On Tuesday, July 19, Global Cleveland welcomed roughly 80 international ambassadors to its Global Partners in Diplomacy reception at Severance Hall. The event, coordinated in partnership with the 2016 Republican National Convention and the U.S. Department of State, introduced the ambassadors to nearly 200 of Northeast Ohio’s civic and corporate leaders.

Guests networked and enjoyed light appetizers in a setting befitting of such an esteemed audience. In his remarks, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish sang the county’s praises, and encouraged the ambassadors to bring investment to the region. The evening’s keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, stressed the importance of understanding what “having people of different backgrounds and origins means to your community.”

Global Cleveland is grateful for the support of its generous event sponsors: Audrey and Albert Ratner, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Quality Electrodynamics LLC, Squire Patton Boggs (US), Doug Bugie and Nancy Oat, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Foundation, Geis Companies, Gries Financial LLC, Pamela Miller Holmes Charitable Fund, Mansour Gavin LPA, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Dick Pogue, Baiju and Koyen Shah, University Circle Incorporated, Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., LLC, Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown, Citymark Capital, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Thomas J. Scanlon, and Team NEO.

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