Visionaries

The Importance of Shopping Local in Northeast Ohio

Published on ThePlus Northeast Ohio website, March 2014. “A small business must be a good steward of its resources, including time, talent and dollars. As in all efforts it must maximize its efforts and investments. Attending a trade or business show is no different …” Read full article

Poverty: The Mother of Innovation and Prosperity

The national media frequently rank Cleveland and Northeast Ohio at or near the top of various notable lists. Increasingly some of those lists illuminate glaring disparities about our area. The ones that keep coming up seemingly in the negative are centered on our poverty level. Certainly pockets of our metropolitan areas are more than 30 […]

Volunteering your services helps Cleveland become a better place

Published in Crain’s Cleveland Business, February 2014. “The national media frequently rank Cleveland and Northeast Ohio at or near the top of various notable lists. Increasingly, some of those lists illuminate glaring disparities about our area …” Read full article

Philanthropy is Part of a Good Business Model

As a business development professional, I have a focus and drive to be a change agent and thus grow revenue. I am hyper-focused on giving back to our community and world. The No. 1 reason for “giving back” should be because it is the right thing to do. Helping an individual or an organization by […]

Finding the Time and Reason for Philanthropic Participation

Building a company legacy and culture can be assisted and fostered by participation in philanthropic activities in the community. Selling this effort internally can be as difficult as actually delivering in the community. In business it is important to shareholders to understand and have demonstrated for them what will be a return on investment. If […]