It was a good week for Cleveland. Political affiliations aside, our city received rave reviews as the host of the Republican National Convention. According to Fortune.com: “There does seem to be one thing that all of the delegates (and even media members) seem to agree on: Cleveland has been a fantastic host city. Cleveland’s walkability, cleanliness, friendliness and even its weather have drawn nothing but rave reviews.”
David Gilbert, Destination Cleveland’s president and CEO, said, “For a city like Cleveland that has suffered drastically by a difficult perception, visitation changes perception more than anything else, and that also has to do with people choosing to move here, choosing to locate a business here.”
John Kasich defeated Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the Ohio Primary on March 15th. During his victory speech Kasich said, “We are going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination.”
Crain’s Cleveland Business is reporting that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting close to signing a sponsorship deal with AT&T that will open the museum for FREE during the Republican National Convention! Check out the full details here.
Steve King, chairman of the Republican National Committee’s Committee on Arrangements, has unveiled the official logo for 2016 Republican National Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next July 18-21. The logo was designed by Cleveland’s Falls Communications.
There’s a ton of work being done to our city to prep for the convention. Do you think all the projects will be done in time?
That’s Cleveland Baby is a 100% non-political blog. That said, the Republicans are coming to town and we need to be ready.
Crain’s Cleveland ran a story over the weekend with the following intro:
We’re not ready, but we will be One year, one month and 18 days. That’s when the nation’s top Republicans, the party’s next presidential candidate, a throng of celebrities and a multitude of media will descend on Cleveland.
It’s spring / summertime so construction is a part of life in Cleveland. This year is especially bad with bridge work, I77 in worse shape than past decades, Public Square, etc. Much of this work is being done in preparation for the Repblican National Convention.
Do you think all the work will be done in time? Will it be worth it?