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CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio. CAAO serves as a conduit and referral source to existing resources for entrepreneurial development, professional development, and leadership empowerment for its member organizations and their members.

In addition, CAAO has developed a variety of benefits and services including a joint calendar, job referrals, business leads, and three empowerment circles: entrepreneurial, non-profit and leadership.

CAAO’s member organizations communicate with over 30,000 black professionals on a regular basis. Thus, CAAO serves as a dynamic link to the “New Economy” for black professionals of Northeast Ohio.



CAAO Supports the CLE Rocks NYE New Years Eve Party

If you would like to get discounted VIP tickets ($100 per ticket)  to New Years Eve Party that will take place at the Convention Center, Downtown Cleveland, contact Connie Atkins.  She has a limited amount of tickets.  You can contact Connie at connieatkins2003@yahoo.com

Join us on Mall B at the Cleveland Convention Center for a new party for a new Cleveland! Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve, or CLE NYE, is the place to be to ring in the New Year in Northeast Ohio or tune in LIVE on WOIO Channel 19 Action News.

The inaugural Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve celebration took place on Public Square in Downtown CLeveland in 2013 with over 15,000 in attendance. This years event is expected to garner over 20,000 quests.

The purpose for Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve is to unify residents of Cleveland, surrounding suburbs, Northeast Ohio and the State of Ohio for a grand New Year’s Eve celebration.

The event welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy live performances, local food vendors, celebrity quest appearances, a monumental countdown to the new year with a special surprise, and much more.





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