We are motivated by our desire to make personal connections and share meaningful experiences. This is your opportunity to meet new people and feel connected to the people and places that make this city great.


Good conversation over a hot cup of coffee or a cold beverage is one of our favorite things. That's our secret sauce.


Whether you are new to the city, or have lived here you whole life, there is always something waiting to be discovered.


How do I set up a meeting?

To set up a meeting go to Meet & Greet calendar above, select a location, date and time, and provide some information about yourself. You will receive an email confirmation and an SMS reminder prior to the meeting. If you need to cancel, please do so at least two hours in advance.

Who should sign up?

We say our target market is the curious, that is anyone who wants to learn more about the city. That could be those visiting from out of town, those that are new to town, those thinking about moving to Columbus, or even locals wanting to discover more of their own city.

Can I sign up to meet a Yokel if I live in Columbus?

Of course! We think part of the beauty of this service is that it can be used to discover new places and make new friends - even in your own backyard. 

Do the Yokels get paid?

Yokels are volunteers that want to share their love of the city. That said, after a Meet & Greet we will send an email with a web survey that will include a place to leave them a tip. Tipping is totally optional, but a great way spread a little joy. Yokel will take a small percentage, but just to help cover our costs.


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