The National Development Council has a training to help you understand how to best position your business to secure a loan. The First Suburbs Development Council needs to know if there is interest in the training before bringing it to greater Cleveland. If this sounds like something you want to know more about and might want to attend, please let Katharyne know by June 30.
Participants in this program will also learn about these topics:
The importance of maintaining current and accurate financial records
Join SHDC and ECDI for a Small Business Mixer presented by Citizens Bank. This is an opportunity for Lee Road Corridor businesses to get together and build a strong community. Refreshments provided. The mixer is free to attend, but please register here.
Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. For more details and to sign up, click here.
Van Aken District
New Van Aken District Business
Enjoy the taste and sounds of 'Nawlins flavor of the French Quarter - right here in Shaker Heights! 'Nawlins City Express is located inside of Lucy's Sweet Surrender (20314 Chagrin Blvd)! Northcoast Jazz Collective will perform on Friday, July 7, 6:00-9:00 pm. No cover, but seating is limited.
Summer Beer Garden
The Van Aken Beer Garden is on the 3rd Friday in July and August in front of Shaker Plaza from 6:00-10:00 pm. In the meantime, like The Van Aken District Facebook page for all of the latest news on the beer gardens and otherwise.
News from our Chamber
NEW Offer to Save You Money On Energy Costs
Electric procurement products are now available through HRCC’s partnership with OnDemand Energy Solutions, enroll through HRCC’s program to get the most competitive price available in the market. Flexible enrollment terms, and a personalized customer service experience. For commercial customers, download the enrollment form here. Residential customers can enroll here. Open to HRCC members and non-members alike. Contact 724-553-6843 or cburton@OnDemandEnergy.com for more information.
NEW Business Rate for Recreation Programs
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 http://www.shakeronline.com/departments/recreation. 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.