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98 Best Ohio, United States Events Startups – The Future of Events

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio, United States based Events companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Events industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ohio, United States Events Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

SmartCrowdz

SmartCrowdz

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SmartCrowdz is a free event marketing, management, and monetization application.

Groupmatics

Groupmatics

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Groupmatics is a white-label group ticketing platform used by professional sports teams and other public event organizations

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Impulcity

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Impulcity is a personalized daily guide enabling people to find local events and places.

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ArtsNow

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ArtsNow is an innovative non-profit connecting arts, culture, community events & artists thru collaboration.

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Event 38 Unmanned Systems

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Event 38 designs and builds UAS and mission specific optical sensors.

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KiwiLive

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KiwiLive is a mobile website that provides easy, real-time interaction between event organizers and their audience members.

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Experient

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Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company is a event management company.

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Gild Collective

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Gild Collective is a platform for creative experiences for women, with in-home craft parties with DIY project kits and detailed instruction.

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Eventzilla

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Eventzilla is a fast-growing event registration and management platform for conferences, fundraisers, classes and even virtual events.

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Hapzing

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Hapzing is a social platform that allows people to to share about events and places that they care about.

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LIVE

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LIVE provides live events services, digital content, and scenic experiences services.

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Marketplace Events

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Marketplace Events organizes and operates consumer shows targeting the home improvement and enthusiast market.

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Loyalty 360

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Loyalty 360 is involved in determining true industry metrics and facilitates market driven research and actionable case studies.

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SimpleRegistry

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SimpleRegistry is an online registry service that enables users to build their registries with items, activities, and experiences.

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Blubrry

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Blubrry provides media statistics, hosting, and the power press podcasting word press plugin.

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Fern Expo

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Fern Expo is a full service exhibition services contractor.

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F+W Media

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A media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.

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Esports Engine

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Delivering industry-leading turnkey esports operations and legendary experiences for the fans.

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Rentex Audio Visual & Computer Rentals

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Rentex Audio Visual & Computer Rentals is a computer hardware company providing computer, production and AV equipment.

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Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG)

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Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events.

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ArriveBefore

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ArriveBefore provides location-based services that add value to people before events and trips.

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LIVE! Technologies

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LIVE! Technologies is an events services company that provides design and event production services.

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OPC Foundation

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The OPC Foundation is dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation.

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MadeIt.com

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Madeit.com is a full service infrastructure as a Service Provider. Offers Cloud and Virtual Hosting Services.

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Total Management

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Total Management is an event, lifestyle and travel agency focuses in Ticketing and Hospitality, Travel, Event Management and Lifestyle.

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CEI

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CEI focuses on premium marketing and events services to B2B companies for multiple industries.

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Baker & Taylor Publisher Services

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Baker & Taylor Publisher Services is a printing company that offers book publishing services.

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ST Media Group

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ST Media Group is a publishing company providing visual communications market information.

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8tory

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Facebook Memories – If there’s a time machine that can take you back to the past. Do you want to go back? Let time hop brings back memories.

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Exhibit Concepts, Inc.

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Exhibit Concepts is an events services company that provides design, production, and management services.

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Mapleside Farms

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Mapleside Farms is a 122-acre apple orchard where people visit, shop and enjoy events, festivals and campfires.

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Live Mobile Group

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Live Mobile Group turnkey approach for the creative, production, encoding/transmission, and broadcast of live events of any scale.

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BIL24

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BIL24 is a ticket platform that sells tickets for entertainment events through various sales channels.

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SMG, Greater Columbus Convention Center

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SMG, Greater Columbus Convention Center is a hospitality company specializing in sporting event management services.

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Marigold Catering

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Marigold Catering is a catering company that offering exceptional cuisine, upscale service, and innovative event design for events.

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G&A Marketing

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G&A Marketing is an automotive company specializing in event, advertising, training, and consulting services.

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AmericanHort

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AmericanHort is a nonprofit firm that specializes in promoting and collaborating with horticulture to grow its community.

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Celina Tent

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Celina Tent designs, manufactures and distributes vinyl tent tops, tent components and various party accessories.

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Prestige AV & Creative Services

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Prestige AV & Creative Services is an events services company providing computer equipment rental and video production services.

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The Owens Group

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The Owens Group is a public relations agency that offers events and promotions services.

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I-X Center

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I-X Center is a convention center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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BioOhio

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BioOhio is a non-profit membership organization.

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Sammy’s great American bar

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Sammy’s great American bar is an entertainment venue that provides a sit down dining experience to its customers.

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Redspace

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Redspace is a creative agency that provides events planning, weddings, catering, photography, printing and signage services.

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Geben Communication

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Geben Communication is a PR company providing event planning and publicity programs.

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Better Seats

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Better Seats is an innovative app that provides the opportunity for fans to enhance their event experience in real time.

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Western Reserve Historical Society

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WRHS is the resource for history, artifacts, archives and events for Cleveland, Akron and all of Northeast Ohio.

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Twin Tier Hospitality

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Twin Tier Hospitality is a hospitality company that offers catering, wedding planning, and banquet services.

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Hughie’s Event Production Services

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Hughie’s Event Production Services is an events services company specializing in event and production services.

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Forty Two Event Production

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Forty Two EP operates in North America as an entertainment, event and AV technology supplier through its divisions and subsidiaries.

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Show stoppers

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ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events in the United States, Europe and Asia — for more than 23 years.

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Bartha

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Bartha provides audio visual, production, and staging services to corporations, religious organizations and associations across the country.

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Kaulig Media

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Kaulig Media is a full service creative agency specializing in digital marketing and brand promotion, have a creative and curious spirit.

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Coney Island Amusement Park

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Coney Island Amusement Park is an entertainment company that organizes Weddings and Corporate Events.

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zwoor.com

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Zwoor.com is an online platform that enables users to develop mobile applications for conferences and corporate events.

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2-SCALE

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2-SCALE designs and exhibits 2-scale environments to elevate your brand message.

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Greater Columbus Sports Commission

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Greater Columbus Sports Commission is a nonprofit organization that offers rallies, athlete, professional team and sporting events services.

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Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a non-profit organization that offers events, fundraising and programs to support the elderly.

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Durk Rion Public Relations

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Durk Rion Public Relations is a PR firm that helps brands stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

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ASAP Event Advertising

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ASAP Event Advertising offers outdoor advertising and promotions.

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Alexis Exhibits

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Alexis Exhibits is an industry leader in custom trade show displays and exhibits.

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Ohio Displays

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Ohio Displays focuses on the design and production of exhibits.

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PFI Displays

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PFI Displays is a designer and manufacturer of custom trade show exhibits and retail displays.

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Automotive Events

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Automotive Events is an event organizer for international meetings, trade fairs and exhibitions serving across North America.

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The Event Connections

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The Event Connections is an event management company.

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Shady Hollow Country Club

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Shady Hollow Country Club offers a friendly atmosphere which is supported by quality facilities, excellent food, and a golf course.

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Eagle Exhibit Services

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Eagle Exhibit Services is a full-service trade show exhibit company.

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SCANTrivia

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SCANTrivia is an event platform that engages in gamification, tradeshow booth traffic, virtual engagement badges and multiple channels.

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The Event Discovery Company

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The Event Discovery Company specializes in event marketing, cross-organization, engagement and event information.

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CityBee

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Chat, discover and share local news and events.

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MVP Services

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MVP Services is a leading valet service company.

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Capital City Sound

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Capital City Sound is a provider of entertainment services for corporate events, school dances, pool parties, birthday parties.

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Nine Iron Innovations

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Nine Iron Innovations provides automated mobile video monitoring systems for golf course contests and events.

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7D Marketing

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7D Marketing designs and produces exhibits, point-of-sale displays, museums, showrooms and other displays.

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StartInCLE

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StartInCLE is a grassroots organization of Northeast Ohio startup founders.

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VenueAgent

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VenueAgent operates an online destination that enables event hosts to search and discover local event venues and spaces.

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A & S Play Zone

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A & S Play Zone is a party rental company which rents items such as tents, tables and clowns.

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SpeakerSite

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Social network of speakers and event planners. Speakers find events to speak. Event planners search and hire speakers. SpeakerSite is

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Something New Florist

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Something New Florist is a locally owned florist and full-service event design, planning, and production company.

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OurTown Media, llc

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hyper-local news and information

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AmeriCheer

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AmeriCheer is a brand that offers instructional programs, regional, national and international cheerleading & dance camps & competitions.

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Clark County Fairgrounds

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Clark County Fairgrounds is a performance & event venue organizing 300 events a year.

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Van Zandt Country Club

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Van Zandt Country Club is a hospitality company specialized in golf, events, and dining services.

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Ohio Independent Cinema

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Ohio Independent Cinema is an organization that promotes the Ohio film industry.

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Next Generation Dance

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Next Generation Dance is re launching itself on the dance industry in 2014. NGD will be hitting the road on a 8 city tour.

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PressureLife

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PressureLife is an all-encompassing media outlet targeting all aspects of Cleveland culture and life.

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The Wild Path

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The Wild Path is an events services company.

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ScripType Publishing

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ScripType Publishing is a publishing company providing magazine and journals.

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24Rentz

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Event Planning Made Easy

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Devoo

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Devoo is a software that turns customers into promoters to increase event venues.

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Nazareth Hall

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Nazareth Hall is a banquet and wedding facility. Nazareth Hall’s history and lush grounds make it an attraction.

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Class Act Catering

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Class Act Catering specializes in custom catering tailored to individual needs.

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Curated Storefront

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Curated Storefront brings compelling art to diverse audiences through a dynamic program.

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BubbasGotTickets

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Easily available tickets to all of your favorite events.

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Millersport Sweetrn Festival

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Millersport Sweetrn Festival is the major fund raising event of the Millersport Lions.

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Kytech Innovations LLC

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Kytech Innovations LLC provides creative, online, event & production management services.

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Bridgewater Investments

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Bridgewater Investments are boutique equity research company focused in event-driven stocks.

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Exhibitpro

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Exhibitpro is an exhibit company that delivers face-to-face marketing engagements through trade show, events, & branded environments.

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