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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.



CAAO 15th Anniversary Raffle - Round 2


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 Congratulations to the December 5th Winners!

Woody Marcus - Anderson Varejao autographed jersey

NCBBAA - an hour with Connie Atkins

Monika Moss-Gransberry - Limited Edition Desert Rock Sculpture

London Young - Neal Hamilton art work

Rachel Talton - Cleveland Museum of Art - 2 tickets and a catalogue for the Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exh.

Jacqueline Young - 2 passes to Cleveland Zoo

Bud Atkins - Macy's women's cosmetics gift basket

Aliyah Davis - one hour business consultation via phone with Stacey Banks-Houston

Tiki Harden - salon gift certificate, So Curly So Kinky So Straight

Dwayne Cheeks - salon gift certificate, SCSKSS

Walter Levert - salon gift certificate, SCSKSS

Gwen Davis - salon gift certificate

Larry Shields - salon gift certificate

Kelvie Tyus - salon gift certificate

Charee Fountain - salon gift certificate


You will be contacted soon by CAAO to arrange pick up of your prize.

The non-winners remain in the pot for the next raffle drawing on Thursday, March 31, 2016(revised date)

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Graduates of the CAAO Youth Innovation Forum participate in this pilot program that will teach the product development cycle by taking product concepts to market.


Youth Innovation

YIF promotes innovation and excellence in a unique education environment for students between the ages of 10 - 19.




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Donors and supporters select or draw for quality one on one time with 20+ executives , celebrities, and community leaders for unique business relationship building opportunities.





This will be quarterly meetings that bring together all CAAO BESTT Donors for combination of brainstorming, education, coaching, and support in a group setting to sharpen their business and personal skills.




CAAO’s BESTT (Base, Enhanced, Sustaining, Trust Builders, Trust Builders Plus) is a unique annual individual donors program.



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