Best of Cleveland 2013

Celebrating Cleveland

Cleveland Magazine‘s Best of Cleveland Party was one of our signature corporate events in 2013. There are a number of reasons why we consider this event one of our very special corporate events. One reason is that we consider Cleveland Magazine and their parent company, Great Lakes Publishing, one of best corporate clients due to the multitude of events we’ve worked on together as well as variety of services they’ve purchased from us. Another reason this event really stood out was the chance to be surrounded by the very best company’s in Cleveland. Everywhere you looked at this party you would see local brand success stories which gives you a lot of pride being counted in their number.

The biggest reason we were so excited about this event though was why we were chosen for this project. The team at Cleveland Magazine were looking for something different this year and those are circumstances where we really shine. This annual event has sold out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for years and is one of the most talked about parties each time. A new venue was needed in order to grow attendance but it’s always hard to compete with the experience of the Rock Hall. The historic Public Hall of Downtown Cleveland was chosen for it’s size, flexibility and stage. It was our job to make this space feel like a real party while increasing guest experience. These types of “problems” are what get us up in the morning!

Speaking of the best, we were just one piece of the puzzle that made this event such a success. Event designer Joe Mineo of Something New Event Design once again transformed Public Hall. His talent for transforming the same spaces into totally different party venues is legendary. Like we mentioned, the deck was stacked in our favor on this one. Rentals from Event Source created lounge areas at the event that took advantage of the larger floor plan this year’s event had. Sherri Foxman’s Party 411 Events provided entertainment inside the VIP area that has not been seen in Cleveland and we expect nothing less from them! Another mainstay of great parties in Cleveland also knows their way around Public Hall and that’s Executive Caterers. With over 1,000 discerning guests in attendance, it was vey impressive how much food was available at all times. This truly was the Best of Cleveland!

This event not only celebrated the very best Cleveland businesses but also benefitted Breakthrough Schools of Greater Cleveland (the highest-rated network of public charter schools in Ohio). To help this cause, Rock The House managed the Text To Pledge efforts during the party. Guests were urged to donate through their smart phones through custom media we designed that was displayed on screens throughout the night. The trend of smaller donations from larger volumes of people is really changing how non-profits operate at events.

Another new feature of Best of Cleveland 2013 was our Social Media Displays. We moderated and pushed social media messages from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine that used the #BestOfCLE hashtag to our screens to increase engagement. Hundreds of messages were seen all over which included messages about sponsors and vendors at the party.

Besides these new offering, Rock The House provided the corporate event production services were are known for. Lighting and drapery created the boundaries of the Spa West VIP Lounge where guests could take advantage of their massages, live jazz and piano music, as well as an open bar. In addition, we provided lighting and sound for the party’s main musical entertainment from Faction,  RadioActive Band, and DJ Donkis. We also provided photo opportunities for guests on the floor of the event as well as the VIP Lounge. Cleveland Magazine is one of our best corporate customers for our Green Screen Photo Magic because they understand the impact of branding a favor that guests really love holding on to.

A variety of services, a client that let us be creative, and vendor partners that are all at the top of their fields…Cleveland Magazine understands what it takes to host an event put on by the best of Cleveland for the best of Cleveland.

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Best of Cleveland Contest

Win 2 VIP Tickets Valued at $300

You can win tickets to Cleveland Magazine’s Best of Cleveland event on Friday, October 11, 2013!

For more information on Best of Cleveland, click here.

Here’s what VIP Tickets get you:

Your ticket includes include samplings from over 60 participating 2013 Best of Cleveland Winners, live music from the 2013 Best Bands, a souvenir photo courtesy of Beachwood Plastic Surgery and two (2) complimentary specialty drink tickets along with access to the Spa West VIP Lounge. VIP guests enjoy exclusive cuisine from select participating 2013 Best of Cleveland Winners, open bar, valet parking, mini spa treatments courtesy of Spa West, a swag bag with souvenir gift, and other VIP benefits.

Here’s how you win:

1. Take a picture of the Rock The House logo in front of any place or thing you think is one of the Best of Cleveland.

2. Post it to either:

  • Rock The House Facebook Page
  • On Twitter with this hashtag – #RTHBOC
  • On Instagram with this hashtag – #RTHBOC
  • On Vine with this hashtag – #RTHBOC

The most creative entry wins! Winner chosen on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:00pm.

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Cleveland Road to the Red Carpet 2012

The 4th Annual Road to the Red Carpet Academy Award Watch Party took place February 28th, 2012 at Pickwick & Frolic on East 4th and Euclid, in the Gateway District of Downtown Cleveland.

The Road to the Red Carpet is an annual benefit for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. Ivan Schwarz serves as the Commission’s Executive Director.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, dessert stations, souvenir photos and a silent auction, as well as watching the Oscars telecast on multiple screens throughout the restaurant, are all part of a glamorous evening celebrating Hollywood.

Rock The House is proud to work with Party411 on this fabulous annual fundraising event. Sherri Foxman and her team expertly choreographed the evening and impressed everyone at this high profile event.

Watch our wrap-up video from the event here:

Don’t Miss the 5th Annual Best of Cleveland Event!

By:  Jessa (Goodworth) Hochman

Don’t miss the BEST party of the year… Help Cleveland Magazine celebrate our city on Friday, October 15 at 7:30 PM, where many of Cleveland’s favorites will gather together for one incredible culmination at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Guests will be able to sip and sample all of Cleveland’s BEST products  while entertainment is  provided by Cleveland’s own Wilde and Fee from Q104Rock The House will be there too- helping with lighting design and providing everyone’s favorite photo favors.


According to Cleveland Magazine:

It’s the very best party of the year – Cleveland Magazine’s Best of Cleveland Party, presented by Collection Auto Group, returns for an unforgettable night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Stroll, sample and sip your way through the Rock Hall and get to know our 2010 Best of Cleveland winners! Taste delicious local foods, meet interesting people, learn more about the city you love! Party to the sounds of the best live local bands, bid on great packages in our silent auction, and mingle with cool people proud to call Cleveland home!

Check out who is nominated and see some of last year’s event photos on the event’s website, HERE.

Spa West
Cuyahoga Community College
Pattie Group, Inc.
The K&D Group
Green Street Solutions
Beachwood Place
Medical Mutual
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

$30 in advance; $40 at the door
Party 7:30 until 11 p.m. Taste and experience more than 25 of our Best of Cleveland winners, a complimentary cocktail, catered foods, plus the Rock Hall exhibits are open! Free Lolly the Trolley shuttle from Science Center Garage ($6 parking cost).

• VIP: $80 in advance; $90 at the door
Enjoy the party, Rock Hall exhibits, access to the Spa West VIP Lounge, early admission ( 7 p.m.), exclusive food selections, open bar, mini makeovers, complimentary valet parking, and a commemorative gift.
Purchase Tickets HERE.

Rocking The Red Carpet

On March 7, 2010 friends and fans of The Greater Cleveland Film Commission dusted off their tuxes and ball gowns to attend an unforgettable event that celebrated the Academy Awards.

In the company of our friends at Pickwick and Frolic and Party 411, Rock The House staff members also celebrated Road to the Red Carpet.

Guests enjoyed fantastic food and sipped on cocktails; all while watching The Oscars on a silver screen of their own in the Theater of Pickwick and Frolic.

The silent auction offered many prizes that were fancily decorated with the autographs of many Hollywood celebrities, new and old. All the money that was raised went directly to the Film Commission.

What did Rock The House bring to the red carpet? We offered photo favors that allowed party guests to get their snap shot of taken on the Oscar Red Carpet. We also introduced a new interactive activity called, Yoostar, which allowed party-goers to cast themselves in the role of their choice, in their favorite motion picture.

We even ran into some great friends!

One of them, Heidi Baumgart, event planner and blog writer of Heidzillas says:

RTTRC was such a fun event that brought the Oscars to Cleveland. From the moment we hit the red carpet, my friends and I felt like local celebs, hob-knobbing with other Clevelanders. I never enjoyed an awards show so much! Can’t wait for next year’s event!

Brian Fortney, Regional Account Executive at Great Lakes Publishing adds:

From the Red Carpet, to the paparazzi and finally to the Hollywood-themed auction items, I truly felt like a celebrity for the night. Road to The Read Carpet brought another dimension to North Eastern Ohio’s celebration of the Oscars. The promotional photo favors allow me to remember the event 365 days a year and constantly remind me how important it is to have events like this in Cleveland.

Throughout the evening, guests mixed-and-mingled until 12:00am, while they were nibbling on desserts and finishing their final drinks. The Film Commission gave Clevelanders no reason to attend the actual Academy Awards. Fun was had and great memories were made.