BUSINESS TALKS


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, March 23, 6PM-9PM
The Spotted Owl
710 Jefferson Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

IN SEARCH OF DREAMERS + DOERS

Join Team Flea and special guests Mason’s CreameryGraffiti HeArtOcéanne, and Refresh Collective (formerly Fresh Camp) for a fun night of sips, snacks, and chats.

The Cleveland Flea is a lot like a living organism, constantly growing in new directions when the circumstances call for change. We’re dependent on those around us to help tend to this growth, and without this team of people we would be so much less likely to thrive. Even cacti in the desert need watering sometimes.

Our supporters are folks looking looking to fill a void. Maybe they’re called to help create something bigger than themselves. It could be that they love the atmosphere of the event and can’t seem to get enough… or maybe they’re just looking to get out of the house and make some friends in the creative community. This way or that, we’re looking for them, too.

We would love to meet folks who...

  • Dream about working for Team Flea
  • Run a non-profit that's trying to get their name out there
  • Want to see The Flea–and it's vendors–thrive, but don’t know how to participate
  • Have creative ideas for how they want to see The Flea, and the city of Cleveland, to grow
  • Are looking to learn more about some of Cleveland's most creative small businesses
  • Want to make Cleveland a better place to live
  • Just love being out and about town

What’s on the agenda:

  • A sneak peek into Flea Season 5
  • Talking about vendor scholarship programs
  • Sharing about sponsorship opportunities
  • Discussion around immigrant / refugee programs
  • Chatting about open positions on Team Flea
  • Meeting makers!
  • Sharing big ideas on our pitch board
  • Drinking some fun cocktails crafted by The Spotted Owl
  • Snacking on the side–It’s complimentary!

This is a free ticketed event, and seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please purchase a ticket prior to the event.


PAST EVENTS

Wednesday, February 1, 6PM-9PM
Old City Libations
6706 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Join us for an evening of discussion at Old City Libations. Featuring our on-site intellectual property expert, Nick Gingo –partner at Renner Otto–we'll discuss what you should know about protecting your small business against intellectual property theft, borrowing ideas vs. stealing ideas, and "the gray area" surrounding many cases of current newsworthy IP theft stories.

Happy hour starts at 6PM, with our formal Q & A beginning at 7PM sharp. At the end of our formal interview we'll field questions from the audience. Meet and greet our expert and Team Flea face-to-face following the Q & A's finale at 8PM. Stick around afterwards to get your fill of sips and snacks at the bar!

This is a free ticketed event, and seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please purchase a ticket prior to the event.


Wednesday, January, 6PM-9PM
Old City Libations
6706 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

 

Wanna know what it's like to sell at The Cleveland Flea from a vendor's perspective? Thinking of applying for this year's events, but really want to make your application POP?!

Join us for an evening of discussion at Old City Libations. Featuring a panel of seasoned Flea vendors, we'll discuss their experiences while selling at our events... and for new applicants Team Flea will be on-site to provide insight on best practices for market applications.

Happy hour starts at 6PM, with our panel beginning at 7PM sharp. Meet and greet our panelists and Team Flea face-to-face following the panel's finale at 8PM. Stick around afterwards to get your fill of sips and snacks at the bar!

Confirmed Panelists: