Nirmala Lekhak

Where are you from? I am from Kathmandu, Nepal. What was your childhood like? Overall, my childhood has been fun. Generally, my parents didn’t really discriminate in providing good education and other necessities between daughters and son (I have two sisters and a brother). But being born in a patriarchal society, there are certain societal … Continued

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Mahmoud Audu

Where are you from? Nigeria (northern) What was your childhood like? Normal for the most part, asthmatic so did very little running around but pretty normal  What brought you to Cleveland? My Dad was here in the 80s and worked with CWRU and the Veterans Administration Hospital. He went back to Nigeria in the Mid … Continued

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TianYi Liu

Where are you from? I am from Beijing, China What was your childhood like? I have so many priceless childhood memories. I am the only child, so I was spoiled. I grew up in a neighborhood that was very famous and known for their antique stores. One of my favorite things to do after school … Continued

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Cuyahoga County launches SkillUp program

SkillUp is an innovative service being offered by Cuyahoga County that assists employers with identifying skilled jobs and training pathways to help employees acquire the necessary skills for the business’s open positions. SkillUp ensures businesses have a steady stream of skilled workers and provides businesses the opportunities and resources necessary to train new employees, existing … 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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