Crain’s Cleveland Business reporters and guests will discuss the latest trends and issues impacting business, news and politics in Northeast Ohio. Host Dan Polletta brings over 20 years of award-winning on-air experience as a broadcaster, writer and storyteller, most recently with NPR Ideastream.
Ep. 5 with Rachel Abbey McCafferty & Lydia Coutré
In this episode of The Landscape we welcome two Crain's Cleveland reporters, Lydia Coutré, focusing on Health Care and Nonprofits, and Rachel Abbey McCafferty who focuses on Manufacturing, Technology and Education. As 2020 showed us, internet access is an essential need for children and adults alike. For those that don't readily have access to internet or broadband service, they're sure to be at a disadvantage relative to their peers. We call this disadvantage the Digital Divide. As we learn from Lydia and Rachel, it's been growing for years and the emphasis on innovation to bridge the gap is more necessary now than ever. Although we focus on Cleveland's specific Digital Divide, many metropolitan areas and a variety of organizations are putting plenty of capital and resources into potential solutions. To attend our editorial forum mentioned in this episode, register here: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crainscleveland.com%2F&eventid=2966629&sessionid=1&key=9413A2A15968040ECB88138D1ECFB4CA®Tag=&V2=false&sourcepage=register
Ep.4 with Carrie Boldman
With warmer weather, a renewed sense of hope for normalcy has followed. To see what that means for those businesses reliant upon visitation, we sat down with Carrie Boldman, the VP and GM of Cedar Point Amusement Park to discuss their expectations for this Spring and Summer season. Visit cedarpoint.com/150 for more information on how they’re celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.
Ep.3 with Kevin Kleps
Second only to the Super Bowl, the draft is the largest event on the NFL calendar. This year, Cleveland plays host to both the league and the first large in-person event of the year. Kevin Kleps joins Dan Polletta to discuss all the details in and around the draft including financial impact, residual effects for local businesses, expected attendance and more. If you have a question about the NFL Draft in Cleveland this week, it gets answered in this episode! To read more from Kevin, visit his page at crainscleveland.com here: https://www.crainscleveland.com/kevin-kleps
Ep.2 with Mallory Martin
Mallory Martin joins Dan Polletta to discuss an unprecedented season for the Cleveland International Film Festival. What was once a cultural in-person event in Cleveland became an exclusively virtual one during 2020 and 2021. We ask Mallory about the challenges and triumphs of pivoting during the pandemic, and what model the film festival may adapt in the future. Plus, some of this years most successful films and expectations for future festival initiatives via their new partnership with Playhouse Square.
Ep.1 with David Gilbert
The inaugural episode of The Landscape welcomes David Gilbert, President & CEO of Destination Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. A brief look back at the impact of the pandemic on events in 2020 leads us into 2021 and beyond, including why the future is bright for tourism, conventions and sporting events in downtown Cleveland. Plus, the NFL Draft is sure to bring an economic impact to the area this month, we ask David about his expectations for one of the league's biggest events.
The Landscape Launches April 20th