Taking Care of the Details

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!

Wedding Incentives for 2018/2019 Brides

Plan your 2018 or 2019 wedding with us between December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 to receive these huge incentives:

  • 50,000 Marriott Reward Points
  • Complimentary overnight accommodations for the wedding couple the night of the wedding in our exclusive Bridal Suite
  • One complimentary upgraded hot hors d’oeuvre during cocktail hour
  • Complimentary Chivari Chairs or one banquet beverage upgrade
  • Complimentary late night snack
  • Discounted overnight room block for guests

To discuss this offer and your 2018/19 wedding, contact Kelly Arthur, Director of Sales by phone at 440.695.1475 x1605 or click here.

Taking Care of the Details

Meet Shannon Besenfelder, Catering Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center.

Shannon pauses for a photo during event setup

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.

A Happy Holiday Deal for Office Party Planners

It’s time to start planning the office holiday party…

And we’re here to make it easy for you. We’ve hosted many memorable holiday events that have delighted management, staff and clients. And to make an even sweeter deal:

Book your holiday party here and the room rental is ON US for your next meeting in 2018!

We will also include a complimentary beverage break!

Once you’ve booked you will also receive your choice of one of the following:

  • One hot horsD’oeuvre (for up to 100 guests)
  • Dessert upgrade
  • Double points on your event
  • Suite for the event planner on the evening of the event

Book now! This offer expires on December 31, 2017!

To book, contact our Sales Department directly at 440.937.0909
Cannot be combined with other offers.

Taking Care of the Details

Meet Mindy Naylor, Banquet Manager

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!

Raising the Bar on Fundraising Events

Mercy Taste of Friendship

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.