Ups and downs Featured

9:47am EDT October 31, 2002
(Ups) to Yours Truly. The Beachwood restaurant's staff reacted quickly and calmly in late August after a car barreled into the lobby during a three-car collision. Rather than panic, staff and management erected a temporary lobby and continued to serve patrons without skipping a beat.

(Ups) to Richard E. Jacobs. The commercial real estate mogul and former Cleveland Indians owner is leading a group of investors to pump $15 million into the bankrupt Level Propane Gasses Inc. The move allows the company to continue to provide propane and honor customer contracts through the winter while it reorganizes.

(Ups) to COSE. Building on the success of its inaugural Business Plan Challenge, The Greater Cleveland Growth Association's Council of Smaller Enterprises is adding a new category to the 2003 competition -- arts. The move recognizes the importance -- and impact -- of arts and culture in Northeast Ohio.