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Welcome to Cleveland

  • 08/17/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Metropolitan at The 9, 2017 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115



Apply now to be part of the 7th cohort of Welcome to Cleveland

Are you new to Cleveland? The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is seeking newcomers, transplants, and boomerangers, ages 21-45, to join the sixth cohort of Welcome to Cleveland. If you moved here anytime in the last two years and are looking to learn more about Cleveland and meet new friends, we'd love to have you. 

"Welcome to Cleveland" is a program designed to help young professionals fall in love with the city. Each event is focused on networking and getting to know your fellow cohort members. The Club believes that networking is an important aspect for helping young professionals build and develop their careers. The program will help young professionals get established in Cleveland by meeting local leaders, learning about volunteer opportunities, and making meaningful friendships and business connections.

The program begins with a welcome brunch at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland where everyone will meet and get introduced. All program participants have access to a private chat where participants can connect during the four-month program. The program features several fun events including a cocktail making class, neighborhood scavenger hunt, cooking class, happy hour and more. Each event is focused around having fun so that it is easier to form bonds and make friends with the members of your cohort. 

August 17 - 11:00 am - Program kick off! Join us for brunch to meet your fellow cohort members. 

August 22 - 6:00pm - Join us for pizza and beer at Saucy Brew Works.

September 10 - 6:00pm – Team up in small groups to complete a scavenger hunt in Ohio City. Then join us on the patio at INTRO apartments for dinner. Afterward, we will head up to the rooftop for one of the best views in Cleveland.

September 24 - 6:00pm – Global Gourmet Cooking Class -Learn how to make authentic items such as homemade steamed Asian dumplings, how to fold, fill, and boil your own Pierogis, & create perfect baklava just to name a few! All while enjoying some local beer and cocktails. Our inspiration for the cooking class is Cleveland’s very own ethnic neighborhoods including Little Italy, Asia Town, and a spotlight on our many Greek Festivals and Polish neighborhoods. Come join us for a cooking class celebrating Cleveland’s offerings of delicious global eats!

October 8  - 6:00pm - Join us at Western Reserve Distillery for a cocktail-making class.  (Heavy appetizers provided) 

** You are not required to attend all of the events, but we encourage you to attend as many as possible to receive the most benefit from the program. 

Cost: $120 or four payments of $35. No discounts are available for this program.

For questions about this program please email programdirector@cleveland2030.org

"I really enjoyed the program, and once I met everyone in the cohort, it made attending other Club events easier. I always saw familiar faces when I otherwise would have been overwhelmed by attending my first event and not knowing anyone. The kick-off brunch was so much fun. We played a dozen ice breaker games to ensure we got to know everyone and learned about our common interests. You could hear our laughter from down the hall. The program is excellent and Melinda, the program manager, is awesome. I loved the Facebook group chat because it gave us a closer sense of community and allowed us to keep in touch throughout the four months so we could organize last minute meetups. I can't stop raving to my friends and family how awesome this entire club is!" - Katriina Floderus, Cohort Two 

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