TV20: Community Spotlight on Accelerate

TV 20 aired a spot back in November on Accelerate 2019 featuring Brittany O’Connor, VP of Citizen’s Bank, and our own Michael Bennett, and Jowan Smith, Accelerate 2017 Finalist. They chatted about the event, including the new things happening in 2019, and Jowan shared how the Accelerate experience changed her life and the impact she’s…

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Natan Milgrom honored

Natan Milgrom (CBB 2015) was named the 2018 recipient of the Amb. Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Young Campaigner of the Year Award at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland at their 2019 Campaign Closing Celebration. In a Jewish Federation of Cleveland blog post covering the event, he shared, “It is important that we encourage young people…

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Mary Marita interim CEO of Benjamin Rose

Mary Marita (CBB 2014) was recently named interim CEO of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She will lead the organization until a permanent replacement for Richard Browdie (LC 2004) who is retiring as of December 31. According to a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “Marita, who as COO has been intimately involved in the organization’s major…

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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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