In This Issue:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Luncheon Program at Holiday Inn at Rt. 306 (7701 Reynolds Rd)
Republican National Convention Updates

Michael Mulhall
Michael Mulhall

Whatever your political persuasion, it’s exciting that the Republican National Convention will be held in downtown Cleveland in July 2016.

Michael Mulhall, vice president of partnerships for Destination Cleveland, will bring us up to date on how Northeast Ohio is preparing for this impactful event.

Destination Cleveland is Cuyahoga County’s convention and visitors bureau. They are a private non-profit organization whose mission is to drive economic impact and stimulate community vitality for Greater Cleveland through leisure and business travel.

Mr. Mulhall joined Destination Cleveland in 2012 and is charged with overseeing a team in charge of recruiting partners and spotting synergistic opportunities.

Before joining the organization, he spent 11 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, most recently as the senior director of ticket sales. Before that, Mulhall spent more than 10 years in the theme park industry, including time as a general sales manager and marketing director for Six Flags.

If you want to prep for the Lake Communicators meeting, here’s an excellent resource about the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, the non-partisan nonprofit that is responsible for organizing, hosting and funding the convention.

Its mission is to promote Northeast Ohio, ensure Cleveland is best represented, and lessen the burden of local governments in hosting the convention.

Democratic National Convention here in 2020? We can always hope. . .

Cost: $20 for members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn at Route 306 (7701 Reynolds Road) just south of Route 2 in Mentor.  Register by noon Monday, November 9.

Make reservation…

Thanks to our sponsor
Western and Southern Life


From the President
Join Now for Benefits Both in 2015 and 2016

Tom Ruffner
Tom Ruffner

As we enter the last few months of this year we again offer a great deal for new members. Join now and your annual dues will carry over for 2016.

Benefits on joining Lake Communicators include networking with your peers, attending discounted educational seminars, informative luncheons and a break from the office to get recharged.

And, the best way to take advantage of your membership is getting involved with committees. They allow you to share your expertise, connect with other members and form some great relationships.

– Tom Ruffner


October Luncheon Pics

Thank you to Phil Stella for his great presentation in October, “Taking the Pain Out of Sales Pitches.” And thanks to photographer Tom Szabo for these pics!

Opportunity for Graphic Designers

Ante Logarusic, community relations administrator for the City of Mentor, will be putting together a coupon book of participating Mentor restaurants for distribution at city events and venues throughout 2016, similar to books generated by the Downtown Willoughby Association and Lake County Captains. The city is asking for finished, press-ready artwork.

If you would like to be put on a list of area designers who can provide coupon artwork for a nominal fee to advertisers who need it, contact Ante at 440-974-5794 or via email. Act fast – the deadline for the booklet is December 1.

New Members Sign Up Now to Get Rest of 2015 Free

New applicants approved for membership between October 1 and December 31 will receive the remaining months of 2015 free when they pay the full dues amount for the following year. Apply for membership here. Note that this offer does not apply to the annual dues for additional applicants from the same company or organization.

– Laura Lytle

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Submissions for the December VOICE newsletter are due November 18.

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