New downtown Cleveland historic district could make projects more viable in vacancy-plagued Erieview

New downtown Cleveland historic district could make projects more viable in vacancy-plagued ErieviewNew downtown Cleveland historic district could make projects more viable in vacancy-plagued Erieview.

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For decades, Crain’s has published lists ranking the largest companies across various industries and categories. Now you can build your own lists using a new custom search tool available to Crain’s Data Members. Crain’s also is now offering interactive versions of the lists that run in the print edition, and data from those lists is now being woven into news stories as well.

There’s no shortage of ‘how-to’ resources for getting a job or advancing beyond the one you hold. Most focus on networking, time management, navigating power and goal setting. Peter Anagnostos explains that he has his own list, most of which stems from advice he got from his mother. One phrase he often heard her use around the house was being ‘well-read.’

On World Refugee Day, recognized on June 20 each year, Clevelanders (those who recently resettled here from refugee camps and those who helped them settle into their new homes) typically come together to celebrate with international dance, foods and games. This year, a global pandemic prevented the traditional festivities, but it should not prevent us from celebrating the contributions of refugees and the generosity of Clevelanders who support their resettlement.

From Bloomberg: Just 32 new campaigns were launched at U.S. companies with a market value of more than $1 billion in the first half of the year, down more than 50% from a year ago, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Smaller targets got less breathing room: campaigns against sub-$1 billion companies rose 7% globally, the data show. Overall, activists launched 290 campaigns in the first half of the year, down about 5% from the same period in 2019.

Gov. Mike DeWine released five safety guidelines created by the Ohio Department of Education but left the bulk of how and when to return up to individual school districts. He also announced the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System, which uses seven indicators to designate four levels of COVID-19 spread in each of the state’s 88 counties. The indicators are based on number of cases, symptoms and hospitalizations in the county.

This Small Business Lifeline episode shares practical tips on what we all have learned about running a business over the past few months and what has led businesses to succeed or fail. We talk to a top executive with an accounting firm in Detroit that is working with many small businesses on what they’ve learned. Then we head to New York City and talk to a small business owner about what are the biggest things she’s learned from the mistakes she’s made in the past few months.

The $1.93 billion Ohio hospitals received in total CARES Act funding from the provider relief fund and delayed cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share funding still leaves a $1.38 billion funding gap that the Ohio Hospital Association says will continue to grow without additional financial relief.

The training award from the National Institutes of Health will support the recruitment, education and laboratory training of five Ph.D. students annually over the next five years in an effort to build a pipeline of minority scientists in the Cleveland area.

The massive development on the grounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame officially has a new name, plus a bulked-up leadership team and resources. Should the three phases of the project get completed, the end result could be a major win for Canton and Stark County. Getting there is obviously the tricky part for a project plagued by stops and starts.

Business services firm CBIZ Inc. said the index rose by 1.82% in June, a big turnaround from May, when it fell by 2.53%, and especially from April, when it plunged by 9.4%. The April figure was the largest decline in the index’s 11-year history.

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