About ILEA Cleveland 2017-07-13T11:33:18+00:00
Opening Night!

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
Full Members
Student Members

Upcoming Events

Opening Night at the Mansion

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nightmare on Event Street

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lunch with Legends

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ILEA Cleveland News

Be Seated is Hiring!

Join our high-volume, high-energy event rentals team! We have part-time openings for our event installation/teardown crew. Be Seated is an event rental company based in Akron, Ohio that specializes in chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, [...]


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MATT REISINGER   Tell me about your organization? Elite Entertainment is a creative group of videographers.  Our mission is to provide industry leading service and we strive to be [...]

Dec My Room Recap

The ILEA Cleveland Chapter gathered together on Tuesday, May 9th at the @Cleveland Intercontinental Hotel downtown, for the annual ILEA Gives Back event. The event was sponsored by Party Décor, Mystic Image, Sabrina Gorbett [...]

Michele Lee

MICHELE LEE - LOCKKEEPERS Tell me about your organization? Lockkeepers is a fine dining restaurant nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley since it’s opening in 1992.  Owned by Frank and Malisse Sinito.  Featuring flavorful [...]

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

Aramark is hiring!

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Catering Manager - Cleveland Zoo - Cleveland, OH Overview: Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Cafe Avalaun is HIRING!

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Cafe Avalaun is HIRING!  We are one of ILEA CLE’s newest members and we are looking to grow our team. We are looking for friendly and experienced Baristas, […]

Be Seated is Hiring!

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Join our high-volume, high-energy event rentals team! We have part-time openings for our event installation/teardown crew.

Be Seated is an event rental company based in Akron, Ohio that specializes […]

Skate Dance Dream is Hiring!

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments


DO YOU LOVE Dance? Skating? The Arts?

Then We’ve Got The Internship For YOU!

We’re looking for a marketing intern (paid position) who is ready to jump in and
join our team! […]