About Rock the Lake

Rock the Lake is the creation of the Cleveland Lakefront Collaborative,  a group of CEOs who met to collaborate and share big ideas during monthly “beerstorming” gatherings. One such idea: promoting Lake Erie events and attractions in a tourism website that would tell visitors and Clevelanders alike where they could dock their boats, fish or enjoy a meal with a view.

Jon Stahl, CEO of LeanDog, a tech company headquartered on a 100-year-old barge next to Burke Lakefront Airport, volunteered a domain name. About a dozen organizations chipped in, and RocktheLake.com was born in time for the Republican National Convention to bring thousands of bigwigs to the North Coast.

A year later, cleveland.com took the helm, to capture the lure of the lake and post all the events, attractions and news on Ohio’s lakefront.

Want to be featured on our our site? Tag #rockthelake in your Instagram page. Want more lake news? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @RocktheLakeCLE. Send events, attractions and news tips to [email protected]

About Laura Johnston

I’m a Great Lakes girl. Born in Point Edward, Ontario, Canada, where Lake Huron meets the St. Clair River, I was raised in Akron, Ohio. Now I live a mile from Lake Erie with my husband, two kids and 90-pound dog, in a house full of driftwood and beach glass. I love to swim open-water in the summer and run near the lake year-round. I’m not bad at kayaking, I’m learning how to sail, and I lug around an inflatable stand-up paddleboard.

If you love the lake, we should probably be friends.