Put your car keys down to drive change in NEO

by Joseph Calabrese (LC 2002) CEO, General Manager, Secretary-Treasurer Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority   In the famous words of Rodney Dangerfield, I often feel like screaming, “I get no respect.” We know that some of you know of RTA, but maybe you don’t always think of RTA as a travel option. Here are a few examples…

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Feb 22 Sound of Ideas featuring Accelerate presenters

Just over 12 hours after their pitch on the big stage at Accelerate winner Tory Coats, finalists Keisha Johnson Chambers, Christopher Scott and Gina VanCant, along with last year’s winner Jeremy Langham, headed over the WCPN 90.3 studios for an on-air chat with show host Mike McIntyre. McIntyre co-emceed the event alongside Micki Byrnes of WKYC….

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Accelerate 2018 coverage on Cleveland.com

Highlighting winner, Tory Coats, the other four finalists (Keisha Johnson Chambers, Christopher Scott, Gina VanCant/Kendra Valton and Angela Bair) and last year’s winner, Jeremy Langham. After winning the competition, Coats told them, “The goal is to create opportunities so that students can actually visualize that they can own businesses in their own communities.” See the…

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WKYC coverage of Accelerate 2018

In their coverage of the event, which they dubbed, “like Shark Tank, but with a bigger heart,” they speak with winner Tory Coats about what winning the event means to him and his cause. You can see the clip that aired on the 11:00 p.m. news the night of the event, as well as their…

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Youth pop-up shop is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

5 finalists win prizes at event presented by CLC and Citizens Bank Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center. Coats will receive…

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