Firestone Hall Experience at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship


A new chapter of professional golf at Firestone Country Club begins with the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. A major on the PGA TOUR Champions, the community will be welcoming World Golf Hall of Fame members such as Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh, Mark O’Meara and others who regularly play on the PGA TOUR Champions. These players are legends of the game and will also include fan favorites like Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and John Daly. The tournament will be held July 11-14th, 2019 and in addition to your favorite players, will feature local cuisine such as Swenson’s, Hatfield’s Goode Grub and Nelly Belly Pizza.  The event also features live music after the last putt drops with The Sunrise Jones on Friday and Disco Inferno on Saturday. With an annual economic impact of $15-20 million, the event will continue to give back to the wonderful charities in our community such as Akron Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, The First Tee of Akron, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Summa Health and Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

You can support these local charities by purchasing a ticket to the event or for corporations, purchasing the new Firestone Hall Ten-Pack or any of the customized ticket packages available. Firestone Hall, a new addition for 2019, will provide access to the Main Dining room of Firestone Country Club with upgraded food & beverage for purchase. This ticket package will also feature the opportunity to play Firestone South for $160 per person including lunch on September 30th. Whether you are entertaining your biggest customers and prospects or rewarding your employees, this unique experience is sure to have them on the edge of their seats as they enjoy watching the legends of the game back at Firestone Country Club. Mention that you’re a GCP or COSE member and receive a dozen complimentary golfballs with purchase. To learn more, please contact alexandriagrilliot@pgatourhq.com or 330-245-2307.

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  • Building Strong Relationships with Your Brokers

    This article was written by Jack Holmes, the Operations Manager at Global Transport. Although this is about building strong relationships with brokers, the themes that Jack uses can be applied to any business relationship.

    This is Part 1 of a 2 Part series written by Jack Holmes. You can find the second part of this article on our website, www.globaltransportinc.com in our Blog section.

    I am often asked how we choose which carriers are going to take the freight we have and I find it interesting that people are surprised to find out that my answer is never “whoever has the cheapest price”. Instead my answer is almost always “whoever I have the strongest relationship with”. While price does play a factor, I am almost always more concerned that I will be able to trust the person taking the load over who has the cheapest price. While this isn’t true for all brokers I feel like this is a good guideline on how to build that relationship. Here are a couple of ways you can stand out from other carriers and build a relationship that develops into regular shipments.

    1. BE HONEST ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

    This is one of the most important things that any broker will require. Do not take the freight if you can’t move it or deliver it in the requested time frame. Does that mean you might miss out on a couple of shipments? Maybe. But if you are honest about what your capability is, then perhaps they can get the delivery pushed out a day instead of having a company be mad at you for being late. Yeah, you might miss out on a load but that is better than not getting another load from that broker because you missed their delivery.

    2. GIVE ACCURATE UPDATES.

    Make sure that your drivers understand that they need to give the Brokers accurate location and updates. We understand that things happen like you are running late because of traffic, a breakdown, another delivery look a long time, or even if the driver overslept. Giving us an update that is honest and accurate will pay dividends in the end. Remember, anything you tell them, they are telling to their customer. If you don’t give them accurate information you are making them look bad to their customer. One of our mottos here is “UNDER PROMISE AND OVER DELIVER”. If you know your driver is 2 days behind, don’t tell the broker he isn’t only one day behind. It would be better to say he is 2 to 3 days out so that if he arrives on time then there aren’t any issues.

    3. REPORT BREAKDOWNS IMMEDIATELY.

    This is the most common mistake that makes me not want to use a carrier a 2nd time. Breakdowns happen; it’s part of the industry and no one should be surprised by it. If the broker calls you for an update at Noon and you knew that the truck was broke down at 8am, the first thing they are going to want to know is why you didn’t tell them as soon as you found out. Waiting for road service or for a tow is not a good answer. Some people are going to be upset regardless, so don’t compile their frustrations by withholding that information.

    Jack Holmes is the Operations Manager at Global Transport. He has been in the freight industry for over 15 years, covering all aspects of transportation from importing to freight brokerage.

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  • Can You Help the Next Generation of Our Region’s Entrepreneurs?

    COSE is working with the Young Entrepreneur Institute to help our youth become more aware and inspired by entrepreneurship.

    A little of your time as a mentor and/or a small amount of financial support can help change the perspective and future of these young people. In this spirit, COSE is launching a “Support Youth Entrepreneurship” online fundraising campaign to support Young Entrepreneur Institute.

    Founded in 2006, Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) is a local non-profit organization that provides experiential entrepreneurship education to over 7,000 K-12 students annually through collaboration with schools and organizations in Northeast Ohio. YEI’s mission is that “Every student should understand and experience entrepreneurship.” Removing barriers to participation and promoting inclusivity in under-resourced schools is critical to this mission. Entrepreneurship education teaches important skills like financial literacy, public speaking and perseverance—skills important to be successful in life.

    As business owners, we have much to teach and share with these young students. Our “Support Youth Entrepreneurship” campaign will run through March 31, 2018. For every $50 you donate as a COSE member, you will have a chance to win a product created by a local student entrepreneur. Products include jewelry, apparel, candles, soap, baked goods and more!

    Please click here to learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved today.

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  • Capital Advisors, Ltd. Named to 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

    Capital Advisors, Ltd.h of Shaker Heights, is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.  Neil Waxman and Mark Ciulla are Managing Directors of Capital Advisers.

    This is the fourth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the investment management industry.

    RIA firms applied for consideration, having met a minimum set of criteria. Applicants were then graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300.

    The final FT 300 represents an impressive cohort of elite RIA firms, as the “average” practice in this year’s list has been in existence for 24 years and manages $2.7 billion in assets. The FT 300 Top RIAs hail from 37 states and Washington, D.C.

    The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (June 2017). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

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  • Cast your vote for the GCP Board of Directors

    As the designated representative of a member company of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) or the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), you are entitled to vote in the election of the GCP Board of Directors. All nominations are due by August 15, 2016.

    As the designated representative of a member company of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) or the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), you are entitled to vote in the election of the GCP Board of Directors. All nominations are due by August 15, 2016.

    Download the ballot here.

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    Discount Animal Products offers animal health products including horse wormers, dog worming, dog flea treatment products, cat worming, cat flea treatment, chicken wormer, horse supplements, and many more.

    Contact Info:
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    Lysterfield Melbourne VIC 3156, Australia
    (03) 9999 1228
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