Issue: January 2008 Issue
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Best Business Breakfast Site
The Club at Key Center
The Club at Key Center is anything but stuffy. As you enter the large, open space, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Cleveland's skyline and a pleasant wait staff greet you, while the aromas of breakfast hovers under your nose. With a made-to-order omelet station, fresh berries, breakfast meats and cereals from which to choose, the Club at Key is the definition of a breakfast destination.
Best Business Power-Lunch Site
Sammy's Metropolitan Ballroom
Don't be deceived by the name. Sammy's Metropolitan Ballroom may be just that — a ballroom capable of serving up to 400 people. But during weekday lunch hours, the hall offers a private setting for your next business lunch. Located on the 21st floor of the Huntington Building, enjoy a panoramic view of the city at an unbeatable central Cleveland location.
Best Business Entertainment Venue
Bartenders are liberal with the pours and the roomy ballrooms ensure no one is bumping elbows as you dine on works of art from the kitchen such as LaCentre's unique twist on the wedge salad – egg and thousand island dressing drizzled over a hearty slab of iceberg. And the technology department handles everything from simple PowerPoints to full-scale concerts.
Clevelander Joel Cheesman's blog has become an online hotspot for businesses trying to leverage new technology for the fast recruitment of top-talent. Cheesman originally began to blog as an extension of his consulting business, HRSEO, but his site soon took on a brand of its own. Offering insight on hiring trends, Web sites and industry conferences, Cheezehead.com gives pointers on where employers can turn in an increasingly tech-oriented HR world. Cheesman's coverage of recruitment issues has gotten both international renown and readership, including mentions in The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.
Best Marketing Campaign
Love it or hate it, when the Cleveland-Plus Marketing Alliance (formerly known as the Greater Cleveland Marketing Alliance) unveiled this new all-inclusive brand for the region, people started talking, which is the goal of any successful marketing campaign. But it's more than just a catchy name. The collateral materials, including the Web sites, signage, videos and other written materials are sharp and well-researched and sure to attract the kind of business attention the alliance is after.
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