Liz Claman, former WEWS Channel 5 anchor, is returning to Cleveland next week to showcase another reason why Cleveland is a great business region with the resources to prove it.
Claman, who was in Cleveland last October to highlight the region’s resilient business community, will be reporting live from Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Community College on Monday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, for the first graduation of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program.
The special will feature interviews with Goldman Sachs President and COO, Gary Cohn; FirstEnergy CEO, Anthony J. Alexander; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH); and other business executives and local politicians to discuss Cleveland’s economy, employment growth and local business revenue.
“Goldman Sachs has picked Cleveland to highlight its ‘10,000 Small Businesses’ Program, where small businesses go through a rigorous application process and once they get picked, they are matched with a community college which they attend for 11 weeks,” Claman says.
Goldman Sachs’ President, Gary Cohn, will be there along with Senator Rob Portman and the head of Cuyahoga Community College, Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton.
“We’ll go big with the Goldman angle because Gary is from Cleveland, but this highlights the quality, real-life, application-type of education that Cuyahoga Community College offers,” she says. “We’ll be interviewing some of the graduating small business owners, but the highlight, of course, is Gary Cohn live at 4 p.m. ET.”
The event underscores the importance of small business and why Goldman Sachs believes helping support them is just simply good business.
GREGORY JONES is an associate editor at Smart Business. He writes for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Northern California markets.