Steve Boese talks Selling your non-glamorous city: 5 observations from 2 days in Cleveland

Steve Boese Steve Boese, Worldwide FOT

I spent a couple of days last week in the lovely city of Cleveland, Ohio, to attend the (really fun) DisruptHR Cleveland event, and then took some time doing a bit of a city tour with some really cool people, (see the pic after you click through for the crew taken in the Cleveland Indian’s Social Suite, which was a fantastic place to catch a ball game from).

One of the big themes that seemed to permeate everything about the visit to Cleveland was that just about everyone from Cleveland that I met was pretty heavily invested in convincing me (and everyone else), that Cleveland is, in fact, a really cool place to live, work, play, socialize, etc. Said differently, people from Cleveland are REALLY in to being from Cleveland. They love and are proud of their city, and try really hard to let you know how fantastic it is. Even though they seem to think that most of the rest of the world sees Cleveland as a kind of last century place and not one that holds much allure for non-natives.

Read the whole post over at Steve Boese’s HR Technology Journal (an FOT contributor blog).