Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Builds Northeast Ohio Economy with New Graduates
Alumni look to build on successful track record of previous classes
Thirty-six 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 is now approaching 600 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 13 weeks studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College, a top-ranked school for entrepreneurial education.
The most recent class included:
- Nick Akers of Absolute Pools Inc. in Kent
- Eric Clemens of Acroment Technologies in Cleveland
- Daphne DeLoach of Serenity Now Healthcare in Cleveland
- Sandee Dougherty of Visiting Angels in Canton
- Ryan Freeman of Complete LED in Brook Park
- Scott Fridrich of Northcoast Signworks in Bedford Heights
- Marcy Garred of Dazzle in Chagrin Falls
- Dawn Glenny of Greenleaf Family Center in Akron
- Earl Hamlin of Polymet Recovery in Akron
- Bobbi Holzer of Xacto Signs in Bedford Heights
- Amy Jenyk of Omni Media Cleveland in Cleveland
- Chris John of Pro Design in Twinsburg
- Melissa Khoury of Saucisson in Cleveland
- Ryan King of King Insurance & Financial Services Inc. in Twinsburg
- Marshall Laribee of MAL Network Engineering in Medina
- Ashley Lawson of Achieve Incentives & Meetings in Westlake
- Charlie Lerg of Subway Development of Cleveland in Westlake
- Ginius Macys of Breadsmith of Lakewood in Lakewood
- Rob Martens of Bold Alternatives Solar in Cleveland
- Rich Moskal of Annevar Media in Streetsboro
- Christie Murdoch of Banyan Tree in Cleveland
- Pat Primozic of NRC Inc. in Willoughby
- Nate Rockwell of Briquettes Smokehouse in Ashtabula
- Sue Safos of Dennison Creative in Brecksville
- Tony Sanelli of Sandglo Glass & Mirror Co. in Cleveland
- Frank Scalish of Scalish Construction in Lakewood
- Matt Schonhut of Schonhut Landscape Services in Strongsville
- Lorraine Schuchart of Prosper for Purpose in Cleveland
- Shan Sivakumaran of Pro Geotech Inc. in Broadview Heights
- Joe Soussou of Royal Park Fine Wine in North Royalton
- Karl Spiesman of Brick and Barrel Brewing in Cleveland
- Dave Strahl of CertaPro Painters of Chagrin Falls in Chagrin Falls
- Chris Tywon of Proforma Solution Ventures in Akron
- Diane Ullemeyer of The Design-Edge Inc. in Richmond Heights
- David Webb of Recreational Product Services in North Olmsted
- Jenn Wirtz of Der Braumeister in Cleveland
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 September and are due by June 14.
April 24, 2018
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org