Cleveland Storyteller's Corporate Keynote Series

Entertain an audience and deliver great lessons through Dan Ruminski’s engaging accounts of the leaders who defined Cleveland’s history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Find out how Cleveland's great leaders lived, learn their lessons and listen to behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate a thriving time in local history.

Meet The Storyteller, Relive Cleveland's Past

Dan Ruminski is Cleveland's Storyteller, and his lively tales of the city and its remarkable people are authentic, entertaining and personable.

Pull up a chair—Ruminski makes you feel as if you're joining him fireside in a mansion on Millionaire's row. His collection of stories and historical discoveries unlock a remarkable cast of characters who left a legacy that we can learn from today. Get lost in the surprising details and untold stories Ruminski shares that would never make a textbook. Ruminski's passion for Cleveland and its founding families ignites an audience and leaves a lasting impression.

Uncover Lessons from Cleveland Greats

A desire to succeed against all odds. The determination to thrive in spite of economic strife. A will to create a better city, to put Cleveland on the map. A commitment to strong values that held up in even the most challenging times. These are the attributes that contributed to the success of the men and women who built Cleveland, and the same principles hold true today. Though Ruminski's enlightening stories, we grow an appreciation for the people who shaped Cleveland and created a dynamic and bustling economy. And, we draw parallels between their experiences during the heyday and the renaissance Cleveland is experiencing now.

Ignite an Audience, Leave an Impression

Ruminski weaves a tapestry of stories about Cleveland's greats and their interesting experiences, leaving an audience captivated and inspired. Invite Cleveland's Storyteller to deliver a 30-minute to 1-hour presentation as a keynote speaker, at a luncheon event or motivational launch.

Your group will take away these critical business values:

  • Customer focus
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Mentorship
  • Honesty
  • Diversity
  • Reliability
  • Perseverance
  • Charitable Giving
  • Environmental Stewardship

Uncork Cleveland's Lively History at Your Next Corporate Event

Entertain your audience, whether at a sales meeting, gala fundraising event or corporate event. Ruminski brings a relaxed, after-hours flavor with his fascinating Cleveland history tales. Use the contact form on this page, or call Dan Ruminski directly at 440-951-1323.

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Dan Ruminski, The Cleveland Storyteller

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New Historic Venues

As part of the corporate speaking series, Dan now offers presentations from these historic locations.


Get lost in the surprising details and untold stories Ruminski shares that would never make a textbook.

"We were delighted to have partnered with Dan Ruminski, Cleveland Storyteller, this year! Thru several client events, Dan enlightened us about the amazing history of Cleveland and shared stories that made us all feel more connected to our great city. Thanks to Dan for his insightful and creative storytelling; making all of us proud about our town and our mission to serve our clients in Northeast Ohio."

– Jon Lawrence, Vice President, Complex Director, Merrill Lynch


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