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CHOOSE TO LEAD

Jim Kubacki (LC2 2013, LC 2011), President, St. Edward High School

Jim discussed four types of leadership (personal, organizational, visionary, and operational) and elements of them that he thinks is important today.

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Recorded 05/11/2022

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE WEST SIDE MARKET

Jessica Trivisonno, Senior Strategist, West Side Market, City of Cleveland

Jessica provided a history of the Market, an overview of its current state, and the challenges facing the market, the City, and the vendors. She shared some of the recent changes, such as leasing, experimenting with new ideas, modernization, and building improvements. She also discussed the vision for the future including an independent operator, improving food access, strategic capital investments, and their commitment to continuing to “listen and learn.”

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Recorded 05/04/2022

INTERNATIONAL CRISES, LOCAL IMPACT

Michael Goldberg (LC 2007, LookUp 1987), Executive Director, Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University

Michael discussed how local entrepreneurs have been impacted by global events. He also shared his thoughts on talent attraction and retention, how remote and hybrid work has altered where people choose to live, and how he sees artificial intelligence as the next big thing that will alter our world and businesses specifically.

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Recorded 04/27/2022

BUILDING A PLACE FOR ALL TO THRIVE

Tania Menesse (LC 2022), President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Tania provided a background on Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and an overview of the elements of their work. She discussed their focus neighborhoods, as well as the challenges around the funding of CDCs and community engagement. She also shared the prospects for Shaker Square and the role of parks and greenspace in uplifting neighborhoods.

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Recorded 04/20/2022

A NEW APPROACH TO OLD ISSUES

Jeff Epstein (LC 2016), Chief of Integrated Development, City of Cleveland

Jeff shared some of the changes happening at City Hall, from culture shifts around teamwork and communication, to improving processes and empowering employees on all levels to contribute ideas and solutions. He discussed the focus internally on innovation and externally on accountability and transparency. He also shared updates on some major projects across the city.

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Recorded 04/13/2022

ALL IN FOR CLEVELAND

Baiju Shah, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Baiju shared why they chose the phrase, “all in,” how they developed the All-in Plan, and the five priorities outlined in the plan. He discussed how it will be essential for the public and private sectors to work together, and the critical role of the nonprofit community. He also shared how they anticipate making the necessary culture shifts, outlined some of the obstacles they foresee, and talked about how they will measure success.

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Recorded 04/06/2022