There's undeniably an exciting new energy in downtown Cleveland these days - so with the FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland opening this year, now's the time for all local entities to work together toward making this an even more attractive location for businesses and families. But such collaboration requires a connector, and DestinationCleveland fills that role wonderfully. For instance, they give the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum constant exposure and marketing support. Most importantly, DestinationCleveland helps ensure that people leave Cleveland with a positive impression of our city and region - and the value of that is simply immeasurable.
- Greg Harris, President & CEO
I've been involved in growth initiatives in about a half-dozen major markets, and Destination Cleveland is one of the few convention bureaus that doesn't just talk the talk - when it comes to executing the difficult tactics necessary to get a local community involved, they're walking the walk. It's very impressive how their grass-roots approach has helped the ongoing development of the city -- there's just a great vibe downtown, a real sense of vitality. Once the new FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland opens this year, this town is really going to take off!
We receive great value from our relationship with DestinationCleveland - it's clear their efforts are not only a catalyst for increasing group business at the Hyatt Regency, but are also helping the region's economy as a whole.
- Tim Meyer, General Manager
From the time when Grumpy's was a 10-table restaurant, the people of DestinationCleveland have been there for us, with a can-do attitude about what we were setting out to do, and about Cleveland itself. But on a larger scale, they've helped us market ourselves, and connected us to networks and fruitful relationships that have helped us grow to three times our original size - no one else in town could've done that. And now they provide effective marketing resources, and help connect us to travel writers who include us on the itineraries they recommend. Visitors want to eat where the locals eat...and thanks in no small part to DestinationCleveland, people want to eat at Grumpy's!
- Kathy Owad and Dani Owad, Owners
Attracting medical students who are looking to complete their residencies is a top priority for any major hospital. DestinationCleveland assists MetroHealth in attracting people from all over the world. They provide us with brochures, pamphlets and websites our applicants can use to find out all about Cleveland, and much more. Most importantly, Destination Cleveland works hard at enhancing the visitor experience, and they really showcase the value and vibrancy of downtown - which helps boost Cleveland as a destination for our residents. The work they do clearly helps the entire region and we are proud to partner with Destination Cleveland.
- Marcie Becker, Director of Graduate Medical Education and International Affairs