CLEVELAND, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- COSE (The Council of Smaller Enterprises) will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the State Theatre at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.
The event will include a "business meeting" from 4 – 5 p.m. on the stage of the State Theater where COSE will transition from outgoing Board Chair Eric Tolbert of Eric Tolbert & Associates to new Board Chair, Sharon Toerek of Licata and Toerek. COSE will also recognize the small business members who volunteered their time through COSE's recent Strategic Planning Process, including attending the first ever COSE Small Business Summit held in February of last year.
"COSE will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012 and we have always been a member driven organization," says Steve Millard, president and executive director of COSE. "That was never more evident than in 2011 and we want to thank all those small business members who help us lay the groundwork for the next 40 years of small business support from COSE."
In July of 2011, COSE relocated its offices from The Higbee Building at Public Square to their new location at 1240 Huron Road on Star Plaza at Playhouse Square. "COSE is proud to now be a part of the great downtown neighborhood that is Playhouse Square," said Millard. "We are pleased to be able to show off both our new home and our new neighborhood with this event."
After the brief Business Meeting, the event turns into a major networking opportunity as some 300-plus attendees are expected. Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served during the networking portion of the meeting from 5 – 8 p.m. The cost for the Annual Meeting is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, log on to www.cose.org/events and click on the Annual Meeting listing or call COSE Member Services at 216-592-2222.
COSE is one of Ohio's largest small business support organizations, striving to help small businesses grow and maintain their independence. Comprised of more than 15,000 member companies, COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners through group purchasing programs for health care, workers' compensation, or energy, advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation to benefit small business, or providing a forum and resource for small businesses to connect with and learn from each other. (www.cose.org)
SOURCE Council of Smaller Enterprises