Republican National Convention Offers Opportunities To Highlight Region

Republican National Convention Offers Opportunities to
Highlight Region

Less than two weeks away, the Republican National Convention
being held July 18-21 in Cleveland, is putting the spotlight on
Northeast Ohio.

In addition to main Convention events, approximately 1,200
ancillary events are planned throughout the week at local venues
and attractions. An estimated 50,000 visitors, including 15,000
media members, are expected to descend on the region offering an
opportunity, politics aside, to highlight the benefits of living,
working and playing in our hometown.  

While Convention events are closed to the public, there are a
few ways to get involved with this historic event, including:

  • Create Welcome Signage –  The Host
    Committee is encouraging business owners to welcome Convention
    guests similar to the support shown when sports teams are getting
    national attention by creating window signs or displays.
  • Participate in Beautification Projects
    Community-led beautification efforts began mid-May and wrap up this
    weekend with volunteers needed for two clean-up projects. On
    Saturday, July 9 the Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a
    clean-up along the I-71 corridor and on Sunday, July 10 an RTA
    RedLine Clean-up is planned. Learn more
    and register
  • Volunteer as a Greeter and Wayfinder
    There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available including
    airport, hotel and transportation greeters and wayfinders.
    Volunteers are responsible for answering visitors’ questions
    about Cleveland, giving advice on where to visit and what to do,
    and distributing Host Committee information during Convention Week.
  • Share Northeast Ohio Information – A
    number of resources have been put together to encourage sharing of
    the region’s benefits with media and business leaders. The
    Cleveland Plus 2016 RNC Business Media Room includes releases,
    infographics and videos that cover different topics related to our
    economy and resurgence and the Host Committee has put together a
    rundown of Cleveland facts and history, including regional
    firsts. Share your favorite info with colleagues, friends and

Share Good News – Since the announcement
that Cleveland would host the RNC, media coverage of the event and
our region has been growing. To find the latest news to share in
company eNewsletters, on social media channels, and with colleagues
visit the Host Committee Accolades page, the Cleveland Plus media center, and Destination Cleveland’s News section.