Welcome to the Team: Nick Borelli

Rock The House announces the addition of a new member to our team: Nick Borelli. Nick is coming on board as the Marketing & Communications Director. Originally hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania, Nick moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2005 and then to Cleveland in 2009. He has a variety of event planning and production experience with a focus on weddings and themed events.

Nick is an active International Caterers Association member with catering friends and contacts all over the country. He has worked with the ICA at the Las Vegas Catersource convention leading Round Tables on Social Media and Blogging in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Nick has spoken on the topic of Blogging to hundreds of caterers and other event professionals. He has also been to a variety of trade shows and conferences all over the country including The Special Event and the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago.

While employed at Pittsburgh’s Bella Sera, an off-premise catering and on-premise banquet facility, Nick transitioned from event logistics and execution to sales and management. He was able to pursue a path of creative event design with clients open to innovation, eventually specializing in weddings and themed events.

At the end of 2009, Nick moved to Cleveland, Ohio and joined the Executive Caterers team. As marketing director, Nick increased Executive Caterers web presence by creating and maintaining a number of Facebook pages, a YouTube channel, Twitter account, and a website redesign.

While employed at Bella Sera and later Executive Caterers, Nick’s other role was that of bar manager.  With his passion for mixology Nick has brought cocktail design expertise to Cleveland by creating a variety of signature drinks for his clients. In 2011, while at Catersource, Nick participated in an International Caterers Association Cocktail Competition on the trade show floor.  In addition to his knowledge of sprits, Nick is certified in both the RAMP and T.I.P.S. bar safety courses.

Nick’s unique event planning background will benefit RTH’s clients by adding yet another world-class resource for their event needs. “I’m really excited to work with clients that appreciate creative event design and outside the box thinking”, Nick says with a smile, “Creating once in a lifetime experiences is what gets me up in the morning.”

“We’re really excited about having Nick on board. He has made a great name for himself here in Cleveland and is really well known and respected for his vision, marketing abilities and social media expertise. We’re lucky to have him on our team. He’s going to do great things here. ”  says Matt Radicelli.

If your goal is to put together an event unlike any you’ve experienced, make sure you contact Rock The House. With the ever growing team of diverse and talented people, you will not find a more dynamic and professional group that will exceed all your expectations!

Lottery Winning Bride

By: Jen Scott

Growing up, girls dream of their wedding day and all that it brings along: happiness, love, family and big, white dresses. For some, the day of their wedding is the best day of their lives; what could make a woman happier than getting ready to spend the rest of her life with the man she loves? One bride found out when she won the Mega Millions lottery in Ohio just hours before her wedding.

Co-workers at a cabinet making company in Northeast Ohio went in together on a Mega Millions ticket and hit the $99 million jackpot the day before one of the workers weddings. She had been struck with luck and it wasn’t subsiding anytime soon. She was married at the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, with entertainment by Cleveland DJs from Rock The House. “Their ceremony was outside with Lake Erie in the background. It was very romantic! Actually, it started to rain just as the ceremony had ended. They were very lucky,” Jeff Kutz, one of the DJs, said.

The reception was elegant with light blue and silver décor. The atmosphere was not obviously different because the bride was savoring her luck with only a few close friends and family members in the loop. But looking into the eyes of the bride there was a glimmer of love and hope for what the future may hold.

Either way the bride’s life was going to change that Saturday with the added richness of a forever love in her life. But it doesn’t hurt the celebration that she became $2 million richer as well. Although the bride kept quiet about her winnings during her big day there was no denying the joy she felt for all of the blessings she had been granted.