Rachael Ekey Graduates from Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Owner of The Markey Group in Westlake Joins List of Successful Alumni

Tri-C Logo_RGBRachael Ekey of The Markey Group in Westlake took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

Ekey is one of 31 small business owners in the program’s latest graduating class. She spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum designed for entrepreneurs.

Previous graduates have seen their businesses outperform the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is an initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

10KSB launched at Tri-C in May 2012. The alumni list for the College’s program now includes more than 400, with graduating business owners representing a variety of industries and businesses.

Ekey founded The Markey Group in 2010. The firm specializes in print and digital marketing, promotional materials and web design. The Markey Group is located at 27881 Clemens Road in Westlake.

For more information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications are being accepted for the next session beginning in January 2017 and are due Oct. 13.

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