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7th Annual North Coast Business Expo on April 25, 2019 in Avon Lake

04/02/2019 – "The purpose of this event is two-fold," says Ted Esborn, the City's Economic Development Director. "First to showcase Avon Lake businesses, and second to create a regional networking event for small businesses. This is a great event for small business owners looking to make connections and even find some new resources."

Another benefit for the North Coast Business Expo is the donation that the City of Avon Lake makes to Community Resources Services (CRS) from a portion of the exhibitor fees. Full Story

Ribbon Cuttings at the Lofts at Beach Park Station on Friday, April 12th at 10am

04/02/2019 – The City of Avon Lake is thrilled that these recently renovated spaces in a historic Avon Lake building have attracted these dynamic businesses. "These small businesses that have found their homes in the Lofts at Beach Park Station have already begun to create attractive and inviting spaces," Ted Esborn, Economic Development Director for the City of Avon Lake. "Some businesses in the Lofts have moved from other commercial spaces, but several of them have made the move from being a home business. Creating pathways for businesses to take that step is a significant part of the Economic Development strategy in Avon Lake." Full Story

Avon Lake Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt - Destination Party

04/08/2019 – “At first we were thinking that we would have a historic house tour”, shares Scavenger Hunt Committee Chair Tomie Patton, “but then we thought the Scavenger Hunt would include more people and it would be looking at Avon Lake’s history in a very fun way. (We also thought more men would enjoy this than a House Tour.) Avon Lake does not have a lot of old renovated, interesting homes like Lakewood, Rocky River or Tremont; but we do have our own unique history. House Tours are a different type of “fun”. Scavenger Hunt participants will really have “ah ha” moments, laugh, and have a good time at the final destination – the party.” Full Story

Avon Lake Memorial Day - Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers

04/02/2019 – The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony have been a part of the City’s history for many years.  The parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM. The parade begins at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road. Full Story

Avon Lake Memorial Day - Call to Participants

03/26/2019 – The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony have been a part of the City’s history for many years. The parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM. The parade begins at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road. Full Story

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

02/20/2019 –

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Avon Lake for its comprehensive annual financial report. Full Story

Avon Lake Community Television - 2018 Philo Festival of Media Arts Awards Recipient

11/04/2018 –

Avon Lake Community Television (ALC-TV) was honored at the 2018 Philo Festival of Media Arts Award Ceremony in Alliance, Ohio, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, for its award-winning work in the past year. Full Story

Avon Lake Receives "Auditor of State Award"

10/30/2018 –

A recent financial audit of Avon Lake by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Avon Lake’s excellent record keeping has earned it the "Auditor of State Award." Full Story

CCM Beauty & Spa Salon Ribbon Cutting

09/27/2018 –

On Monday, October 1, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new CCM Beauty & Spa Salon at 684 Avon Belden Road in Avon Lake. CCM is a salon that does nails and spa pedicures. The salon is owned by Naren Chhay, who has worked as a nail tech for over eight years. Full Story

Ribbon Cutting at New Community Resource Services (CRS) Space

08/29/2018 –

On Sunday, September 9, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new offices of Community Resource Services (CRS) in Avon Lake. CRS is a responsive, community organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. Since 1988, CRS has been propelled by concerned volunteers and a dedicated staff who all want to address the need among community residents for health and welfare assistance. Every year, CRS organizes seasonal programs including Easter Baskets and Food Boxes, Mother’s Day Women of Worth, Summer Snack Bags, Back-to-School Readiness Program, Thanksgiving Food Boxes, and Santa’s Workshop. Full Story

Discount Drug Mart, Inc. to open operations in Avon Lake; Vacated building will now serve as fulfillment and call center

08/03/2018 –

August 3, 2018 – Discount Drug Mart, Inc., an Ohio-based drug store chain with more than 70 establishments in the state, has announced plans to renovate and invest in the company’s Avon Lake facility to grow its operation with a fulfillment and call center at the location. The retailer plans to add more than 62 new full-time positions and retain 40 full time jobs within the next three years. Full Story

Avon Lake to Kickoff Bicentennial Celebration

06/09/2018 –

On July 3, 2018, the City of Avon Lake will kick off its yearlong celebration to honor its Bicentennial (1819 – 2019). “We are looking forward to an exciting twelve months as we begin celebrating the Bicentennial of our city,” said Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka. To honor Avon Lake, the celebration will last from July 3, 2018 to July 4, 2019. The celebration will highlight Avon Lake’s past, present, and future by offering events for all ages. There are six events hosted by the Avon Lake Bicentennial Committee. Full Story

Ribbon Cutting at The Caslon (33451 Lake Road) on Wednesday, June 20, at 5pm

06/14/2018 –

On Wednesday, June 20, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Caslon at 5pm. The Caslon is a bar and restaurant located at 33451 Lake Road. It serves small plates along with cocktails, wine, and beer. After the ribbon cutting, there will be complimentary appetizers from 5:00 - 6:30pm. Full Story

Job Growth Incentive Program Press Conference

05/18/2018 –

On Wednesday, May 23, at noon in Avon Lake City Hall Council Chambers, the City of Avon Lake will hold a press conference recognizing businesses that are receiving awards under the City’s Job Growth Incentive Program. Full Story

2018 Avon Lake Citizen of the Year and Projects of the Year Announced By the Avon Lake Community Council

05/01/2018 – Citizen of the Year – Sandi (Sandra) Gerhan - as well as Projects of the Year – Whitey the Piebald Deer as well as the Valentine’s Fish Fry at Beach Park Towers. Full Story

6th Annual North Coast Business Expo

04/10/2018 –

On Thursday, April 26, the 6th annual North Coast Business Expo will take place at Sprenger Health Care Systems’ Main Street Care Center at 500 Community Drive in Avon Lake. Approximately forty local business and organizations will have tables from which they can share information with attendees. These exhibitors will have a networking hour between 2pm and 3pm, and then the Expo will be open to the public from 3pm to 5pm. This is the third year in a row that the Expo has been hosted by Sprenger Health Care Systems, and Sprenger provides free food for all exhibitors and attendees. Full Story

City of Avon Lake Purchases Former Smith & Smith Law Offices

03/28/2018 –

At a Lorain County Sheriff sale on Wednesday, March 21, the City of Avon Lake purchased the property at 110 Moore Rd., which is located near the corner of Lake Rd. and Moore Rd. This includes three parcels of land and a building that was formerly the home of the Smith & Smith law offices. The City’s winning bid was $205,000. Full Story

Burn Boot Camp Opens in Avon Lake's Towne Center

03/19/2018 –

On Sunday, March 25, at 1:15pm, the City of Avon Lake will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at Burn Boot Camp, a fitness company located at 32814 Walker Rd. in the city’s Towne Center. On the same day at 2pm, Burn Boot Camp will have its Orientation, which explains to prospective members how the business works. Full Story

Erie Burger Co. Expansion

03/19/2018 –

Erie Burger Co. originally opened at 32822 Walker Rd. in February 2017, but on Thursday, March 22, at 4pm, the City of Avon Lake is having a ribbon cutting ceremony to open up their expansion space, which is a spacious bar area that complements the already popular restaurant. Full Story

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at The Anchor, an Avon Lake Recreation Facility

02/13/2018 – The Anchor, an Avon Lake Recreation Facility, is located in one of the most notable historic buildings in Avon Lake. Its address is 33483 Lake Road, and the 7,000 square feet that it occupies was for many years the old movie theater. The entrance to The Anchor is next to the Mona Lisa Eco Spa’lon, which was originally the movie theater’s entrance. The entrance hall to The Anchor used to be a drive through passage that was enclosed during one of the many renovations of the Saddle Inn. Now that space has the reception desk for this new recreation venue. Full Story

Jaycox Road Fire - December 6, 2017

12/06/2017 –

Avon Lake Fire Department responds to a fire at 751 Jaycox Road on December 6, 2017. Full Story

Shop Local-Shop Avon Lake - November 25, 2017

11/16/2017 – The Saturday after Thanksgiving has for several years been recognized across the country as Small Business Saturday, and the City of Avon Lake recognizes that tradition while adding a focus on its local businesses. “Shop Local—Shop Avon Lake” is an event that is designed to generate more traffic on that Saturday for the shops, restaurants, and other small businesses located in Avon Lake. Full Story


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