Engage! Cleveland to host fifth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by KeyBank


Engage! Cleveland to host fifth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by KeyBank

Cleveland, Ohio – May 14, 2018 – Engage Cleveland will host its fifth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by KeyBank from June 23 to June 30, 2018. The week-long series of events enables Cleveland’s young professionals (YPs) to explore the city’s vibrant community, network with community leaders and peers, and experience everything Cleveland has to offer.

Engage Cleveland’s YP Week is the largest event of its kind hosted by a nonprofit organization.

“We’re excited and proud to host the fifth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week,” saidEngage Cleveland’s President, Ashley Basile Oeken. “At Engage Cleveland, it is our goal to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent in Cleveland, with Cleveland YP Week we are living our mission by introducing YPs to a wide range of activities, events and networks.”

Cleveland YP Week will feature more than 33 fitness, learning, community service, networking and social events, including:

  •  Bootcamp with the Cleveland Browns featuring Dee Vega, Wellness Manager, Cleveland Browns

  •  Hop College 101 with Great Lakes Brewing Company featuring Mike Williams, Field Education Manager, Great Lakes Brewing Company; and Mike Buckley, Quality Analyst, Great Lakes Brewing Company

  •  Sweet Treats of Cleveland: Tasting and Panel Discussion featuring Chelsea Gerken, Owner, Chelsea Gerken Handmade; Kelly Kandah, Owner, Colossal Cupcakes; and Ines Rehner, Owner & CEO, Sweet Designs Chocolatier; Bridget Thibeault, Luna Bakery and Cafe

  •  For the Love of Cleveland Sports featuring Brian Barren, President, Business Operations, Cleveland Indians; Dave Freeman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Media, Cleveland Browns; and Len Komoroski, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, Cleveland Gladiators, Canton Charge & Quicken Loans Arena

  •  Ladies of the CLE: Supporting and Uplifting Women featuring Shana Black, Founder, Black Girl in the CLE; Alexandria Johnson Boone, Chairwoman & Founder, Women of Color Foundation & CL Magazine; Robin Doerschuk, Founder, Women’s LeadershipConference of Northeast Ohio; Maria LeFebre, Founder, Your Local Girl Gang; and Amy Martin, Founder, She in the CLE

    Young Professionals in search of a job or internship can attend the Young Professional Employment Fair on Monday, June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 5th Street Arcades.

    Those looking to sweat it out and experience new workout classes can sign up for yoga, barre, boxing and rowing, which will be held throughout the week.


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Cleveland YP Week will come to an end with a celebration of the five-year anniversary of the event with its Closing Party at FWD Day + Nightclub on Friday, June 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The exclusive party will include a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The full schedule of events can be viewed at engagecleveland.com/cleypweek/.

“We are extremely proud to be the presenting sponsor of Engage! Cleveland’s fifth annualYoung Professionals Week. The event showcases our amazing city and provides professional development opportunities for our young professional community,” said Kim Manigault, ChiefDiversity and Inclusion Officer at KeyBank.

Registration is now open, and tickets sell out fast. Those interested in attending events should purchase tickets in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-young-professionals-week- tickets.

About Engage! Cleveland

Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business/community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Our goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals to people, jobs, organizations and events. You can find out more at www.engagecleveland.com.


Cleveland YP Week is presented by KeyBank. Additional sponsors include: Oatey, Ashland University MBA Programs, Benesch, National Interstate Insurance, BDO, Carnegie Companies, Cleveland Browns and Dwellworks. A full list of sponsors and partners can be found atengagecleveland.com/cleypweek/.

Media Contact:

Katelyn Gainer