Joe CImperman

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Cleveland will be hosting its first Welcome Week next month. The event is intended to celebrate immigrants in the community.

Global Cleveland is organizing the event which will be the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio.

The organization’s president, Joe Cimperman says they want to highlight the impact of immigrants.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Help America's Economy Grow

Oct 15, 2018
Radhika Reddy
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Immigrants make up about four percent of Ohio’s population, but contribute more than five percent of the state’s taxes and start businesses more than twice as frequently as native citizens. This motivation comes from the need many immigrants feel to not only survive, but to thrive. 

Radhika Reddy always wanted more. The Cleveland businesswoman was never really satisfied with the life India had to offer.

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GLOBAL CLEVELAND

Global Cleveland is commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month by creating a directory of city-area businesses owned by immigrants and refugees.

The list features restaurants, markets, auto shops and business services. In addition to displaying the business’ name and address, the owner’s country of origin is also listed.

The organization’s director Joe Cimperman says the list highlights the impact of immigrants in the Cleveland community.

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Tributes have been pouring in from both Democrats and Republicans for former Ohio governor and senator George Voinovich, who died Sunday at age 79.

The moderate Republican spent four decades in politics. In addition to two terms as governor, he served two terms as a U.S. senator. And he was mayor of the Democratic city of Cleveland for a decade.

CITY OF CLEVELAND

Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman will be stepping down after nearly two decades on council. He announced today that he’s accepted an offer to be president of Global Cleveland, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees settle in the city. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.