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Monday, September 14, 2015
2015 NorthCoast 99: Shades of GreatRead on Inside BusinessThree NorthCoast 99 winners demonstrate how diversity fuels a great workplace.Like a work of art, great workplaces are crafted with a broad palette of employees with varying backgrounds and life experiences. Diversity isn’t just a required training topic; it’s a critical part of creating an environment in which top performers can thrive. ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Niche chambers zero in on member needsBy: Rachel Abbey McCafferty Read on Crain's Cleveland   Different demographic groups have specific challenges that can be difficult to bring up in a mainstream chamber, says N. Michael Obi, chairman of the recently formed Presidents’ Council Business Chamber. For African-American-owned businesses, that can include the challenges of becoming certified as ...read more
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Friday, September 04, 2015
As National Coming Out Week approaches, Plexus builds on the momentum created by last year’s Gay GamesBy: April Miller, CBC MagazineRead article on CBCMagazine.com If the 2014 Gay Games had happened in Washington or Boston — the second and third host city runner-ups — “that would have just been another gay event in a large LGBT market,” according to Michelle Tomallo, the board president of the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
LGBT small businesses getting a diversity boost with corporate vendor supportBy: Marcia Pledger, The Plain DealerRead article on Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gil Kudrin didn't have a business plan when he purchased with credit cards a bunch of white T-shirts and started printing his own designs. For him, entrepreneurship started with a street vendor's license, business partners, an ...read more
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