Challenges facing smaller manufacturers

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Tue, 03/07/2006 - 14:58.

A new report outlines the future for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

The Future Success of Small and Medium Manufacturers: Challenges and Policy Issues outlines two important trends that are shaping the future of these smaller manufacturers.

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Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Proposal for Case: Add Cowen - Follow Tulane Blueprint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:52.

I have a proposal for several actions Case may take to become the "World's Most Powerful Learning Environment", as Hundert proposes.

The first action is for the Case board and senior administration to form a panel of Blue Ribbon Advisors who are qualified and able to develop for the University a renewal plan. The panel must be expert in the subject, globally-respected and ready to begin immediately. Therefore, for the panel I recommend:

William G. Bowen, president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, president emeritus, Princeton University

William R. Brody, president, The Johns Hopkins University

James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University of Michigan

Harvey Fineberg, president, The Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Malcolm Gillis, president emeritus, Rice University

Eamon Kelly, president emeritus, Tulane University

Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University

Farris W. Womack, chief financial officer emeritus, University of Michigan

Huge breaking story: Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/22/2006 - 16:36.

Huge news in Rhode Island today - "Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable" - will have major impacts in Cleveland. Cleveland is one year into a major regional initiative to eradicate lead poisoning in Greater Cleveland, where elevated blood level rates are some of the highest in the country, and it is very important that the paint companies are part of the solutions being developed. Rhode Island is where the battle against lead poisoning has proceeded the furthest in court, and now a jury has ruled against three paint companies, including our home-town Sherwin-Williams. Imagine some possible next steps... lead goes the way of asbestos and the old paint companies go bankrupt, and so goes away Sherwin-Williams and all its jobs in the region, with the assets going to our next Mittal... yet the bankruptcy settlement and asset sales help pay to eradicate lead poisoning here so our next generations are not mentally impaired and are able to contribute to the economy. What do the people of NEO rally around - saving jobs or saving minds... I can see the fanatical lines being drawn now. Is that the best we can do? Or can lead be viewed as a new frontier for open, responsible collaboration across our community (as is already happening in Greater Cleveland) AND with one of the biggest players on the industry - our own Sherwin-Williams - allowing us to respond here to our dirty laundry being aired in the RI courts, and in the process making Sherwin-Williams a stronger corporate citizen, in a safer, healthier, smarter community more worth living in. Read the complete story, from the Providence Journal.

Rebuilding New Orleans: for Whom?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 12:32.
03/09/2006 - 08:30
03/09/2006 - 12:00

The devastation of whole neighborhoods of New Orleans raised the most uncomfortable race and class issues inherent in our cities.  This forum will explore the fundamental question:  What does the exposure of deep-seated race and class issues and the ambivalent national response teach us about the value we place on our nation’s cities, the people who live there, and the public policies that helped to shape those cities?


Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
Cleveland, OH
United States

Manufacturing Matters

Submitted by John Colm on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 10:05.
Over 300,000 Ohioans work at the 7500 NE Ohio manufacturing establishments in the 14 county region, taking home $13 billion in annual wages.
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Northeast Ohio International Business Network

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 17:33.
02/03/2006 - 17:30
02/03/2006 - 20:00

There will be no charge for this event. (Cash Bar)
Spouses are welcome

Please make reservations by contacting Radhika Reddy at Ariel Ventures,
LLC, 1375 East 9th Street, Ste 155, Cleveland, Ohio 44114: Phone


DoubleTree Inn (formerly Hilton Inn Cleveland South)
i-77 and Rockside
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Entrepreneurs for Sustainability- Guest Speaker, Andrew Watterson

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 17:48.
01/17/2006 - 17:30
01/17/2006 - 20:30


Featuring the City of Cleveland’s Sustainability Programs Manager, Andrew Watterson

Tuesday, January 17, 2005

5:30 - 6:15 P.M. Networking
6:15 - 7:30 P.M. Presentation/Work Session
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Networking


Great Lakes Brewiing Company Cleveland, OH
United States

Celebrate Cleveland! Mayor Jackson's Inaugural Party

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:48.
01/07/2006 - 18:00

Celebrate Cleveland!  Celebrate with Mayor Jackson, Cleveland's 56th mayor, at his Inaugural Party! 

This event is free and open to the public.


CSU Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Making this city great again! Mayor Jackson's Inauguration Promise

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:18.

Mayor Frank Jackson 

Mayor Frank Jackson was sworn in as Cleveland's 56th mayor by Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on January 2. It was a full house at East Technical High School with most of the city council members present to honor their former president. The new mayor received standing ovations as he entered the room, took the oath of office and after he finished his inspiring inaugural address.

When the Unlikely Happens - Is Your Business Prepared?

Submitted by Phoebe Simon on Tue, 11/01/2005 - 16:31.
11/16/2005 - 02:30

Even small interrupts can be catastrophic to your business. Are you prepared to keep your operations running when the unlikely happens? CAMP's Dave Crain, Director, Business and Information Systems, discusses business continuity management: the process, impact and how to's for developing your own plan.


CAMP's Manufacturing & Technology Center; 1768 E. 25th Street, Cleveland OH 44103
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Convention Facilities Authority PUBLIC meeting

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Mon, 10/17/2005 - 23:25.
10/18/2005 - 17:00

The Planning and Community Consensus Committees are meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 18) at 6 PM to discuss the two possible locations for the possible center.

see John Ryan's blog for more info


Laborers Local 310 Hall @ 3250 Euclid Avenue

09.06.05 Excellence Roundtable Invitation - Optimizing New Economy Mentality

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 09/06/2005 - 07:00.
09/06/2005 - 10:30

In NEO today, we see a growing consciousness in the alternative energy and sustainability movement, a resounding catalyst in the digital cities OneCleveland phenomenum, and many other indicators that we are finally developing a vibrant new economy mentality.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

Develop Open Technology Business Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/30/2005 - 06:47.

Oregon's commitment to Open Source is well demonstrated by the establishment of their Open Technology Business Center in Beaverton - we need this in NEO:

Let's make NEO "Open for Business"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/30/2005 - 05:05.

Earlier this month, REALNEO IT Analyst Derek Arnold attended the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and Drupal Conference in Portland, Oregon, and he brought back more than new code, knowledge and relationships - he brought back the State of Oregon's vision of being "an epicenter for Open Technology (Linux and Open Source-enabled hardware, software and services)". The State of NEO needs to embrace such a vision!

08.11.05 NEO-X Roundtable NOTES: NEO-X-Pats in NYNY know no place like NEO home

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 00:24.

The August 11, 2005, NEO-X Roundtable, at the Jones Day building in New York, New York, brought together a fascinating cross section of former Clevelanders now living or working in the New York area, sharing the common bond that we all still care about NEO.

Midwest BioFuels Announces its First Retail Biodiesel Pump in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 17:35.
08/06/2005 - 12:00

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – Midwest BioFuels, LLC and American Merchandising Services announced today availability of B5 Biodiesel fuel at the Munson Mini Mart located in Munson Township, Ohio. Opening of the retail pump will be celebrated at the Munson Mini Mart on Saturday, August 6th from 1 pm to 3 pm.


Munson Mini Mart at 11800 Mayfield Road (US Route 322)

Cleveland is getting in the zone with innovation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/01/2005 - 10:33.

REALNEO sponsored this NEON artwork, designed by CIA Tech Transfer Director
David Moss and developed by Cleveland's NEON God Dana Patterson, celebrating
Cleveland as a leading zone for innovation in the world.

See the I-Zone work of art and learn more about a new movement for getting
in the zone with innovation in Cleveland at the August 2nd
NEO Excellence Roundtable at the City Club of Cleveland

See more of the work of Dana Patterson at

07.12.05 Excellence Roundtable invitation: creating corporate partnerships for community enhancement

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/08/2005 - 11:34.
07/12/2005 - 10:30

With the recent contributions by Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff of 10 laptops and by Progressive Insurance of 75 Pentium II CPUs for donation to those in need of help across the digital divide in East Cleveland, we have tangible evidence corporations may make a positive contribution to people's lives in NEO. Along the same lines of thought, at the last NEO Excellence Roundtable, participants interested in making NEO the world's most empowering learning community discussed the value corporations have had in supporting schools and even individual classrooms.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

At City Club 06.10.06 Verizon President Eduardo R. Menascé speaks on diversity and Hispanic market

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/12/2005 - 11:43.

The 06.10.05 City Club forum featured Eduardo R. Menascé, president of the Enterprise Solutions Group for Verizon Communications, the national communications company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. His responsibilities include oversight of all sales, marketing and service delivery for Verizon's largest business and government customers.

05.31.05 Tuesday@REI: "Sustainable Mobility, T- Zero: Meeting the Challenge Today"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 08:02.
05/31/2005 - 15:00

Spurred in part by the NAE Conference scheduled for June 2, REI's New Energy Roundtable and TransTech
have organized local energy fest to discuss sustainable mobility. A
number of interesting endeavors are taking off in Ohio - including the
design of a really efficient hybrid auto - and this is a chance to
discuss some of them with people directly involved.


Peter B Lewis Bldg room 201

05.26.05 Forum: Sustainability of Sustainability Redux

Submitted by DerekArnold on Fri, 05/27/2005 - 12:26.

A lot of conversation has come from a few of us that attended the REI Regional Meeting: University Collaborative on sustainability. What were your opinions and what do you feel next steps should be?

04.19 - 04.22 CIA Industrial and Interior Design Show

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/19/2005 - 23:06.

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is one of the world's leading schools of design and from April 19-22, from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, the public has the opportunity to see the results as students showcase their remarkable work in the Reinberger Galleries and throughout the Industrial Design and Interior Design Departments in the Gund Building, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland - see related site here. For a preview, check out the photos below, from the opening reception on the 19th.

04.29.05: CSU Hosts National Science Foundation Regional Conference

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/18/2005 - 16:58.
04/29/2005 - 07:00

CSU Hosts National Science Foundation Regional Conference

On April 29, 2005, the National Science Foundation will be at Cleveland
State Uninversity. CSU is hosting this one-day workshop for the Northeast


CSU Convocation Center - Fourth Floor
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