A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT….
With summer upon us, the Chamber of Commerce will be very busy with various events throughout the next few months. As most of you are aware, in conjunction with the City of Middleburg Heights, our Chamber will be hosting The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall in July. The Wall will arrive on July 18th at 4:00 pm with an escort ceremony from the Pearl Road exit off of I-71 South to Bagley Road until the final destination at the Middleburg Commons on the intersection of Craigmere Drive and Bagley Road. On July 19th at 1:00 pm, the Wall will be open to the public for visitation before departing on July 24th. Please continue to check the Chamber website for updates to the calendar of events for the week. In addition to the Wall, we will be co-hosting the Annual Joint Chamber Golf Outing on June 17th at Cherokee Hills Golf Course. The Chamber will also be active during Summer in the City which will be held from June 22nd toJune 25th. In addition to participating the Parade on June 24th, we will be volunteering again with the Lemonade Stand, working various shifts throughout the festival. If you are interested in helping with any of these upcoming events, please contact Cindy at the Chamber office.
The Chamber was fortunate enough to welcome Mayor Gary W. Starr for our monthly meeting in May. Mayor Starr’s annual State of the City address outlined the exciting projects that are in process in Middleburg Heights as well as great information regarding the local business community. Thanks to Mayor Starr’s speech, along with the presentation of the annual Chamber awards, our Chamber meeting was one of the most largely attended meetings we have had. Thank you Mayor Starr for your presentation. We would also like to thank the Santo’s Italian Restaurant for catering the luncheon as well as becoming a Featured Sponsor for the Vietnam Wall project.
Our next monthly meeting will be held on June 2nd at Brookdale on Bagley Road for an outdoor barbecue. I hope to see you at our next meeting as well as the many events coming up throughout the next few months.
Have a great summer!
John Grech, President