Sponsors Featured

7:15am EDT September 1, 2005
LaSalle Bank

For more than 75 years, LaSalle Bank has been meeting the needs of middle-market businesses and individuals throughout the Midwest.

Here in Cleveland, commercial banking relationship managers are the gateway to a vast array of corporate services, including commercial lending, capital markets, foreign exchange and derivative services, real estate financing, leasing, treasury management and institutional trust services. Through our Netherlands-based parent, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., we also offer middle-market companies access to global treasury management and trade advisory services, as well as the resources of AMN AMRO’s banking specialists in more than 60 countries.

Though our reach is global, building relationships at the local level is the basis for everything we do. Our emphasis on relationships, not just transactions, has helped us to become a primary financial adviser to many of our clients.

Our middle-market bankers blend their knowledge and insights with a wealth of flexible financing alternatives, sophisticated products and growth-enhancing services to provide solutions tailored to each client’s operational needs and strategic goals.

Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College has assembled a comprehensive package of resources to support businesses and entrepreneurs within our region. Businesses large and small are turning to LCCC for its comprehensive package of growth services. Services available to give your company that competitive advantage include:

  • Short-term, customized training for your work force
  • Focused coursework to meet challenges faced by today’s entrepreneurs
  • A complete career pathway in entrepreneurship, from certificate to associate degree to graduate certificate offered by Case Western Reserve University through our university partnership
  • GLIDE, located on LCCC’s campus, providing a full range of business assessment, development and growth services, including business plan, financing, marketing, commercialization, networking and assistance with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Business growth space in LCCC’s Great Lakes Technology Park.

To find out more about how LCCC can help accelerate the growth of your business, contact Marcia Ballinger, vice president of strategic and institutional development, at mailto:Marcia.ballinger@lorainccc.edu or (440) 366-4073.

Brouse McDowell

Brouse McDowell — a full-service law firm with offices in Akron and Cleveland — counsels businesses in the region and around the globe.

Our position between smaller firms and megafirms allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds — personal attention, partner involvement and priority status without any sacrifice in talent, skill or result. Through our network of national and international affiliates, we are able to assist in virtually any locale, here or abroad.

Our focus is to help you save money, make money or beat your competition. Understanding your business is our business.

To find out how Brouse McDowell can help you, please visit our Web site at www.brouse.com or contact our managing partner, Jeff Heintz, at (330) 535-5711 or jheintz@brouse.com.

Hughie’s Audio Visual & Computer

Since 1953, Hughie’s Audio Visual & Computer (HAVS) has been considered the one and only source of quality and professional audio-visual equipment in the Northeast Ohio marketplace. From its inception, the company has always placed the client’s happiness and success as its primary goal. Through the years, this has been achieved by upgrading and purchasing new, technologically advanced equipment, including flat screen monitors and plasma screens, and staying one step ahead of the competition. This proactive stance, combined with a team approach toward projects and productions, makes HAVS a true innovator in its field.