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Retirement & Roast for Congressman Steve LaTourette

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On Saturday, December 8, BMA Media Group produced a dinner gala serving as a night to toast - and roast - Congressman Steve LaTourette, who will be retiring in January after nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The occasion was held at the American-Croatian Lodge in Lake County, where LaTourette served as the County Prosecutor from 1989 to 1995 before going on to represent Northeast Ohio's 14th Congressional District for the last 18 years. During his career in Congress, LaTourette was appointed to the prestigious House Appropriations Committee and took a leading role in assisting auto dealers impacted by the bankruptcy and bailout of GM and Chrysler, saving an estimated 40,000 jobs,
Guests of the event, including dignitaries from every level of government and many local business oweners, were treated to the presentation of colors and singing of the national anthem during the opening ceremonies that kicked off the night of celebration.
BMA provided full audiovisual support for the "roasters" of the evening, which included Steve's brother, Andy LaTourette; Janet Clair, former Chirwoman of the Lake County Republican Party; Mike Lucas, attorney and Steve's friend; and Willoughby Mayor David Anderson. Congressman LaTourette ended the night with his own comical rebuttal of the roasters.
A five minute opening video and video tribute to LaTourette's career were part of BMA's production, as well as extensive lighting and AV systems for complete room coverage to ensure there was not a bad seat in the house. BMA Media also handled registration services the night of the event, which proved to be a festive commemoration of "Cleveland's most effective representative in Washington."

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