initiatives are

Board of Directors Executive Committee Small Business Leadership Committee

demand-driven and accurately monitor the evolving demands of skills needed for a robust workforce. GCP members can get involved in workforce

Committees and Outreach

• • • •

development initiatives that impact small, middle-market

BizConCLE Committee

and large companies, diverse populations and specific

Strategic Planning Course Committee

industries such as IT. Opportunities include:

Mind Your Business Content Committee COSE Ambassadors

Pathway Partners: College & Career Readiness

Events and Programs

True2U (CMSD 8 grade)

• • • • • •

• •

Annual Meeting BizConCLE Business-to-Business Matchmaker Networking and Education Events Small Business Investor Briefings Expert Network

Product Development

CDA Investment Review Committee CDA Governance and Nominating Committee

We engage our members to learn more about their

The GCP provides businesses of all sizes with products and resources that make it easier and less expensive to run a business. We leverage the involvement of members in the development, evaluation and operations of products in our portfolio of offerings. Members interested in getting involved in GCP’s product initiatives

th

Mentoring

• • • • •

Business panels Business roundtables Exhibiting at a Ninth Grade Career Experience Fair Hosting teacher externships Advisory boards & industry consortia

GCP Internship Central

• • • •

Events

• •

Group Services Inc. Board of Directors COSE Health and Wellness Trust

Cleveland Internship Summit

Young Professionals

Through OHTec, tech companies come together to

Commission in a number of different ways.

engaged:

focus exclusively on their growth and talent issues.

Their involvement in governance and planning ensures

GCP LEAD

for GCP members in the manufacturing industry to get

Manufacturing Council

Commission on Economic Inclusion Governance

that OHTec is responsive to their needs, interests and

• • • •

Advisory Board

technology industry among legislators and elected

The Northeast Ohio Safety Council understands the

Nominating and Oversight Committee

officials. Here are several opportunities for involvement:

importance of safety within the workplace and is

Member Engagement and Marketing Committee

Governance, Events and Program Planning

Minority and Business Growth Committee

• • • •

Networking, Best Practices and Education Events

• • • •

Diversity Professionals Program Procurement Professionals Program

dedicated to ensuring that each meeting serves as a tool to educate members on the various ways to create and

Board of Directors

maintain a safe working environment. It is our belief that

CIO Symposium Planning Committee

education and knowledge are the primary tools on the

Best of Tech Planning Committee

forefront of accident and injury prevention. The Safety

CIO of the Year Judging Committee

Council is focused on providing employers in Northeast Ohio with education and resources in order to enable the

Leadership Forum Inclusion Conference

Workplace Safety

perspectives. OHTec also raises the profile of Ohio’s

Events and Programs

creation and maintenance of safe workplaces throughout

• • •

the region. Here are opportunities for involvement:

CIO Symposium Networking and Education Events Tech Week

• •

Northeast Ohio Safety Council Steering Committee Workers’ Comp, Wellness & Safety Seminar

Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

• • • • •

Executive Committee Owners Outreach and Data Reporting Committee Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Committee Contracting Committee Community Engagement Committee

Additional Engagement Opportunities The GCP offers other engagement opportunities for

Events

member companies and their employees to connect with

• • •

resources to support their strategic objectives. They

can do so in the following ways.

understand the manufacturing sector and ensure that the

their employees can get engaged in the work of the

Task Team/Advisory Group

Workforce Committee

works in partnership with other organizations to better needs of these businesses are met. Here is an opportunity

their peers, learn more about the work of the GCP and

Industry-Focused Feedback Groups

continues to play a critical role in our economy. The GCP

OHTec

Provide high school and college level internship opportunities

General Workforce Needs

Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing industry has and

development in our region. GCP members and

Hosting an out-of-school experience (company site visit)

Academies of Cleveland (CMSD high school)

Manufacturing

related development initiatives in Cleveland, and access include:

GCP Annual Meeting GCP Chairman’s Forum Breakfast with the CEO

Information and Content

• • •

Contribute content to the GCP newsletter or blog Sign up for newsletters Business development consultation


Middle Market

Small Business

Education and Workforce

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Middle-Market

COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is committed

A strong workforce means a strong economy. The GCP

Initiative provides resources and information to help

to empowering small business success by providing

is focused on education and workforce development

Cleveland Partnership’s program focused on helping

as a whole, we recognize the need to develop

create and sustain long-term success for Northeast

programs, services, events, and resources that support

through several initiatives—from the establishment of a

Northeast Ohio employers connect the benefits of

specific programs and initiatives for key industries in

Ohio’s middle-market companies. We’re also focused

small business owners, their businesses and their

high-performing Cleveland school system to assisting

diversity and inclusion with their bottom line. It also

the region. The opportunities below are designed for

on sparking ideas and providing connections to support

employees. The involvement of small business members

employers by strengthening the talent pipeline and

works to ensure that minorities more fully participate

specific industries.

these companies’ growth strategies. While middle-

is critical to the planning of programs and events and

providing the skilled workers they need.

in the benefits of, and contribute to, economic

market members of the GCP have access to all events

development of resources designed to support the small

and other engagement opportunities, the GCP has a

business community. While small business members are

Diversity & Inclusion

Industry-Specific Initiatives

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is the Greater

While the GCP is focused on the business community

Engagement opportunities are listed by subject area.

Governance

Advocacy

Leaders in Northeast Ohio’s business community are

Representing the voice of the business community

specific set of programs and initiatives designed for the

engaged throughout the organization, they can help

the foundation and driving force behind the work of the

is a core priority for the GCP. Our Advocacy Team

middle-market segment. The engagement of middle-

drive COSE’s agenda in the following ways.

Greater Cleveland Partnership. Through their leadership,

understands governmental and legislative processes

market members in this work is critical to ensure the

the GCP continues to operate as one of the largest,

and how the results can impact business. They also

right topics and opportunities are presented and issues

strongest and most unique Chambers of Commerce in

understand the importance of connecting the

are discussed. Members can engage in and drive the

the country. Members interested in getting engaged at

business community to elected officials and ensuring

Middle-Market Initiative in the following ways.

the highest level can do so in the following ways.

that the perspectives of the businesses in Greater

• • • • •

Cleveland are well-represented. The GCP has many ways

Committees

that members and their employees can get involved

GCP Board of Directors Executive Committee Nominating Committee

and engaged in the representation of the business community.

Finance Committee Audit Committee

Air Service Demand Task Force

Middle-Market Committee

Committees, Task Teams and Steering Committees

• • •

Government Affairs Council Small Business Caucus PAC Steering Committee

Events and Programs

• •

Middle-Market Forums BizConCLE

Development and Investment

Informational and Networking Events When United Airlines made the decision to remove its Hub from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE),

• •

Morning Conversations

The GCP and its affiliates invest in catalytic projects and

Public Officials Reception

key business initiatives throughout the region. Leadership

the GCP understood the importance of rallying the

and engagement from the business community in these

business community together to enhance air service

Policy Experiences

initiatives play a key role in identifying the right types

at the airport in support of business growth within the

• •

of projects for the region. There are several ways GCP

region. The Air Service Demand Task Force serves as

DC Fly-In COSE Day at the Capitol

a resource for the development of a comprehensive strategy to inform, educate and advocate for the

Political Giving

importance of investing in CLE and how its constituents

can support existing carriers as well as advocating for the expansion of service at CLE. In addition, the Task Force works with staff to identify policy issues affecting CLE’s ability to manage a cost-effective airport to support carrier expansion and opportunities to provide guidance

GCP Political Action Committee

members and their employees can become involved.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) Board of Directors

• • • • •

CDA Compliance, Audit and Finance Committee CDA Community Advisory Committee Cleveland International Fund Board of Directors

on the business travelers needs at CLE.

Economic Growth Foundation Board of Directors

workforce needs as well as those of the broader business community so we can work collaboratively to create solutions to their challenges. It is critical that

COSE Governance

the business community leads these efforts to ensure

• • •

our community’s workforce development initiatives are

Board of Directors Executive Committee Small Business Leadership Committee

demand-driven and accurately monitor the evolving demands of skills needed for a robust workforce. GCP members can get involved in workforce

Committees and Outreach

• • • •

development initiatives that impact small, middle-market

BizConCLE Committee

and large companies, diverse populations and specific

Strategic Planning Course Committee

industries such as IT. Opportunities include:

Mind Your Business Content Committee COSE Ambassadors

Pathway Partners: College & Career Readiness

Events and Programs

True2U (CMSD 8 grade)

• • • • • •

• •

Annual Meeting BizConCLE Business-to-Business Matchmaker Networking and Education Events Small Business Investor Briefings Expert Network

Product Development

CDA Investment Review Committee CDA Governance and Nominating Committee

We engage our members to learn more about their

The GCP provides businesses of all sizes with products and resources that make it easier and less expensive to run a business. We leverage the involvement of members in the development, evaluation and operations of products in our portfolio of offerings. Members interested in getting involved in GCP’s product initiatives

th

Mentoring

• • • • •

Business panels Business roundtables Exhibiting at a Ninth Grade Career Experience Fair Hosting teacher externships Advisory boards & industry consortia

GCP Internship Central

• • • •

Events

• •

Group Services Inc. Board of Directors COSE Health and Wellness Trust

Cleveland Internship Summit

Young Professionals

Through OHTec, tech companies come together to

Commission in a number of different ways.

engaged:

focus exclusively on their growth and talent issues.

Their involvement in governance and planning ensures

GCP LEAD

for GCP members in the manufacturing industry to get

Manufacturing Council

Commission on Economic Inclusion Governance

that OHTec is responsive to their needs, interests and

• • • •

Advisory Board

technology industry among legislators and elected

The Northeast Ohio Safety Council understands the

Nominating and Oversight Committee

officials. Here are several opportunities for involvement:

importance of safety within the workplace and is

Member Engagement and Marketing Committee

Governance, Events and Program Planning

Minority and Business Growth Committee

• • • •

Networking, Best Practices and Education Events

• • • •

Diversity Professionals Program Procurement Professionals Program

dedicated to ensuring that each meeting serves as a tool to educate members on the various ways to create and

Board of Directors

maintain a safe working environment. It is our belief that

CIO Symposium Planning Committee

education and knowledge are the primary tools on the

Best of Tech Planning Committee

forefront of accident and injury prevention. The Safety

CIO of the Year Judging Committee

Council is focused on providing employers in Northeast Ohio with education and resources in order to enable the

Leadership Forum Inclusion Conference

Workplace Safety

perspectives. OHTec also raises the profile of Ohio’s

Events and Programs

creation and maintenance of safe workplaces throughout

• • •

the region. Here are opportunities for involvement:

CIO Symposium Networking and Education Events Tech Week

• •

Northeast Ohio Safety Council Steering Committee Workers’ Comp, Wellness & Safety Seminar

Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

• • • • •

Executive Committee Owners Outreach and Data Reporting Committee Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Committee Contracting Committee Community Engagement Committee

Additional Engagement Opportunities The GCP offers other engagement opportunities for

Events

member companies and their employees to connect with

• • •

resources to support their strategic objectives. They

can do so in the following ways.

understand the manufacturing sector and ensure that the

their employees can get engaged in the work of the

Task Team/Advisory Group

Workforce Committee

works in partnership with other organizations to better needs of these businesses are met. Here is an opportunity

their peers, learn more about the work of the GCP and

Industry-Focused Feedback Groups

continues to play a critical role in our economy. The GCP

OHTec

Provide high school and college level internship opportunities

General Workforce Needs

Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing industry has and

development in our region. GCP members and

Hosting an out-of-school experience (company site visit)

Academies of Cleveland (CMSD high school)

Manufacturing

related development initiatives in Cleveland, and access include:

GCP Annual Meeting GCP Chairman’s Forum Breakfast with the CEO

Information and Content

• • •

Contribute content to the GCP newsletter or blog Sign up for newsletters Business development consultation


Middle Market

Small Business

Education and Workforce

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Middle-Market

COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is committed

A strong workforce means a strong economy. The GCP

Initiative provides resources and information to help

to empowering small business success by providing

is focused on education and workforce development

Cleveland Partnership’s program focused on helping

as a whole, we recognize the need to develop

create and sustain long-term success for Northeast

programs, services, events, and resources that support

through several initiatives—from the establishment of a

Northeast Ohio employers connect the benefits of

specific programs and initiatives for key industries in

Ohio’s middle-market companies. We’re also focused

small business owners, their businesses and their

high-performing Cleveland school system to assisting

diversity and inclusion with their bottom line. It also

the region. The opportunities below are designed for

on sparking ideas and providing connections to support

employees. The involvement of small business members

employers by strengthening the talent pipeline and

works to ensure that minorities more fully participate

specific industries.

these companies’ growth strategies. While middle-

is critical to the planning of programs and events and

providing the skilled workers they need.

in the benefits of, and contribute to, economic

market members of the GCP have access to all events

development of resources designed to support the small

and other engagement opportunities, the GCP has a

business community. While small business members are

Diversity & Inclusion

Industry-Specific Initiatives

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is the Greater

While the GCP is focused on the business community

Engagement opportunities are listed by subject area.

Governance

Advocacy

Leaders in Northeast Ohio’s business community are

Representing the voice of the business community

specific set of programs and initiatives designed for the

engaged throughout the organization, they can help

the foundation and driving force behind the work of the

is a core priority for the GCP. Our Advocacy Team

middle-market segment. The engagement of middle-

drive COSE’s agenda in the following ways.

Greater Cleveland Partnership. Through their leadership,

understands governmental and legislative processes

market members in this work is critical to ensure the

the GCP continues to operate as one of the largest,

and how the results can impact business. They also

right topics and opportunities are presented and issues

strongest and most unique Chambers of Commerce in

understand the importance of connecting the

are discussed. Members can engage in and drive the

the country. Members interested in getting engaged at

business community to elected officials and ensuring

Middle-Market Initiative in the following ways.

the highest level can do so in the following ways.

that the perspectives of the businesses in Greater

• • • • •

Cleveland are well-represented. The GCP has many ways

Committees

that members and their employees can get involved

GCP Board of Directors Executive Committee Nominating Committee

and engaged in the representation of the business community.

Finance Committee Audit Committee

Air Service Demand Task Force

Middle-Market Committee

Committees, Task Teams and Steering Committees

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Government Affairs Council Small Business Caucus PAC Steering Committee

Events and Programs

• •

Middle-Market Forums BizConCLE

Development and Investment

Informational and Networking Events When United Airlines made the decision to remove its Hub from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE),

• •

Morning Conversations

The GCP and its affiliates invest in catalytic projects and

Public Officials Reception

key business initiatives throughout the region. Leadership

the GCP understood the importance of rallying the

and engagement from the business community in these

business community together to enhance air service

Policy Experiences

initiatives play a key role in identifying the right types

at the airport in support of business growth within the

• •

of projects for the region. There are several ways GCP

region. The Air Service Demand Task Force serves as

DC Fly-In COSE Day at the Capitol

a resource for the development of a comprehensive strategy to inform, educate and advocate for the

Political Giving

importance of investing in CLE and how its constituents

can support existing carriers as well as advocating for the expansion of service at CLE. In addition, the Task Force works with staff to identify policy issues affecting CLE’s ability to manage a cost-effective airport to support carrier expansion and opportunities to provide guidance

GCP Political Action Committee

members and their employees can become involved.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) Board of Directors

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CDA Compliance, Audit and Finance Committee CDA Community Advisory Committee Cleveland International Fund Board of Directors

on the business travelers needs at CLE.

Economic Growth Foundation Board of Directors

workforce needs as well as those of the broader business community so we can work collaboratively to create solutions to their challenges. It is critical that

COSE Governance

the business community leads these efforts to ensure

• • •

our community’s workforce development initiatives are

Board of Directors Executive Committee Small Business Leadership Committee

demand-driven and accurately monitor the evolving demands of skills needed for a robust workforce. GCP members can get involved in workforce

Committees and Outreach

• • • •

development initiatives that impact small, middle-market

BizConCLE Committee

and large companies, diverse populations and specific

Strategic Planning Course Committee

industries such as IT. Opportunities include:

Mind Your Business Content Committee COSE Ambassadors

Pathway Partners: College & Career Readiness

Events and Programs

True2U (CMSD 8 grade)

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Annual Meeting BizConCLE Business-to-Business Matchmaker Networking and Education Events Small Business Investor Briefings Expert Network

Product Development

CDA Investment Review Committee CDA Governance and Nominating Committee

We engage our members to learn more about their

The GCP provides businesses of all sizes with products and resources that make it easier and less expensive to run a business. We leverage the involvement of members in the development, evaluation and operations of products in our portfolio of offerings. Members interested in getting involved in GCP’s product initiatives

th

Mentoring

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Business panels Business roundtables Exhibiting at a Ninth Grade Career Experience Fair Hosting teacher externships Advisory boards & industry consortia

GCP Internship Central

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Events

• •

Group Services Inc. Board of Directors COSE Health and Wellness Trust

Cleveland Internship Summit

Young Professionals

Through OHTec, tech companies come together to

Commission in a number of different ways.

engaged:

focus exclusively on their growth and talent issues.

Their involvement in governance and planning ensures

GCP LEAD

for GCP members in the manufacturing industry to get

Manufacturing Council

Commission on Economic Inclusion Governance

that OHTec is responsive to their needs, interests and

• • • •

Advisory Board

technology industry among legislators and elected

The Northeast Ohio Safety Council understands the

Nominating and Oversight Committee

officials. Here are several opportunities for involvement:

importance of safety within the workplace and is

Member Engagement and Marketing Committee

Governance, Events and Program Planning

Minority and Business Growth Committee

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Networking, Best Practices and Education Events

• • • •

Diversity Professionals Program Procurement Professionals Program

dedicated to ensuring that each meeting serves as a tool to educate members on the various ways to create and

Board of Directors

maintain a safe working environment. It is our belief that

CIO Symposium Planning Committee

education and knowledge are the primary tools on the

Best of Tech Planning Committee

forefront of accident and injury prevention. The Safety

CIO of the Year Judging Committee

Council is focused on providing employers in Northeast Ohio with education and resources in order to enable the

Leadership Forum Inclusion Conference

Workplace Safety

perspectives. OHTec also raises the profile of Ohio’s

Events and Programs

creation and maintenance of safe workplaces throughout

• • •

the region. Here are opportunities for involvement:

CIO Symposium Networking and Education Events Tech Week

• •

Northeast Ohio Safety Council Steering Committee Workers’ Comp, Wellness & Safety Seminar

Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

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Executive Committee Owners Outreach and Data Reporting Committee Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Committee Contracting Committee Community Engagement Committee

Additional Engagement Opportunities The GCP offers other engagement opportunities for

Events

member companies and their employees to connect with

• • •

resources to support their strategic objectives. They

can do so in the following ways.

understand the manufacturing sector and ensure that the

their employees can get engaged in the work of the

Task Team/Advisory Group

Workforce Committee

works in partnership with other organizations to better needs of these businesses are met. Here is an opportunity

their peers, learn more about the work of the GCP and

Industry-Focused Feedback Groups

continues to play a critical role in our economy. The GCP

OHTec

Provide high school and college level internship opportunities

General Workforce Needs

Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing industry has and

development in our region. GCP members and

Hosting an out-of-school experience (company site visit)

Academies of Cleveland (CMSD high school)

Manufacturing

related development initiatives in Cleveland, and access include:

GCP Annual Meeting GCP Chairman’s Forum Breakfast with the CEO

Information and Content

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Contribute content to the GCP newsletter or blog Sign up for newsletters Business development consultation


Engagement Leadership

&

WITH THE

GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP

To learn more about these opportunities, or how you and/or your employees can get involved, please contact our Business and Community Engagement staff.

Brynn Popa Vice President, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2354 bpopa@gcpartnership.com

Amanda Coffman Coordinator, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2214 acoffman@gcpartnership.com Also visit: gcpartnership.com/engagement

As the leading business organization in the region, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is driving catalytic projects and leading initiatives that impact and advance the business community and the region. With the support of more than 8,000 members, the GCP works to ensure that the perspectives and needs of the business community are wellrepresented in this work. In addition, by being part of the GCP, business leaders from across the region are connected to many pivotal projects

and initiatives that are shaping and sustaining metro Cleveland’s positive economic momentum. Advancing our agenda requires the engagement and involvement of our member companies, our Board, their executive teams and general staff.


Engagement Leadership

&

WITH THE

GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP

To learn more about these opportunities, or how you and/or your employees can get involved, please contact our Business and Community Engagement staff.

Brynn Popa Vice President, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2354 bpopa@gcpartnership.com

Amanda Coffman Coordinator, Business and Community Engagement 216.592.2214 acoffman@gcpartnership.com Also visit: gcpartnership.com/engagement

As the leading business organization in the region, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is driving catalytic projects and leading initiatives that impact and advance the business community and the region. With the support of more than 8,000 members, the GCP works to ensure that the perspectives and needs of the business community are wellrepresented in this work. In addition, by being part of the GCP, business leaders from across the region are connected to many pivotal projects

and initiatives that are shaping and sustaining metro Cleveland’s positive economic momentum. Advancing our agenda requires the engagement and involvement of our member companies, our Board, their executive teams and general staff.

Engagement & Leadership  

As the leading business organization in the region, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is driving catalytic projects and leading initiatives...

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