Chain Reaction: Applications open for sixth season of small business pitch competition
Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises announced that applications are now open for the sixth season of Cleveland Chain Reaction—the small business pitch competition.
Doubling up: MAGNET, EDGE join forces for economic and leadership development in NEO
MAGNET and Independence-based EDGE announced this week that the two companies focused on growing business and industry in Northeast Ohio would join forces to create a more impactful resource for growing businesses in the area.
Warner & Swasey building: A factory with a rich history, chance at a new purpose
Cleveland Masterworks: The former Warner & Swasey building—originally built in the late 1880s, then rebuilt between 1904 and 1910, has sat abandoned for nearly 40 years. Today it has a chance at a new life with a development initiative led by MidTown Cleveland and Philadelphia developer Penrose.
Creating a buzz: Entrepreneur uses coffee, local celebrities to help end hunger in CLE
Westlake native Aaron Fazulak recently started All Cleveland Coffee, with $1 of every bag sold online and at Heinen's going to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. And he got the support of former Browns player Joe Thomas and UFC champ Stipe Miocic.
Cleveland Habitat for Humanity launches 400 Home Initiative
On Tuesday, August 29, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity broke ground in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood on the largest project in its history—its $33 million 400 Home Initiative that will create housing stability for underserved neighborhoods.
New Life At Calvary Church: A symbol of integration, social justice, and community giving
Cleveland Masterworks: Last week a tornado tore the roof off of the historic New Life At Calvary Church, leaving a congregation with a rich history of social justice and community service in need. The church was designed by Charles Schweinfurth, with stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge.
Robotics mission: GLSC students travel to Ecuador to fit needy children with prosthetics
Earlier this year, students from four CMSD high schools in the Great Lakes Science Center's Robotics Initiative created prosthetic arms and hands and then traveled to Quito, Ecuador, where they helped nonprofit IMAHelps fit children in need with the prosthetics.
Full steam ahead: Irishtown Bend stabilization project breaks ground
Last Friday, Aug. 25 at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation, city officials and organizations celebrated the beginning of the vital next step in the Irishtown Bend project—the stabilization of the banks of the Cuyahoga River to move ahead with a 23-acre park.
Erie Street Cemetery: Historical graveyard in the heart of downtown
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1826 Erie Street Cemetery is Cleveland's oldest burial ground and is the final resting place of the original settlers and changemakers.
A Shaker Heights dream: an author’s search for the truth behind her racially integrated city
Shaker Heights native Laura Meckler's newly released book "Dream Town: The Quest for Racial Equity in Shaker Heights" chronicles the east side suburb's efforts to achieve racial integration, equality, and harmony over the past seven decades.
Antioch Baptist Church to commemorate its 130th anniversary with historic walk, block party
Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland's second-oldest Black church, will kick off its 130th anniversary celebration Saturday by duplicating its historic walk from its old church to its current church. The celebration continues next weekend with a block party.
Cleveland Heights Cinder Path, Oakwood Drive earn historic recognition
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1938 Bradford Cinder Path, deemed a Cleveland Heights historic landmark, and the Oakwood Drive Historic District—named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2021—both received markers last week.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: Fairfax Renaissance CDC, Bluebridge Networks. Holden Forests & Gardens
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Jones Home for Friendless Children: A journey from adversity to compassion
Cleveland Masterworks: Carlos L. Jones and his wife dedicated their lives to the Jones Home for Friendless Children—caring for foster children and children up for adoption in a brick Georgian Revival designed by Sidney R. Badgley, which still operates today as Jones Home of Applewood Centers.
Cleveland Arts Prize announces 2023 award winners
Nine recipients will be awarded the 2023 Cleveland Arts Prize, recognizing exceptional achievements and contributions in various artistic disciplines. The winners have impacted the arts community and society through their dedication and creative brilliance.
Doan’s Corners: Cleveland’s ‘second downtown’ in the early 20th Century
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1798, Connecticut native Nathaniel Doan and his family settled on a rural corner of Euclid Avenue and developed it to the point that by the early 20th Century it was known as Doan's Corners, or 'Cleveland's Second Downtown.'
Loganberry Books celebrates 20 years in historic building
This week, Loganberry Books celebrated 20 years in its current location—the former Nash Motors dealership, among other former iterations. Read about how she turned a huge warehouse into the warm, inviting bookstore it is today.
Getting into the swing of things: Five Iron Golf brings unique blend of serious play, fun
With 15 custom-built golf simulators, events, games, and a mission of inclusivity, Five Iron Golf puts an urban spin on golf, right on Euclid Avenue.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: MidTown, Cleveland Food Bank, Playhouse Square, and more
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Amasa Stone Chapel: a tribute to a 19th Century Cleveland legend
In 1907 the daughters of railroad magnate and philanthropist Amasa Stone commissioned New England architect Henry Vaughan to design a chapel as a tribute to their late father. CWRU's Amasa Stone Chapel—an example of Gothic revival architecture.