"Mobilizing resources for businesses to thrive in our Waterfront District"
WinterFest Plans in the Making

9/24 -- On September 23rd a meeting was held for the stakeholders and possible investors in Lorain Growth’s Waterfront Winterfest. The event was held at Black River Landing’s Train Station. Speakers for the event were Dr Ning-Kuang Chuang, professor at Kent State University and volunteer assisting with marketing the event as a class project, Mayor Chase Ritenauer, Lorain Growth President Jim Long, Lorain Port President Carl Nielson, Committee Chairman Steve Bansek, and attorney Tony Giardini.

Commercial office space available

9/21 -- Raymond Plumbing has Commercial Office space available, great Broadway location. 800 square feet at 1407 Broadway. $575.00 per month. Contact Shelly at 440-244-5584.

New Lorain superintendent speaks at Oct. 2 breakfast

Dr. Jeffrey Graham, superintendent of Lorain City Schools
9/16 -- Dr. Jeffrey Graham, new superintendent of Lorain City Schools, speaks at the Friday, Oct. 2, Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast meeting at the Palace Theatre, 617 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 and we start serving breakfast at 8 a.m. If you wish to eat, breakfast is only $8. Everyone is welcome to come and meet Lorain's new school chief. Following his talk, Lorain Growth President Jim Long will give us an update on developments in the Downtown Lorain Waterfront District.

New brewer speaks at Sept. 4 breakfast

8/27 -- The speaker for the Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast on Friday, Sept. 4, will be Chris Khambouris from Bascule Brewing Company. They are going to open in the old Boathouse which is located in the Eagles Building. The breakfast in the Lorain Palace Theater lobby, 617 Broadway, Lorain, begins serving at 8 a.m. with program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost of breakfast is $8. No reservations needed. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast speaker kudos, updates on downtown projects

Mike Mulhall of Destination Cleveland speaks at Aug. 7 Lorain Growth Breakfast at Palace Theater.
8/10 -- Wonderful presentation by Mike Mulhall at Lorain Growth's breakfast meeting on August 7th. Great ideas on how tourism and business can benefit in the Lorain area in July 2016. Lorain Growth will be working with Destination Cleveland to capture visitors and attract them to the greater Lorain area. Lorain Growth continues to work with other agencies in the Cleveland area such as the Downtown Cleveland Alliance to brainstorm ideas and develop our downtown area.

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Breakfast speaker describes Lake Erie shipwrecks
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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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