Cleveland Net cuts ribbon on new locale
by By DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
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Cleveland mayor Tom Rowland, center, cuts the ribbon to the new Cleveland Net office suite Wednesday. With the mayor are Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Lauren Gaylor, Cleveland Net Executive Director Lavonna Cockerham, Cleveland Net board member Winston Reid, Rowland, Kendra Gray, Marriage Works Director David Gray, Chamber Ambassadors Marilyn Chesnutt, Larry McSpadden, Gail Gray and Chamber President/CEO Gary Farlow and Chamber Vice President for Economic Development Doug Berry. Banner photo, DAVID DAVIS
Cleveland mayor Tom Rowland, center, cuts the ribbon to the new Cleveland Net office suite Wednesday. With the mayor are Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Lauren Gaylor, Cleveland Net Executive Director Lavonna Cockerham, Cleveland Net board member Winston Reid, Rowland, Kendra Gray, Marriage Works Director David Gray, Chamber Ambassadors Marilyn Chesnutt, Larry McSpadden, Gail Gray and Chamber President/CEO Gary Farlow and Chamber Vice President for Economic Development Doug Berry. Banner photo, DAVID DAVIS
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Cleveland Net cut the ribbon Wednesday to its new office suite at 233 Broad St.

Cleveland Net is a community-based networking organization whose motto is “Transforming our City, One Prayer at a Time.”

The grand opening marks the 10th anniversary of the network begun by a group of pastors and community leaders who wanted to make a positive difference for Cleveland and Bradley County through prayer and community action.

Cleveland Net board chairman Dr. Larry Cockerham said, “The basic philosophy of Cleveland Net is that God loves the city and wants to see transformation through His people. During the past 10 years, Cleveland Net has initiated many community-based prayer meetings.

“The organization has also spearheaded several initiatives such as the Cleveland Children’s Ministry Network, which sponsors a free sports and arts camp and provides chaplains to local schools. Haven Place, a ministry for at-risk youth and young adults, is also a ministry under the covering of Cleveland Net.”

Marriage Works is Cleveland Net’s most recent initiative. Its purpose is marriage education and training mentoring couples in churches to help build and strengthen marriages.

Marriage Works director David Gray came to the position from many years of experience in pastoring, mentoring and coaching people toward fulfillment of their God-given potential.

He is a graduate of Lee University and is pursuing his master’s degree in business administration from Bryan College.

“The vision of Marriage Works is to build strong marriages and to reduce the divorce rate in Cleveland and Bradley County,” Gray said. “Cleveland Net is looking for people who want to be trained as mentoring couples and family life coaches.”

Anyone interested in participating in any of the ministries is invited to call Cleveland Net at 423-201-4796 or visit www.ClevelandNet.org on the Internet.