In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday and in the wake of new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data showing nearly one in seven Ohio families to be “food insecure,” Sen. Brown served meals and thanked volunteers at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry in Akron. Sen. Brown also released a report showing the increased demand for services provided by food pantries and food banks in the Akron area.
During a visit to Akron General Medical Center, Sen. Brown met with President and CEO Vince McCorkle and received a hands-on demonstration of our robotic surgical system and its capabilities from Eric Jenison, MD, Ross Marchetta, MD, and Karen Gil, PhD. Keith Herron and Pat Stedman arranged for the Senator to see the MIMIC Virtual Robotic Training Program for surgeons and residents. Sen. Brown has been involved in getting appropriated funding for the Akron General robotics program.
Sen. Brown spoke to over 100 students in the American Congress and American Presidency classes.
If you are an Ohio Constituent visiting Washington, DC you are invited to my weekly constituent coffee. My staff and I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with Ohioans and get feedback on how we are doing. Feel free to stop by. Coffees are generally held on Thursdays when the Senate is in session in room SVC 201 of the Capitol Visitors Center from 8:30 to 9:15 AM. For more information, see the coffee section on my homepage.
Sen. Brown and Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor addressed more than 250 Ohio aerospace companies at the Airbus Procurement Summit held at the Ohio State University. Ohio companies met with leaders from Airbus Americas and its key direct suppliers at the third Ohio procurement summit aimed at strengthening the state’s aerospace industry and fostering growth in Ohio’s partnership with Airbus.
Sen. Brown's office worked together with a group of young professional organizations in Cleveland to plan “Spotlight Cleveland,” an event that provided opportunities for soon-to-be-graduates, recent graduates, graduate students, young professionals, and up-and-coming skilled workers to become more engaged in the Cleveland community. Attendees had the opportunity to get involved in several ways, with the common mission of making Cleveland a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
Sen. Brown Joins Displaced Autoworkers at Sinclair Community College to Outline Job Retraining Agenda »
Sen. Brown visited displaced auto workers participating in an advanced manufacturing class at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Brown also sat-in on a class and spoke with students.
Sen. Brown, Rep. Sutton Join Veterans to Celebrate Deal to Save Lorain's St. Joseph Community Center »
Sen. Brown and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (OH-13) joined veterans in Lorain to celebrate a deal that will save the St. Joseph Community Center. St. Joseph Community Center houses a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, classes for Lorain County Community College, and local constituent offices for Brown and Sutton, among other facilities.
Sen. Brown and Cleveland Foundation President and CEO Ronald Richard today marked the one-year anniversary of the Evergreen Laundry Cooperative and discussed a “one-year report card” for the worker-owned cooperative. The new report, prepared by the Cleveland Foundation, outlines the benefits that the laundry and another year-old Evergreen business, Ohio Cooperative Solar, have brought to the Cleveland community after one year of operation. In their first year, the two Evergreen businesses have created nearly 50 new jobs, and they offer those employees a chance at something life-changing: the opportunity to build equity as small-business owners.
Sen. Brown and Representative Tim Ryan (OH-17) visited Industrial Machining & Design Services, Inc. (IMDS) in Youngstown to discuss how strong enforcement of trade laws can help protect Ohio manufacturing jobs.
Sen. Brown visited the Spangler Candy factory in Bryan to tour the facility and meet with workers at the plant.