Then There's Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland is where it's at!

This podcast features guest interviews with some of Cleveland’s finest and gives perspective on what makes the 216 one of the best urban cities in America. Hear about the dreams, risks and realities of the next evolution in Downtown Cleveland’s growth.

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Sneak Peak

Then There's Cleveland
Arriving on May 6, 2019, a new podcast from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, hosted by Lauren Niepokny and Michael Deemer.
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More about Downtown Cleveland Alliance

For the past 13 years, Downtown Cleveland Alliance has worked diligently to create a cleaner, safer environment for every person that lives, works, plays, or visits Downtown Cleveland. Staying true to the organization’s name, the Alliance does not work alone. Our allies include the local government, our neighborhood-based partners, property owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs, young professionals, foundations, and other civic leaders who share our mission and understand the value of a dynamic downtown. Together we enhance the quality of life in our Special Improvement District by facing challenges and identifying opportunities that help position downtown for success.

Please visit the official Downtown Cleveland Alliance website for more information.

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Electronic Press & Media Kit

For all those who bleed CLE like Lauren or have transplanted here like Michael, this conversation about all things happening in The Land will have not only the kids from Cleveland beaming with pride but may even convince all the naysayers why our city is called “Believeland.”

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Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.

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The Team

Michael Deemer

Co-Host
Pittsburgh native, Michael Deemer, has made Northeast Ohio his home for awhile now and is Downtown Cleveland Alliance's Executive Vice President of Business Development.

Lauren Niepokny

Co-Host
A Northeast Ohio native, Lauren Niepokny, is Downtown Cleveland Alliance's Marketing Coordinator.

Sarah Willgrube

Producer
When Sarah isn't using her rich background in film production to produce podcasts, you can find her painting or hiking the great outdoors.

Heather Holmes

Creative Director
As a boomerang Clevelander, Heather is the VP of Marketing & Public Relations for Downtown Cleveland Alliance, directing the strategies of content creation that best positions and showcases the city that she loves.

Eric Koltnow

Audio Engineer
With deep roots in music, Eric now focuses on recording, live sound reinforcement, audio post-production, and location sound.

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