Articles / 07.22.2016

Pinney Quoted in Business Journal

KJK’s Managing Partner Jon J. Pinney was featured in the article, “RNC Concludes 10-Year Journey for Valley Native,” written by George Nelson of The Business Journal

This article discusses Pinney and his efforts in bringing the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cleveland as well as the long-lasting effect it will have on the city.

“The community really wanted it,” Pinney said. “We were very cognizant that the city had a very mixed reputation nationally and globally.” The city put a lot of money into rebuilding and wanted to showcase those improvements at what the Boardman native described as “the second-largest media event in the world” for the visitors including global media outlets covering the event.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the city to the world,” says Pinney. “This was never a short-term strategy,” he remarked. “This truly is a strategy designed to improve the region’s and the city’s image across the world. It was really an opportunity to introduce a brand-new city of Cleveland to the world’s media.”

The article can be found here.