Cincinnati Compass kicks off Welcoming Week with inaugural event at Lunken

Cincinnati Compass is welcoming people to its very first event, which celebrates new Americans as the organization kicks off regional celebrations of National Welcoming Week that runs from Sept. 10-19. 

Cincinnati Compass advances economic and cultural inclusion of immigrants and refugees to enhance the overall vibrancy and economic growth of the Cincinnati region.

Bryan Wright, executive director of Cincinnati Compass

The opening event will be held Sept. 10, 6-10 p.m., at Waypoint Aviation’s airplane hangar at Lunken Airport. Local food with international flavor, drinks, and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $15.

Sample food from local Findlay Kitchen chefs with international flavors:

  • AfroMeals
  • Yee Mama
  • Olive Tree
  • The Arepa Place
  • MashRoots

Hear music and watch performances from DJ Garley, Ijo Ugo and Son del Caribe.


  • Friday, Sept. 10, 6-10 p.m.
  • Waypoint Aviation
  • 4765 Airport Rd
  • Lunken Airport
  • Cincinnati, OH 45226

Tickets: $15


About Cincinnati Compass:

Cincinnati Compass is a collaborative project of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, City of Cincinnati, and more than 65 community partners who believe that immigrants and refugees are key contributors to a strong regional economy and a diverse, vibrant community. 

As part of this work, we advocate for social and economic inclusion; connect individuals and organizations to resources and to each other to build capacities and opportunities; and promote and celebrate the cultural and economic contributions of new Cincinnatians.

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