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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...


Season 2 Winning Neighborhood: Old Brooklyn

Winning neighborhood and five new investors identified for neighborhood economic development project.

May 11, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH, May 11, 2018 – Season 2 of Cleveland Chain Reaction is taking shape. Old Brooklyn, a city neighborhood south of Downtown on the west side, will host the economic development project ...


Chain Reaction Season #2

Cleveland Chain Reaction launches season #2 and introduces four neighborhoods in running for $1M investment

April 24, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH, April 24, 2018 – The second season of Cleveland Chain Reaction begins today. This economic development project will match local investors with local small businesses to grow the comp...


Keeping That Cleveland Hustles Steam Rollin'

July 6, 2017

Cleveland Chain Reaction featured in Cleveland Magazine:  https://clevelandmagazine.com/in-the-cle/articles/keeping-that-cleveland-hustles-steam-rollin' ...


Chain Reaction Featured on WTAM 1100

June 29, 2017

Radio interview with Steve Millard and Fred Geis from WTAM morning news on June 29, 2017. ...