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AIM2FlourishNEO: Sharing Stories of Business as an Agent of World Benefit in Northeast Ohio

About the AIM2FlourishNEO Initiative
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has asked all of us in Northeast Ohio to collect 150 examples of positive business innovation in our community as we mark the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire in June 2019 and the culmination of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative.

Throughout 2019, Mayor Jackson will showcase these positive examples as proof of Northeast Ohio’s progress in creating a sustainable economy and our potential for a more prosperous future.

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University stepped up to host this initiative. University students across Northeast Ohio will discover 150 examples of positive business innovation and the Fowler Center will publish them on

These 150 examples of Northeast Ohio's positive present are the backdrop for charting the next 50 years of Northeast Ohio's prosperity.

How it Works

  1. Supported by their professor, students interview a business leader in person about a positive and profitable Northeast Ohio business innovation.
  2. The student writes a mini-case study and publishes it on
  3. Business and community members share their ideas for great AIM2FlourishNEO examples by using #AIM2FlourishNEO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  4. Everyone is invited to share the 150 examples on social media using #AIM2FlourishNEO.
  5. Mayor Jackson will honor the student-authors and businesses profiled in the stories at Sustainable Cleveland events in 2019.

Get Involved
Are you a Northeast Ohio professor, teacher, student, business leader, or community member? We need your help! Please complete this 3-question AIM2FlourishNEO Interest Form.

Learn More

Read the AIM2FlourishNEO Welcome Letter [PDF]

Explore AIM2FlourishNEO Questions & Answers [PDF]

For Professors: AIM2FlourishNEO One-Pager [PDF]

Visit the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit Website

Visit the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Website

View AIM2FlourishNEO Stories Collected to Date