People & Places

Best Behind The Scenes Organizer 

Myra Orenstein

As president of her own marketing and advertising company, CATV, Inc., Cleveland Heights' Myra Orenstein has worked with big shots like MasterCard International, HBO, Showtime, the Disney Channel, even the White House. But we love her for what she's done for Northeast Ohio. As consultant to the Coventry Village Special Improvement District, she suggested reviving the old street fairs — which had died off due to rowdy crowds — but with a family-friendly atmosphere. The fairs have grown steadily without losing their neighborhood-block party feel. She also advises Cleveland Independents, the organization for locally owned restaurants whose latest project is the Deck, a playing-card-themed pack of $10 gift certificates to 52 area eateries (order now, they won't last; clevelandindependents.com). And she's just gotten on board with Got City Game (see "Best Idea So Crazy It Just Might Work," page 105). Lots of people talk; Myra does. (216.932.3322) — Lewis

Myra Orenstein

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