Unique Audience Experiences through Branded Events

At Advance Ohio, cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, events are inspired by the communities we serve and the content that Northeast Ohio finds most compelling. We strive to attract large audiences, create quality content for our partners, and connect our readers with expert insights.

Each of our events attracts hundreds of attendees. They listen, learn and interact with our trusted and journalists from cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and quality speakers and experts from our community. Each event is crafted to provide a quality and unique experience for our most engaged audiences, and provide access for our partners and sponsors to connect in a different way.

Align Your Brand with These Events

The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in industry, local communities, accomplished individuals from our area, and more. They connect local and national businesses with our highly engaged audience, transitioning our audience into your brand audience.

Career Fair

– Ongoing –

The Virtual Career Fair happens at regular intervals throughout the year, and includes website listings of available positions in the area. It also features a webinar with an expert speaker, designed to offer actionable insights for job seekers. All together, the Virtual Career Fair is viewed by thousands of job seekers in your market.


– Monday, April 25, 2022 –

Women networking

This in person event provides hundreds of women the opportunity to learn, mentor, and build relationships. With inspiring keynote speakers, lively roundtable discussions, and time to network, it will be a morning of inspiration, substance, and success.

Celebrating Nurses of Northeast Ohio
Nurses Day

– Friday, May 6, 2022 –

Nurse making heart shape with hands

Join cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer in thanking our frontline workers for their support. Your investment provides Restaurant Gift Vouchers for Northeast Ohio’s nurses, honoring their commitment, their innovation, their long hours and heroic efforts to support health and wellness in Northeast Ohio. Your act of kindness and generosity is promoted on cleveland.com and in social media as we surprise and thank our nurses.

Celebrating Nurses of Northeast Ohio
Nurses Week

– Friday, May 6 - Thursday, May 12, 2022 –

Nurse taking blood pressure

We can’t thank nurses enough for the jobs they do every day. Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer readers will nominate nurses who have changed their lives—and our community– for the better. Adjudicators will carefully select the class of honorees. We’ll honor these standout nurses during an award ceremony on September 22, 2022.

High School

– Thursday, June 16, 2022 –


An Academy Awards-style High School student awards ceremony, honoring local students and athletes who exemplify the best in the classroom, on the field, and in their communities. The honorees are chosen by representatives of area school districts and our readers, and will be nominated based on their performance in the classroom, in sports, or their community involvement.


– Thursday, June 23, 2022 –

Hands clapping

For the past 12 years, Top Workplaces has celebrated the companies in our community that have built a great culture, valued the individuals on their teams, and truly exhibited leadership in their field. The event announces and recognizes the 175 Top Workplaces that make Northeast Ohio a better place to work by prioritizing a people-centered culture and giving employees a voice.

Orange and Brown
Season Kickoff

– Wednesday, September 7, 2022 –

Cleveland Browns

This hybrid event is celebrating the start of the NFL season. Will the Browns go to the Superbowl? Fans can join the cleveland.com sportswriters for in-depth discussions, interviews, special team analytics, trivia, and surprise cameos. An in-person VIP Experience at the Music Box Supper Club for a select audience will also be offered.

Top Nurses

– Thursday, September 22, 2022 –

A classy affair honoring nurses going above and beyond in their field and are making a lasting impact on our community. We can’t thank nurses enough for the jobs they do every day. They work tirelessly and selflessly to take care of others, and we all have at least one story about a nurse who has made a difference in our lives.

Small Business

– Wednesday, October 5, 2022 –

Small business owner looking at tablet

Small Businesses lose valuable time to trial and error. Get straight to what will work for your small business, from experts in finance, marketing, and more. Audience: Small and medium business owners of Northeast Ohio, Solopreneurs, The Gig Economy.

A Guide to

– Thursday, October 27, 2022 –

Stethoscope and calculator

Navigating Medicare can be intimidating. cleveland.com’s Guide to Medicare is here to help. This virtual community event dives deep into the 2023 Medicare options and provides knowledge on how to maneuver Medicare enrollment and the different plan options. Leading industry experts will provide guidance and answer questions during the live speaker Q&A. Recordings of the sessions will be available publicly following the experience.

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