Marketplace Events Announces Carrier as Presenting Sponsor of Two Home Shows in 2014

CLEVELAND – Sept. 10, 2013 – Marketplace Events is proud to announce Carrier as presenting sponsor of two consumer home shows to be produced by the company in 2014. These shows include The Great Big Home + Garden Show running February 8-16 at the Cleveland I-X Center, and the all-new Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo taking place March 14-16 at the new Cleveland Convention Center.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Carrier as the lead sponsor of both our 2014 shows,” said Show Manager Rosanna Hrabnicky of Marketplace Events. “The Carrier name, known nationwide for providing high- quality air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration products, aligns well with our mission to connect homeowners across Northeast Ohio with quality companies in a face-to-face environment where they can be educated and inspired.”

The 2014 Great Big Home + Garden Show will be the fifth annual show produced by Marketplace Events at the Cleveland I-X Center. 2014 will mark the first year of the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo and will take place at the downtown Cleveland Convention Center.

“Sponsoring both The Great Big Home and Garden Show and the new Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo is a great opportunity for our Carrier dealers,” said Rhonda Wight, vice president of Refrigeration Sales Corporation, an authorized distributor of Carrier and other HVAC/R products. “We’re excited to be a part of what are sure to be two amazing and inspiring events.”

Additional key sponsors secured for 2014 include Universal Windows Direct, Sherwin-Williams, Absolute Roofing & Construction, Inc., Belgard Hardscapes, Inc., Ohio State Waterproofing, Playground World, Inc., Petitti Garden Centers, Cambria® and Nature Stone® – all of which have sponsored The Great Big Home + Garden Show since its launch in 2010. Other sponsors include Sleep Number®, Bright Covers, Garage Finisher and The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking.

“We are very excited about the opportunities these sponsorships present and look forward to working with these organizations to elevate the show experience for Northeast Ohioans,” Hrabnicky said.

For more information on the two shows, visit

Jessica DeLuca, The Adcom Group / 216.912.2854
Rosanna Hrabnicky, Marketplace Events / 440.248.5729 x104

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