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Get ready for the inaugural Columbus YP Week all across Columbus! It’s a collaborative calendar of events and activities focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings. Columbus-area young professionals and college students are invited to attend any and all events included here throughout our week-long efforts, including networking mixers, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to get more connected and to explore the Columbus region. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Enjoy!
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Monday, April 24
 

12:00pm

Passionate Storytelling: How YPs can share their personal mission and nonprofit passion
They say, “Don’t live to work. Work to live.” Learn to effectively communicate about your favorite cause or personal passion during job interviews and in your workplace. We’ll share how we tell the Make-A-Wish story, help you practice your cause-driven elevator speech, and share ways you can invite your workplace to get involved in a cause.

Presented by Make-A-Wish staff, including CEO Doug Kelly.

This event is free, and you can bring-your-own lunch.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope.

Speakers
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Doug Kelly

President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana


Monday April 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Make-A-Wish Offices 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235

5:00pm

Serve Dinner at LifeCare Alliance's Volunteer Recognition Event

Join up with Columbus Gives Back to help LifeCare Alliance recognize the volunteers that make their programs possible! We will be setting up, serving dinner and assisting with clean up for their annual Volunteer Recognition event. Over 7,600 individuals volunteer with LifeCare Alliance each year to make their essential programs possible, and this event is LifeCare's way of recognizing their work and dedication to our community.

Volunteers needed: 20

Where: LifeCare Alliance Kitchen, 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus, OH 43223

Where to meet: Enter the main entrance by Harmon Ave.

What to Wear: Business casual

After the Event: Volunteers are invited to come out after for our #socialtwist to enjoy some food and drinks!

About LifeCare Alliance: LifeCare Alliance provides services to assist older adults or chronically ill residents in Franklin and Madison Counties. These services include, home meal delivery, homemaker and home health aides, and health services from RNs at our Wellness Centers. The primary goal of each of our services is help seniors remain in the comfort of their own homes with dignity, which is where 100% of them want to be.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP'ed but are unable to attend this event.


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Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Monday April 24, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
LifeCare Alliance Kitchen 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus, OH 43223

5:00pm

$5 Burger & Brat Monday at World of Beer
Grab some friends and head over to Easton Town Center for $5 Burger & Brat Monday at World of Beer. Happy hour drink specials will be offered from 3pm-7pm too.

For additional details, visit eastontowncenter.com/events!

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Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

Monday April 24, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
World of Beer Easton Town Center, 3934 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219

5:30pm

Package Meals for Meals on Wheels

Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Volunteers will be working on the meal packaging assembly line!

 

Volunteers needed: 9

Event Leaders: Paul at paul@columbusgivesback.org and John at john@columbusgivesback.org

Where: LifeCare Alliance Kitchen, 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus, OH 43223

Where to meet: Enter the 3rd door near the dock area. You will have to press the door buzzer.

What to Wear: Please wear long pants and no open-toed shoes

After the Event: Volunteers are invited to come out after for our #socialtwist to enjoy some food and drinks!

About LifeCare Alliance: LifeCare Alliance provides services to assist older adults or chronically ill residents in Franklin and Madison Counties. These services include, home meal delivery, homemaker and home health aides, and health services from RNs at our Wellness Centers. The primary goal of each of our services is help seniors remain in the comfort of their own homes with dignity, which is where 100% of them want to be.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP'ed but are unable to attend this event.


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Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Monday April 24, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
LifeCare Alliance 670 Harmon Ave., Columbus, OH 43223

5:30pm

Clothes & Cocktails
It's time for another fabulous donation drive happy hour! Come out for happy hour on April 24 to help LINC collect donations of men's and women's professional clothing and have drinks with members of the LINC Steering Committee.

For people experiencing poverty in our community there are many barriers to securing stable employment. Sometimes all that stands between a person and better job is the right attire.  

Do some spring cleaning to get rid of all the clothes that no longer fit your style or size and let us put them to good use benefitting clients at Alvis, Amethyst, and My Brother's Closet. 

Join us for fun, philanthropy and friends.


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LINC

United Way of Central Ohio

Monday April 24, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Crest Parsons 621 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

6:00pm

Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
Join the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club) for a Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner at Balboa in Grandview. Socialize with other area young professionals while dining out as a group. We organize it and you're invited. All are welcome! This event costs $5 to attend and you pay for dinner/drinks on your own.

6:00–6:30pm: Social Networking
6:30–6:45pm: Grab seats/ Introductions
6:45–7:45pm: Dinner
7:45–8:30pm: Icebreaker Activity/ Social Networking

About the restaurant: Balboa is inspired by the chill vibes you find in Southern California, relaxed, colorful, and fun. Our guests will never feel rushed, so pull up extra chairs and enjoy the creative menu offerings.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

Sponsors
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Columbus Young Professionals Club

Columbus Young Professionals Club
The Columbus Young Professionals Club, or CYP Club, is a networking group, a social club, a volunteer network, and an athletics coordinator all rolled into one massive membership organization. With more than 20,000 registered members, it is recognized as the largest YP membersh... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Balboa 1312 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

6:30pm

Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Join Columbus Gives Back to serve dinner to individuals at Faith Mission's Community Kitchen. This is a tremendously rewarding experience that allows us to provide such an essential service to individuals and families in need.

Where: Faith Mission Community Kitchen, 245 N Grant Street. *Once you arrive, there is a sign in sheet at the front desk. Tell them you're here to serve and they will point you to the kitchen.

What: We will be serving dinner, cafeteria style to the men in the community. Wear comfortable clothing, tie your hair back if necessary, and prepare to serve all your favorites: mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, chicken/rice, or whatever else the kitchen whips up that day. If you are opposed to hair nets you can bring a hat to wear.

Additional information: All volunteers at Faith Mission must wear CLOSED-TOED SHOES. Hair nets, aprons, and gloves will be provided.

About Faith Mission Community Kitchen: Faith Mission offers three meals a day every day of the year to anyone who needs it. This is a tremendous community resource and Columbus Gives Back is proud to be a (small) part of it.


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Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Monday April 24, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Faith Mission Community Kitchen 245 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Tuesday, April 25
 

8:00am

Creating Your Brand & Building Your Legacy
Come network and learn from dynamic community and business leaders on how to build your personal brand and create your legacy for yourself and your business.

Morning Panel Discussion - Topic: Building Your Legacy
  • Jane Grote Abell, Chairwoman at Donato's
  • Janet Jackson, Former President & CEO at United Way of Central Ohio
  • Joyce Beatty, US Congresswoman
  • Moderated by Habiba K Bankston, President of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Late Morning Panel Discussion - Topic: Building Your Brand
  • Andrew Levitt/Nina West, Super Drag Queen
  • Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover
  • Erin Scott, Fundraising & Communications Consultant
  • Moderated by Christina Christian, Program Manager Startup Week at Techstars

Lunch Keynote Speaker
  • Jeni Britton Bauer
  • Interviewed by Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director at BESA

The cost is $25 for the entire event and that includes continental breakfast and lunch. There will be several opportunities for networking, too.

**We are also looking for sponsors for the event and exhibitors. Exhibitors are limited to just eight (8) and we are only looking for three (3) event sponsors which will correspond to the panel and keynote events listed above.**

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HRACO

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

Speakers
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Jane Grote Abell

Chairwoman, Donatos
A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, including Chief Executive Officer.  In 2003, Jane was a major catalyst behind the decision to purchase Donatos back from... Read More →
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Habiba K. Bankston

President, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
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Jeni Britton Bauer

Owner, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni Britton Bauer has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils. Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her ahead-of-the-trend... Read More →
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Joyce Beatty

Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives
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Joe DeLoss

Social Entrepreneur, Chicken Fryer, Hot Chicken Takeover
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Matthew Goldstein

Executive Director, Besa
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Janet Jackson

Former President & CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
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Chris Rutter

Vice President, Human Resources
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Erin Scott

Fundraising & Communications Consultant
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Andrew Levitt/Nina West

Super Drag Queen


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
The Boathouse at Confluence Park 679 W Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

10:30am

Job Seekers: Columbus Region All-Industry Showcase and Career Fair

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face-to face with the hiring decision makers from the best employers in Columbus and the Central Ohio region. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes; join us and start interviewing.

You can save time, money and effort by interviewing with multiple companies. One Day. One Location. Free to Attend. 

The All-Industry Showcase and Career Fair will feature employer businesses from the retail, logistics, IT and technology, hospitality, professional services business sectors and much more. Our businesses will share openings from entry level to leadership; from part-time through full-time, as well as internship positions.

The Columbus Region All-Industry Showcase and Career Fair will include presentations from business professionals and life and job coaching experts for job seekers.

Register to attend and to receive Career Fair updates and final details. RSVP by April 24, 2017. Registration not required to attend.

For more information, contact events@columbus.org or 614-225-6946.


Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:30am - 6:30pm
Columbus Crew MAPFRE Stadium One Black and Gold Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43211

11:00am

Pop-up Tour of the Ronald McDonald House
“Pop” in for a tour of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to learn more information about the house and the various ways to get involved.

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. What the Ronal... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ronald McDonald House 711 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205

4:00pm

Tito's & Taco Tuesday at McCormick & Schmick's
Stop into McCormick & Schmick's at Easton Town Cener for Tito's and Taco Tuesday. Pair a delicious Tito's Martini for $5 with $2 Fish Tacos.

For additional details, visit eastontowncenter.com/events!

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Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick & Schmick's Easton Town Center, 3965 New Bond St, Columbus, OH 43219

6:00pm

The Path to Homeownership presented by Credit Union of Ohio
Limited Capacity seats available

In partnership with Credit Union of Ohio, join the Columbus Young Professionals Club for "The Path to Homeownership," a great way to meet other young professionals while learning about an important financial topic: Homeownership. From getting your personal finances ready to what to expect at a closing, this is a great opportunity to learn everything that’s involved in buying and owning a home.

The event includes tips and discussion from a panel of experienced professionals representing all different parts of the home buying process.

Our Panel:
Ryan Conway - CYP Club Networking Director & Residential Realtor, Keller Williams Consultants
Chris Hamilton - Business Partner, Search2Close Title
Rick Harrington - Owner, Patch Independent Home Inspections
Dorothy Hines - Mortgage Loan Specialist, Credit Union of Ohio
Cindy Walker - Business Development Coordinator, Credit Union of Ohio

Seating is limited so register early. It is free to attend, and there will be complimentary light bites available for attendees.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30pm: Attendee registration and open networking. Complimentary appetizers will be available, along with Happy Hour pricing until 7pm.
6:30-6:35pm: Welcome by Networking Director, Ryan Conway
6:35-6:45pm: Panel introductions
6:45-8:00pm: Panel discussion and questions

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

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Columbus Young Professionals Club

Columbus Young Professionals Club
The Columbus Young Professionals Club, or CYP Club, is a networking group, a social club, a volunteer network, and an athletics coordinator all rolled into one massive membership organization. With more than 20,000 registered members, it is recognized as the largest YP membersh... Read More →
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Credit Union of Ohio

Credit Union of Ohio

Speakers
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Ryan Conway

Networking Director, Columbus Young Professionals Club
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Chris Hamilton

Business Partner, Search2Close Title
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Rick Harrington

Owner, Patch Independent Home Inspections
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Cindy Walker

Business Development Coordinator, Credit Union of Ohio


Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Branzenhead (Grandview) 1027 W. 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

6:00pm

Columbus Gives Back Happy Hour
Columbus Gives Back is teaming up with Watershed Distillery for the April edition of our #socialtwist series. Together, we invite you to join us to support CHA Animal Shelter with a Pet Supply Drive!

Please join us for a fun evening of great conversations with great people and great beer. Please stay tuned for the list of items CHA is in most need of!

If you've never been to a Columbus Gives Back event, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about what we do! If you have, come to see old friends and meet new volunteers. Anyone 21 and over is welcome, so bring everyone you'd love to hang out with and help support a great cause!

Where: Watershed Kitchen & Bar, 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6-8 PM

IF YOU WANT TO EAT FOOD: We kindly ask that you make reservations at their website.

Cost: Free to attend, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation for CHA Animal Shelter!

Please do not hesitate to contact Alfred at alfred@columbusgivesback.org with whatever questions or concerns you may have, or if you would like to nominate a beneficiary or bar for future events!

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Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Watershed Kitchen & Bar 1145 Chesapeake Ave, Ste. D, Columbus, OH 43212

6:00pm

YP Fitness Class at CycleBar
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for an exclusive and free fitness class for Young Professionals at the brand new CycleBar in Westerville! Networking and beverages immediately following the event.

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Westerville Area Chamber

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce


Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CycleBar Polaris 661 Worthington Rd., Westerville, OH 43082

6:30pm

An Evening with St. Lawrence Haven

Join The Catholic Foundation's Young Professionals Group as we travel to St. Lawrence Haven to learn about this amazing ministry.

We will tour the facility and hear from Heather Swiger of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She will share with us the wonderful works of this ministry.

Following the presentation and tour, we will meet at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade for networking and fellowship. The first few rounds of drinks will be provided by The Catholic Foundation's Young Professionals Group Leadership Team!

Given the nature of St. Lawrence Haven whereas 100% of their operations are funded by donations, we are charging a small fee of $5.00 to attend this event. 100% of the money we collect from RSVP's will be donated to St. Lawrence Haven.


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Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church 204 S. Fifth Street, Columbus, OH 43215

6:30pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Sponsors
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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Wednesday, April 26
 

8:30am

NextGen Global Leadership Panel
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J.P.Morgan Chase "NextGen"

J.P.Morgan Chase
NextGen serves as a forum for recent university graduates by providing professional development and mobility resources for early career professionals.

Speakers
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Alex Bandar

Founder and CEO, Columbus Idea Foundry
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Jeni Britton Bauer

Owner, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni Britton Bauer has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils. Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her ahead-of-the-trend... Read More →
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Joe DeLoss

Social Entrepreneur, Chicken Fryer, Hot Chicken Takeover
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Derek Grosso

CEO and Founder, Columbus Young Professionals Club
Derek Grosso is CEO and Founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club), a for-impact membership association made up of more than 25,000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who live in the Columbus region. It currently holds the distinction a... Read More →
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Shaun Young

CEO, Ardina Healthcare


Wednesday April 26, 2017 8:30am - 11:00am
Chase Corporate Center 1111 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

9:00am

A Call to End Hunger Telethon Social Media Ambassador
You’re invited to help raise awareness and funds for food insecure children in Ohio by becoming a Social Media Ambassador for Children’s Hunger Alliance!

On Wednesday, April 26th we will be holding a traditional telethon in conjunction with ABC 6 / FOX 28, Huntington, and Giant Eagle from 5:00am – 11:30pm. Serving as an Ambassador is easy and you can participate from the convenience of your home, office, or anywhere!

Simply follow Children’s Hunger Alliance on Facebook and Twitter and share/retweet the posts we make that day! You may also make a pledge (optional) by calling 614-481-6848 or by donating online at www.childrenshungeralliance.org/telethon. You never know who may be on the line, as we have former Ohio State University running back and football legend Beanie Wells assisting on the phones!  

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Children's Hunger Alliance

Children’s Hunger Alliance

Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 11:30pm
TBA

11:00am

Pop-up Tour of the Ronald McDonald House
“Pop” in for a tour of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to learn more information about the house and the various ways to get involved.

Moderators
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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. What the Ronal... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ronald McDonald House 711 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205

11:30am

YP Presidents' Council Roundtable Lunch
United Way knows young professionals are enthusiastic about strengthening our community and we want to support YPs in having a stronger voice in creating positive change.

Please join us for a relaunch of the Columbus YP Presidents’ Council.

The YP Presidents' Council was launched in 2007 to bring together leaders from local YP groups for best practice sharing and professional development. With several YP groups newly formed and some that have dissolved, it makes sense this year to reevaluate and refresh the Council.

Join us for lunch and a roundtable conversation to determine the priorities of this group moving forward and what programming and meeting cadence would be most helpful.

Let's work together to keep Columbus the best city in the nation for YPs to live, work, and play!

If the president or chair of your group is not available, please send another representative from your leadership (vice chair, secretary, etc.). Lunch will be provided.

AGENDA:
11:30 AM Lunch is served
11:55 AM Introductions
12:05 PM Roundtable Discussion
1:00 PM Meeting Concludes

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United Way of Central Ohio

United Way of Central Ohio

Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
United Way of Central Ohio 360 S. 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215

5:00pm

Volunteer with Komen Young Professionals
As the 25th annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure is coming up on May 20th, join Komen Young Professionals at their offices on Wednesday, April 26th at 5pm-7pm to help fold Race for the Cure t-shirts and assist with other last minute Race details. The Columbus event is the largest Race for the Cure in the country, so the more the merrier! Pizza will be provided for all volunteers.

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Komen Young Professionals

Komen Columbus Young Professionals

Wednesday April 26, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Susan G. Komen Columbus offices 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081

5:00pm

$5 Martini Night Wednesday at Bon Vie
Grab some friends and head over to Bon Vie for $5 martinis on Wednesday night throughout the restaurant.

For additional details, visit eastontowncenter.com/events!

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Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

Wednesday April 26, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bon Vie Bistro Easton Town Center, 4089 The Strand E, Columbus, OH 43219

5:30pm

Stock the Shelves with Student Success Stores
Limited Capacity seats available

Remember how awkward middle school was? Consider how much worse it could have felt if your family hadn't been able to afford basic hygiene items or keep food on the table…

Help support Student Success Stores' work to remove barriers students' face to focusing on their education...and whether or not their crush likes them back. Join the young professionals of LINC for a fun evening sorting and stocking materials and building hygiene kits and snack packs.

We'll provide music and light refreshments to get this "service party" going. Following the activity volunteers will enjoy a tour of the school.Each volunteer will receive a free LINC t-shirt.

Student Success Stores are free stores that operate in three of Columbus' highest poverty middle schools. The stores provide healthy snacks, school supplies and hygiene items at no cost to students in need.

**Depending on the number of volunteers we may split into two groups and send one to Mifflin Middle School and one to Columbus Global Academy. Volunteers will receive an email the week before the event to confirm the location.

This event has a maximum capacity of 30 people. Please visit the registration link to reserve your spot.

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LINC

United Way of Central Ohio

Wednesday April 26, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mifflin Middle School 3000 Agler Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

6:00pm

YP Networking Social @ The Point
Join local young professionals at The Point at Otterbein University for networking, appetizers and beverages on Wednesday, April 26th 5:30-7:30pm. Included in this event is the opportunity to engrave your own wine glass or beer stein using state-of-the-art equipment! (Don't worry, we'll show you how to use it). Tours of The Point are also included -- learn more how you can get involved with this exciting innovation, maker & design space, which is open to the community. This event is completely FREE to attend, thanks to our premier sponsor, Stolly Insurance Group, in Westerville!

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Otterbein University

Otterbein University
Otterbein University is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Westerville. It offers 74 majors and 44 minors as well as eight graduate programs.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Point at Otterbein University 60 Collegeview, Westerville, OH 43081

6:30pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Sponsors
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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Thursday, April 27
 

7:30am

Servant Leadership – Is it Right for You?
Leadership style plays an important role in the performance of an organization and the satisfaction of the followers. In addition, many job descriptions include “leadership ability” as one of the desired skills sought by employers. In this gathering, we will review and compare leadership styles to determine what works best in different situations. We’ll also see what it takes to be called a Servant Leader and why it just might be the leadership style for you.

Our moderator will be John Gentner, Dean of the School of Management and Leadership at Capital University.

The event will be held 7:30 am – 9 am in the Convergent Media Center, Room 121. Remarks will begin at 8 am. This event is free to attend. Coffee and breakfast items will be provided at no cost to attendees.

Free parking is available at the Trinity Lutheran Seminary lot F5.
** Download a campus map and a visitor parking pass.**

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Capital University

Capital University

Thursday April 27, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Capital University (Convergent Media Center, Room 121) 590 College Ave, Bexley, OH 43209

11:00am

Food Truck Food Court
Come enjoy 10 of the best food trucks in town. Enjoy eight staple trucks who will be there every single week: Giant Eagle Market District, Cupzilla, Angry Weiner, Mikey's Late Night Slice, Kinetic, Paddy Wagon, Pitabilities and Mya's Fried Chicken, plus two special guest trucks which rotate monthly.

Thursday April 27, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Columbus Commons 160 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43215

11:30am

Columbus Clippers vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Sponsors
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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Thursday April 27, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

12:00pm

The Impact of Young Leaders: Preparing for your first nonprofit board
You’ve chosen your cause, you’ve served as a volunteer, and you’re ready for a leadership position on a nonprofit board. Erika Gable leads us through an abbreviated version of her Board Training Program, and will introduce us to nonprofits looking to recruit young professionals for board opportunities.

Presented by Erika Gable, of Gable Consulting LLC "Your Partner in Philanthropy."

This event is free, and you can bring-your-own lunch.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope.

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Erika Gable

President & CEO, ‎Gable Consulting LLC


Thursday April 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CD102.5 Big Room 1036 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206

1:00pm

Increase Your Influence to Win a Seat at the Table
Based off of the Book "Influencer - The Power to Change Anything," this course will take a look at how an Influencer motivates others to change; replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills in others; and makes things happen. This course is designed to take participants through a journey of self-exploration to discovery.

This is a FREE professional development session being offering in conjunction with Columbus YP Week

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Speakers
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Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Coordinator, City of Columbus
Kris has a professional background in business management and human resources, with a passion of training & developing others to reach their greatest potential. When she is not at her “day job” at the City of Columbus, she can be found lending her talents to many endeavors... Read More →


Thursday April 27, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Citywide Training & Development 1111 E. Broad St., Suite LL01, Columbus, OH 43205

4:00pm

Women In Music Panel
GROOVE U seeks to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Join us for an in-depth discussion and Q&A with several of Ohio's awesome females working in the industry!

3:45 PM - Welcome & Registration
4:00 PM - Program Begins
5:30 PM - Q & A
6:00 PM - Program Ends

THE PANELISTS:
Elisa Nicolas
Amber Knicole
Becky Long
Lesley Ann Fogle

Elisa Nicolas is a Canadian-born multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. Elisa was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio in a family of pop-music loving classical musicians.  She was influenced by her parents classical and pop record collection, everything from the Beatles to Herb Alpert. She attended music school at the University of Cincinnati and studied Philosophy at Ohio State eventually settling in Columbus, Ohio. Whether playing guitar or piano, producing or engineering, Elisa is a musician first. Elisa has been in several bands including Mary Adam 12, Group LA, People X-ing and her own solo projects. She has written commercial music as well as the score and lyrics for a musical. She’s toured nationally and supported several national acts, including Over the Rhine, Maia Sharp, Arrested Development and Joe Bonamassa.

Elisa has been recording music for well over 20 years. She is an in-demand collaborator with several genres of musicians and artists including Megan Palmer, Jason Quicksall, The Ginger Lees, Metalbaby and MA12. She is currently working on two artist records slated for release in 2017 and her own new studio album slated for release in 2018.

Amber Knicole began singing in her church’s children’s choir at the age of 4 and ever since then, music has been a vital part of her life. Amber Knicole is most recognizable as the lead singer of Columbus born and bred Neo-Funk band, MojoFlo. Internationally, Amber continues to thrill audiences as a member of the Café Wha? Band based out of New York City. In addition to performing, Amber Knicole has competed in The American Traditions Competition which resulted in her invitation to be a featured soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Picnic with the Pops 4th of July 2010. Amber has lent her voice to The Columbus Foundation’s Spirit of Columbus Celebration and Dayton CityFolk's 'Playing for Change.'

Becky Long is Vice President of Sales and Brand Marketing for PromoWest Productions. Having been with the company for 16 years, she handles business development, sponsorship, partnerships, advertising, experiential marketing and brand strategy for PromoWest concert venues, events and Bunbury Music Festival. She also owns her own consulting company providing the same services to companies and is a board member of the Columbus Music Commission. With a strong passion for the entertainment business, Becky manages to juggle her career with her most important job – being a mom. Originally from Westerville, Becky now resides in New Albany with her husband and four children. She is an advocate for Pediatric Epilepsy after her youngest son was diagnosed and then cured of the disorder after experiencing a miracle. She is now on a mission to share Jacob’s story called Jacob’s Journey: Believe in Miracles in hopes to help other children suffering from this condition.

Lesley Ann Fogle studied vocal performance at University of Toledo and Ohio State in the early 1990’s. Wanting to fully understand sound, she went on to learn the technical side of audio engineering. After a decade in Chicago working as an audio engineer mainly on jingles and post-production commercials, Lesley Ann found herself frequently on the other side of the microphone. Upon landing mneumonic work for Nintendo/Leo Burnett, Lesley joined SAG and went freelance on the audio side while voicing national commercials, industrials, and documentary work. Upon moving back to Columbus Ohio, Lesley took on audiobook narration as a means of long-format vocal practice and soon found it opened a world of active participation in characterization, accent work, cold reading, endurance, and technique.

When not narrating, field mixing at a film shoot, or sound-designing in post, Lesley Ann writes music with her husband under the name the After-Death Plan. The duo began recording together in Chicago in the 90s as part of her musical conglomerate Mal Vu, a rotating cast of musicians weaving tales of darkness and whimsy. After-Death Plan’s current endeavor highlights music and lyrics inspired by classic literature.

Lesley Ann Fogle is a member of The Audio Publisher’s Association, an Audible Approved Producer, and a Professional Member of The World-Voices Organization.

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Lesley Ann Fogle

Audio Engineer, Narrator, Singer, Hear No Evil Sound LLC
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Amber Knicole

Lead Singer, MojoFlo
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Becky Long

Vice President of Sales and Brand Marketing, PromoWest Productions
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Elisa Nicolas

Composer, Lyricist, Musician, Producer and Recording Uber-Nerd


Thursday April 27, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Groove U 1300 Forsythe Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

5:30pm

The Exchange
Six YP women will each have six minutes to present an idea, philosophy, or lesson that has led to their personal or professional success. Following the presentations, we will facilitate an exchange between the audience and presenters aiming to inspire curiosity, collaboration, or feedback from audience members. This event is an experiment in idea exchange between young emerging female business leaders and their peers.

The Passionate Presenters

Shukri Addo - entrepreneur and human rights advocate
Jillian Baer - student recruitment ambassador
Miriam Coleman - pragmatic dietician
Nellie Corriveau - nonprofit leader and positivity coach
Jennifer Sconyers - critical conversations expert
Autumn Theodore - photographer and business owner

The Itinerary

5:30 - Doors open! Mingling, light appetizers and wine all provided :)
6:00 - Program begins! Welcoming remarks from sponsors and Bad Bish leadership
6:05 - Micro-presentations from six different women
6:50 - Presentations conclude; setup for panel begins
7:00 - Panel opens up for discussion and Q&A
7:30-40 - Program concludes; remainder of the event is networking
8:00 - Doors close


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Bad Bish Network

Bad Bish Network
How many times have you said to a colleague or girlfriend, "You have GOT to meet so and-so, she is doing big things in Columbus." There are hundreds of passionate, hardworking, inspiring young professional women in our city. Connect with them here.

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Erin Scott

Fundraising & Communications Consultant


Thursday April 27, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dawson 1114 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215

6:00pm

How to Get Involved with Local Government
The Create Columbus Commission invites you to a panel to learn about involvement with local government. Panelists representing Columbus from the public and private sector will pull back the curtain to provide transparency and insight into government processes. Attendees will gain an understanding of how they can interact with and contribute to their local government.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Chenelle Jones, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Ohio Dominican University.

Panel/Speakers:
• Shannon Hardin - Columbus City Councilman
• Carla Williams-Scott - Director of the Department of Neighborhoods for the City of Columbus
• Ken Paul - Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
• Marie Keister - Founder and CEO, MurphyEpson

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Create Columbus Commission

Create Columbus Commission

Thursday April 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CoverMyMeds 2 Miranova Pl, Columbus, OH 43215

6:00pm

Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse

Join Columbus Gives Back to serve residents around the Columbus Area at the Welcome Warehouse This is a tremendously rewarding experience that allows us to provide such an essential service to individuals and families in the Dublin area

Where: Welcome Warehouse, 7032 Hospital Dr. Dublin, OH 43016

The Warehouse is located behind Five Guys and Sunny Street Cafe in the Avery Square Shopping Center. The address is 7032 Hospital Dr., but don't put that in a GPS because it takes you to the wrong location. Below is a map showing the location and entrance. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the shopping center.

When: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Event Leaders: Caleb at caleb@columbusgivesback.org and John at john@columbusgivesback.org

What we will be doing: We will be assisting with stocking and sorting and other projects as necessary!

After the Event: We encourage you to join us afterwards for some food and drinks as part of our #socialtwist!


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Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Thursday April 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Warehouse 7032 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43016

6:00pm

Pop-up Tour of the Ronald McDonald House
“Pop” in for a tour of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to learn more information about the house and the various ways to get involved.

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. What the Ronal... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ronald McDonald House 711 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205

6:00pm

Battelle YP Beer Tasting and Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

**THIS EVENT IS FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK AT BATTELLE**

Join fellow young professionals for a social event at Smokehouse Brewing Co., with an after-work beer tasting and brewery tour, including lite bites and great socializing with new friends.

It's only $12 per person and you'll get to enjoy:

• Flight of four beers (five oz. pours each) featuring Smokehouse brews,
• Light bites from the kitchen for attendees,
• Behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery,
• Beer glassware from Smokehouse, and
• Mingling with other members of Battelle YPs.

Spots are limited at this event, so register early. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

**THIS EVENT IS FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK AT BATTELLE**

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Battelle

Battelle

Thursday April 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Smokehouse Brewing Co. 1130 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215

7:30pm

The Not So Late Show
The Not So Late Show, hosted by Johnny DiLoretto, is the city's premiere, live talk show event featuring comedy, music by house band MojoFlo, and straight shooting interviews with Columbus's brightest personalities and performers. This month's featured guest is Mikey's Late Night Slice creator, Mikey Sorboro; plus conversations about LGBTQ discrimination and Artificial Intelligence. Laugh and learn at The Not So Late Show every month at the Backstage Bistro.

Tickets are $7 in advance / $10 at the door.

This event is presented by the Herb Gillen Agency.

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Johnny DiLoretto

Host, The Not So Late Show


Thursday April 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Backstage Bistro 503 S. Front St, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Friday, April 28
 

8:00am

Ohio Emerging Leaders' Summit
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Now in its seventh year, the Ohio Emerging Leaders Summit is a leadership development event in the capital city of Columbus. Every spring, we bring together passionate, smart, and engaged young professionals and college students from across Ohio to network and connect for success. All are welcome to attend.

This year’s event will be hosted at Franklin University's Ross Auditorium in downtown Columbus on Friday, April 28th. A summit pass is $25 and includes:

8:00am - Networking Breakfast & Coffee

9:00am - Summit Welcome

9:05am - "Elevator Pitch" Networking Activity I

9:15am - Keynote Speaker: Alex Sheen, Founder of Because I Said I Would

10:00am - Columbus: Competing for tourists, talent and investment

Experience Columbus Associate Director of PR Megumi Robinson, and Jeff Scott, Vice President at Fahlgren Mortine, share insights and the thought process behind creating a campaign focused on recruiting young professionals from cities such as Chicago and D.C. Together with the audience, they’ll examine what makes Columbus so appealing to young professionals and consider what’s next.

11:00am - 5 Slides in 5 Minutes

You'll hear from five up-and-coming young leaders who will each have 5 minutes (and 5 slides) to tell their story on emerging leadership.

11:30am-1:30pm - The Executive Luncheon

The Executive Luncheon is a unique roundtable experience meant to connect Columbus-area young professionals with community leaders and C-Suite executives to exchange success stories and tips over a midday lunch event! You will be seated at a roundtable with a local executive and up to six fellow emerging leaders. Lunch and beverages are included. Click here for a list of our confirmed executives.

1:45pm - "Speed Networking" Activity II

2:30pm - Closing Remarks

A summit pass also includes free parking all day.

The focus of the summit is to provide an opportunity for young professionals to convene, connect, and give back. Join the next generation of Ohio leaders for this special event!


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Columbus Young Professionals Club

Columbus Young Professionals Club
The Columbus Young Professionals Club, or CYP Club, is a networking group, a social club, a volunteer network, and an athletics coordinator all rolled into one massive membership organization. With more than 20,000 registered members, it is recognized as the largest YP membersh... Read More →
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Ohio Young Professionals Network

Ohio Young Professionals Network

Speakers
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Bethny Brown

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Coordinator, City of Columbus
Kris has a professional background in business management and human resources, with a passion of training & developing others to reach their greatest potential. When she is not at her “day job” at the City of Columbus, she can be found lending her talents to many endeavors... Read More →
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Lisa Courtice

President and CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
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Harshil Goel

Digital Marketing Expert, IT Consultant, Agile Project Management
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Derek Grosso

CEO and Founder, Columbus Young Professionals Club
Derek Grosso is CEO and Founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club), a for-impact membership association made up of more than 25,000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who live in the Columbus region. It currently holds the distinction a... Read More →
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William Hutter

CEO, Sequent
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Stephen Lyons

Executive Vice President, Columbus Partnership
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Megumi Robinson

Associate Director of PR, Experience Columbus
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Jamie Schroeder

Vice President of Treasury, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Jeff Scott

Vice President, Fahlgren Mortine
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Alex Sheen

Founder, Because I Said I Would
Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his... Read More →
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Nicci Sprouse-Grosso

President, A-List Introductions
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W. Curtis Stitt

‎President and CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority
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Wes Strickling

CEO, Codex Techworks
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Bridget Tharp

Development Officer, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
I'm passionate about serving children and families, I'm a BGSU alum, former journalist, and maker (whoabettie.com)
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Bob Vitale

Associate Editor, Columbus CEO
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Christopher Washington

Provost + Sr. VP for Academic Affairs, Franklin University
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Heather Whaling

President, Geben Communication
Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN). | | After launching the company from her dining room in 2009, Heather’s fresh, data-driven approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm with 26 employees in Columbus, Chicago and Seattle. Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post). Geben is also the top boutique agency in Columbus, according to Columbus CEO. | | In addition to delivering exceptional results for client partners, Heather prides herself on utilizing Geben as a platform for doing good. Driven by a... Read More →
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Julie Wilkes

Author, Corporate Wellness Expert, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker
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Michelle Wilson

‎Executive Director, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
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Guy Worley

CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation


Friday April 28, 2017 8:00am - 2:00pm
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium) 301 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215

11:30am

The Executive Luncheon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The CYP Club is proud to present the first-ever Executive Luncheon, a professionally focused midday experience from 11:30am-1:30pm on Friday, April 28 as part of Columbus YP Week.

The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with community leaders and C-Suite executives to exchange success stories and tips over a midday lunch event.

For $20 per person, you will be seated at a roundtable with a local executive and six fellow emerging leaders. Lunch and beverages are included.

The event will be structured as a buffet-style luncheon with the following format:
• 11:30pm: Check-in, grab lunch, and social networking.
• 12:00noon: Table introductions, facilitated by our YP Leadership Team, along with questions and one-on-one networking.
• 1:00pm: Final leadership thoughts with 30-minutes of open forum questions for all executives.

Our 2017 list of esteemed executives includes:
Bethny Brown - Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Lisa Courtice - President and CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
William Hutter - CEO, Sequent
Laura Koprowski - VP of Government Affairs & Strategic External Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Stephen Lyons - Executive Vice President, Columbus Partnership
Doug Ross - Professor and Marketing Program Chair, Franklin University
Jamie (James) Schroeder - Vice President of Treasury, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Nicci Sprouse-Grosso - President, A-List Introductions
Wes Strickling - CEO, Codex Techworks
Bob Vitale - Associate Editor, Columbus CEO Magazine
Heather Whaling - President, Geben Communication
Michelle Wilson - Executive Director, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
Guy Worley - CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Business casual attire is suggested. Parking will be offered for free.

Moderators
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Columbus Young Professionals Club

Columbus Young Professionals Club
The Columbus Young Professionals Club, or CYP Club, is a networking group, a social club, a volunteer network, and an athletics coordinator all rolled into one massive membership organization. With more than 20,000 registered members, it is recognized as the largest YP membersh... Read More →
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Franklin University

Franklin University
Franklin University is a private, nonprofit university in Ohio. It was founded in 1902 to serve the needs of adult students. The university has five campuses in Ohio and Indiana as well as a large selection of online courses.

Speakers
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Bethny Brown

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Coordinator, City of Columbus
Kris has a professional background in business management and human resources, with a passion of training & developing others to reach their greatest potential. When she is not at her “day job” at the City of Columbus, she can be found lending her talents to many endeavors... Read More →
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Lisa Courtice

President and CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
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Derek Grosso

CEO and Founder, Columbus Young Professionals Club
Derek Grosso is CEO and Founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club), a for-impact membership association made up of more than 25,000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who live in the Columbus region. It currently holds the distinction a... Read More →
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William Hutter

CEO, Sequent
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Laura Koprowski

VP of Government Affairs & Strategic External Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
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Stephen Lyons

Executive Vice President, Columbus Partnership
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Doug Ross

Professor and Marketing Program Chair, Franklin University
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Jamie Schroeder

Vice President of Treasury, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Nicci Sprouse-Grosso

President, A-List Introductions
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Wes Strickling

CEO, Codex Techworks
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Bob Vitale

Associate Editor, Columbus CEO
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Heather Whaling

President, Geben Communication
Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN). | | After launching the company from her dining room in 2009, Heather’s fresh, data-driven approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm with 26 employees in Columbus, Chicago and Seattle. Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post). Geben is also the top boutique agency in Columbus, according to Columbus CEO. | | In addition to delivering exceptional results for client partners, Heather prides herself on utilizing Geben as a platform for doing good. Driven by a... Read More →
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Michelle Wilson

‎Executive Director, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
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Guy Worley

CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation


Friday April 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium) 301 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215

3:00pm

Walking Tour of Weinland Park with Michael Wilkos, Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation
Limited Capacity seats available

After decades of disinvestment and population loss, Weinland Park, a neighborhood of 4,500 residents immediately southeast of The Ohio State University, is now experiencing the benefits of a major public-private partnership that began over 20 years ago. Weinland Park has long held a distinction of being a mixed-income, mixed-race neighborhood, but starting in the 1980’s the neighborhood began to show significant signs of stress due to gang violence and a concentration of poorly managed low-income housing.

Since 2009, over 550 units of housing have been newly built, renovated, or repaired with the majority of these units offering a subsidy to the renters or buyers. Currently, over 1,000 housing units are under construction (or proposed) for this small Columbus neighborhood of only 0.36 square miles. These efforts have used an asset-based community development model that has includes efforts aimed at improving housing, health, education, employment, youth development, resident engagement and safety. Weinland Park is soon becoming a national model of neighborhood revitalization without significant displacement of existing residents. Can this success for existing residents be maintained as the neighborhood continues to improve?

Join Michael Wilkos, The Columbus Foundation’s Director of Community Research and Weinland Park resident for 8 years, on a walking tour of the neighborhood to learn more.

When: Friday April 28th 3PM-4:30PM

Where: Meet in the parking lot of Godman Guild at 3PM (303 E 6th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201)


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The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation

Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Godman Guild 303 E. 6th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

5:00pm

5 After 5 Wine Tasting at Whole Foods
Start the weekend off right with some friends at Whole Foods Easton! It's simple - $5 for 5 wine & food samples.

For additional details, visit eastontowncenter.com/events!

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Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

Friday April 28, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Whole Foods Easton 4100 Easton Gateway Dr, Columbus, OH 43219

5:00pm

Columbus Creative Industry Mixer 8
The Columbus Creative Industry Mixer is Central Ohio’s largest creative social event, bringing together the who’s-who of the creative arena on one highly anticipated night. The event has shaped the creative networking landscape and continues to set the standard of combining art and entertainment. The CCIM is renown for elaborately staged, and propped photobooths that bring everyone together.

The CCIM has become the not to be missed happening. Attendees will be brushing shoulders with the industry’s top art directors, designers, artists, TV personalites, stylists, models, photographers, actors, musicians, talent agents and print, film, music and television producers.

Friday April 28, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Park Street Cantina 491 N. Park St, Columbus, OH 43215

5:30pm

American Constitution Society Awards Reception
The Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society will be hosting its Annual Awards Reception on Friday, April 28, 2017 and you are invited. During the event, ACS will be presenting a variety of awards including:

Progressive Young Leadership Award, bestowed "in honor of outstanding contributions made by an individual whose early commitment to upholding the fundamental values of the constitution is an example to all that follow.” This year's award winner is Rachel Bloomekatz, Principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC.

Excellence in Mentorship Award, bestowed “in honor of exemplary work in inspiring and developing progressive lawyers through mentorship, advisement, and support.” This year's award winner is Professor Daniel P. Tokaji, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Judge Robert M. Duncan Award, bestowed "in honor of making invaluable contributions to democracy, fostering legal education, ensuring access to justice, and preserving individual rights and the rule of law.” This year's award winner is Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

General admission tickets are $35. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Brian Kaufman at bkaufman@acslaw.org.

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American Constitution Society

Columbus Lawyer Chapter

Friday April 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Kitchen 231 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

5:30pm

Serve a Meal at the Community Shelter Board
CYP Club Cares (the service board of the Columbus Young Professionals Club) is hosting a group volunteer activity to serve meals at the Community Shelter Board's Van Buren Center. While those experiencing homelessness focus on their road to stability, CSB aims to alleviate some of their stress by working with corporate and community groups to provide daily meals during their emergency shelter stay.

As part of this service project, our volunteers will help:
• Prepare the dining room
• Serve meals to shelter guests
• Clean up dining room and kitchen

A couple of notes for those wishing to sign-up: Closed-toe shoes are required, volunteers will not be fed, all visitors must go through security (metal detector and cursory bag check), and taking photographs is prohibited. All volunteers for this event will need to sign this liability waiver.

Afterwards we will go to a local brewery for food and beverages. Feel free to join us. Please make sure you are definitely able to attend before registering so we can maintain an accurate head count.

Please plan to arrive between 5:15 p.m. and 5:30p.m. Additional details will be e-mailed to you! Contact us if you have any questions about this event.

About the Community Shelter Board: The Community Shelter Board creates collaborations, innovates solutions, and invests in quality programs in order to end homelessness in Columbus and Franklin County.

Sponsors

Friday April 28, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Van Buren Center 595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, OH 43223

7:15pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Sponsors
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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Friday April 28, 2017 7:15pm - 9:45pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

9:00pm

CULYP Red Cup Chill
The Red Cup Chill is the ultimate kickback and classic house party. That dance all night, drink all night type chill. Join CULYP for the most highly anticipated event in the city!

Soundtrack by DJ Durl.

Cost: Free for CULYP Members, $5 fee for Non-CULYP Members

For more information about the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals visit www.culyp.org


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Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals is a network of urban young professionals ages 21-40 that functions as an auxiliary group of the Columbus Urban League and also a chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).

Friday April 28, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00am
The Village Idiot 1439 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210
 
Saturday, April 29
 

7:00am

Red Shoe Society Breakfast

Join the Central Ohio Red Shoe Society on April 29th to make breakfast for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The families staying at RMHC love making up to a delicious meal and tours of the house will be provided as well!

For more information and to sign up here to bring a dozen eggs, or pancake mix: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=DEOU6815

Looking forward to seeing you at the house! For questions or more information please contact Lindsey Beggin at lindsey.beggin@rmhc-centralohio.org

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. What the Ronal... Read More →

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Ronald McDonald House Charities
Red Shoe Society is a young professionals’ organization dedicated to supporting the ever increasing fundraising and volunteer needs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Members of the Society benefit by taking part in hands-on volunteer opportunities, serving in... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am
Ronald McDonald House 711 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205

8:00am

Group Run with Columbus Running Company
Join us on Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 am for a group run at Columbus Running Company Westerville. Run or walk as far or for as long as you like.  We will be joining CRC's Saturday morning group run. The run starts promptly at 8:05 am.

For additional details, contact Lisa Dillahunt at 614-523-2377.

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Lisa Dillahunt

Outreach Coordinator, Columbus Running Company


Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Columbus Running Company (Westerville) 50 N. State St, Westerville, OH 43081

9:00am

Landscaping for Amethyst

Columbus Gives Back invites you to volunteer with us as we serve Amethyst, Inc. with helping hands for landscaping around their facility on East Mound Street!

Who: You! And maybe your friends! Or that person you want to be friends with and you're like "oh dearie, how can i get that person to be my friend? I like friends."

What: We will be getting down and dirty helping Amethyst with landscaping to beautify their center!

Event Leaders: Alfred at alfred@columbusgivesback.org

More About Columbus Gives Back: Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules.

More About Amethyst, Inc: Amethyst has been committed to providing a safe, stable environment in which recovering drug and alcohol dependent women, and women with families, can work toward and maintain sobriety. Treatment is client-centered.This means that each woman’s treatment and length of stay is tailored to meet her own specific needs. Amethyst offers a wide spectrum of individualized services for clients and their families, including intensive outpatient treatment for addiction; traditional outpatient treatment; supportive housing; medical services; mental health and trauma treatment; family services; and job readiness and placement.


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Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back makes it fun and easy to volunteer! We organize one-time volunteer events in relaxed, social settings that are scheduled to fit our busy schedules. Best of all, volunteering with Columbus Gives Back is free of charge — and commitment!

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Amethyst 455 East Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43215

9:00am

Kiwanis Club YP Service Project with the Columbus Boys and Girls Club

Kiwanis Club of Columbus will be hosting a service project for young professionals.

We will be doing a variety of hands-on tasks at the J. Ashburn Center (Boys and Girls Club of Columbus), such as painting, interior cleaning, exterior yard work, etc. This is the new home of the Boys & Girls Club, which relocated from its Gift Street location in Franklinton to the more centrally located Hilltop. The facility is the site for our long-time Reading Buddies program, coordinated by Kiwanian Perry Fisher.

BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED at 9:00am. White Castle breakfast sandwiches, donuts and fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice, and water will be provided for all volunteers.

After clean-up, rumor has it that volunteers will move to a site for some ‘in-depth discussions’ and recap of the morning’s activities over adult beverages and snacks!


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Kiwanis Club of Columbus


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
J Ashburn Center Boys and Girls Club 85 Clarendon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43223

9:00am

CULYP National Day of Service
The National Day of Service is a national initiative through the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP). Join us on Saturday, April 29th for a day of service to the community. Additional details to come!

For more information about the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals visit www.culyp.org


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Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals is a network of urban young professionals ages 21-40 that functions as an auxiliary group of the Columbus Urban League and also a chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
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9:00am

Capital City Half Marathon
More than 15,000 runners and walkers are anticipated to participate in the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5k. The starting line is at Town and Front Streets. After the race, join in the celebration at the Finish Line Party at Columbus Commons for food, drink, and a post-race concert.

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Columbus

10:00am

Coffee Education: Coffee 701
Learn all things coffee and taste profiles from different regions at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab during this introductory course. Begin by learning the story of Kaldi and his dancing goats and the start of coffee cultivation and trade. During the course you will taste some of the coffees mentioned during the class.

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crimson Cup Innovation Lab 700 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43205

11:00am

Yogurt Parfait Party
Lucky’s Market in Clintonville is hosting a tasty fundraiser for Children’s Hunger Alliance on Saturday, April 29th from 11am-2pm. Come and enjoy a yogurt parfait bar with delicious all-you-can-eat toppings for only $5. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hunger Alliance to support our mission of ending childhood hunger in Ohio by providing healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity to at-risk kids.

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Children’s Hunger Alliance

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lucky’s Market 2770 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43202

12:00pm

Beers & Board Games Club's Tabletop Day
Join the Beers and Board Games Club of Columbus for the annual International TableTop Day gaming meetup on April 29 at Platform Beer Co - Columbus.

$1 from each beer sold will be donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital via our group's annual fundraising through Extra Life. Additional donations can be made at http://www.extra-life.org/team/bbg

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Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Platform Beer Co. 408 N 6th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

1:00pm

Sip & Shop at Hills Market Downtown
Head to Hills for the best deal in town. Enjoy four samples of wines chosen by Hills' wine director for just $1.

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hills Market Downtown 95 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

7:15pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Saturday April 29, 2017 7:15pm - 9:45pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Sunday, April 30
 

2:00pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

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Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers


Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215