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Tuesday August 23, 2005
Start: 5:00 am

Please join us next week for,Workforce Development Forum No 2: Building Innovation & Entrepreneurship in NEODate: Tuesday, August 23

Start: 10:30 am

The 08.23.05 NEO Excellence Roundtable will feature leaders of new arts innovations and movements in NEO, including William Scheele of newCAT, the New Collaboration for Arts and Technology, who will be able to update attendees on Ingenuity Fest, with which he is affiliated - we'll invite other Ingenuity spokespersons to attend as well.

Start: 4:30 pm

Attraction, infatuation, going steady, engagement…and finally marriage! Sounds like the evolution of your relationship with your significant other, right? Well your business relationships are no different. And COSE has a way you can form a new business relationship and take it straight to the altar!

Start: 5:00 pm

Building Innnovation and Entrepreneurship in North East Ohio

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Tuesday, August 9 I-Open forum a success!

Please mark your calendar for the August 23 forum. 

Start: 5:30 pm

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is calling for public comments on “The
Great Lakes Restoration Strategy,� which would clean up pollution, end
untreated, raw sewage dumping into the lakes, prevent the introduction of

Start: 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2005, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, $10

Wednesday August 24, 2005
Start: 6:30 am

Akron, Ohio - at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium
Rebecca Ryan will speak on her work for the Akron Chamber of Commerce 

Start: 8:00 am


Start: 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2005, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, FREE

Start: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2005, 8:00 pm Price Info Not Available

Longtime castmember of "Mad TV" and also seen in "Jerry Maguire."

Thursday August 25, 2005
Start: 8:00 am

On Thursday, August 25 from 9-11 a.m at the Cleveland Environmental
Center (3500 Lorain Ave.), EcoCity Cleveland hosts the third in a
series of workshops designed to help nonprofits sharpen their Web site
skills. In this training session, we move beyond the basics to discuss
more advanced tools for effective communications such as surveys,
integrating your group email, and alternative software to build
community online.

Start: 4:30 pm

Join us for a great networking opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs presenting in Palo Alto.  Learn more about JumpStart and SayYES! to Cleveland. See the new Hyland Software facility.

2005 Featured Palo Alto Entrepreneurs are:

  • Ayalogic - Mike Rojas, President
  • Gene Express Inc. - Terry W. Osborn, Ph.D., M.B.A., President & CEO
  • SageQuest - David B. Lowman, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • SamePageSolutions  - Andrew Vaeth, President
  • Tooling University LLC - Chad Schron, Vice President & Tom Barrett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Cost:       Ticket Price: $25.00 includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to win 1 of 2 fabulous door prizes:

Start: 6:00 pm

Thursday, Aug 25, 2005, 7:00 pm $5,8

Friday August 26, 2005
Start: 11:00 am

 Small Business: Leadership in the New Economy
John Koten
Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine, and CEO of Mansueto Ventures

Start: 7:00 pm

Friday, Aug 26, 2005, 8:00 pm $10

Bobby on Alto & Soprano Saxophone;
Kip Reed, Elec. Bass;
Matt Perko, Drums;
Dan Murphy, Piano;
Brown bag Concert BYOB, and food, we have mix, and glasses.

Saturday August 27, 2005
Start: 8:00 am

Here's your chance to study and explore the landmarks, architectureand history of distinct neighborhoods along the Ohio Canal. Tour the Flats. History hikes are led by local historians, architects and community planners. The tour starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.

Start: 9:00 am

Cleveland's 4th annual Aerosol and Urban Art Festival. Live spray art muraling & contest. Philly's GRAND AGENT headlines a full day of hip hop, B-boy/B-girl two person team battles, an MC battle and more, free. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Start: 7:00 pm

Blossom Festival Band

Loras John Schissel, conductor

Laura Pedersen, soprano

Sunday August 28, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm

Blossom Festival Band

Loras John Schissel, conductor

Monday August 29, 2005
Start: 4:30 pm

Our community is being challenged by the migration of homegrown talent to other areas. Join area business leaders Aug. 29 as Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce launches “Brain Drain to Brain Gain,� a major economic development initiative poised at retaining and attracting young talent for the Stark County community. The Chamber has hired Rebecca Ryan, economist, futurist and president of Next Generation Consulting Inc. to lead this effort. Next Generation is a talent cooperative that helps communities uncover the “best of what is� in the community to retain and attract the brightest young talent. In-depth research is conducted to make this happen. Be a part of the solution; ensure the community’s future. Start by attending “Brain Drain to Brain Gain,� a free presentation. Light complimentary refreshments will be available.

Tuesday August 30, 2005
Start: 10:30 am

Engaging the Next Generation

Do you think all Gen X'ers are lazy apathetic slackers? Think
again...they are entrepreneurs, stay at home dads, and are making
political waves. In this session, Rebecca Ryan shares the results of
over 7,000 interviews and focus groups with the next generation: what
they think of their politicians, what they're looking for in their
communities, and how they prefer to make a difference at work and in
their neighborhoods.

Start: 5:00 pm

Learn why collaborative planning for our waterways and greenspace is vital to building a sustainable community. Ed Hauser, with the Friends of Whiskey Island, will share his thoughts on this topic and give an update on the latest Whiskey Island issues.

A discussion about how we should plan for the future of our waterways and greenspace will follow the presentation. The forum is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday August 31, 2005
Start: 11:00 am

The Mayor and the Schools: What Is the Mayor's Role?
Wilbur C. Rich
Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, Boston

Start: 3:00 pm

From Public Square to University Circle, a number of large-scale investments are being made in new development, research, and health care that will have long-term impact on our region’s economy. Join us to learn more about how these exciting new projects are changing the shape of the region.

Start: 3:00 pm

From Public Square to University Circle, a number of large-scale investments are being made in new development, research, and health care that will have long-term impacts on our region's economy. Join us to learn more about how these exciting new projects are changing the shape of the region. Free and open to the public. The dialogue will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday September 6, 2005
Start: 10:30 am

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.

Wednesday September 7, 2005
Start: 3:00 pm

Visit OSU's Ohio Ag R&D Center to see what researchers are doing in
organic agriculture research. Get an overview presentation at the
Fisher Auditorium, visit three organic farms, see a new modular
ecological design experiment and taste the fruits of the harvest.  Contact Phone:614-421-2022
oeffa [at] oeffa [dot] org

Thursday September 8, 2005
Start: 7:15 am

With interest growing in bioswales, green roofs, etc., comes the need to better understand on-site conditions and vegitative components to produce the desired effect on water quality in post construction. The meeting is from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 13, 2005
Start: 9:00 am

Based upon numerous conversations I have had with other tech
companies in the region - I wanted to connect with everyone and ask for help in
supporting the tech needs of New
Orleans – its businesses, non-profits, civic
organizations, etc. The City of New Orleans desperately needs to get its tech
infrastructure up and running, and truly there is no better infrastructure and
talent than what we have in the Cleveland region. I am asking for everyone
to join me and the City of Cleveland
in convening an emergency meeting next Tuesday, September 13 @ 10:00am. This
meeting will be held in the Board Room at Thompson Hine – located at 127 Public Square, Key Tower
– 39th Floor.

Immediate needs would be the following:

Start: 10:30 am

Members will get the opportunity to discuss topics of special interest to them in a round table discussion over lunch.

Thursday September 15, 2005
Start: 7:00 am

Northeast Ohio leaders have realized we have lessons to learn from afar, as we face changing economic challenges at home, like sprawl and neglected urban assets and strategies. As our urban core, that Cleveland remain strong is essential to the millions of people in the region.

Start: 8:00 am

Invited speakers will present info on the biology, life cycle, habits,
urban adaptation and management issues of the Eastern Coyote and the
Emerald Ash Borer.  Contact Phone: 

Start: 6:00 pm

Hear the candidates share their views on a variety of neighborhood issues. Each candidate will give a brief opening remarks and spend time answering questions. The forum will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday September 17, 2005
Start: 6:30 am


An opportunity to learn about
and celebrate this unique 88-acre former dredge disposal site that has
become naturalized. Everyone is welcome to come and discover the past,
present, and hopes for the future for this hidden treasure located in
the heart of Cleveland's lakefront.

Start: 8:00 am

This is a special bike ride where participants will begin their journey from the lower Harvard Avenue Canal Reservation Trailhead, just below ALCOA. (A) (9 a.m.) From here, they will bike 6 miles to Rockside Rd. and board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railrod with bike (10:15 a.m.) for a trip to Peninsula. At Peninsula they will depart, (11:15 am) and cycle back to Zeleznick's (Z) for a Bar-B-Que (1-4 p.m.).

Tuesday September 20, 2005
Start: 10:30 am

After numerous public engagements that generated thousands of comments from the community, the time has come to unveil Cleveland’s Waterfront District Plan documentation in its final poster format.  You are invited to join Mayor Campbell and the Waterfront District Planning Team for a Press Conference to be held on Tuesday, September 20th at 11:30 AM on Strawbridge Plaza (formerly Mall C) next to City Hall.

Start: 3:00 pm

There are many physical investments educational institutions are making in this region. This Forum will feature the enhancements being made by three educational institutions to attract and retain the best and brightest to this region.

Start: 4:30 pm

An E4S Third Tuesday Networking Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Wednesday September 21, 2005
Start: 10:45 am

Primary Candidates for Mayor of Cleveland will face off in a mayoral debate as CSU Levin College  (Glickman-Miller Hall) at 11:45 sharp.  The event is free and open to the public.

Start: 11:00 am

Mike Robinson, President and CEO of LaVERDAD Marketing and Media and Ernesto Poza, Professor for the Practice of Family Business at Case Western Reserve University examine Hispanic economic indicators and how this emerging segment of the population will affect corporate stratgeties and public policy.  Margarita De Leon, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of BRAVO Magazine will moderate.

Thursday September 22, 2005
Start: 11:00 am

In place of our usual Tuesday Excellence Roundtable lunch, we encourage all our friends to join us for lunch at the City Club Thursday, September 22, to experience the insight of Generation-X expert and good friend of NEO Excellence Rebecca Ryan. We have reserved space for other Roundtable friends who would like to sit together - please let me know ASAP if you will attend with us - norm [at] realinks [dot] us.

Start: 4:00 pm

This one of a kind forum will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about each of the City of Cleveland’s mayoral candidates. The format of the evening will allow for insight into each candidate's unique style of leadership and how he or she plans to develop and nurture a relationship with Cleveland.

Friday September 23, 2005
Start: 7:00 am

Learn the latest in water quality monitoring, protection, and
restoration. Track one will cover credible water quality monitoring,
while track two will cover tools for watershed restoration.  Phone: