Spectrum 1 News features Accelerate

Cleveland’s newest TV news station, on the Spectrum cable network, interviews a presenter who will pitch a civic vision to make Cleveland better at CLC’s annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change event, which takes place February 27, 2019. Brittany O’Connor, a Vice President at event sponsor Citizens Bank, notes how Accelerate pitches create positive change in Ohio. Watch…

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Accelerate featured in The Plain Dealer

The January 16 article featured past winners and highlighted how the event helps even those who don’t win money to advance their vision. In the article, 2018 winner, Tory Coats is quoted as saying, “Accelerate opened me up to different resources in the community and allowed me to cultivate a network of caring people who want…

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Civic visionaries to make pitches at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now 2018 winner returns with Teen Enterprise Pop-Up Shop Individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The fifth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens…

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I Am Hollywood

I Am Hollywood Alex P. Michaels 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category December 2, 2018 Since having pitched in first two years for Accelerate (2015, 2016), Cleveland Cinema Czar Alex P. Michaels continues to push efforts in building Crusades (crowdfunding campaigns for movie production) for Prelude2Cinema. Since pitching, Alex has received funds from various…

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Cleveland.com feature on new Accelerate category

“Do you have an idea for a great Cleveland experience that no visitor should miss? Destination Cleveland wants to hear it. And it could earn you $5,000. The region’s tourism bureau is the newest partner in Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate: Citizens Make Change competition, held at the end of February. … The newest category, added for next…

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