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A Path to an Inclusive Economy

Business & Economy

A Path to an Inclusive Economy

Friday, January 19, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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"Let's make sure we use our resources to work together to make impact." – LaRese Purnell

What would a truly inclusive economy look like? Imagine it--a community where everyone can put their gifts and talents to work and build their dreams. Despite the rhetoric about the American Dream, for many in our community, real, tangible obstacles stand in the way of access to economic opportunity. There are stakes here for the whole community. After all, every entrepreneur who finds success creates jobs and opportunities for others.

After he built CLE Consulting, into a thriving business and tax advisory firm, LaRese Purnell has devoted himself to teaching the tools of entrepreneurship and wealth building throughout Cleveland. As a the Huntington Entrepreneur in Residence at Cuyahoga Community College, Purnell has conducted workshops for hundreds of aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs. And in his role at CLE Consulting, he and his colleagues have provided guidance to countless business owners on the path to growth.

As part of our Building Success series with Huntington Bank, Tri-C President Dr. Michael Baston with talk with LaRese Purnell about pathways to true economic inclusion and opportunity.


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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