Citizenship Ceremony Renews Faith and Pride in American Ideals

Global Cleveland counts upon volunteers to perform a number of services, including welcoming new Americans at citizenship ceremonies in federal court. Recently, one of our board members, Doug Bugie, volunteered in this role. Here are his thoughts on the experience. By Doug Bugie There is an old expression ‘”Talk the walk or walk the walk.”  … Continued

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Community Partner: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opened its doors 12 years ago and since then has upheld the vision of our founders, to create a space that celebrates culture, identity, and diversity through a Jewish lens.  Our exhibitions, programs, and tours focus on human stories, build bridges of understanding, to bring history to life and … Continued

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From New Americans to Business Owners

Hoat and Nancy Truong fled Vietnam in desperate boats. In Cleveland, they joined an immigrant business phenomenon The opportunity presented itself when Hoat and Nancy Truong scouted a restaurant location for a family friend. He decided not to pursue the venture.  The couple faced a decision. Hoat, a chef, was managing a machine shop. Nancy, … Continued

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We Are Friends of Global Cleveland!

Imagine you are moving to a new place. No matter if work, school or travel brings you to Cleveland, you need information. You have so many questions about the city, but you are unsure whom to ask. You want to meet people who understand your situation, who share your interests and hobbies – other global minds! … Continued

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Iceland, An Adventure Not So Far Away

By: Srinivas R Merugu Last week marked my fifth trip to Iceland. A country with a population just a bit shy of Cleveland and a reputation as a tourist destination has been drawing me back year after year, for four years. What started as a boys’ trip to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival for my 40th … Continued

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This Flag Day, Welcome New Americans

Global Cleveland invites Clevelanders to celebrate immigrants this flag day at a special naturalization ceremony As part of Flag Day activities Wednesday, 32 new Americans will become citizens at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Flag Day is a time to display American pride. Increasingly, it has become a day to celebrate … Continued

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Day After Day, Immigrants Told Us What They Love About Cleveland

‘Cleveland that I love’ With the month of June being celebrated nationally as Immigrant Heritage Month, it’s a good time to recognize the unique and exceptional stories that immigrants and international newcomers carry with them. Thousands of immigrants and refugees have relocated to Northeast Ohio in recent years. The journeys of each of these individuals … Continued

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Why We Celebrated Immigrant Heritage Year

By Joe Cimperman, President of Global Cleveland We live in a great time in a great city in a great nation. I don’t think this or feel this because of an ad campaign, I know this because every single day I see the power of Newcomers and the power of those native born when the … Continued

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Global Employer Summit Revealed Paths to the Global Economy

The global economy is accelerating rapidly and local employers need to join it. That means targeting global markets and hiring the kind of talent that can succeed in diverse business climates. That means becoming a global employer. Those were key messages to emerge at the inaugural Global Employer Summit, which Global Cleveland hosted May 31 … Continued

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