Meet Emily Dusky, Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center
Meet Emily Dusky, Sales Manager at the Residence Inn and the Emerald Event Center. Emily began her career here in February of 2017 as Sales Coordinator and was quickly promoted. Now that she is Sales Manager, she is more intimately involved in planning events — her favorite part of the job!
Prior to her current position, Emily assisted in planning events at a Senior Living community. She received her degree in Communication from Kent State University. She and her new husband, Jared are currently getting ready to head to London and Paris on a much anticipated honeymoon!
Guests of this recent spectacular autumn wedding were able to enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces due to perfect weather. Wedding planners can enjoy and utilize our fabulous outdoor spaces and fire pits during temperate months and allow guests to enjoy a truly unique experience.
Meet Shannon Besenfelder, Catering Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center.
In working with her numerous clients, Shannon brings over 11 years of hospitality experience. She specializes in both the logistics and space of an event but also selling and working with clients. “It’s the best of both worlds,” said Shannon; “I enjoy meeting new groups and people every day. The best thing for me is seeing a plan come into action and the client’s face on their big day.”
Shannon lives in North Ridgeville with her husband and two miniature dachshunds Baxter and Bentley.
The Emerald Event Center is known for fabulous and detailed events, weddings, fundraisers and meetings. One face you will generally see for all of them is that of Mindy Naylor, the Emerald Event Center’s Banquet Manager. She can be found hustling before most events making sure every detail of presentation is on point, cutlery polished, champagne poured, every seat in its proper place. It is Mindy’s job to make sure each event shines with Emerald polish and expectations are always exceeded. “There is no better reward than when a bride and groom are happy with the service food and atmosphere we’ve provided for their special day,” says Mindy.
Mindy has a long career in food service, hospitality and banquet management in and around Lorain County. She is known for her kindness and love of people and says “I’ve never met a stranger.” Mindy and her husband, Rick have been married for 36 years and together have raised their son Justin who has just recently married.
Whether hosting or attending an event at the Emerald Event Center, you are bound to cross paths with Mindy – another friendly face behind our Emerald magic!
Opened in 2016, The Emerald Event Center is quickly becoming the go-to location for large-scale foundation and fundraising events. The ease and flexibility of setup, the number of people the facility can host and the convenience of our west Cleveland location all result in a great choice for fundraisers to host a meaningful and successful event.
The Taste of Friendship was held on a beautiful Friday evening in September. It incorporated the need for both indoor and outdoor spaces, vendor spaces, elegant presentation and entertainment. We were also able to set up a tent in the outdoor courtyard in case of inclement weather. Click here for room specifications and setup options that can serve your future event.