Lakewood Chocolatier Graduates From Tri-C’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Ines Rehner of Sweet Designs Chocolatier in Lakewood took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).

Rehner is one of 30 small-business owners in the program’s latest graduating class. She 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 is a $500 million initiative to unlock 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.

10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) launched at Tri-C in Cleveland in May 2012. The alumni list for the College’s program now exceeds 600, with graduating business owners representing a variety of industries and businesses.

Rehner opened Sweet Designs Chocolatier in 1995. The shop creates handmade European-style chocolates, offering more than 80 different treats from truffles and hand-dipped fruit to nut clusters and caramels. It is located at 16100 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood.

For information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit or call 216-987-3220. The next session begins in January, with applications due by Oct. 16.

John Horton

Manager of Media Relations at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018