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Greater Circle Business Alliance

Our Mission

The Greater Circle Business Alliance (GCBA) promotes and supports businesses in and around University Circle while enhancing the quality of life for our connected communities.

Fairfax, Hough, Buckeye-Shaker, Glenville, East Cleveland, Little Italy and University Circle are the individual neighborhoods that together are creating a renaissance throughout our region. All share a rich individual history and a common vision towards the future. They are striving for pedestrian friendly areas with expansive green space, stunning architecture, galleries, restaurants, museums, traditional and unique businesses, research and tech development, shopping centers, world renowned medical and educational facilities, a blending of old and new housing, historic buildings, recreational venues - a destination area for all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Be a part of this vibrant, growing community where business, research, education, culture and neighborhoods work together towards economic prosperity and community revitalization.

Restaurant Rebound 

New program focused on your food and drink-based business recovery!

University Circle Inc. has partnered with Citizens Bank to deliver a three-day business boot camp focused on getting food-based business owners the tools and knowledge they need during the global COVID-19 crisis. Over the five-hour series, owners can expect to learn how to access financial resources, get advice from guest experts, learn healthy operation strategies for patrons and employees, and develop skills to forecast and adapt to the changing food industry.

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The three-day business boot camp will run from 10:00 - 11:30am and will be held virtually. Class size is limited. Eligibility open to University Circle based businesses, UCI program alumni, and food operations only.

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Become a Member

Members of GCBA enjoy many benefits. Join today and show your commitment to the growth and future success of Greater University Circle.

Just some member benefits include:

  • Recognition as a GCBA member and contributor to the enhancement of our connected communities
  • Free monthly education and networking events
  • Business listing in GCBA Membership Directory
  • Access to all GCBA communications
  • Member Portal access on GCBA webpage


Upcoming Events & Workshops

GCBA is committed to providing valuable business development opportunities for members and nonmembers. In-person events have currently been suspended due to COVID-19, but check back for updates.

Special Thanks

The work of the Greater Circle Business Alliance is underwritten by Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank has been dedicated to GCBA since inception, ensuring that all of our events and opportunities are at no or low cost.


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