The Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation (BPACF) has named Robyn Minter Smyers (CBB 2003, LC 2016) the 2018 Black Professional of the Year. The BPACF has also announced the 2018 Trendsetters, naming Juleian Curtis (CBB 2017) and Joshua Edmonds (iCLE 2013) as recipients of this award. Read the full press release here.>Read More
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Accelerate 2018 presenter Tonia Porras and event co-chair Ursula Cottone (LC 2017, CBB 2003) of Citizens Bank were on WKYC-TV‘s Golden Opportunities on Sunday, March 4, 2018. They chatted about the event and Tonia’s vision for a one-stop education and support resource for individuals with dementia, their caregivers and the community. See the show >Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More