Global Cleveland welcomes boomerangs and newcomers to Cleveland Heights Aug. 29

There's an excitement in Greater Cleveland these days. Billions of dollars of investment are transforming downtown and the lakefront. Nearby University Circle is bustling with new businesses and residents, and civic leaders are collaborating to revitalize the region.

Global Cleveland, an organization that works to attract, retain and welcome new residents, is partnering with FutureHeights and Nighttown to host a “Boomerang and Newcomer Reception” at Nighttown (12387 Cedar Road) on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6–8 p.m. 

The purpose of the event is to welcome and celebrate boomerangs—former Cleveland-area residents who have returned—and newcomers, and showcase why many of them have chosen Cleveland Heights as a place to live and play.

Global Cleveland hopes that boomerangs and newcomers will encourage family and friends to move to the Cleveland area, just as Nighttown owner Brendan Ring did.

Ring, jazz club and restaurant owner, landed in the United States from Cahirsiveen, County Kerry in 1984 and made his way to Cleveland in 1992 with wife Siobhan. Ring will be at the event to tell his inspirational story about emigrating from Ireland and his success in Cleveland Heights.

Global Cleveland hosts “Boomerang and Newcomer” events once a quarter in neighborhoods in and around Cleveland. The Cleveland Heights event is the first to be held outside of the City of Cleveland. Many boomerangs and newcomers have relocated to Cleveland Heights for its diversity, walkability, beautiful homes and great sense of community.

Global Cleveland launched in 2012 with the goal of Northeast Ohio’s population and strengthening the region by working with employers, colleges and universities, and community organizations to attract and retain newcomers by connecting them to the region's opportunities, resources and services, and promoting the region as a welcoming place for all.

To RSVP for the Aug. 29 reception, visit For more information about Global Cleveland, visit or call 216-472-3282.

Joy Roller

Joy Roller is the director of Global Cleveland and a resident of Cleveland Heights.

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