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City Club of Cleveland

December 2022

GOJO Industries: 75 Years of Ingenuity and Innovation

December 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

This is the rescheduled forum from Friday, June 17, 2022. For questions about your tickets, please contact Amber Smith at asmith@cityclub.org. From its founding in 1946, ingenuity and innovation have been at the heart of GOJO Industries. At the time, tire and rubber manufacturers in Akron were cleaning their hands with harsh chemicals. So founders Goldie and Jerry Lippman created a one-step, rinse-off hand cleaner as a solution. Purell Hand Sanitizer would follow in 1988. Now in its 75th year,…

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Economic Growth: Redefining Success for Midwestern Cities

December 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

The definition of success in economic growth for small-to-mid-sized cities has been dominated by its ability to attract more jobs, bring in new business, and grow population. By using this framework, Midwestern cities can be perceived as failing, despite thriving in other overlooked indicators. This perception incentivizes those in economic development to chase the next "big thing," rather than focus on strategies that benefit the people already working and living in the region. Billboards have started to flank highways in…

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Happy Dog is Taken Over by Gen-Z

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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Generation Z, or "Gen Z" is roughly defined as somebody born between 1997 to 2012. And they are coming of age. In Florida, Maxwell Frost became the first Gen Z elected to Congress. And a recent analysis by the Center for American Progress uncovered that Gen Z is the "Most Pro-Union" generation--driving a wave of unionization across major corporations, nonprofits, and college campuses. Experts are now trying to understand Gen Z in the workforce, and are asking some of the…

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Jobs of the Future: Building the Talent Pipeline in Behavioral Healthcare

December 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

It's no secret that healthcare providers are experiencing the challenges of attracting and retaining staff. Nearly every respondent (98%) in a recent survey by the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers reported difficulties in recruiting staff, and nearly as many cited significant challenges in keeping employees. In 2020, Mental Health America showed Ohio as particularly understaffed, with only one behavioral healthcare worker for every 560 individuals. And demand has only grown since then, especially for youth support.…

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Building Resilience through Sports with Paralympian Alana Nichols

December 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

Growing up, sports were not just something that Alana Nichols did. They were her identity. After suffering a traumatic spinal cord injury while snowboarding at the age of 17, she was paralyzed from the waist down. Thinking her athletic career was over, she experienced a wheelchair basketball game her freshman year at the University of New Mexico, where the physical and competitive gameplay reignited her athletic endeavors and her passion for sports and adventure. Alana went on to compete in…

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Transforming Philanthropic Culture for Healthier, Thriving Communities

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

Philanthropic giving is at the core of every community and lives in the heart of humanity. The rise of philanthropic grantmaking organizations has grown in tandem with the need to urgently, and equitably address our community's social determinants of health. How can grantmakers revisit assumptions and shift their thinking to be of greater service to nonprofits serving their neighborhoods? Marcus F. Walton is the President & CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), a community of more than 6,000 grantmakers…

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50 Years of NEORSD: Cleaner Water. Safe Recreation. A Better Future.

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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$38.00

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) was established in 1972 and has been in the business of cleaning wastewater and managing stormwater for 50 years. Today, NEORSD is one of the largest clean-water agencies in Ohio. Thanks to the work of more than 750 employees, NEORSD treats 90 billion gallons of water every year for Cleveland and 61 suburban communities in Northeast Ohio. At its core, NEORSD provides critical public health infrastructure. With each rainy day, toilet flush, and…

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