2013 Sponsor Showcase

Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors

We thank the following corporations and organizations for their partnership.

Summer Wednesdays at the Garden

 

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KeyBank

KeyBank traces its history back more than 160 years and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $86.5 billion at June 30, 2012. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small businesses through its 14-state branch network under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.

Autumn's Eve Dinner

 

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PNC

With roots in banking dating to before the Civil War, PNC has grown into one of the leading financial services organizations in the country, with $259 billion in assets (as of March 31, 2011). PNC provides consumer and small business banking primarily in 13 states and the District of Columbia, with residential mortgage banking and corporate and institutional banking offices across the continental United States. PNC advisers bring financial savvy, local knowledge and truly personal service to all of their banking relationships. Whether the client is an individual or an institution, PNC can help them bank intelligently and bank easily.

Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 400 cafés in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, and Food Alliance.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, a multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical excellence with research and education, was founded in 1921 with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon cooperation, compassion and innovation. Today, with over 43,000 employees, more than 1,200 patient beds and locations throughout the region, Cleveland Clinic is the largest employer in Northern Ohio and is annually ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As a non-profit organization, the Clinic's outreach contributions include vital neighborhood partnerships, educational initiatives and community collaborations.

FirstMerit

FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $23.5 billion as of June 30, 2013, and 416 banking offices and 452 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.

KeyBank

KeyBank traces its history back more than 160 years and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $86.5 billion at June 30, 2012. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small businesses through its 14-state branch network under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.

RIPE! Fest No. 4

 

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CAC

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $80 million dollars in more than 180 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists.

PNC

With roots in banking dating to before the Civil War, PNC has grown into one of the leading financial services organizations in the country, with $259 billion in assets (as of March 31, 2011). PNC provides consumer and small business banking primarily in 13 states and the District of Columbia, with residential mortgage banking and corporate and institutional banking offices across the continental United States. PNC advisers bring financial savvy, local knowledge and truly personal service to all of their banking relationships. Whether the client is an individual or an institution, PNC can help them bank intelligently and bank easily.

Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 400 cafés in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, and Food Alliance.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, a multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical excellence with research and education, was founded in 1921 with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon cooperation, compassion and innovation. Today, with over 43,000 employees, more than 1,200 patient beds and locations throughout the region, Cleveland Clinic is the largest employer in Northern Ohio and is annually ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As a non-profit organization, the Clinic's outreach contributions include vital neighborhood partnerships, educational initiatives and community collaborations.

Dominion

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. Dominion practices environmental stewardship and contributes more than $20 million annually to the environment, education, arts and culture, and health and human services.

EventSource

Event Source's mission is to provide excellent service and premium quality, well-maintained special event equipment to discriminating customers. They strive to anticipate and exceed our clients’ wishes through excellence in customer service by delivering top-quality, treating our staff with respect and providing a reasonable return to our organization.

Hathaway Brown

Founded in 1876, Hathaway Brown is committed to a fusion of academic and experiential learning. This co-ed Early Childhood and all-girls’ K-12 independent day school focuses on educational innovation as it prepares students to rise boldly to the challenges of our times and live out the HB motto of learning “not for school, but for life.” HB’s inclusive environment, outstanding faculty, and unique programs draw families from 77 communities across Northeast Ohio to its beautiful 16-acre Shaker Heights campus, which houses an aquatics center, invention lab, visual and performing arts spaces, and working television studio. Immersive academic, service, and cultural opportunities abound, and graduates attend many of the country’s top universities. HB offers a one-to-one computing program and financial aid and transportation are available. Come see how HB students learn for life at the Middle & Upper School Open House. Call 216.320.8767 or visit www.hb.edu for details.

Whole Foods Market

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market has four locations in Utah, Trolley Square, Sugar House, Park City and Cottonwood Heights.

Hoppy Hour at the Garden

 

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Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company®, which is comprised of a Brewery and Brewpub, was founded in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. For more information visit greatlakesbrewing.com.

Boo-tanical Bash

 

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FirstMerit Foundation

FirstMerit Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation which supports initiatives that improve the quality of life in the communities served by FirstMerit Corporation. Through contributions to education, health care, housing, social services, cultural, and other charitable organizations, the FirstMerit Foundation provides support and assistance to more than 4 million people annually.

Glow: Wintershow 2013

 

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Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $57 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1866, Huntington provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services throughout our six-state banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include more than 680 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,350 ATMs.

American Greetings

For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. 

GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 14,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the reveal® and energy smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.

InterContinental

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, the regions only "wellness focused" all-suite hotel, is conveniently located just minutes from the Cleveland Botanical Garden. An oasis for guests to relax, rejuvenate and improve their overall mental and physical well-being, yet close to the city's most prominent attractions. From the moment you arrive you'll feel the warmth and comfort of a hotel and staff that are focused on assisting you to reach your goal of wellness and good health.

Big Spring

 

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Petitt's Garden Center

 

Located in northeast Ohio, Petitti's Garden Center produces 95 percent of its own perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs with its own local growing facilities. Immigrating to the United States over 44 years ago, Angelo Petitti took a small landscaping business and turned it into nine retail locations, one of the Cleveland/Akron area's largest garden centers. Angelo Petitti believes, “It’s the community and the employees that have made this company a success and helped it grow.” Through gardening seminars, special events and donations, Petitti’s has committed themselves in helping your community through gardening. “If we help you grow, we will continue to grow.”

Community Partners

 

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Beverage Distributors Inc., is an Ohio corporation started in Cleveland, Ohio in 1933. Today Beverage Distributors is still a family owned business focused on a quality customer experience. We have exclusive distributorship agreements with the following suppliers: Miller Coors, Heineken USA, Diageo-Guinness USA, Mike's Hard Lemonade Co., Boston Beer Company, and Full Sail Brewing Company. We are the second largest distributor for the Miller Brewing Company in Ohio and among the 30 largest in the nation.


Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, a multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical excellence with research and education, was founded in 1921 with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon cooperation, compassion and innovation. Today, with over 43,000 employees, more than 1,200 patient beds and locations throughout the region, Cleveland Clinic is the largest employer in Northern Ohio and is annually ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As a non-profit organization, the Clinic's outreach contributions include vital neighborhood partnerships, educational initiatives and community collaborations.

CAC

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $80 million dollars in more than 180 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists.

InterContinental

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, the regions only "wellness focused" all-suite hotel, is conveniently located just minutes from the Cleveland Botanical Garden. An oasis for guests to relax, rejuvenate and improve their overall mental and physical well-being, yet close to the city's most prominent attractions. From the moment you arrive you'll feel the warmth and comfort of a hotel and staff that are focused on assisting you to reach your goal of wellness and good health.


Vincent Lighting Systems was founded in 1978 and since has become a leader in the lighting industry, with locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania. VLS technicians are highly trained in a wide range of lighting needs including performing arts centers, educational and religious organizations, corporations and special events.

Matching gifts

Many corporations match gifts their employees, board members, employees’ spouses and/or retirees make to Cleveland Botanical Garden. If your company matches donations, please encourage your employees to submit the proper paperwork. Corporate matches can double, or even triple, contributions made to the Garden.

For more information

For more information about any of these corporate partnership opportunities, please contact Cameron Hughes, director of corporate relations, at (216) 707-2839 or chughes@cbgarden.org.

Cleveland Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #34-0239538