Almost 450 people celebrated 9 amazing pioneers of Cleveland's cultural diversity in the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony on May 11, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center.
After a cocktail hour and dinner, the induction ceremony began. Dan Hanson from ClevelandPeople.Com welcomed the crowd.
He then recognized some of the dignitaries in the audience including many of the ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassadors.
ClevelandPeople.Com Armenian Ambassador Anita Kazarian
ClevelandPeople Macedonian Ambassador Andrea Andrioff (Hungarian Ambassador Carolyn Balogh in background)
ClevelandPeople.Com Chinese Ambassador Margaret Wong
Dan Hanson then thanked the 9 members of the 2011 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame with a brief highlight of their accomplishments.
Former Plain Dealer Publisher. 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductee and ClevelandPeople.Com Serbian Ambassador Alex Machaskee introduced the keynote speaker for the evening, Sam Miller, Co-chairman of Forest City Enterprises.