The following three companies are owned and operated by small business owner Becki Silverstein, a female business owner who specializes in public relations, social media and event planning. Her focus is on creating brands that specialize in creative services. For over a decade Silverstein has grown each of the businesses from scratch and has offered a comprehensive internship and mentorship program to students.
Launched in 2011, Rebecca Adele PR & Events offers complete and customized public relations strategy implementation, event planning and social media services. We help small business owners grow and publicize their companies by creating press opportunities and social “buzz” on the Internet, television, radio and in magazines and newspapers. Looking for an event that will be the talk of the town? We're here to make it a reality!
Launched in June of 2011, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are a series of art and craft events that are held throughout the mid-west year-round. Each event showcases local handmade artisans and crafters, drawing attention to the amazing eclectic talent located in the area! A portion of all proceeds from each Avant-Garde branded event is donated to a local charity within the community of where the shows are held. The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are also recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an accredited organization.
Launched in 2020, C • L • E Cotton Candy is a locally owned and operated gourmet cotton candy company with nearly 100 handmade flavors. The company has an online store, is sold in various retail locations in Northeast Ohio, and also provides in-person event services for private events, local markets and farmers markets. All of C • L • E Cotton Candy's recipes are made with 100% all-natural, unrefined and non-GMO pure cane sugar. Their products are also vegetarian/vegan friendly, non-GMO, and gluten free. Flavorings used include pure essential oils, as well as a variety of other high quality flavorings that are gluten free and vegetarian/vegan friendly.
The Rebecca Adele PR & Events/Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows/C • L • E Cotton Candy internship program allows students the opportunity for a creative environment, while working directly with the companies' owner to gain knowledge about the industries described above. While interning, each intern will have the opportunity to work on all three companies to create a well-rounded and rich internship experience to grow as young professionals.