Engage! Cleveland to host fourth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week
Engage! Cleveland to host fourth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week Presented by KeyBank
CLEVELAND, Ohio – May 15, 2017 – Engage Cleveland will host its fourth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by KeyBank from June 24 to July 2, 2017. The week-long series of events allows Cleveland’s young professionals (YPs) to experience the city’s vibrant community, network with community leaders and peers, and explore everything that Cleveland has to offer.
Engage Cleveland’s YP Week is the largest event of its kind hosted by a nonprofit organization.
“We’re proud to host the fourth annual Cleveland YP Week and help YPs fall in love with Cleveland,” said Engage Cleveland President Ashley Basile Oeken. “It’s our mission to attract, engage and retain young talent in Cleveland and exposing them to different activities, events and networks is a big part of making that mission a reality.”
Cleveland YP Week will feature more than 30 morning, lunchtime and evening events, including:
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park Train Ride & Tour
- Cleveland: City of Champions Panel Discussion featuring Paul Dolan, Chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Indians; Len Komoroski, Cleveland Cavaliers & Quicken Loans Arena CEO; and David Gilbert, CEO of The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
- Chef Panel & Tasting featuring Ben Bebenroth, Chef and Owner of Spice Kitchen + Bar; Dennis Devies Jr., Executive Chef at Music Box Supper Club; Fabio Salerno, Chef and Owner of Lago; and Rocco Whalen, Fahrenheit Chef and Owner
- The Art of Beer -- A Tasting Event at Great Lakes Brewing Company
- Cleveland Leading Ladies Panel Discussion featuring Patricia M. Inglis Esq, Executive Vice President and San Francisco Forty Niners; Margaret Mitchell, President & CEO at YWCA; and Lisa Rose, President at Dix & Eaton
Young Professionals looking for a job or to get more involved in the community can attend the Young Professional Employment, Education and Civic Engagement Fair on Thursday, June 29 at 5th Street Arcades. Those looking to experience new and unique work-out classes can sign up for yoga, barre, boxing and rowing which will be held throughout the week.
Cleveland YP Week will wrap up with its Closing Party at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Friday, June 30. The exclusive party will include a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes. The full schedule of events can be viewed at engagecleveland.com/cleveland-yp-week/.
“On behalf of KeyBank, we are once again delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Engage! Cleveland’s annual Young Professionals Week,” said Victor Alexander, Executive Vice President, KeyBank Corporate Strategy. “Young professionals are the future of this city and we hope they take advantage of the exciting events in store for the week and continue to keep the positive momentum alive in Cleveland.”
Tickets are on sale now and sell out fast, so those interested in attending events should purchase them in advance.
About Engage! Cleveland
Engage Cleveland (EC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at attracting, engaging and retaining young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals, young professional organizations, employers, nonprofits and higher education institutions. EC serves as a catalyst for Cleveland’s young professional community and brings awareness of the YP community. EC is a hub for all things young professional happening in the community. You can find out more at www.engagecleveland.com.
Cleveland YP Week is presented by KeyBank. Additional sponsors include: Fathom, Benesch, National Interstate Insurance, Oatey, MRI Real Estate Software, Innova, BDO, Carnegie Companies, Cleveland Browns, Dollar Bank, Dwellworks LLC, Ursuline College, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Dominion, Fifth Third Bank, FIT Technologies, Forest City Enterprises, Huntington Bank, Medical Mutual, Omni Media, Oswald, Park Place Technologies, Staffing Solutions Enterprises, Stewart Kohl, University Circle Inc., Things Remembered, Cuyahoga County, vLoan and Vitamix. Additionally, nearly 60 partners are involved in supporting the week.