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Welcome to CAAO.net
CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio. CAAO serves as a conduit and referral source to existing resources for entrepreneurial development, professional development, and leadership empowerment for its member organizations and their members.
In addition, CAAO has developed a variety of benefits and services including a joint calendar, job referrals, business leads, and three empowerment circles: entrepreneurial, non-profit and leadership.
CAAO’s member organizations communicate with over 30,000 black professionals on a regular basis. Thus, CAAO serves as a dynamic link to the “New Economy” for black professionals of Northeast Ohio.
“I made excellent connections for my son at the matchmaker for him to either get a summer internship or a part-job in his chosen college study of business marketing/finance while he is still in school. I even got to shake the hand of someone that I have been a fan of for many years…Mr. Austin Carr. As I said to Mr. Carr, his mantra, “get that weak stuff out of here,” he and I both got a great laugh. CAAO put on a wonderful event! I can’t wait until the next one! Job very well done, and I am so proud to be a CAAO’s BESTT donor.” - Johnette Jernigan