Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Check out our slideshow and customize the city website to your needs
The City of Beachwood’s website’s got a new look. City Council contracted CivicPlus for $44,000 last August to create a new website as part of the city’s economic development efforts. Though it’s not necessary to create an account to use it, the customizable site allows users to log in for quicker access to the pages that they use most. Like any new website, using it for the first time can be a little daunting, so I created my account and put together a few things I learned to make it easier for you to create yours. Click through the photo gallery above to read our tips, and — since I'm new at this, too — add your own tips in the comments! Open a new tab on your browser and go to BeachwoodOhio.com to get started. The new website was part …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
New Harvard Road facility will serve people with moderate to severe Alzheimer's and dementia.
Preliminary site plans for an Alzheimer's care center were approved at Beachwood City Council last night. JEA Senior Living, Inc. will build a 33,000-square-foot, 66-bed facility for patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. The center, adjacent to the University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital, will employ 45 to 50 people, said a representative from the property owner at a January Planning & Zoning meeting.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The resolution will go to Council after it was approved by Planning & Zoning Thursday.
Aloft hotel site developers will seek Beachwood City Council approval on two measures that will make way for a new restaurant next door. Beachwood Boutique Hotel, LLC., the corporation founded by Scott Berkowitz for the development of the Aloft hotel site in Beachwood's Chagrin Highlands, garnered Planning & Zoning approval to split their Chagrin Highlands site for a restaurant. Berkowitz is mum about what restaurant will be there, but he said that he is in discussion with a strong candidate. Another measure asked for a variance so that the restaurant's lot can be about 2,900 square feet smaller than what is required by Beachwood's zoning code. The measures are expected to be read to Council at their March 18 meeting. Planning member Craig…
Friday, February 8, 2013
800 full-time employees expected to be in new building by mid-Februrary
Eaton Corporation's employees will be in their new Richmond Road world headquarters by mid-February, the company said. The company is moving about 700 employees from its downtown Cleveland, Willoughby and Eastlake offices to the five-story LEED-certified building in the Chagrin Highlands. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook The global company's presence in Beachwood is a boon for the city, said Beachwood Economic Development Director Jim Doutt, who called it the biggest economic development event of the year for all of Northeast Ohio during a meeting with council early this week. "Welcoming Eaton to Beachwood is taking a community such as ours, that is already such a great place, and is known as a great place to do business, and …
TOA Technologies only Ohio company to be named one of Forbes' America's 100 Most Promising Companies
Beachwood-based TOA Technologies Thursday made Forbes' list of the country's most promising companies. The America's Most Promising Companies is based on growth (both in sales and hiring), quality of management team and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships, Forbes writes. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook TOA ranked 81 and is the only Ohio company to make the list. In a press release, the company writes: “TOA Technologies being recognized by Forbes as one of the elite group of privately-held companies with the potential to shape the future of this country is incredibly exciting,” said Yuval Brisker, co-founder and CEO of TOA Technologies. “When my co-founder, Irad Carmi, and I founded TOA, our ambition was to …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The list recognizes and praises the fastest growing in the region
Four Beachwood companies made the annual Weatherhead 100 list, which honors the fastest growing companies in the region. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook TOA Technologies, Bright Ideas Press, Fidelity Voice and Data, TMW Systems, Inc. were all named in the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio. The rankings are as follows: To qualify, companies must show consistent growth over the last five years. The Weatherhead 100 has been compiled and managed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises since 2004. When it began in 1987, it was produced by the Enterprise Development Inc. — the former nonprofit subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Businesses that meet the grant's criteria will be eligible to apply immediately
Beachwood City Council approved the first of what officials hope will be a few job creation incentive programs at Monday's meeting. The Job Creation Incentive Grant was approved 6-0 by members of council. Companies will be deemed eligible for the project-based grant if they create 30 new full-time jobs within a three-year period. Companies approved for the grant by a City Council vote and mayor approval will receive an annual grant based on a percentage of the annual payroll withholding taxes generated by new jobs created in the city. The maximum level for a grant is for five years and 50 percent. Click here to read more about the program. "We're working to put a plan in place that will build incentive framework for the city," said …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Check out the agenda for tonight's Beachwood City Council meeting
Beachwood City Council is expected to vote on providing grants to companies in exchange for job creation at tonight's meeting. Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Click the PDF above to see the agenda for the regular council meetings as well as other committee meetings tonight.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The center is among the items on the Planning and Zoning Commission's agenda tonight
Beachwood could soon be the home to a special Alzheimer's memory care center. The city's Planning and Zoning Commission will hear more about JEA Senior Living Inc.'s plans for the center to be located on Harvard Road. Carl Sanders, director of development for Vancouver, Wash.-based JEA, will request preliminary site plan approval. Equity Planning, the firm that owns the building at 3355 Richmond Road, will request site approval for a change in the rear entry door for Salon Lofts, a company that is expanding throughout Northeast Ohio. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Beachwood City Hall.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Beachwood's economic development director doesn't want to miss out on tenants, but needs a plan from the mall
Beachwood officials heard a statement earlier this month that they hope will not be repeated in the future. Jim Heller of Cleveland-based ka architects said that the city had already missed out on four retailers "you would have loved to have had here" at a work session regarding an expansion plan for Beachwood Place Mall. Beachwood Economic Development Director Jim Doutt said he was disappointed to hear that, but the city still awaits an expansion plan from the mall's parent company, General Growth Properties in Chicago. Heller encouraged the city to make zoning modifications for a 5.6-acre section of Richmond Road now owned by GGP, though the company had no plan to present. "There's nothing that's been proposed, that's the bottom line," …