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Library director speaks at Feb. 3 breakfast

Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz
1/18 -- Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, the new director for the Lorain Public Library System, will speak at the Friday, Feb. 3, Lorain Growth Corporation Consortium meeting and breakfast at the Lorain Palace Theater, 607 Broadway. Anastasia worked as director of strategy and innovation for the Cleveland Public Library. She has worked with that library since 2004. She has a fresh perspective on Lorain and is eager to meet the Lorain business community. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Anastasia will begin speaking at 8:20.

Pat Morrisson speaks at Dec. 2 breakfast meeting

Patricia Morrisson/Photo by The Morning Journal
11/28 -- Patricia Morrisson, owner of Footprint Tours, located in downtown Lorain, speaks at the Friday, Dec. 2, Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast at the Palace Theater, Broadway at W. 6th St. Her topic will be: “Buying Property in Downtown Lorain….My Experience.” She speaks on the challenges of being a small business owner and why it may be difficult to purchase property in downtown Lorain. Lorain Growth President Jim Long will speak afterwards on the past year's review of what is happening in the downtown area. Continental breakfast offered. No reservations needed. Socializing begins at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast served beginning at 8 a.m.

Dr. Ballinger speaks at Nov. 4 breakfast

10/21 -- Dr. Marcia Ballinger, president of Lorain County Community College, will be the featured speaker at the Lorain Growth Corp. breakfast, Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 a.m. at the Palace Theater, 617 Broadway. Refreshments will be available. Lorain Growth President Jim Long will speak afterwards on what's happening with the organization and in downtown Lorain.

Novak speaks at breakfast on Port projects

10/4 -- Our Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast and consortium meeting returns to the Palace Theater this Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 a.m. Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, will speak on what is happening with the Port Authority, particularly with the downtown area and waterfront.

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Sept. 9 Lorain Growth breakfast at new site

8/22 -- Lorain Growth Breakfast will be at Carnegie Center. Bill Bumbalo of SCORE will be the featured speaker at the Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast meeting, 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9. The breakfast will be held at the Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center, 329 W. 10th St., Lorain. Breakfast will be coffee, juice, donuts and yogurt. No set charge but guests are ask to make a donation. The Palace is unavailable which is the reason for last minute change. SCORE, which provides assistance to start-up businesses, is opening an office at the Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black River Lane. Please share this to help us get the word out.

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Meeting postponed
Lorain Growth breakfast resumes Aug. 5
June 3 breakfast at Carnegie Center
Lorain Growth's five years of progress
Hernon talks about Palace programs this year
Rick Novak speaks at March 4 breakfast
Rev. Madsen speaks on First Lutheran building project
First Lutheran to buy old Lorain High parking lot for new church
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Member Moment

Rebman Recreation -- Rebman Recreation, Inc. opened its' doors in July 1946 in downtown Lorain. Dom Rebman and his father, Dominick, had the vision of creating a family venue for recreation - bowling. The location on Broadway housed 12 lanes- 8 lanes upstairs & 4 lanes downstairs. In 1955, The business moved to the current location, 5300 Oberlin Ave. and opened with 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and machines. With Lorain prospering and the Rebman family growing, Dom and his wife, Mary, decided to expand the center to 48 lanes, which opened in 1977. Today, Dom and Mary's children -- Rick, Patti, Rob and Mary Lou -- operate the business which has grown over the years with the addition of Monogrammix, retail store for trophies, awards and monogramming and "On The Avenue" - party and banquet center. Approaching the 70th anniversary next year, the Rebman family is very grateful to the city of Lorain and its citizens for their support.

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