Greg Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio, welcomed the Cleveland Consular Corps (leaders representing various countries) and Dan Hanson and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com to a special event co-hosted with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
Harris said that the Rock Hall is now in its 18th year and averages 500,000 visits each year with over 90% from outside Northeast Ohio and from all 50 states and 130 countries each year. The economic impact is over $100 million each year and now tops $2 billion all on an initial investment of only $90 million. Harris told how his wife has German citizenship so he understands and values the work of the Consular Corps.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told of opportunities for international business and culture that the Consular Corps helps to provide.
The Mayor singled out Dan Hanson, his sister Debbie and their mother Pat Hanson as being there for every international event in Cleveland and archiving all the ethnic and international activities in the city.
16 nations are represented in the Cleveland Consular Corps. Their mission is to represent their countries for business relationships and development with the city of Cleveland as well as educational, sporting and cultural exchanges. Cleveland Consular Corps president Mike Miller spoke at an event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio hosted by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. He told how the Mayor and Chief Valarie McCall have worked with them since day one to build the relationships.
Jure Zmauc is Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia and one of the members of the Cleveland Consular Corps. Consul Zmauc spoke at an event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Ohio hosted by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. He told how he has witnessed a renaissance in Cleveland over the past 4 years and that when they return to their home countries, the consuls act as ambassadors for Cleveland.
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