FreshWater Cleveland calls Accelerate “pitch”-perfect

“More than 500 Clevelanders gathered for the fourth annual Accelerate event at downtown’s Global Center for Health Innovation—or what event co-chair Ursula Cottone calls a “civic ‘Shark Tank.’” Sponsored by Citizens Bank and orchestrated by Cleveland Leadership Center, the buzzy civic pitch competition featured 25 semi-finalists presenting bright ideas on how to accelerate Cleveland’s momentum.”   Read the full post…

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ECDI announces Danielle Sydnor as Executive Director of Northern Ohio

ECDI has named Danielle Sydnor (CBB 2014) Executive Director of Northern Ohio. According to ECDI’s website, “as the Executive Director, Danielle will cultivate relationships within the community and work to ensure ECDI is able to execute on its goals of providing technical assistance, training and access to capital for small businesses.”   Read the full…

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Black Girl in the CLE take on Accelerate

Dawn Rivers, recently intrigued by pitch competitions, attended Accelerate last week and wrote a blog post describing her experience. “Each of the ideas I saw pitched were well thought out and executed. This only made me more determined to take my business to the stage. Look out Cleveland, here I come!” Read the full post…

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Buckley King announces Gregory Costabile has become a shareholder

Attorney Gregory Costabile (LC 2011) has become a shareholder of Buckley King, the firm he joined in 2016. According to the press release, “Costabile… is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board. He is a seasoned litigator and trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques including Collaborative Law,…

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Patricia Shlonsky appointed Cuyahoga County Public Library Board President

Patricia Shlonsky (LC 2012) has been named President of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Shlonsky’s two-year term as Board President began on January 23, 2018, and according to Ulmer’s website, “Shlonsky currently serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne LLP, where she also chairs the firm’s Employee…

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