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About The Metropolitan Club

Our history and our mission

About the Metropolitan Club

The Metropolitan Club was founded in 1991 and has become one of Greater Cincinnati’s most unique and distinctive business and social clubs

The Mission of the Metropolitan Club is to unite diverse leaders in our region who desire to make a difference in our community. Our Vision is to facilitate the unification and well-being of our region as well as serve our Members with excellence and quality. And the Club is guided by our Three Pillars: Business Matters, Community Matters and Belonging Matters.

Upon visiting our newly-renovated Club, you will be captivated by the 360-degree view of region, symbolic of the Club’s Mission of uniting communities. The experience is best captured by the phrase: “Inclusive in Community, Exclusive in Quality”.

You’ll be treated to our outstanding personalized service, refined cuisine and engaging events that exceed all expectations. Whether you choose the luxury of the Club’s Roebling Room, or the more casual atmosphere of the Lounge, you can be assured of unparalleled excellence in service and food.

When hosting meetings, conferences, seminars, or social dining, the Metropolitan Club’s flexible meeting and banquet spaces are perfect for small gatherings to larger groups. With exceptional programming, business and social events, Members build lifelong relationships and develop a network of connections that lead to personal and professional fulfillment and invaluable memories.

We invite you to discover how the Metropolitan Club can enhance your personal and professional goals.

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The Metropolitan Award

The Metropolitan Award is presented to a citizen of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Community who has exhibited exponential effort toward improving the lives of our citizens, and who has made significant contributions toward the unification of our community.

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The Roebling Society

Started in 2018, The Roebling Society of The Metropolitan Club was established to identify and unite the next generation of business and community leaders in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities.

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Our History

The Metropolitan Club was founded in 1991 by William P. Butler, Chairman, Corporex Cos., and Daniel T. Fay, Chairman & Founder, Commonwealth Hotels, LLC. Their purpose and desire was to create a unique and distinctive business and social Club that would unite our region’s business and community leaders and stakeholders who desire to make a difference in our community though giving back. Unique to its Mission, the Metropolitan Club shares annually a portion of its profits with local non-profits and since 1991 has provided over $1.8 million to charities.

William P. Butler

Daniel T. Fay

Our Board

The Board of Directors

Dr. Dorothy Air
Co-founder, Partnerships Playbook Consulting

Elizabeth Corbett, Partner, Focus on Success

Nancy Grayson,
President, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky

Craig Carlson,
Senior Vice-president, Truist

William P. Butler,
Chairman & Founder, Corporex Companies, Inc.

Daniel T. Fay
Chairman & Founder, Commonwealth Hotels, LLC

The Board of Governors

CHAIR: Dr. Dorothy Air
CHAIR-ELECT: Elizabeth Corbett
Joel Appleberry, Partner, Strategic Healthcare Services, LLC
Rich Bova, Vice-president Sales & Marketing, School Outfitters
Andrew Brunsman, Executive Director, Be Concerned
Craig Carlson, Senior Vice-president, Truist
Tony Difford, Regional Sales Manager, Novolex
Michelle Dunne, Culture Strategist & Consultant
Daniel Fay, Chairman & Founder, Commonwealth Hotels, LLC
Karen Finan, President &CEO, OneNKY Alliance
Pat Frew, Executive Director, Covington Business Council
Sarah Graber, Partner, Wood Herron & Evans
Nancy Grayson, President, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
Victor Hernandez, First VP of Sales and Marketing, RiverHills Bank
Lisa Lickert, Owner/President, EMI Network
Kimberly Luse, Giving Strategist, Strategic Ethical Solutions
Laura Menge, Giving Strategist, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Brian Sand, Head of Business Development, Self Diploma
Jeanne Schroer, President & CEO, Catalytic Development Funding Corp.
Ty Seidl, 5/3 Bank
Mike Sipple, Jr., President, Centennial Inc.; Co-Founder, The Talent Magnet Institute
Aaron Stapleton. CEO & Founder, Queen City Homecare
Jamila Watson, Insights & Design Advisor, FedEx Services

Dress Code

Metropolitan Club Members and their Guests are kindly asked to comply with the Dress Code while at the Club. In the Roebling Room, a jacket is recommended, but not required. For the Met Bar, and the remaining Club areas, the attire is business casual and dress denim is approved.
The following guidelines should help you determine what is and is not business casual dress. It is also important to note that our business casual dress code applies to all days of the week.
We request that Members, Prospective Members, and Guests use sound judgment when considering your attire at The Metropolitan Club:
  • Members & prospective members are asked to wear smart business or business casual attire, appropriate for the occasion or event.
  • The Roebling Room enjoys a more upscale and inviting environment.
  • Gentlemen’s hats are to be removed while at the Club.
  • Well-kept dress denim in a dark shade is acceptable.
  • Shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, workout attire, sandals, flip-flops, attire that is torn, worn and/or in need of cleaning or repair are not appropriate.
  • Those not following dress code guidelines will be respectfully requested not to wear the inappropriate item(s) to the Club again.
Manner of dress, specified or not, shall at all times be governed by good taste and reflect the character of The Metropolitan Club. If you have questions on attire, please call the Club for clarification: 859-491-2400.

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