8th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival

The Cleveland Asian Festival is an all volunteered based grassroots effort to highlight AsiaTown while celebrating diversity and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio. It is a major reason for the resurgence of and growth in Cleveland’s AsiaTown community. A record crowd of 48,800 attended the 7th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in 2016 and similar crowds … Continued

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Community Partner: IPM (International Partners in Mission)

International Partner in Missions (IPM) has been creating partnerships that build justice, peace and hope around the world since 1974. We maintain longstanding relationships with Project Partners in over twenty countries. These community-based Project Partners impact more than 60,000 children, women, and youth each year. In addition to funding, IPM provides technical support, micro-lending opportunities, … Continued

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Global Cleveland launches region’s first Global Employer Summit

The May 31st conference is designed to help Greater Cleveland employers connect to the world-class talent in their backyard   Global Cleveland is excited to announce the first economic development conference of its kind in Northeast Ohio. The Global Employer Summit will help local employers connect with the region’s international talent to enhance their competitiveness … Continued

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We Live In the Best Place On Earth, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County 

Over hummus and shishtawook, Global Cleveland hosted the producer and director of the amazing documentary “Resistance is Life,” along with our cosponsors, Cleveland Public Theater. The film made its world premier at the 41st Cleveland INTERNATIONAL Film Festival. Apo Bazidi and Goran Zaneti came to our offices near Public Square and shared how they got to … Continued

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International Student Pitch Showcase

Listen up, international students!!! This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. If you have an innovative idea that you want to pitch in front of employers, this is your time. Global Cleveland is hosting the 2017 Global Employer Summit, and invites you to submit your idea. You might have worked on a … Continued

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The Race for H1B Visas

Hundreds of thousands of applications are submitted each year on April 1st for H1B employment-based visas. Only 85,000 of those will be selected and approved. Last year, employers in the City of Cleveland filed for 1,161 H1B workers.    While H-1B visa application rates have been an ongoing issue, many people are getting more and … Continued

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Everywhere I Go, I Represent Both of My Passports

My grandfather, W. Louis Cohn was born to a prominent family in Berlin. His family was involved in various industries, from diplomacy to automobiles to music. He grew up in France and moved back to Germany during the initial years of the Nazi regime. His Jewish father, a career diplomat, was no longer permitted to represent the … Continued

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Community Partner: City of Cleveland Economic Development Department

The City of Cleveland Economic Development Department, in partnership with Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation, has led the way in helping create an environment where businesses, from the very smallest mom-and-pop shops to the larger international corporations, thrive and grow. As the economic arm of the mayor’s administration, our mission is to provide assistance to businesses expanding within or locating … Continued

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Traveling to Odisha to see the Sun Temple in Konark

By William G. Barnard, IV;  bill@wgbiv.com; He lives with his wife Sujata Lakhe and step-daughter Samira in Chagrin Falls and has visited India seven times.  His interests include Computer Sciences, Leica photography, wood-working, Arts, traveling and volunteering.  His photographs have appeared in the Cleveland Museum of Arts rack card and had honorable mention in the … Continued

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Brain Waste: A Challenge for New Americans

Brain Waste Researchers find high-skill immigrants are often forced to labor at low skill jobs It can be one of the most frustrating challenges that new Americans face.  Often their academic or professional training is not recognized in their new home, and so they must labor at jobs far below their skill level. Thus do … Continued

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