Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Field of Flags will once again grace the west lawn of city hall starting May 20, 2013.
Part landscaping, part show of patriotism, the flag display at Beachwood City Hall will begin Monday May 20, 2013. The Field of Flags is a 30-foot by 60-foot flag painted on the grass of the west lawn of city hall. The giant painting includes acutal flags as well, said Karen Carmen, Beachwood's Community Services Director, by email. The display will stay up until June 14, Flag Day. Check out this photo gallery of last year's display.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The city will contract with a Cleveland firm for nearly 40 pieces of equipment
Though Beachwood has provided wi-fi service to a few parts of its city hall and other areas, officials found a need for an enhancement. That's why City Council approved a contract with Cleveland-based CompSource Inc. to improve Beachwood's network. The CompSource contract will cost the city $17,493. Beachwood Finance Director David Pfaff reviewed four quotes, but selected CompSource's, which was the cheapest, according to city documents. Each quote was for 39 pieces of equipment. Brecksville-based BPI's quote would have cost $20,675. Enhancing the city's wi-fi capacity was important because Beachwood had so outgrown its service that it began using outdated equipment previously used the library, Pfaff said. "The city previously provided wi-…
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 …