Helping Northeast Ohio’s businesses, civic organizations and residents thrive and innovate — that’s what KJK is all about. That’s why KJK is so proud of its role in helping the 2016 Host Committee and Destination Cleveland to showcase the vibrant and welcoming Cleveland of today to RNC visitors and the world.
KJK: Rooted in Cleveland, Reaching Beyond
More than a dozen U.S. cities vied for the opportunity to welcome 50,000 visitors from across the country for the 2016 Republican National Convention. But what gave Cleveland the winning edge was the city’s 347-page bid proposal, completed start-to-finish at the law firm of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. Steeped in civic pride and leadership, KJK has been a partner to Northeast Ohio businesses, non-profits, individuals, cities and municipalities for nearly 100 years, driving economic development and job growth throughout the region.
KJK Managing Partner Jon Pinney was the driving force in creating the bid that helped Cleveland edge out more than a dozen U.S. cities to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. He’s a civic leader and trusted counsel to some of the region’s most influential public-private partnerships, while also serving Cleveland’s small businesses, civic organizations and philanthropic families.
Cleveland is welcoming 50,000 visitors and 15,000 credentialed media — second only to the Olympics in numbers — which challenged the city to offer enough places for them to eat, sleep and work. KJK negotiated more than 250 RNC-related contracts, including nearly $30 million in contracts for construction and infrastructure, more than 16,000 hotel contracts and 300,000 square feet in leases for visiting media to work. KJK also helped raise $30 million from city, county, state and private sources for the effort.