Engage! Cleveland to host sixth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by INSIGHT2PROFIT

Cleveland, Ohio – May 8, 2019 – Engage! Cleveland will host its sixth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week presented by INSIGHT2PROFIT from June 22 to June 29, 2019. The eight-day series of events helps Cleveland’s young professionals (YPs) explore the city’s vibrant community, network with area leaders and peers, and experience everything Cleveland has to offer.

“We’re excited and proud to host the sixth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week,” said Engage! Cleveland’s President, Ashley Basile Oeken. “At Engage Cleveland, it is our goal to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent in Cleveland. With YP Week, we are living our mission by introducing YPs to a wide range of activities, events and networks that help them not only fall in love with the city but make it their lasting home.”

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

“Engage! Cleveland’s YP Week is a great way to not only learn about Cleveland, but also grow as a professional. At INSIGHT we never settle for excellence and are continuously focused on developing our team, both in the workplace and out of the workplace. We live our core values and strive to create a lasting Ripple Effect in our community. We are proud to sponsor with E!C to help put on an event that creates an environment for personal, professional, and community engagement,” said Ryan White, CEO at INSIGHT2PROFIT.

This year’s Cleveland YP Week boasts 35 fitness, learning, community service, networking and social events in the morning, afternoon and evening. Some highlights during the week include:

  • A Home Run for Cleveland: Scoring the All-Star Game featuring Paul Dolan, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Indians; David Gilbert, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; Dennis Lehman, Executive Vice President, Business, Cleveland Indians

  • Ohio Wine Tasting featuring Susan Meyers, Publisher, TheWineBuzz®; Matt Meineke, Owner & Winemaker, M Cellars

  • Behind the Scenes: Playhouse Square Tour featuring an exclusive look of what happens backstage to host nearly 1,000,000 guests and 1,000 curtains

  • Women in Leadership featuring Nickie J. Antonio, State Senator District 23, The Ohio Senate; Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorain County Community College; Debbie Donley, Principal, vocon; Deborah Vesy, President, Deaconess Foundation; Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Young Professionals in search of a job, volunteer opportunity or information on furthering their education can attend the Young Professional Employment, Education & Civic Engagement Fair on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at 5th Street Arcades.

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

Cleveland YP Week will come to an end with a celebration of the week with its Closing Party at FWD Day + Nightclub on Friday, June 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exclusive party will include a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The full schedule of events can be viewed at https://www.engagecleveland.org/calendar.

“INSIGHT has grown tremendously since the start of 2019—from adding 17 young professionals since January to having 50 more join this summer, we are looking forward to the continued growth of our team,” said INSIGHT2PROFIT’s Chief of Staff, Megan Mayhugh. “We are proud to be presenting sponsors for YP Week with Engage! Cleveland to align our passion for both community and YP growth. As employer members, we look forward to the continued success for E!C and the positive influence they have on Cleveland’s network.”

Registration is now open, and tickets sell out fast. Those interested in attending events should purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-cleveland-young-professionals-week-tickets-60890098925.

To learn more about Engage! Cleveland or new programs, jobs and civic opportunities for young professionals in Cleveland, please visit engagecleveland.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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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.org.

Cleveland Young Professionals Week is presented by INSIGHT2PROFIT. Additional sponsors include KeyBank, Oatey Co., Benesch, MRI, National Interstate Insurance, BDO, Carnegie Companies, and Dwellworks. A full list of sponsors and partners can be found at engagecleveland.org/cleypweek2019.

Media Contact:

Ashley Basile Oeken