Westshore Business Leaders Graduate from Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Officials from Companies in Bay Village and Westlake Join List of Successful Alumni

Four business leaders from Bay Village and Westlake took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

The program’s latest graduating class includes John Butler of Partners Riley in Bay Village; Lori Inks of Blossom Hill in Westlake; Cody Miller of RAM Sensors in Westlake; and Tony Nasrallah of Ground Works Land Design in Westlake.

All four spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum designed for entrepreneurs. Participants represented a variety of industries and businesses across the region.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million 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.

10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) launched at Tri-C in Cleveland in May 2012. Previous graduates have seen their business outperform the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.

The alumni list for the program at Tri-C surpassed 500 with the latest class, which included:

  • John Butler, partner and general manager of Partners Riley, a marketing and communications agency in Bay Village.
  • Lori Inks, director of marketing at Blossom Hill, a respite and long-term residential care provider with facilities in Westlake and North Royalton.
  • Cody Miller, president of RAM Sensors, which manufactures custom industrial thermocouples and thermocouple accessories at its facility in Westlake.
  • Tony Nasrallah, president of Ground Works Land Design, a landscape firm based in Westlake.

For more information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications for the next session in May are due by Feb. 22.

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