Cleveland

About Us

City Visitor, Inc. is the parent company of Cleveland Visitor, Akron-Canton Visitor and Carolina Visitor. We’re celebrating 34 years of serving the travel and tourism industry by publishing high-quality, in-room visitor guides along with specialty travel publications for nationally recognized attractions and museums. City Visitor has provided marketing services and publications for attractions such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cedar Fair Parks, Sea World and Six Flags as well as a downtown guide for The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation of Cleveland.

Contact Us:

CITY VISITOR COMMUNICATIONS
5755 GRANGER ROAD, SUITE 600
INDEPENDENCE, OH 44131 216.661.6666

Click here for City Visitor Communications Media Kit

Meet Some of Our Team

We have a talented group of writers, photographers, advertising consultants, designers and office staff focused on creating magazines designed to serve travelers and the businesses serving the travel and tourism industry.
You can also email us at info@cityvisitor.com.

Rocco A. Di Lilo

Rocco A. Di Lillo, President

RDiLillo@cityvisitor.com, 216.408.5007

Rocco A. Di Lillo was winner of the Ernst & Young, NASDQ and USA Entrepreneur of the year in 1997. As a serial entrepreneur, Rocco has operated 10 companies in his career, five he founded and five he acquired. He founded his first company, City Visitor Inc. in 1980 with the mission of serving travelers and businesses that serve them. City Visitor publishes hotel visitor guides and hard bound travel books along with specialty travel publications for major attractions including Cedar Fair, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Six Flags and Sea World.

Rocco is the former founder and CEO of Corporate Lodgings and founder of Bridgestreet Accommodations, which provides fully furnished housing for travelers in over 130 markets around the world. Rocco successfully completed an initial public offering of Bridgestreet in 1997 on the NASDAQ market under the symbol “BEDS”. In addition, he is the former CEO of Cooperative Resource Services, the third largest relocation company in America which was sold to Allied Worldwide. Rocco was the majority owner of the full service Radisson Northlake in Atlanta which he sold in 2006. Rocco is the founder and chairman of Porchlight Rental Services, the leading provider of professional rental finding services, nationally, for corporate transferees looking for rental assistance in North America.

As Chairman and majority owner of PCX Corporation, the largest manufacturer of off-site electrical and mechanical gear for the construction industry, he has reduced operating costs and builds large scale start-up construction projects for such companies as Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Bank of America and Walgreens. He is also Chairman of PCX Energy Services which assists companies improve their energy efficiencies.

Rocco is the founder and serves as Chairman of Advanced Hydro Solutions, a developer of hydroelectric facilities in the eastern portion of the U.S. for the purpose of generating Green Renewable power for communities and Utility companies. He also serves as a board member of the following associations: Libra Industries, GMA Partners, Algon Capital, Britton-Gallagher & Associates, West Park Direct, Main Street Gourmet, Professional Financial Services, The Entrepreneurs EDGE and the M.A.C. Foundation Tee Off on Leukemia.

 
Bob Zack

Bob Zack, Publisher

BZack@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2992

Bob Zack brings more than 25 years of experience in publishing, marketing
and sales management to City Visitor. He was previously publisher of a monthly lifestyle
magazine, working with Northeast Ohio's retail shops, restaurants and attractions.
He has also produced numerous custom publications and was instrumental in developing
sponsorships for those clients.

 
michelle dwyer

M. Michelle Dwyer, Advertising Consultant

mdwyer@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2991


A graduate of John Carroll University with a double major in communications and English
and a minor in psychology, M. Michelle Dwyer has over 17 years of selling, marketing,
and advertising experience. With excellent communication skills and a positive outlook
towards growth, she believes in a collaborative approach to selling and going above
and beyond to meet her customers' needs. Michelle is also a published author and
poet who has written two novels.

 
Thomas J. Gibbons

Thomas J. Gibbons, Editor

TGibbons@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2994

Tom has been in communications in Ohio for three decades. He was editor and publisher
of two consumer magazines, as well as a senior partner with the world's largest PR firm.
After residing in eight American cities and traveling through 20 countries on 4 continents,
he thoroughly enjoys Northeast Ohio and finds it a fascinating, exciting, ever changing place
to live and visit.

 
Nancy Notarianni

Nancy Notarianni, Art Director, Web Administrator

nnotari@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2995

Nancy joined City Visitor Publications in 2002. She is responsible for design of client ads,
promotional materials, design and production for all publications, and the websites.
After earning a BFA in design and advertising, she worked in the retail industry for
more than 20 years, designing everything from display ads to billboards.

 

Shelly A. Gracon, Digital Communications Manager

sgracon@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2993

Shelly comes to us with over ten years experience in leadership
positions in event planning, marketing, communications and
public relations for both nonprofits and small businesses, in addition
to running a consulting business. With deep roots in both Cleveland
and Akron, Shelly looks forward to helping grow advertiser visibility
through digital platforms including e-newsletters, mobile device applications,
website optimization, video production and social media.

 
Eileen Janowitz

Eileen Janowitz, Office Administrator

ejanowitz@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2990

Eileen has been a City Visitor team member for more than 14 years. As office administrator
she is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, managing and scheduling the
distribution of City Visitor magazines to hotels in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas,
processing sales orders, providing sales staff support, and welcoming callers.

 
Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson, Controller

kwilson@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2997

Kelly, who became a Certified Public Accountant a decade ago, is a graduate of
Ohio's Bowling Green State University. As City Visitor`s controller, she directs
our financial management and reporting, including accounting; budget planning,
review and forecasting; and payroll and employee benefits. She and her husband
also manage a thriving family business. Finally, she can be found at a nearby
health club as a Certified Group Exercise Instructor.

 
Renee DeBerry

Renee DeBerry, Advertising Consultant, Carowinds

rdeberry@cityvisitor.com

With a bachelor`s degree in journalism and a minor in advertising, Renee brings more
than two decades of marketing know-how to Charlotte. From Fortune 500 companies
to start-up ventures - she enjoys using her broad freelance writing experience to help
clients make the most of their product offering through creative communication.

   
Melissa McGrew

Melissa McGrew, Advertising Consultant, Kings Dominion

mmcgrew@cityvisitor.com

Melissa, who earned her bachelor`s degree at West Virginia’s Marshall University, has
over 15 years of successful outside sales experience and account management. She enjoys
meeting new people and building strong customer relationships by listening to her clients
needs and paying close attention to detail. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys exercising
and exploring the numerous outdoor trails and historical landmarks in and around
Richmond, which she and her family have called home for the past seven years.