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What was it like to see the convention up close?

By Joe Roman
President and CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Vice President, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee

Opening Night: North Coast Harbor has NEVER looked so good, nor the lakefront more promising….over 12,000 guests, donors, delegates and media attended in perfect weather.

Personally, I remember when, over 20 years ago, Cleveland Tomorrow, our predecessor, and North Coast Harbor, where Dave Gilbert worked at the time, were working just to make sure people knew we had a harbor and park again.

Then came the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, a new stadium for the Cleveland Browns, and—just before the RNC—a new restaurant. With more to come.

I just wished that Senator Voinovich, the namesake of the park, could have seen it in all its full glory.

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It's convention week in Cleveland!

After two years of bidding, planning, execution and deep breaths, the 2016 Republican National Convention is getting under way here in Cleveland. Fencing and signs are up to guide traffic, pedestrians, and parades throughout our downtown for the next 7-10 days.

Meanwhile, with some adjustments, many people will be following their daily routines throughout the week. To help you through the bustle of activities and people, the Cleveland 2016  Host Committee has put together some tips via its Community Update newsletter. Click for details.

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Ready to host the Republican convention, Cleveland can experience long-term benefits

Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman talks with Bill Wills, co-host of WTAM’s “Wills and Snyder,” about how the many investments made to help Cleveland get ready to host the 2016 Republican National Convention will continue to pay dividends for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio residents for months and years to come after the big event.

This includes renovations at Hopkins International Airport and the redesigned Public Square. Click to listen.