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Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Names Official Providers

Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Names Official Providers

CLEVELAND (June 23, 2016) - The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, an Ohio nonprofit corporation with no political affiliation, today announced six official provider and partner designations. The organizations named are supporting the committee as it fulfills its responsibilities and ensures that Cleveland is best represented while organizing, funding and hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The organizations announced as official providers today were:

  • Cleveland Clinic - An Official Health Care Provider
  • Eaton - Official Power Management Provider
  • Ernst & Young LLP - Official Accounting Firm
  • FirstEnergy Corp.- Official Energy Provider
  • KeyBank - Official Bank of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee
  • University Hospitals / Cleveland - An Official Health Care Provider

"I want to thank our providers and partners for their sponsorship of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee," said David Gilbert, CEO of the Host Committee. "Each organization's involvement underscores their proud support of both Cleveland as a city on the rise as well as our country's democratic process. The more than 50,000 visitors who will come to Cleveland in July for the Republican National Convention will have the best experience available thanks in part to each of these sponsors. We appreciate their desire to be part of Cleveland's return to the national and world stage."

With 90 percent ($57.5 million) of its $64 million budget raised, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee continues to attract support for its efforts and has done so at a faster pace than the previous two Convention host cities. The 2016 Republican National Convention will mark the first time in 80 years that Cleveland has hosted a political convention, having last played host in 1936 to the Republican Convention. The influx of more than 50,000 visitors - including 15,000 credentialed media - provides an opportunity for the city and region to show off the billions of dollars of public and private investment that is starting to and will continue to pay dividends in the years to come.

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ABOUT CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE

The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Inc. is an Ohio nonprofit corporation with no political affiliation that is responsible for organizing, hosting and funding the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their mission is to promote Northeast Ohio and ensure Cleveland is best represented in addition to lessening the burden of local governments in hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention.  For more information visit www.2016cle.com.

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