Local Businessmen Graduate from Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs Program

Tri-C Logo_RGBMitchell Minadeo of Blakeslee Equipment Co. in Westlake and Aaron Westerburg of Inspection Tech in Rocky River completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C ®).

Minadeo and Westerberg are among 35 small-business owners in the program’s latest graduating class. They spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum 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 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.

Westerburg, a founding member of Inspection Tech, acquired the business in 2014. The company provides building inspection services for commercial and residential customers. It is located at 20102 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River.

Minadeo acquired Blakeslee Equipment Co. in 2015. The business specializes in process and mechanical equipment sales to the chemical, manufacturing, refining, utility and food industries. It is located at 27352 Center Ridge Road in Westlake.

For more information about 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications for the next session beginning in May and are due by Feb. 23.

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