In December 2018, the HCDC Board of Directors announced 22-year HCDC veteran and long-time Business Center Director Patrick Longo as the organization’s new President/CEO.
“The board met and realized that we didn’t know anyone who would be a better fit for the position than internal candidate Patrick Longo,” said HCDC Board Chair Tim Blankenhorn. “His more than two decades of service at HCDC, his experience of working with startup businesses and fellow startup ecosystem organizations in southwest Ohio, and his years of experience as Director of the HCDC Business Center made him the obvious choice.”
As Director of HCDC’s Business Center, a startup incubation program focused on the physical/applied sciences, engineering, and information technology, Longo aided in the development and growth of more than 300 entrepreneurial entities since 1997.
Longo has also been honored as Cincy Magazine’s 2017 Cool Tech Champion, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2007 Ohio Financial Services Champion of the Year, was a member of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2003 Forty Under 40 class, and was featured in a Business Courier “One of 30 New Bosses to Watch in 2019” article. His professional areas of expertise include strategic planning, plan implementation, finance, marketing, business development, and access to capital.
Longo is community-focused. He is a CoMade board member, an advisory board member for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, a founding member/board member of the Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative, and is on the advisory committee of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
“Thank you to the HCDC Board for this great opportunity to lead HCDC. For the past 22 years, I’ve been a part of this great organization and I’ve seen first-hand the amazing accomplishments of HCDC’s incredibly talented team. HCDC’s team has assisted clients, communities, and stakeholders in the areas of access to capital, economic development, and business incubation. I’m excited about continuing our engagement and assistance with the businesses and communities we serve!”
Location: Hall of Mirrors
Menu: Iceberg with carrots, radish, charred corn & yum yum dressing and white chocolate lemon cookies – salad appetizer and dessert for all entrees.
Regular Entrée – Teriyaki shrimp with brown rice, roasted broccolini & soy butter.
Vegetarian Entrée – Teriyaki glazed tofu with brown rice, roasted broccolini & soy butter.
Salad Entrée – Poached salmon* over bibb lettuce with radish, goat cheese, orange segments & citrus vinaigrette. *Grilled chicken can be substituted for the salmon.