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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...


Collinwood Will Host the 2019 Season of Cleveland Chain Reaction

Annual neighborhood economic development project will focus on East 185th Street

April 9, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH, April 9, 2019– The third installment of Cleveland Chain Reaction will take place in the city’s Collinwood neighborhood. The neighborhood, located at the city’s northeast boundary, ...


Over $700,000 Invested in 7 Businesses Locating to Old Brooklyn Neighborhood

Oct. 2, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH, October 2, 2018 – The Cleveland Chain Reaction partners have delivered on the promise to bring major investment to the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood. COSE, Cleveland Neighborhood ...


Nine Finalists Announced for 2018 Cleveland Chain Reaction

Aug. 27, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH, August 27, 2018 – Nine local small businesses have advanced in the Cleveland Chain Reaction neighborhood economic development project and have been named as finalists. These companie...


Business Pitch Showcase Takes Place July 30, 31

July 27, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH, July 27, 2018– The Cleveland Chain Reaction neighborhood economic development project has identified 19 companies to pitch to the project’s investors for a chance to earn $100,000 of...