Thursday, March 7, 2013
There will be an obstacle course, 3-on-3 basketball, mile run and more next Thursday at the Mandel Jewish Community Center
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2013 Fitness Challenge from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 14 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center and there is still time to register. The events scheduled include 3-on-3 basketball games, an obstacle course, a 1-mile walk/run, a 1-mile relay and more. People can form a team with others at their company or compete as individuals. The winners for small and large business categories will be recognized at the 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon. (Small businesses are those with fewer than 100 employees; large businesses, 100 or more.) Chamber members can participate for free. There is a $200 fee for non-members. People can register on the Chamber's web site or call the office at 216-831-0003 for more …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Find out how to register here
Beachwood Chamber of Commerce members will have their first opportunity of 2013 to network tonight at a members-only event. The organization is hosting a "Networking After Five" event tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sushi Rock. The Chamber hopes members will shake hands, exchange cards and potentially find cross-marketing opportunities or ways to do business with one another. Sushi Rock will also offer appetizers. Registration is still available for this event. Click here to register. Members can also call the Chamber at 216-831-0003 or send an email.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The organization handed out six awards at the event
For the second consecutive year, the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce made an afternoon out of award presentations, recognizing businesses, people and organizations who have impacted the community throughout 2012. Though the chamber gave six awards at its annual awards luncheon at the Hilton Cleveland East, Wayne Lawrence, the Chamber's executive director, wished there would have been more. "For those of you who saw the nomination form, it stated that the Chamber was looking for nominees who go above and beyond what is required in the areas of accomplishments and civic involvement," Lawrence said. "During the process, it became very evident — and I'm sure the mayor and city council would agree with this statement — that the City of Beachwood …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The business, civic organization and citizen of the year will be awarded at a luncheon
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce will present its three annual awards this afternoon at a special luncheon at the Hilton Cleveland East Hotel. The 2012 winners are: Old Carolina Barbecue Co. will also be recognized with a Taste of Beachwood People's Choice award, while Mitchell's Fish Market will receive a Best Presentation award. The "blue ribbon" selection committee included Beachwood Community Services Director Karen Carmen, Beachwood Schools Director of Marketing & Development Doug Levin and Beachwood Library Manager Bill Kelly.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Don't miss your opportunity to nominate Business, Citizen or Civic Org of the Year
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Learn about banking, mobile web and more at Beachwood Chamber of Commerce's B2B event.
Take the afternoon to attend the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce's Business to Business Show at Corporate College in Warrensville Heights. The show begins at 2 p.m. and will feature exhibitors from local businesses as well as workshops all afternoon. No pre-registrations for workshops is required. For more information, click here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Beachwood City Councilman, Economic Development Director and representatives from Maltz Museum, CCC and more lead new Bureau.
The Beachwood Convention and Visitors Bureau has installed a Board of Directors that includes seven representatives from the city and the private sector. Wayne Lawrence was hired to serve as president of the CVB, and now spends half his time carrying out duties for that position and the other half on his Chamber of Commerce directorship. The board has met with the city's six hotels to discuss the direction and scope of the Bureau, and is evaluating bids for a website, said Lawrence. He said that the CVB, a 501(c)(6) whose $65,000 launch budget came from the city's bed tax revenue, could officially launch around Sept. 1. City Council appointed Fred Goodman to represent them on the board, and agreed to a structure that puts the Economic …
Monday, June 18, 2012
City Council, Economic Development Committee meetings set for tonight
Beachwood could enact a cell phone ban and will discuss incentives programs and the city’s Conventions & Visitor’s Bureau tonight. Tonight’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be immediately followed by an economic development committee meeting. Included on the council agenda is a proposed cell phone ban for drivers, which was read at the last meeting but not voted on. Council will also consider a proposal to run Pepper Pike’s emergency dispatch services and an ordinance that would allow Beachwood City Schools to widen its Richmond Road entrance to Beachwood High School. An Economic Development Committee meeting has been scheduled immediately following the Council meeting. The committee will discuss an economic incentive program…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Liquor permit before Council Monday; Beachwood City Council meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall
Beachwood City Council will consider a liquor permit for a Beachwood location of Winking Lizard's Lizardville Beer Store and Whiskey Bar. Lizardville Beer Store and Whiskey Bar, owned by Winking Lizard, has a location in Bedford Heights and is slated to open stores in Rocky River and in Cleveland's Galleria, the Sun News reports. The business, which focuses on retail sales of whiskey and beer but serves alcohol in-house, as well, has applied for a liquor permit at 25800 Central Parkway. Council will also hold a public hearing for an ordinance to allow goats and sheep on residential property and consider an ordinance to contract the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce to create a Beachwood Convention and Visitor's Bureau, which was tabled at the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Requests $150,000 in Lodging Tax Funds to Promote City as a Destination Spot for Secondary Convention and Tourist Markets
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce is asking Beachwood City Council for $150,000 to operate a new Convention and Visitor Bureau that will market and promote Beachwood as a destination for convention attendees and leisure tourists and visitors. For more than 90 minutes, Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wayne Lawrence gave a formal presentation and answered questions during a city council special meeting Monday evening. Lawrence said the proposed Beachwood Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) would focus on marketing the city as a destination spot primarily for a secondary convention market of “social, military, educational, religious and fraternal” SMERF groups. “Those are organizations that are smaller in nature and can …