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The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises Accepting Applications for the Fifth Season of Cleveland Chain Reaction Sept. 13

Sept. 13, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Pitch competition helps entrepreneurs advance their small business CLEVELAND (September 13, 2022) – The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s (GCP) Council of Smaller Enterprises (C...


Calling local entrepreneurs! Fifth season of Cleveland Chain Reaction launches (Fox 8)

Sept. 13, 2022

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Are you a local entrepreneur hoping to give your business a boost? Cleveland Chain Reaction may be just what you’re looking for. Applications are being accepted through O...


Applications are now open for season five of Chain Reaction small business competition (FreshWater)

Sept. 13, 2022

The Greater Cleveland Partnership ’s (GCP) Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) announced today, Tuesday, Sept. 13, that it is now accepting applications for the fifth season of Cleveland Chai...


Cleveland Chain Reaction pitch competition returns for fifth season

Sept. 1, 2022 • Laura DeMarco

Cleveland, Ohio — Success has been a chain reaction for Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. owner Michael Januska since his business appeared on the 2018 pitch competition of the same name. Januska walke...


CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION SEASON 4 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Oct. 14, 2021

Competition standouts include Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches (grand prize), Latino Taste to Go and Ready Set! Coffee Roasters (second place), and CityBreaks Barbershop, Play Maysie and Vit...


LOCAL BUSINESSES INVITED TO CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION SMALL BUSINESS BOOT CAMP

Business Pitch Showcase will take place on September 29th and 30th

July 26, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH, July 26, 2021 – The Cleveland Chain Reaction partners have identified 24 businesses to advance to the semi-finals in the neighborhood economic development project. Over the next si...


APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SEASON FOUR OF CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION

May 11, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH, May 11, 2021 – The fourth season of the small business pitch competition Cleveland Chain Reaction launched today and will accept applications for businesses who are interested in l...


NEARLY $300,000 INVESTED IN 6 CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION BUSINESSES THAT WILL LOCATE IN CLEVELAND’S COLLINWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD

Dec. 11, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH, December 11, 2019– The Cleveland Chain Reaction partners have delivered on their promise to bring major investment to the city’s Collinwood neighborhood. The Greater Cleveland Partne...


Local Businesses Invited to Cleveland Chain Reaction Small Business Boot Camp

Business Pitch Showcase will take place on August 19-20

July 18, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH, July 18, 2019– The Cleveland Chain Reaction partners have identified 20 companies to advance in the neighborhood economic development project. Nineteen of these companies have acce...


New Investment Structure Rolled Out for Season Three of Cleveland Chain Reaction

Investments for small businesses will come from partners and private investors

June 19, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH, June 19, 2019– In the third season of Cleveland Chain Reaction, the project’s partners are introducing a new investment structure that will improve the benefits for the winning sma...