Exclusive for Professional Members – Join Cleveland 20/30 for our Monthly CEO Dinner with the one and only Fady Chamoun, CEO of Seasoned Brands LLC.
The CEO Dinner series is one of the Club's longest standing institutions. Each month our Professional Members have the opportunity to join the CEO of a local company for a private dinner. These events are intentionally limited to 12 people so everyone has an opportunity to share in a robust and inclusive discussion.
Attendees can make connections not only with the CEO, but also with the other driven young professionals in attendance. The CEOs represent a wide range of companies and industries and whether big or small, public or private, well-known or niche, good conversation is had by all. This event will be $25 per professional member and will include your dinner at BOLD Food and Drink, part of the Seasoned Brands family of restaurants!
About Mr. Fady Chamoun, Seasoned Brands LLC,
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Fady Chamoun applies the values of servant leadership to everything he does. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a customer at one of his restaurants, an employee, or someone in the community who needs his support. Mr. Chamoun wants to do whatever he can to make your life a little better through your encounter with him.
Mr. Chamoun is best known in Northeast Ohio for Aladdin’s Eatery, the American-Lebanese restaurant concept he and his wife, Sally, debuted in 1994. Aladdin’s has gained a sterling reputation across the region, but it’s not the only company, nor is it the only type of industry, in which Mr. Chamoun has found success.
He owns and manages property in Lakewood, and has his eye on additional properties to add to his real estate portfolio. He built a bakery business that was used to deliver fresh ingredients and bread to Aladdin’s, then helped Jasmine Distributing become a 50,000-square-foot warehouse with a state-of-the-art production line that produces more than 100,000 pitas each week for restaurants and markets across the region.
He’s a civic leader, an activist, a philanthropist, a board member and a 2004 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, just to name a few of his accomplishments. As with any entrepreneur, money matters to Mr. Chamoun, and yet, it’s never been his top priority.
Mr. Chamoun takes the same approach with each location, using his leadership to create a great experience for customers and an enviable opportunity to grow and develop for his employees.
Check out Smart Business' most recent article about Fady and his sons below!
Come have breakfast and network with The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. This is a great place for new members to learn about 20/30 and meet other great YP's in Cleveland!
Registration is encouraged, members and non-members welcome
Attendees are responsible for purchasing own breakfast.
Enjoy El Carnicero a modern Mexican cuisine.
Dinner begins at 6 pm. Each attendee will receive an entree of their choice, and while adult beverages are available they must be ordered separately. This event is open to The Club's professional members only.
Our Global Gourmet series explores the many delicious ethnic restaurants that Cleveland has to offer. Each month, we will visit a different restaurant around the city and learn about the cuisines and cultures of the world through Cleveland’s vibrant food scene. These dinners offer an opportunity to network in a small setting with like-minded gourmands.
Join the Cleveland 20/30 Club and the Cleveland Pop's Orchestra for a Roaring 20's party at Severance Hall.
CONCERT: 9pm to 11pm
The Roaring Twenties, Music from the Jazz Age to the age of Rock-and-Roll performed by Carl Topilow and The Cleveland Pops Orchestra along with songs sung by guest vocalists.
PARTY: 11pm to 1am
Dancing and Celebration continuing into 2020. Dancing to two bands – Carl Topilow and members of the Cleveland Pops play music in the Grand Foyer of Severance Hall while “The No-Name Band” plays Rock-and-Roll in the Smith Lobby.
FABULOUS GIANT BALLOON DROP AT MIDNIGHT
At the exact birth of the new year, hundreds of giant balloons will cascade down from the peak of the Grand Foyer to the crowds of dancing couples below. Have your cameras and cell phones ready.
CASH BARS, REFRESHMENTS, COFFEE AND DESSERTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
PRIZES FOR BEST “ROARING TWENTIES” COSTUMES INCLUDE:
Prizes for best male (Gatsby Styles, Gangster Styles, Downton Abbey Styles, 3-piece suits with wide lapels, Boater Straw Hats, Fedoras, etc.)
Prizes for best female (Gatsby Styles, Flapper Dress, Charleston Flapper, Downton Abbey Styles, etc. )
Prizes for best couple ( Coordinated 20s styles, Mixed 20s styles, etc.)
Professional Members, $40
Social Members, $50
**Deadline to Purchase: December 9th
Tartine Bistro opened in July of 2008 with the intention of providing a little slice of Paris in the heart of Rocky River. Since then, the little cheese and wine bar has grown to incorporate a full kitchen and an extensive wine list under the supervision of brothers Michael and BJ Grieve. Michael, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy took over as Executive Chef in the spring of 2016 and has revitalized and re-worked the entire concept. BJ, who studied under some of the best sommeliers in San Diego and San Francisco, has taken the wine list and service to whole new levels, offering an eclectic collection of bottles and glass pours. What was once the local spot to enjoy some small snacks and a glass of wine has become the go to destination in Rocky River for some of the most inventive fare and finest service in the city of Cleveland.
Be one of the first to visit Topgolf Cleveland during the opening days of their Independence location! The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club members will enjoy three hours of golf at reserved bays, a 50% discount on Topgolf admission, and an All American buffet dinner.
Learn more at https://topgolf.com/us/
$55 for professional members
$65 for social members
Please join our next book club discussion!!
For the January Cleveland Professional 20/30 book club, we will be discussing "Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat." by Sarah Robb O'Hagan.
"As a child, Sarah Robb O’Hagan dreamed she could be a champion. Her early efforts failed to reveal a natural superstar, but she refused to settle for average. Through dramatic successes and epic fails, she studied how extraordinary people in sports, entertainment and business set and achieve extremely personal goals. Sarah became an executive at Virgin Atlantic and Nike, and despite being fired twice in her twenties, she went on to become the global president of Gatorade and of Equinox—as well as a wife, mother, and endurance athlete.
In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to play it safe and conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions stifled, talents ignored, and opportunities squelched. The bolder choice is to embrace what Sarah calls Extreme You: to confidently bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do.
Inspiring, surprising, and practical, Extreme You is her training program for becoming the best version of yourself."
Please join us to discuss the book on January 27th at Red Lantern, I will be there a few minutes early and will place the book on a table for recognition. email@example.com with questions.
Exclusive for Professional Members – Join Cleveland 20/30 for our Monthly CEO Dinner with the one and only Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland.
Attendees can make connections not only with the CEO, but also with the other driven young professionals in attendance. The CEOs represent a wide range of companies and industries and whether big or small, public or private, well-known or niche, good conversation is had by all. This event will be $25 per professional member and will include your dinner at BOLD Food and Drink.
About Mr. Dan Moulthrop, The City Club of Cleveland,
Dan Moulthrop is CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, one of the nation's great free speech forums. Founded in 1912, The City Club convenes more than 120 programs every year on just about every issue and topic of importance to Northeast Ohio.
He was a co-founder of The Civic Commons, a Knight Foundation project creating a social media environment designed for civil civic dialogue. Prior to that, he was the award winning host of Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN ideastream.
A former public high school English teacher, Dan serves on the board of the Teacher Salary Project and Teach for America in Greater Cleveland. He also serves on the boards of the Ohio Debate Commission, MedWorks, and Borderlight, Cleveland’s International Theatre Festival. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2014 and a 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Dan is also co-author, with Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari, of the best-selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2010 documentary "American Teacher." He was also co-editor, with RA Washington of A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City (2016). Dan is a frequent moderator of public conversations and has appeared on stages across the country, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Commonwealth Club of California. He received both his BA in English Literature and a Master’s of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
Check out some of the City Club of Cleveland's upcoming forums below:
Exclusive for Professional Members – Join Cleveland 20/30 for our Monthly CEO Dinner with the one and only Joe DiRocco, Regional President of Fifth Third Bank.
About Mr. Joe DiRocco,
Fifth Third Bank, Regional President
Joe DiRocco serves as regional president of Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (Northeast Ohio), which has $3.4 billion in assets. He is responsible for growth and strategic alignment of our Business, Commercial, Wealth & Asset Management and Consumer businesses to deliver distinctive value to our customers and community impact in the region.
Joe joined Fifth Third in 2017 from Citizens Bank, where he most recently served as president for Ohio. Before assuming that role in 2013, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the commercial banking sector for more than a decade. His broad experience includes middle market commercial lending as well as asset-backed lending. Earlier, from 1990 to 2001, Joe served in various positions, including vice president of finance, with the Hygenic Corp.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron. He has been active in the community and serves on a number of boards, including Team NEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, and the University of Akron College of Business Administration Advancement Council.
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