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Cleveland Rocks at the 2014 TEAM NEO’s regional business awards event

The top awards for economic development initiatives were handed out during the eighth annual Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards, held this summer at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center. More than 400 business and community leaders, economic developers, politicians and chamber of commerce representatives from throughout the northeast Ohio region were on hand to acknowledge the economic growth occurring in this area.

The Department of Public Utilities, an event sponsor, was well represented by Cleveland Water Commissioner Alex Margevicius, Christine Leyda, assistant commissioner of sales for Cleveland Public Power as well as CPP sales representatives Wesley Tarver, Dale Gallis and Kimberly Smith-Woodford.

Alex Margevicius, Commissioner of the Cleveland Division of Water and Christine Leyda assistant commissioner of Sales for Cleveland Public Power.

Alex Margevicius, Commissioner of the Cleveland Division of Water and Christine Leyda assistant commissioner of Sales for Cleveland Public Power.

Two City of Cleveland departments came away winners for their outstanding work in economic development and job creation.  The City’s Economic Development team lead by Director Tracey Nichols received two awards during the evening.  The first, in the category of Asset Creation for work done on The Global Center for Health Innovation project which is the premier state-of the art facility in Cleveland at 1 St. Clair Avenue, and sits adjacent to the new Cleveland Convention Center.  What makes the honor more special is that, The Global Center for Health Innovation is the only facility in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare presented on four themed floors and serves health and healthcare innovation, technology, education and commerce through state-of-the-art spaces, programs and virtual offerings.

Representing the City of Cleveland's Economic Development Department are its Director, Tracey Nichols and David Lukas, project coordinator.

Representing the City of Cleveland’s Economic Development Department are its Director, Tracey Nichols and David Lukas, project coordinator.

The second honor received by Nichols’ team was in the category of Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration for creating the Adopt a City pro bono program.  Mayor Jackson puts a big emphasis on creating jobs for our community.  He has assembled a world class Economic Development Team and we are honored to have been recognized for the hard work and innovation as exhibited in our projects, “said Nichols.

The final award presented to the City of Cleveland was accepted by Michael Curry from the Office of Equal Opportunity in the Minority Business Development category for the Cleveland Benefits Agreement program.  The initiative first announced by Mayor Jackson in 2012, has helped to serve as a catalyst for job creation and job development in the construction and trades industries.   Under the direction of the City’s Public Affairs Chief, Natoya Walker-Minor, the CBA is changing the way Cleveland does business through a collaborative commitment with business, civic, labor and trade organizations.

Throughout the evening of salutes, a reoccurring theme was – to return the NEO region to being one of the most vibrant robust areas in the Midwest and to advance it with a strong global work force, thus creating a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Written by Kimberly Smith-Woodford

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Join CPP at Winterfest 2013

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There is a chill in the air and the forecast calls for snow. A week from today, we’ll all gather with family and friends and offer Thanks for our many blessings. Friday will officially start the shopping season and on Saturday you can all join Cleveland Public Power at the 2013 Winterfest Celebration in downtown Cleveland!

It’s a day filled with activities, food and fun! Check us out next week in the Renaissance Hotel on Public Square. To offer a glimpse into the fun, below are photos from Winterfest 2011 for this Throwback Thursday!

Winterfest 2011

Scenes from Winterfest 2011. (Photos by Shelley M. Shockley)

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November 21, 2013 · 4:46 pm

Visit CPP Booth at The Great Big Home & Garden Show through Feb. 10th

The snow has stopped for now so take this opportunity to visit the Great Big Home & Garden Show at the Cleveland IX Center today! The show runs today until 5 p.m. and Cleveland Public Power staff are joined by their colleagues in the Department of Public Utilities in Booth 1008 to provide information on the services offered by the City.

Are you a City of Cleveland resident thinking about switching your electric service? Well stop by

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CPP’s residential service Manager Dale Gallis is joined at the DPU booth by Marcia Mays from CWD and Yalinda Moore from WPC. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

and learn how you can make that happen. Are you looking to make your home or business more efficient? Our staff can point you in the right direction for savings. Do you have questions about your bill? All of our representatives are more than willing to help you understand the charges on your bill, so stop by and say hello.

Can’t make it out today – no problem we will have staff on hand for the entire show which runs through Sunday, February 10th! You can always visit us at www.cpp.org , www.clevelandwater.com, or call www.clevelandwpc.com.

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