Sponsors 2014


NEW PLAN LEARNING, INC http://newplanlearning.org/

New Plan Learning designs school buildings, which are practical, conducive, and excellent learning environments. At the same time, it recognizes the importance of building facilities that are cost-efficient, yet appealing, warm and safe. Starting a school from scratch is not an easy task, by keeping that in mind New Plan Learning approaches creatively to use spaces in effectively way to minimize the facility start-up cost.

OHIO COALITION FOR QUALITY EDUCATION www.ocqe.org OCQE is the leading voice for quality public community schools in Ohio. OCQE now represents over 341 public charter schools educating nearly 100,000 students. OCQE works with each of its members to advocate the mission of the school; educate law makers & media on school issues; advocate shaping new positive legislation; arrange for policymaker to tour member schools; partner with member schools to mobilize parent support; work to stop harmful legislation. If you believe in public community schools, you should support the work of Ohio Coalition for Quality Education.


The Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, Community Schools Division, a high performing and efficient service organization, promotes academic excellence and school accountability by being an educational resource and guide to the schools we sponsor throughout Ohio. Quality authorizing plays a critical role in creating and sustaining quality charter/community schools. A quality charter school is characterized by high student achievement, vigilant financial stewardship, and responsible governance and management. A Quality Authorizer/Sponsor promotes academic excellence by providing technical assistance and holds its schools accountable by documenting compliance to law and rule and by intervening when necessary.

CHARTER SCHOOL SPECIALISTS www.charterschoolspec.com

Charter School Specialists assists developers, education management organizations, and school districts. The CSS team provides technical assistance related to the development of charter school applications and contracts, and guides developers through the charter school start-up process. We provide technical assistance to charter schools from pre-operation planning, through early operations, and ongoing school improvement and data management.


Advanced Solutions for Education (ASE) is a educational support firm that helps educational institutions develop educational programs; organize workshops and offer professional development opportunities; address school improvement and Respond to Intervention needs; find right people; write federal, state and private grants; and with other educational needs.

THE MARTINI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY www.martiniconstruction.net

If you’ve ever traveled to Cleveland by plane, then you’ve walked through areas built by The Martini Construction Company. You have seen our work; from the central terminal of Cleveland Airport, libraries on the west side, foundation pits and office buildings to universities, hospitals, and high rise structures in the downtown. For over 40 years, we’ve been proud to build a better Cleveland.

BLUE TECHNOLOGIES- www.btohio.com

Blue Technologies is a national paper and paperless-office technology IT company that provides the best in         products and services


We are a specialty REIT that invests in properties in select market segments that require unique industry knowledge and offer the potential for attractive returns.

CORE DESIGN & PRODUCTION www.coredesignproduction.com

A small boutique agency that packs a big kick, Core design production services provides full-service, award-winning advertising, marketing, branding, interactive and multimedia design. Our team of professionals with diverse multicultural backgrounds and varying skills working towards a common goal: To continually build and enhance a product or service by infusing long-term value and identity through effective strategy and creative execution.


Our goal is to perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at fair and market competitive prices and also to ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes. It is our intention to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, and professional associates and of course with our customers.

DESIGN FURNITURE &LAB SYSTEMS- designfurniturelab.com

Design Furniture and Lab Systems started as a small business in Mt. Prospect, IL, USA on March 2010.  For the last one year, we have gained a great reputation for all our products, especially our school furniture. We expanded our business and moved to our new office in Arlington Heights, IL on May 2012.



Since its founding in 1933, the owners and executives, professionals, and governmental entities throughout the State of Ohio. The firm’s experienced legal advisors handle transactional and litigation matters across a wide range of disciplines, including business and corporate law, employment law, construction, entertainment & sports law, real estate, public sector practice, school law, family law, executive compensation & employee benefits matters, and estate planning, trust, and probate administration.

ISTANBUL BAZAAR-www.myistanbulbazaar.com

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NEACE LUKENS http://www.neacelukens.com/

Forever 20 years, Nice Lukens has helped businesses in nearly every industry develop specialized solutions tailored for their needs. We manage risk, develop and evaluate employee benefits, analyze the financial health and ensure the future wealth of our clients. And we do it with a focus and devotion to lifelong learning that set us apart from the status quo. Our organization is founded on the expertise and tireless devotion of the industry’s best agents. Their individual specializations create unique opportunities to amaze their clients with insights that allow them to properly address each risk with the most comprehensive coverage available.

MESIROW FINANCIAL – www.mesirowfinancial.com

Mesirow Financial is diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago, with locations across the globe. We are a private company made up of approximately 1,200 employees, of which 25% have ownership in the firm. We aim to understand, anticipate and meet our clients’ changing financial needs with a multitude of high-quality products and services.

UNITED BUILDING CARE- www.unitedbuildingcare.com

United Building Care is fully serviced Commercial Cleaning, Landscaping and Snow removal Company in Ohio.

YOUNIVERSAL LABORATORIES LLC- http://www.younivesallabs.com

Since 1994, Youniversal Laboratories has been giving technical and hygienic customer service with our highly qualified personnel to our customers such as: the military, municipal buildings, factories, hospitals, hotels, schools and many more. With our slogan “Longevity is Our Strategy”, we are more determined than ever. It helped us to put more effort into tomorrow’s cleaner world because “We are all responsible for the future

ALYA CAPITAL www.alyacapital.com

Alya Capital was established in 2010 as the investment arm of a group of companies and partners. We have offices in Chicago, Milan, Istanbul and Ashgabat.  We provide growth capital to early stage companies and assist them in developing markets and executing their business plans. Our advisory board partners are made up of professionals and serial entrepreneurs from various business backgrounds ranging from retail to manufacturing and from alternative energy to construction. Our vision is to create a global investment platform where our capital becomes a fair partner to entrepreneurs of innovation and growth.

KABAB HOUSE  www.grandkebabhouse.com

Explore a wealth of kebabs, luxury of lamb and surplus of seafood dishes like whole orata. The dinning area wonderful addition to the inviting decor. We offer great food, great service and very reasonable prices. Delivery Services offered. Private Room is available. And you can consider Kebab House for your next catering event as well.

AXON DATA CENTER axondatacenters.com

Axon Datacenters employs knowledgeable and highly experience team of people. We understand every aspect of a datacenter from simple cross connect to complex routing and power management needs that are needed for daily operation. We are focused on providing you with the very best support for your any and every datacenter needs.

Our 24×7, 365 day support is designed to provide our customers with the fastest response time, a vast pool of expert knowledge and hands on support. We maintain 24×7, 365 days on-site and on-call Network engineers, electrical/mechanical engineers facilities personnel and security personnel. You can trust and rely on us to provide you with an always on problem free data center services.

SIGNATURE MAKER http://signaturesys.com/