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Best of Tech Awards Cleveland, Ohio

2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the Best of Tech awards and we’re proud to have recognized so many great companies, innovative products and inspiring leaders over the years. Join us in celebrating these companies below who help make up Cleveland's vibrant tech scene.

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Business Matchmaking at its Best: Get the Most Out of the Cleveland Business to Business Matchmaker Cleveland, Ohio

Business Matchmaking is more than just passing out business cards.  Arm yourself with the tools and information you need to create new business opportunities at the Cleveland Matchmaker that will be held on June 8th at Progressive field. This complimentary workshop will insure that you are well prepared for your buyer meetings at the Matchmaker event.

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Member MeetUp Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Have a pressing legal question or just need sound legal advice? Join us for May's MeetUp where you can literally ask a business lawyer anything. Alex Gertsburg from Gertsburg Law Firm will be the host for the evening and will be able to help you navigate these difficult issues. Alex will be accompanied by other business attorneys will be on hand to talk about business law and litigation, or just good business practices. Hors d'oeuvres and one drink will be complimentary.

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A Glimpse Inside the 10,000 Small Businesses Program Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Interested in learning more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or thinking about applying? This is an opportunity for you to get an inside peek at what the program is about. You will learn about the program, meet lead faculty member Larry Polena, participate in a mini-10ksb session, and engage with a panel of local small business owners who graduated from the program.   

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COSE WebEd Series: Building Your HR Policies’ & Employee Handbook

A productive, fulfilled workforce was never created out of an Employment Handbook. Rules alone neither encourage accountability nor motivate action. Employee "buy-in" only evolves when the team is working together towards a common goal, with common values. The Handbook should mirror this concept and should uphold the organization's Mission, Vision and Values ("MVV"). Handbooks and job descriptions when developed in response to bona fide business purposes, will almost always withstand scrutiny. More importantly, those policies will garner the support of the workforce.

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Cleveland B2B Matchmaker 2017 Cleveland, Ohio

The twelfth annual Cleveland Matchmaker Event is a unique small business contracting event, which presents a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for your small business through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.

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University Circle on the Up and Up Cleveland, Ohio

The last few years have been exciting times of growth and development for University Circle and the Uptown area of Cleveland.  But it’s really only the beginning.  Already home to museums, universities, hospitals, restaurants, parks and more, there are plans in place to continue to evolve and advance the district for the benefit of students, medical professionals, residents, and visitors alike. Join us for an inside scoop as Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. shares what’s happening and what’s to come as we take you on a tour of the neighborhood.  We will explore new development and share with you the plans for groundbreaking new projects like One University Center and University Circle City Center (EC3).

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COSE WebEd Series: The Internship Program for Small Businesses

Small business owners are often hesitant to hire interns because they believe they do not have the time or resources to devote to starting an internship program. In reality, internship programs can be extremely valuable for both the small business and the intern. Interns often provide fresh perspective, new ideas and help in tackling an old and growing “To Do” list. Small businesses often see a large ROI when they find the right intern for their business. The Internship Program for Small Businesses webinar will provide valuable tips and takeaways on how to start or grow an internship program that won’t create a burden on their business.

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BizConCLE 2017 Cleveland, Ohio

BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees.  The one day convention is the coming together of the award-winning COSE Small Business Convention (now in it's 12th year!) and the GCP Middle Market Forum.  It includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, networking dinners hosted throughout downtown Cleveland, and multiple opportunities to connect through industry focused round-tables and networking receptions.   

The Convention will take place October 12, 2017 at Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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