About ILEA Cleveland 2018-04-04T17:15:36+00:00
ILEA Gives Back

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!

Cleveland Chapter Members
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Upcoming Events

ILEA Ohio WOW Awards 2018

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ILEA Gives Back

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Day of Education

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Annual ILEA Bar Crawl

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ILEA Cleveland News

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 [...]

Event Source Promotes Two Following Acquisition

CLEVELAND, OH – JBK Group, Inc, dba Event Source and Panache Party Rental, has promoted two key executives to the Vice President level. Jeremy Halaska and Debbie Halkovics were formerly the Executive Directors of [...]

Solus Lighting LTD Nominated as Top FBE in the State of Ohio

Lighting Company Shines Through to the Top Solus Lighting LTD is honored to announce the company’s nomination for 2017 OhioMBE Award of Top FBE (Female Business Enterprise). Inspired by the [...]

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

From the President – September 2015

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

Letter from the President

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

To ILEA Cleveland Members: As I am wrapping up my last few months as President, I would like to thank you, the members, for getting involved, volunteering, attending events and spreading the great work of ILEA. Our chapter will be giving out a President’s Award to an individual that has been extremely supportive in the chapter in more ways than one. The recipient of this award [...]

Help Wanted

Zone Entertainment is Hiring!

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Join The Zone Team!

Current open and available positions:


Executive Assistant to the President


This individual will be supporting and assisting […]

Rock The House is Hiring!

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Hiring: ROCKstar Receptionist


Founded in 1999, Rock The House is a full-service production and entertainment company that produces more than 1,800 corporate, non-profit, social, and educational events per year. Dedicated […]

All Occasions/Marbella is hiring!

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Inside Sales – Customer Service Job Description

Title: Inside Sales- Customer Service
Position Type: Full-time
City, State: Cleveland, OH
Salary: Hourly rate commensurate with experience + benefits
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Paid […]

Assistant Manager of Private Events and Group Sales

December 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Full-time position

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered among the top 10 […]