Supporters, politicians, civic, healthcare and business leaders, as well as future tenants, came out in force today to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center on Friday, January 14. A crowd of more than 600 gathered in a tent on Cleveland’s historic malls to acknowledge supporters and look forward to the facility’s future.
Watch Positively Cleveland's video from the Ceremony.
Romona Robinson, from WKYC-TV 3, welcomed guests and introduced some of the project’s biggest stakeholders and community leaders.
Chris Kennedy, President of MMPI, started the official program by announcing the names of the companies and convention and conference producers who have made commitments to making Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center home.
Mr. Kennedy’s announcement was followed by a host of State, County and City officials, each proud to be part of a Groundbreaking year for Cleveland. Resonating throughout the speakers’ comments was the theme of building on today’s strengths for tomorrow’s future.
- John Kasich, Governor, State of Ohio
- Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive
- Frank Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland
- Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
- C. Ellen Connally, President, Cuyahoga County Council
- Martin Sweeney, President, Cleveland City Council
- Joe Cimperman, Cleveland City Council, Ward 3
Medical Mart Charter Members
9 to 5 Seating
AllTech Medical Systems America, Inc.
Al’s Courtyard Café
Black Diamond Video
Brooklands Medical Supplies, Inc.
Case Western Reserve University
Cuyahoga Community College
Industrial Woodworking Corporation (Knu)
Innovative Medical Systems
International Sourcing Group Ltd
IOA Healthcare Furniture
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Karen Skunta & Company
MASS Medical Storage
New Product Innovations (npi)
Norman Noble, Inc.
Northeast Ohio Health, Science and Innovation Coalition (NOHSIC)
OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc.
Proxy Biomedical, Inc.
RGI International, Inc.
Robin Industries, Inc.
Safco Products Company
Sisters of Charity Health System
Smartshape Design, LLC
Convention Center Charter Members
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Medical Education
Ohio Optometric Association – EastWest Eye Conference
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Green Building Conference Cleveland
International Medical Meeting Professionals Association
Leasing Forum Cleveland
National Model Railroad Association
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
OH Multifamily Real Estate Conference
Ohio Music Education Association
Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists
Plastics in Medical Devices
Professional Meeting Planners Network (PlannerNet)
Property Forum Cleveland
Publicis Medical Education
Real Capital Conference
Rubber Expo & Advanced Materials in Healthcare