Tri-C Boosts Regional Economy with New Graduates From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Alumni look to build on successful track record of previous classes
Thirty-five entrepreneurs from Northeast Ohio and beyond recently took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
Previous small-business owners who graduated from the program have outperformed the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.
With the most recent graduating class, the 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) alumni list at Tri-C now exceeds 450 since the program debuted at the College in 2012.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.
Graduates of Tri-C’s 10KSB program represent a variety of industries and businesses. Each spent 14 weeks studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College, a top-ranked school for entrepreneurial education.
The most recent class included:
• Bob Aleksandrovic of Orbit Industries in Middleburg Heights
• George Arsic of 1-2-3 Disposal in Norton
• Ricky Campopiano of Auburn Builders Supply in Twinsburg
• Jill Cavano of Scranton Associates in Strongsville
• Steven Cencula of FORM in Cleveland
• Bill Cheraso of Peerless Electric Co. in Mentor
• Renee DeLuca Dolan of Contempo Communications in Cleveland
• JR Dutton of Dutton Dental Concepts in Bolivar
• Cindy Einhouse of Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood
• Ken Fanger of OnTechnology Partners in Cleveland
• Nick Finelli of Finelli Architectural Iron & Stairs in Solon
• Dana Freund of Pinnacle Gymnastics in Medina
• Joe Gallagher of D'Agnese’s at White Pond in Akron
• Kurt Geis of R & K Electric in Louisville
• Covesa Gragg of Covesa Kelly Events in Valley View
• Donna Heffernan of Heffernan & Associates in Solon
• Dawn Hryshko of Hryshko & Associates in Hinckley
• John Larkin of Electronic Systems Consultants in Columbus
• Oscar Lee of Cold Headed Fasteners & Assemblies in Massillon
• Zosimo Maximo of A To Z Group in Woodmere
• Mitchell Minadeo of Blakeslee Equipment Co. in Westlake
• Mithila Nadkarni of EZPIPER in Holland
• Adam Oakley of Wingate Alloys in Cleveland
• Raymond Paganini of CornerstoneIT in Mentor
• Ned Parks of Aegis 360 Consulting in Akron
• Ellen Pignatiello of Cookie Cupboard Gourmet Dough in Valley View
• George Pimentel of SIS Home Care LLC in Cleveland
• Jim Reese of PIP Printing & Marketing Services in Mentor
• Joseph Rogucki of JMR Medical Inc. in Northfield
• Amy Rosenbluth of Lake Erie Ink in Cleveland Heights
• NaJeebah Shareef of Inspiring Lives Forever Transportation in Euclid
• Alex Tenenbaum of ItemBazaar Inc. in Warrensville Heights
• Tracey Watts-Cirino of Lavish Color Salon in Cleveland
• Aaron Westerburg of Inspection Tech in Rocky River
• Amy Wong of Dot Org Solutions in Akron
For more information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications are being accepted for the next session beginning in May and are due by Feb. 23.
December 14, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org