T.E.A. Partner Spotlight: Art of Sucre

ABOUT ART OF SUCRE

Who doesn’t love cotton candy? We know we do. And we definitely love Art of Sucre (and Emily the girl behind the business). This whimsical traveling cotton candy cart is a fantastic addition to any event from weddings, to birthday parties to fundraisers. She also offers pre-spun cotton candy tubs which make great gifts or party favors. With delicious and unique flavors like cappuccino, apple cinnamon and champagne - you can’t go wrong!

Website: www.ArtofSucre.com

Instagram: @artofsucre

Photo: Emily, Art of Sucre

Photo: Emily, Art of Sucre

HOW DID ART OF SUCRE GET STARTED?

While planning my wedding I happened upon cotton candy favors on Pinterest and thought they were just the most adorable idea. When my future plans for Graduate school were put on hold due to the cohort being filled, I decided to take the jump and start a cotton candy company that not only provided pre-spun favors, but an interactive cart service experience as well!

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YOU’VE BEEN AT SOME PRETTY COOL EVENTS AROUND TOWN. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE BIGGEST TREND IN THE WORLD OF EVENTS, OR WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS DO YOU SEE BECOMING MORE POPULAR?

With social media, specifically Instagram, being such a large part of our world today everything seems to be about getting that perfect picture or video to post. Whether it be a trendy flower wall to snap a photo in front of with friends, a creative theme or decor for the event that’s worthy of a photo, or an interactive food experience, such as Art of Sucre, trends seem to be leaning towards any detail or experience that is worthy of making someones social media page.

In that same vein, I have seen a huge trend in social media meet ups happening all over the city! These events are normally hosted by someone who has a larger social media account that will gather vendors and put on these styled events for their followers to come and meet each other whether it be to network or just chat! It’s literally taking social media from a page on the internet to a real life interaction. Honestly, I hope these continue because it gives everyone a chance to remember that their are real people behind that pretty profile!

IF YOU COULD RECOMMEND AN OUTSIDER SEE ONE THING IN NEO, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

We are incredibly spoiled in NEO and we don’t even know it! I would have to say that a couple of my all-time favorite spots in NEO would be Ohio City and Gordon Square! The list of cool, up-and-coming spots is endless. From the incredible places to eat and drink like Brewnuts, Platform Brewery, Lux and The Plum to the drool-worthy shopping at Oceanne, and Fount to fun experiences like Forest City Shuffle you can easily spend an entire day exploring and you won’t be disappointed! Lakewood is another fantastic neighborhood, with cool spots like Brewella’s, Blossom Cleveland and 16-Bit Arcade Bar, this whole region has a lot to offer.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO START YOUR BUSINESS IN NEO?

I was born and raised right here in NEO and I couldn’t imagine doing what I do anywhere else. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, starting a business came naturally to me and I am lucky enough that my entire family remains in Ohio! When I started Art of Sucre it was such a natural fit to start right in my own backyard.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ATTRIBUTE OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS REGION?

If you ever meet me you will hear me say this time and time again. The people of NEO are truly the most generous and kind humans you will ever meet. It’s amazing to me how willing the people here are to support one another and believe in others. I can honestly say I have never really experienced anything quite like it and I am proud to be from NEO!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE IT AS AN ENTREPRENEUR IN NEO?

Owning your own business is not a task for the faint hearted. While it may be incredibly rewarding, it is also takes a lot of hard work and dedication. To be successful you have to take a chance and put yourself out there! Become a part of the community. Get to know those you are serving and if you believe in yourself and your business keep pushing! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

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YOU HAVE SOME UNIQUE FLAVORES. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR COTTON CANDY THAT YOU OFFER?

Ready for some irony? I actually don’t love cotton candy. I know, I know crazy, right?

However, my favorite flavor that I offer would be champagne! I mean who can say no to champagne flavored anything? Not me!

WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

My husband, Drew, and I love to travel, but more specifically we love to travel to go see our favorite musicians! We try to have a couple of trips booked every year to jet off to our next location so we can explore a new place and listen to some great music. However, more than likely if I am not working or traveling, I am at home on my couch with my dog right beside me and a good book in hand.

A T.E.A. Time Hello

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Hi There, I’m Elle!

I’m thrilled that Allyson + Angela have asked me to join them on team T.E.A.! And since I’m new around here, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. Although I’m not a Cleveland native, the Midwest stole my heart when I moved here over a decade ago to spend a year volunteering.

I came to the city fresh-faced and fearless after graduating with a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. After falling in love with the vibrant community full of creative entrepreneurs, social justice warriors and big-hearted go-getters, I knew this was a place I wanted to stay. Fast forward a few years and I married my handy husband and bought a fixer-upper in Fairview Park. A couple of sweet babies later, we are still renovating and enjoying all that CLE has to offer.

My career trajectory has truly included a little bit of everything from non-profit programming/case-management, supporting and growing a consulting start-up, fashion stylist for women, and doing social media, design and business management for the home renovation company my husband and I own. Although I’ve worn so many hats in all these different roles, a common thread is my love of working with people to help them create something beautiful. As an Enneagram Two (The Helper) I love building relationships and supporting others to bring out their best potential whether that is personal or project oriented.

I am looking forward to meeting the amazing clients of The Erie Agency and working with Allyson and Angela to create memorable events in this vibrant city by the lake.


T.E.A Tutorials: Holiday Hosting

 

Are you entertaining this holiday season?

Let us give you some tips on how to host a fantastic and festive holiday celebration.

THE GUESTS

Keep a good list of who you expect to be joining you for your holiday dinner. This will help you plan out meal portions, seating and other arrangements.

Really want to impress? Make hand-lettered seating cards for each of your guests! This is a fantastic touch and will really make your friends and family feel special. Plus it’s a great take home gift!

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THE EATS

If you plan to do the cooking yourself, make sure you finalize your menu a week prior. Be sure to plan around any dietary restrictions your guests may have, such as gluten and lactose intolerance, vegetarian and so on. Keep an eye on portion sizes when mapping out your recipes.

Want to host, but not a big fan of cooking? Hire a personal chef service or catering service to do the work for you!

Check-out one of our faves, Molinari’s Culinary.

SWEET TREATS

Don’t forget about dessert! It’s nice to offer a couple different flavors of sweetness for dessert. Typically having one chocolate option and one non-chocolate option is the way to go. To encourage guests to start moving around and mingling, think bite-size treats for easy handling on the go. Cookies always go over well!

 

DRINK UP

Eggnog is always a holiday go-to, but there are other holiday cocktails you can try out as well.

Maybe you want to show of your mixology skills with a holiday punch?

Jingle Juice:

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  • 4 c. Cran-Apple Juice

  • 2 bottles red moscato

  • 1 bottle prosecco

  • 1/2 c. vodka

  • 2 c. frozen cranberries

  • 1/3 c. mint leaves

  • 1/2 c. sugar, for rimming glasses

  • 2 limes, sliced into rounds

Directions:

Using a wedge of lime, wet the rim of your glasses. Dip in sugar until coated.

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl, stir together and serve.


Note: Be sure to have some coffee and tea available, for after dinner – once all that delicious food settles in.

You don’t want sleepy guests!

Non-alcoholic themed punches (mocktails) and drinks are great as well.

Crimson Christmas Punch:

  • 5 cups Tropical Punch

  • 1 cup Cranberry Juice

  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice

  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice

  • 4-5 cups Ginger Ale

  • 1 pint Raspberry Sherbet

Directions:

Make sure all ingredients are chilled. Combine all juices into a large punch bowl. Add ginger all slowly to keep as much fizz as possible. Add scoops of raspberry sherbet & let sit for a few minutes. Serve with a ladle.

 

KEEP THE PARTY GOING

Depending on the size of the gathering, there are many ways to ensure your guests are entertained throughout the evening.

  • Music: Whether it’s a playlist, a string quartet (like Forest City Chambers) or a sing-along around your piano, be sure to have some seasonal sounds ready for the evening. So go ahead and tap those super talented friends/relations and make your holiday party shine!

  • Games: Games like Holiday themed Charades, Left Center Right and Apples to Apples are easy to learn and good for larger groups. A fun way to keep the party going after dinner and keep guests interacting!

  • Slideshow or Videos: Put together a collection of family/group photos or create a video full of memories, all for people to enjoy while they are mixing and mingling (“What a fun day that was with all of us”).

FOR THE KIDDOS

You can offer activities to keep the kids engaged.

Create crafts or games for all-ages with holiday themes.

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And don’t forget that surprise visit from Old St. Nick!

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THE SPACE

There are many, many ways to decorate your home and make it feel both festive and welcoming.

Try to keep it cohesive and tie all the spaces together with one style, but don’t be afraid to throw some unexpected elements in like atypical colors, textures or shapes!

Remember, styling for any season should be a reflection of your personality and style!

  • Table décor

  • Welcoming Wreath

  • Bathroom accents

  • Holiday scented candles (cinnamon, cranberry, spices, GINGERBREAD!)

Keep an eye out for our next holiday blog post: T.E.A. Tutorials: Selecting your holiday décor - for tips on different holiday themes from eclectic to clean and simpl.

PARTING FAVORS

Doggy-Bags

If you want to send your guests off with an extra big smile, have some to-go boxes (or bags) on hand, for them to take home some left overs or desserts.

Other special take-home items:

  • Custom ornaments

  • Custom wine glasses

  • Custom Place Holders

SAFE TRAVELS

Make sure everyone gets home safely! Remind your guests that Uber and Lyft are great, safe, ways to travel after an evening out.

Above all, remember tis the season to be MERRY! So don’t over stress yourself and bask in the glow of this wonderful season.

Happy Holiday Hosting!

The Erie Agency

T.E.A. Partner Spotlight: The Allie Group

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It’s all about the lighting…

NOTHING CAN HAVE SUCH A DRASTIC EFFECT ON A SPACE QUITE LIKE LIGHTING. IT CAN MAKE A SPACE FEEL LARGER, SMALLER, WARMER, OR COOLER. AS AN EVENT PLANNER, IT CAN ALSO BE HARD TO FIND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO CREATE SUCH EFFECTS. JEFF AT THE ALLIE GROUP HAS BEEN CREATING VISUAL AND AUDIO EXPERIENCES FOR DECADES. HE IS OUR GO-TO GUY FOR ANYTHING A/V.

Email: Jeff@TheAllieGroup.com

How did you get started?

I started by working weekends and summers with my father. He worked for a party décor company and I naturally gravitated to the lighting and technology side of it.

What made you choose this career?

I was doing it as a kid and was just a natural fit for me. I interned with Vincent Lighting in high school and had a full-time position offered to me when I graduated.

What is your favorite venue/location in NEO?

I can’t say that I have a favorite venue. I really like spaces that you wouldn’t think of as a venue. Examples: backyards, empty warehouses, places still under construction. I love a raw space with exposed HVAC and electric wires. So many creative things you can do.

If you could recommend an outsider see one thing in NEO, what would it be?

A Cleveland Orchestra summer concert at Blossom. I love spreading out a blanket on the lawn while enjoying a nice bottle of wine and some cheese.

What is your favorite attribute of the people of this region?

The people here never give up. From rebuilding the Flats to the residential boom in Downtown, people are always trying to make this city better.

What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur/business owner in NEO?

You need the ability to learn from your mistakes and to not be afraid to make mistakes.

What do you see as the biggest trend in the world of Audio/Visual and events?

I would say LEDs. They are everywhere from lighting, video and even wearable tech.

When you’re not working where can we find you?

Spending time with my family. We have three boys that keep us pretty busy.

T.E.A. Partner Spotlight:
Save Room

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ABOUT SAVE ROOM

LOOKING FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND CAKE FOR YOUR BIG DAY? NEED SOME BREAKFAST PASTERIES FOR AN UPCOMING BRUNCH? SIMPLY HAVE A SWEET TOOTH?

BECCA RITTERSPACH STARTED HER OWN CUSTOM DESSERT & CAKE COMPANY, SAVE ROOM, IN 2013. SINCE THEN SHE HAS BEEN SERVING UP UNIQUE DESIGNS AND TASTY TREATS AT EVENTS ALL OVER NORTHEAST OHIO. IT HAS BEEN A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH BECCA AND OUR CLIENTS HAVE LOVED HER DELICIOUS CAKES. WE ARE SURE YOU WILL TOO!

WE LOVE SUPPORTING THIS CLEVELAND BOSS BABE.

WEBSITE: SAVEROOMCLE.COM

Photo Credit: Becca Ritterspach

How did you get started and what made you choose this career?

 I took a head first dive into pastry shortly after receiving my bachelors at Ohio State. As a right-brained, self-described "art nerd", I missed having a creative outlet and was unhappy with what I was doing. I approached a woman opening an upscale wedding cake shop in my home town. I offered to work for her for free and learned an immense amount from her in that year, both technically and personally, namely that I had a passion for creating beautiful art with sugar. A year of pastry school followed, and then I made the move to Cleveland to start a pastry chef career in restaurants. In 2013, I broke away to start Save Room and it's been a dream!

What is your favorite venue/location in NEO?

I've seen so many amazing venues in NEO. For an industrial feel, nothing beats 78th Street Studios. Hilary Gent and her team are impeccable in their attention to detail and amount of care they put into their events. The most surprising venue I've seen is Trinity a Cathedral downtown. I had driven past it countless times, but was truly speechless when I walked inside. The architecture is breathtaking and they do an incredible job of mixing old and new by adding dramatic up lighting - it's the perfect location to have a classic ceremony followed by an unforgettable reception, all in the same room!

If you could recommend an outsider see one thing in NEO, what would it be?

This may sound dark, but hang with me here: everyone absolutely must see Lakeview Cemetery. The grounds are stunning, and it is chock full of deeply-rooted Cleveland history: Harvey Pekar, Eliot Ness, Rockefeller, Garrett Morgan...they're all laid to rest there. Not to mention the Garfield Memorial, resting place of president James Garfield, and the Wade Chapel which is covered from wall to wall in Tiffany glass mosaics. It's a hidden gem.

Why did you choose to start your business in NEO?

I grew up in this area - it's home. And I'm constantly inspired by the community of creatives who live and work and support each other here. I moved to Cleveland at the beginning of its recent renaissance and still can't believe the city it's become in such a short time.  I can't wait to see what is still ahead for this wonderful place!

What is your favorite attribute of the people of this region?

 I'm a chit chatter, and I love to talk to people who are new to the area or just passing through. Time and time again, people comment on how kind and welcoming Cleveland residents are. We are an open-arm community and I'm so proud to live in a place with that reputation. On a professional level, the pastry talent here is so supportive of each other - we are each other's biggest cheerleaders and we push each other to keep getting better at what we do. 

What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur/business owner in NEO?

Honestly, if you have a passion for what you do here, no matter what it is, you will find support.  There has been an enormous emphasis placed on supporting local business, and there are so many different resources that have been created specifically to help elevate your business (i.e. business incubators, countless maker markets, etc). Tap into the resources available and your passion will speak for itself.

What do you see trending right now as far as flavors and styles of wedding cakes?

I'm seeing several trends right now. Naked cakes, organic-looking floral accented cakes, and French macarons are all highly requested. I'd describe the general feel right now as classic, timeless, and lush. I'm very into it.

When you’re not working where can we find you?

I love being in the kitchen as much as I love being active - In the warmer months I travel all over northeast Ohio finding new places to explore in my kayak, and when it's chilly I've found a new love for indoor rock climbing! 

Photo Credit  : Don Pavlish

Photo Credit: Don Pavlish

Instagram: save_room_cle | Facebook: SaveRoomCle

TEA: Place to Be - Garden Wedding

Summer has finally arrived and that means... FLOWERS! So what better location to start this series off than with a beautiful garden backdrop to your special celebration?

Hosting an event in a garden location is a stunning way to celebrate all of your special occasions. The natural beauty of your surroundings reduces the need for elaborate decorations saving valuable dollars in your budget!! Check out our garden party Pinterest board for ideas on how to use décor to complement your gorgeous location!

Whenever planning a garden event, make sure you have a back-up plan in place just in case Mother Nature doesn't play nice! If there is not an indoor location on site, there are some fantastic tenting structures out there that are modern and can still incorporate the beauty of the outdoors.

Here are some of our favorite garden locations in the region:


Looking to plan your next beautiful garden celebration? Contact The Erie Agency for more ideas and pricing!

Did we miss your favorite garden destination? Comment below and let us know! 

Stay tuned for more gorgeous locations in Northeast Ohio to host your next event!

T.E.A. Partner Spotlight: Molinari's Culinary

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About Molinari's Culinary:

ENTERTAINING A GROUP UP TO 30 PEOPLE? PLANNING A CORPORATE GATHERING? HOSTING A BABY SHOWER?  CLEVELAND-BASED CHEF JASON MOLINARI, MOLINARI'S CULINARY, CAN CREATE A DELICIOUS DINING EXPERIENCE, WITHOUT THE LIMITS OF A TYPICAL CATERING COMPANY.

WE AT T.E.A. CAN ATTEST TO THE TASTINESS OF MOLINARI'S DISHES. THIS T.E.A. PARTNER IS A GREAT GO-TO FOR UNIQUE, INTIMATE AND CREATIVE EVENTS.

WE LOVE SUPPORTING THIS LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR WHO'S  COOKIN' IN THE CLE!


WEBSITE: MOLINARISCULINARY.COM


How did you get started?

I was working for my parents deli and restaurant, Affamatto, from 2000 to 2004 when they decided to close the business. I was pretty burned out after 12 hour days, 6 days a week and took some time off to figure what I was going to do. I even considered an entire career change. After decompressing for a little bit, I got back to some cooking and remembered that I actually still liked it and was pretty good at it. I remembered hearing about becoming a personal chef when I was in culinary school, revisited the information and decided to go for it. That was in March of 2005.  

What made you choose this career?

I’ve always been drawn to the social aspect of eating and dining with friends. Growing up, my parents went out to dinner often with their friends and I was always so interested in what each person got to eat, did they like it and what did they talk about. Additionally, they always brought me home the “doggy bag”, my first foray into “fine dining”. (It wasn’t that fancy in retrospect, but it was to me at the time!) 

If you could recommend an outsider see one thing in NEO, what would it be?

I would have to say the Metroparks system that we have here. The size and accessibility points to it throughout its expanse is pretty special. It has something for everyone: bike paths, hiking trails, fishing, open spaces, ball fields, golf courses. A close second would be Progressive Field; as a baseball enthusiast, we have a pretty nice ballpark.

Why did you choose to start your business in NEO?

The simple boring answer is because this is where I am from and I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I felt that it would work here after people experienced the service, despite the initial reaction of what I do as “too fancy”.  Cleveland affords me to operate a niche microbusiness. 

What is your favorite attribute of the people of this region?

I like the honest-while-still-being-tactful traits in people here. They’ll tell you what they think, even if you don’t agree, and you can still get drinks afterwards. Also, the people that are here, for the most part, want to be here—ample opportunity to move away to greener pastures--and I feel that because of that, there is more community investment. 

What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur in NEO?

Time/Planning/Organization. When you are the size that I am, you are the business at all hours of the day, running all the “departments”. Because of that, there are sacrifices to be made. Proper planning helps to limit those sacrifices so you can enjoy some free time.

What type of events do you see becoming more popular?

Just a feeling coming from my angle of a tiny business, and nothing really to support this, but I think events are becoming more streamlined and simplified. The element of DIY and breaking the traditional molds I feel is where the “kids” are going these days. Every time I do an in-home dinner party, there’s at least one guest that comments on how much they love the idea of reducing the fuss, while still getting together with friends and family. 

When you’re not working where can we find you?

A nice combination of being with my partner, entertaining with friends, practicing some music, playing some golf, planning home improvement that never gets completed, a baseball game. Fun, simple stuff. 

Chef Jason Molinari

Chef Jason Molinari

T.E.A. Place to Be

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Here at T.E.A. we love our home and we make sure to utilize trusted partners and locally-based  businesses when planning our events.

This focus on local sustainability is important to us - and we don't need to look anywhere else, because everything we need is right here...

Looking for a rustic venue with a country or farm feel?

Mapleside Farms

Mapleside Farms

Nolan Barn

Nolan Barn

Trying to plan a waterfront event or a beach wedding?

Pier W

Pier W

Mentor Headlands

Mentor Headlands

Need a venue with a more urban or modern feel?

Screw Factory Artist Lofts

Screw Factory Artist Lofts

Ariel International Center

Ariel International Center

Are you someone who digs a more historical or vintage vibe?

Grays Armory

Grays Armory

Glidden House

Glidden House

Whatever the event, whatever style you are looking for - you can find it in Northeast Ohio. That is why we love keeping it local!

Not only does NEO offer great spaces, it also offers a wide variety of local vendors who are ready to help with all of your event needs.

From locally sourced food options, to up-and-coming photographers and budding florists - the community offers a wide-variety of talent to fulfill all of your celebration needs.

Florist Ally Leigh

Florist Ally Leigh

Molinari's Culinary

Molinari's Culinary

For more information on how to make the most out of the place we call home and support hardworking members of our community, please contact info@theerieagency.com.

Keep an eye out for upcoming posts in our "T.E.A. Place to Be" series!

 

T.E.A. - Camellia Sinensis: Who is The Erie Agency and why are we here?

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Tea Origin:

Did you know that almost all varietals of your favorite tea come from the same plant? 

Camellia Sinensis is literally the mother of all tea. The leaves picked and the processes used create all of the unique and delicious assortment of teas you find in your grocery aisle and tea shops from White to Black, Green to Oolong.

It takes forethought, purposeful actions, creativity and sometimes a little courage.

T.E.A. Origin:

What could Camellia Sin-what-sis possibly have to do with events and The Erie Agency?

The same forethought, creativity and courage that created the ongoing tea phenomenon is what brought us to the founding of our very own T.E.A. varietal, The Erie Agency.

You see, Northeast Ohio is our Camellia. Angela and I both originated here. Life took us in different directions, gave us different experiences, exposed us to this industry at different times, in different places with one invariable outcome… we came home to do what we love.

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Angela and I met almost 15 years ago (are we really that old?). Allyson was living in Los Angeles at the time working in film production and came home for the holidays where she met Angela at a party thrown by her brother. An instant bond was formed. After moving home we often talked about starting a business together, but alas life got in the way. Perhaps fate was waiting for the right opportunity?

 

Much and more has changed in our lives since meeting. We have gotten married, bought houses, had a child, adopted dogs. The more we grew and developed, the more we began to ask ourselves… ‘What’s Next?’

When we began brainstorming about T.E.A., we realized how many unique voices there were, like ourselves, here in Cleveland and the surrounding region, ready to make their mark. It is astounding really, how much talent this area truly has to offer.  

Chefs to florists, marketers to designers our contact lists seemed to be overflowing with up and coming artists and trendsetters. Northeast Ohio is our home and we love it, that is why we wanted The Erie Agency to be so much more than an event company.

We want to share the opportunities we are afforded in the future with our fellow lovers of this wonderful place we all call home. We want to give our clients vendors and ideas they might not have been exposed to or even considered. We have all come from the figurative Camellia of Northeast Ohio, have all been brewed and plucked in our own unique ways, and all have something really special to offer. So let’s make some TEA!

Bringin’ it all together:

We want T.E.A. to be both organic and eclectic. A Camellia in its own right.

We are the product of our shared origin and have been formed and shaped by our unique experiences. We are the varietal of Northeast Ohio and the creativity and grit that is forged here. Yet, we want to create a truly unique event brewed just for you. We will mix and match from our list of trusted vendors, pull in a myriad of ideas and voices on design and implementation, step outside of the bag until we create the perfect blend.

We want T.E.A. to be a home base for creative minds and entrepreneurs from across the region to get connected to one another and potential clients, and we want the events that are associated with T.E.A. to be truly one-of-a-kind. 

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Brew on THAT!

According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water. Shen Nung, a renowned herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. The tree was a Camellia sinensis, and the resulting drink was what we now call tea.

Isn’t it amazing what a bit of luck mixed with foresight and courage can produce? That is what we offer. We will not be afraid to bring you new ideas and creations, and neither will those we work with. 

The End:

We hope you have enjoyed this thrilling introduction to the history of tea and T.E.A!!! The Erie Agency is just beginning to bloom, so we hope you will join us on this ride.

Drop us a note below in the comments about what you’re interested in reading about! We have some exciting topics lined up (and guest bloggers), but want to hear from you!!!

Most importantly, if you are a vendor, small business owner, venue manager, creative type, or have an interest/passion for events… get in contact with us on our website www.theerieagency.com or email at info@theerieagency.com. We are looking for the best and brightest out there to join our movement.