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Euclid Chamber of Commerce Honors Class of 2016 Award Winners

Euclid Chamber of Commerce Honors Class of 2016 Award Winners

On the evening of May 4th, over 150 people gathered at the Lakefront Community Center to honor the Class of 2016 awardees:

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This year’s awards presentation was highlighted by a video interview of each awardee by our very own Euclid Chamber Member, Felicia Peacock of Decisive Advocates.  Videos are available here:
Large Business of the Year:  American Punch Co.
Small Business of the Year:  Eaton Family Credit Union
Large Organization of the Year:  Euclid Hospital
Small Organization of the Year:  Kiddie City Child Care Community
Business Persons of the Year:  Mr. Brian Moore and Dr. Martina Moore
Bluestone Award:  Euclid Brewing Company
Bluestone Award:  Lynard Zingale, Allstate Insurance Agency
Bluestone Award: Daugherty Construction
Bluestone Award:  NEO Sports Plant

Thank you to our local chefs who participated in the Taste of Euclid:
Thank you to our talented chefs you shared delicious samples for us to try.  The food they brought this year was the best yet and guests are still raving about it!
Please support these restaurants:

Bistro 185
BlackWater Roasters and Gaming Cafe
Euclid Brewing Company
Euclid Culinary Bistro
fRed Hot
Great Scott Tavern
Harvard Soul Bistro
Irie Jamaican Kitchen
Jack Flaps Sammich
Mama Catena Ristorante
Muldoon’s Saloon & Eatery
Paradise Island Saloon |
Paragon Wine Bar
The Standard

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Euclid Hospital
HELP Foundation
K & D Management, LLC
Moore Counseling & Mediation Services
HGR Industrial Surplus
Lynard Zingale, Allstate Insurance Agency
Cuyahoga Community College
Infield Chiropractic Clinic
Lincoln Electric
NEO Sports Plant

Business Breakfast with the Mayor Registration is Open

Business Breakfast with the Mayor Registration is Open

Business Breakfast with the Mayor
Tuesday, September 27th
8:30 am
Join us for City of Euclid updates from Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, meet her team of City Directors and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the staff of Hilltop Village. There is no charge for this event, courtesy of Hilltop Village.

Register at euclidchamber.com by 9/23

HGR’s CMO volunteers to redesign Euclid COC website

HGR’s CMO volunteers to redesign Euclid COC website

HGR’s CMO volunteers to redesign Euclid COC website

(Courtesy of Guest Blogger Matt Williams, HGR’s CMO and Euclid Chamber of Commerce board member)

Last fall, I was approached by the Euclid Chamber of Commerce and asked if I would be willing to serve on the chamber’s board of directors. I had previously had the pleasure of interacting with several members of the chamber’s board in the lead-up to the dedication of Nickel Plate Station, the industrial park owned by the ownership group of HGR Industrial Surplus and the home of HGR’s business for the past 18 years. I was honored to be asked to serve on the board, and I readily agreed.

As chief marketing officer at HGR, we have just recently completed a redesign of our website using the WordPress content management system platform. Word got out about my Web development background, and I offered to redevelop the chamber’s website at www.euclidchamber.com. One of the key considerations in deciding to use WordPress was the platform’s massive user platform and the fact that it is so highly extensible, meaning that there are thousands of readily available plugins and extensions for nearly every conceivable purpose to enhance the functionality of the site. It also is accessible to non-programmers, which was attractive to Sheila Gibbons, the chamber’s very capable executive director.

Several features of the new website include the integration of a member management plugin, an event calendar, the ability to accept online payment for chamber events, and an online blog. The chamber is optimistic that a more professional online presence will signal to prospective new members that the Euclid Chamber is active in the community and working hard in pursuit of the interests of local businesses. A strong chamber of commerce is critical to business growth and success in the community, and the strength of the chamber depends upon a robust and active membership.

HGR is proud to be a member of the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, and I am honored to serve on the chamber’s board of directors. I am optimistic that this new website will help lead to an expansion of our membership as we work hard to support Euclid’s business community.

Euclid Chamber hosted luncheon and celebrated Lake County Captains’ victory

Euclid Chamber hosted luncheon and celebrated Lake County Captains’ victory

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Lake County Captains at Classic Park

On June 8, 36 baseball (and Euclid Chamber of Commerce) fans attended the chamber’s luncheon at Classic Park, 35300 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio, to root on the Lake County Captains. A good time was had by all as we watched them bring home a victory at 14-12 against the Lancing Lugnuts. The Captains have been a minor-league Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians as part of the Midwest League since 2009.

Lake County Captains mascot
Tami Honkala, president & CEO of HELP Foundation, with Lake County Captains mascots