Cleveland earns the 22nd spot on this list of America’s funniest cities. The ranking is based on quantitative data in six categories: comedy clubs per capita; comedian hometowns; where comedians live; comedy/improv festivals; cities used as settings in sitcoms; and improv groups per capita.
In her most recent Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley explains why leaders of businesses and other organizations should implement a people-centric culture. Strong, smart and healthy organizations, Ms. Bagley writes, are built by employees who feel valued and are clear about their roles and responsibilities. She cites Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Whole Foods Market, and Youngstown, Ohio company, M-7 Technologies, as organizations that have embraced “truly human leadership.”
Ohio is cited as one of the top 10 states where manufacturing still plays a vital role in the state’s overall economy. Akron’s Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is highlighted as one of the contributing factors for Ohio’s success in manufacturing.
In an ArtsJournal blog post titled “I played every piano around the town,” Norman Lebrecht writes of classical pianist Zsolt Bognar and his visit to every piano installed around town as part of the International Piano Competition taking place this summer in University Circle.
This article from the USA Today describes the positive effects craft breweries often have on their surrounding neighborhoods. Great Lakes Brewing and its host, Ohio City, are featured in the piece.
This post on BuzzFeed Community explains why Cleveland “is the best city on the planet.” Some reasons for the high praise include its low cost of living, foodie scene and cultural attractions.
Cleveland’s Public Square makes this list of top ten squares in the world to watch out for.
In this Forbes.com blog, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley reflects on her participation in the Brookings manufacturing event that took place in July and discusses the role of regional ecosystems in the renaissance of the industry.
This article from the National Journal discusses how the Maron family developed Cleveland’s East 4th Street into a vibrant neighborhood that is attracting young professionals and bringing people downtown.