Business News
July 2017
Help Shape the Future - Complete the Chagrin-Lee Survey
The City of Shaker Heights Department of Economic Development Department is conducting a survey to understand what businesses people visit in the Chagrin-Lee area, as well as what businesses residents would like to experience and will support here. All responses are completely anonymous and will help support future economic development strategies. Complete the survey here. Thank you for your time!
NEW Recycling Hours for Businesses
Businesses are now welcome to bring recyclables to the Service Center on Mondays from 4:00-6:00 pm. Please call Kelly Baker at 216.491.3289 so that the staff know to expect you. When you come to the Service Center, please bring a piece of mail that shows your Shaker business address when you check in at the yard office.  The office staff will give you instructions on where to place the recyclables. For additional business recycling information, click here.
Chagrin-Lee Merchant Meeting
The Shaker Heights Development Corporation is convening a meeting of the Chagrin-Lee area merchants on Friday, August 25, at 9:00 am at A Touch of Italy. The primary focus of the meeting is to share plans for the Shaker Town Center Streetscape Improvements that will start soon. This meeting will also serve as a networking opportunity for businesses to connect with other neighboring businesses. If you have questions about the meeting, call 216.491.1425.
Happenings at The Dealership
Time to Explore & Connect

There are a wide variety of events happening at The Dealership. Visit the website or Facebook page to learn about all of the latest in Shaker's co-working space.

In August, you can access to the expertise of the Small Business Administration through Ray Graves who is doing office hours at The Dealership. Email Ray for an appointment on Tuesday, August 8th.

Dealership Business Spotlight
NatureVation, who have offices at The Dealership, creates “hassle-free outdoor adventures in really cool places.” NatureVation adventures (tours) are fully contained, guided tours into the unique and often hidden natural places of northeast Ohio. NatureVation is your concierge to the outdoors!

Learn more about NatureVation here and start marking plans for your family, friends and business associates to have a great time exploring and experiencing nature together!
Van Aken District
The Last Summer Beer Garden
August 18
The last Van Aken Beer Garden is on the 3rd Friday in August in front of Shaker Plaza from 6:00-10:00 pm. In the meantime, "like" the Van Aken District Facebook page to get event updates.
News from our Chamber
Save the Date for SH-BAM

Shaker Heights Business Appreciation Mixer (SH-BAM) is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Dealership. Mark your calendars, invitations will be sent in August.

Business Rate for Recreation Programs
Fall Program Registration Starts on August 1

The Recreation Department in the City of Shaker Heights is proud to make available programs and services to people who work in Shaker Heights at resident prices. To take advantage of recreation programs and services, please review the catalog at This webpage provides general information on recreation programs and services. The first time a Shaker business owner or employee registers or places a reservation they will need to do so in person at Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Road) during regular business hours. Proof of employment or ownership is required. This can be a pay stub, a business card or letter from the Human Resources Department of the business. Each year this information will need to be updated. For corporations and large businesses, with offices/storefronts in Shaker Heights, employees must work at the Shaker location.

Services include pool and rink passes, all recreation programs and facility rentals and pavilion reservations. Some programs have limitations on the number of registrants and early registration is encouraged. All program cancellation and withdrawal rules apply regardless of residency.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tania Menesse
Director of Economic Development

Katharyne Starinsky
Economic Development Specialist

Economic Development Department
3400 Lee Road

Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120