Chamber to host economic summit June 24

From our businesses and backyards to the hallowed halls of the U.S Congress, this is the year of belt-tightening.

What effects do we see? What effects do we anticipate? What exemplary choices are being made now, on every level, that are stemming the tide and paving the way for stability and future growth?

The Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host what should be a stimulating public conversation, with three people who can answer these questions, each with a unique perspective. Join the chamber of commerce on Wednesday, June 24, for a special luncheon and economic summit with South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas, and Director of the Cleveland Regional Office of the Ohio Secretary of State Christopher B. Nance.

The chamber of commerce’s strategic planning team captain Ken Kovach, president of The Kovach Company and executive director of the International Community Council, will moderate. The chamber’s stellar networking vibe will make this a day to remember.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for us each to learn from the doers – including HRCC and our fellow business owners – what’s working now and what’s in the works,” says Nathan Wills, captain of the chamber’s programming and young professionals team. Indeed, creating this kind of dialogue for the community is one of the chief goals of the chamber’s YP programming. As with all chamber of commerce events, the luncheon/summit is open to all members and guests of any generation – these issues affect all of us.

The June 24 event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy at Beachwood Place. Tickets are $25 for chamber of commerce members, $35 for non-member guests. To RSVP, please call 397-7322 or register online at

Halle Barnett is board president and captain of the marketing team for Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce. A writer and marketing specialist, she co-owns the creative marketing and design company media schmedia LLC with her husband Benjamin.

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Volume 2, Issue 6, Posted 1:21 PM, 05.20.2009