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CNDC Committee Meetings
CNDC Board - March
27th at 8:30am
Housing - March 28th at
NHS of Greater Cleveland, 5700 Broadway, 44127
Economic Development - April 5th at 9am
Organizers - April 5th at 11:30am
All meetings are held at the offices of CNDC,
3751 Prospect Avenue unless otherwise noted.
Industry Items of Interest
Be Carried Away at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival, March
22-April 1, 2012 at Tower City Cinemas. With 164 feature films and
156 short subject films representing 60 countries, we have something for
Program Guides will be available the week of March 5th at all Dollar Bank
branches, or simply download our iPhone and Driod apps, or visit the CIFF
website at www.clevelandfilm.org. Tickets
go on sale to CIFF members on Friday, March 2nd and to non-members on
Friday, March 9th. Regardless of membership status, use code
CNDC at checkout to receive $2 off the regular ticket price.
For more information, please visit www.clevelandfilm.org
or call 216-623-3456.
Girls and Science: Are You Ready
to Explore? On Saturday, March 3rd from 8:30am-1:00pm all girls in
grades 5-8 are invited to "explore science". Sponsored by
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, this half-day program is
designed to showcase the field of science in a fun and engaging format.
The event will include hands-on demonstrations and experiments with
the museum's incredible curators. Visit the live animal roon,
(which is usually closed to the public), to meet the animals who perform
in museum shows. The cost for this half-day event is $15 for
members and $20 for non-members. Included in the price is
breakfast, t-shirts with original art, gift certificate to the museum
shop, raffle prizes, snacks, and a gift bag full of cool stuff. As
a bonus, it is also the opening day of the museum's new exhibit:
"Mythic Creatures" Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.
Register online at www.cmnh.org and
follow the link on the front page for "Dare to Explore
Science". For more information call 216-231-4600. The
Cleveland Museum of Natual History is located at 1 Wade Oval Drive in
Cleveland Energy Saver As part of
the Cleveland Energy Saver Pilot Program, which is sponsored by the City
of Cleveland, in cooperation with the Cleveland Housing Network,
Cleveland homeowners are being offered the opportunity to reduce their
utility bills and increase efficiency in their homes. This
limited-time Energy Saver Program will provide extremely low-cost energy
assessments and discounts up to 40% on home improvements. This 40%
discount is provided through the Dominion East Ohio/Good Cents rebates
and the City of Cleveland. There is a $50 up-front charge for the
assessments which is refunded to the homeowner should they proceed with
work that is recommended. The home improvements may include the
following energy retrofit work: air leakage, attic insulation,
sidewall insulation, furnace replacements, thermostats, water
saving devices, hot water tanks, energy efficient appliances, doors, and
windows. Qualifying homeowners can finance deeply discounted
improvements with a special low interest improvement loan though CASH.
City of Cleveland homeowners interested in participating in this
pilot program or to learn more about the program are encouraged to call
the Cleveland Energy Savers Program at 216-672-3535. This program
is limited to the first 100 homeowners that sign up.
Cleveland Public Library to Open Six New
Learning Centers Thanks to a grant from the Cleveland
Foundation, the Cleveland Public Library has plans to open six new
learning centers that will serve patrons of all ages. The Learning
Centers will be established at the Fleet, Fulton, Sterling, Collinwood,
Eastman and Langston Hughes library branches.
The centers will offer homework help, tutoring and college prep classes.
The Learning Center locations were chosen based on community
involvement and interest. "We really looked for communities
that had high participation in the homework help," says CPL
Executive Director, Felton Thomas.
To best meet the technology gap many patrons face, each center will
provide new laptop computers for onsite use. CPL will team with key
educational partners including Cleveland State University, Cleveland
Institute of Music, and the Music Settlement to help provide tutoring and
literacy focused programming.
The new centers are modeled after the existing Rice Branch Learning
Center, which served nearly 1200 students in the homework lab in 2011.
The new centers will serve over 5,000 children and young people
across the city.
Tremont West Launches Storefront Incubator
Program Tremont West Development Corporation is pleased to
announce a new Storefront Incubator program. After two
successful runs at using the storefront at the Tremont West offices, the
organization wants to continue to add to the vitality of the Tremont
The storefront, located at 2406 Professor Avenue will be the location for
a new local business. Through a RFP process, Tremont West intends
not to compete with local property owners who are in need of tenants, but
seeks to feed those available spaces with viable businesses through this
program. The Tremont Storefront Incubator will be a nine month
agreement with three months of free rent and six months of below market
rate rent for the 370sf of space, May 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
The scoring of RFPs will be completed by Tremont West staff, neighborhood
stakeholders and industry experts. Proposals will be judged on
Business Experience, Project Vision/Concept, Business Plan, Neighborhood
Need and Neighborhood Impact. The Storefront Incubator is for new
businesses that are NOT currently leasing space. RFPs are
due Friday, March 16, 2012 at 5pm. The RFP is available on the
Tremont West website www.tremontwest.org. For
more information, contact Executive Director, Cory Riordan at
216-575-0920, ext. 101.
Restoration Society Can Make Your House
a Home The Cleveland Restoration Society's team of highly
trained professionals knows what makes older houses tick. They can
help you determine what improvements will increase your older home's
value and help you preserve the historic character that you fell in love
with in the first place. Financial assistance is available to make
it all possible.
The interest rate on new Heritage Home loans in the City of Cleveland is
1.4% annum for 2012. The interest rate on loans outside the City of
Cleveland is at 3.5%, but CRS is working to get that rate reduced.
The term of the loan is 12 years and must be used for historically
sympathetic home improvements.
A Heritage Home loan is now available to houses in Cleveland even if they
have been modified with vinyl or aluminum siding or windows.
Previously, a house with these types of improvements did not
qualify. Now, the house will be eligible for a Heritage Home Loan
provided that the project being funded does not involve the installation
of vinyl or aluminum siding or windows. Any home built prior to
1962 is eligible for this program. For further information call
216-426-3116 or visit www.clevelandrestoration.org.
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
The Ohio CDC Association 28th Annual
Conference October 4th and 5th, 2012 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse
Square. More details to follow in upcoming issues of INFOMAIL.