Clue Into clePOP

Greetings from Sunny (and Sometimes Snowy) Cleveland!

My name is Amanda Hicken and I never believed in love at first sight until I met Cleveland in 2007.

So after living on the East Coast all our lives, my husband Scott and I packed up our mischievous cat Chloe and our comic book collection and decided to “flee to the Cleve.”

As I learned living in the DC region and Philadelphia, every city has its problems. However, after the infamous 2010 Forbes article rated Cleveland most miserable, I started this blog to clue others into the places, people and events that made me CHOOSE to move and live here.  Everything that has made me #happyinCLE for over 5 years.

When I’m not blogging about Cleveland, I enjoy my days as a media relations manager at PR Newswire and evenings as a PlayhouseSquare Partners board member, Cleveland Foodbank YP Pantry council member, and CLE+ Social Media Advisory Committee member.

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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, I and guest bloggers always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I work at PR Newswire, am a board member of PlayhouseSquare Partners, on the council of the Cleveland Foodbank YP Pantry, and a member of the CLE+ Social Media Advisory Committee.


  1. Love the new site Amanda! I was born here, left briefly and came back at the first opportunity. Cleveland has so much to offer and never stops giving.

  2. Congrats on the new site – I love it! Keep up the awesome posts!!

  3. Just checked out your blog and we agree, Cleveland is awesome! We like to think that we help a little :-). So, let us know if we can help you out with any content or stories about why our clients love the things we do in Cleveland.

    Jay Hobbs | Proposal Agent
    “She said yes!”

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    A | 2901 Euclid Ave (Ste. 423)
    Cleveland, OH 44115

  4. Your style is so unique compared to other folks I
    have read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

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