About ILEA Cleveland2019-01-16T12:31:47+00:00
Speed Networking

ILEA Cleveland already has more than 100 members on board! Since the chapter launched early in 2008, our events have allowed our members to learn more about how to market their business in the 21st century, how to explore green and organic options for more sustainable events, how to accommodate different ethnic and cultural traditions into their events, what trends to watch for in the future, and so much more!

If you haven’t already joined us for an event, you are truly missing out on a wonderful opportunity to not only develop your skills as an event professional but also to network with your peers in the industry. Don’t miss our upcoming events. Please visit our calendar page to view and register for all events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Events

Speed Networking

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ILEA Cleveland News

Dear ILEA Members and Friends of the Events Industry, First, I want to thank ILEA Cleveland for allowing me to serve as President and be part of an organization that not only provides [...]

CSEP Certification Prep Group

The Cleveland Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) is proud to announce the formation of a discussion and preparation group for members who wish to take the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) [...]


EVENT SOURCE OPENS PITTSBURGH DESIGN CENTER Showroom for client planning and meetings is sixth for company PITTSBURGH, PA – JBK Group, Inc, dba Event Source and Panache Party Rental, has opened its [...]

The ILEA Certified Special Events Professional Program


Established in 1993, the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) ® designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to plan and execute all components of a special event. The special events industry has experienced phenomenal growth, is more challenging than ever and requires an increasing level of professionalism. The CSEP designation sets professionals apart from the competition and indicates expertise in the preparation and execution of successful special events.

Contact us for more information on the process.

To learn more about the ILEA CSEP Program, click the logo, below.


Letters from the President

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dear ILEA Members and Friends of the Events Industry, First, I want to thank ILEA Cleveland for allowing me to serve as President and be part of an organization that not only provides educational opportunities but allows friendships to be created within the industry. I am both honored and humbled to assume my role for the Chapter’s 10th Anniversary. The individuals who formed [...]

Letter from the President – Nick Borelli

June 27th, 2015|0 Comments

I’m honored to serve on this award-winning board of directors! I feel lucky to have inherited a team of seasoned event professionals who have been recognized within our association as being some of the best of the best internationally. My number one goal this year is to bring the worlds best speakers to Cleveland so our members can benefit from the very best educational opportunities. [...]

Thank you for your support!

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

What a great experience it has been in the role of Chapter President. Our board has worked hard to create great opportunities for YOU the members. Showcasing new and hot venues, fresh ideas, long-lasting relationships and of course the love of our city! I look forward to the next 12 months as we welcome incoming president, Nick Borelli.  I know he we do great things [...]

Help Wanted

Be Seated is Hiring!

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Join our high-energy event set up & tear down crew! Be Seated is an event rental company based in Akron, Ohio that specializes in chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, […]

Neil Leeson Decor Floral is hiring!

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments


Executive Assistant

Full-time position as assistant to owner. Must be a great multi-tasker and communicator, be flexible and adaptable, and enjoy working in a fast-pace, ever-changing creative yet structured environment. Must possess excellent […]

Lakeland Community College is Hiring!

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments



Coordinate internal, corporate, social and/or special events at Lakeland Community College—including Mooreland Mansion, Breakers, Holden University Center and Health Technologies Building.

Record event arrangements booked in person, via the telephone […]