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. Learn more.
- 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 visitors.
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.