Two Lakewood Residents Graduate from Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Two business owners from Lakewood — Michael Murray of Textbook Painting and Andrew Rainey of Randy’s Pickles — took a step toward greater success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).

Murray and Rainey are two of 36 small-business owners in the program’s latest graduating class. They spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum for entrepreneurs.

Previous graduates have seen their businesses outperform the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) unlocks the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

10KSB launched at Tri-C in Cleveland in May 2012. The alumni list for the College’s program is approaching 500, with graduating business owners representing a variety of industries and businesses.

Murray established Textbook Painting in 2006. The full-service residential painting company is located at 13000 Athens Ave. in Lakewood.

Rainey founded Randy’s Pickles in 2014. The business produces small-batch, handcrafted pickles made from locally sourced ingredients and is located at 2203 Superior Ave. in Cleveland.

For information about 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications are being accepted for the next session beginning in September and are due by June 20. 

John Horton

Manager of Media Relations at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017