FutureHeights launches dinner series to support local economy

FutureHeights will launch a new dinner series in 2012 to raise funds for its community engagement programs and support its mission of creating a vibrant, sustainable future for the Heights by supporting the local economy.

FutureHeights plans to launch the series with a “Meet, Greet and Eat” dinner at Rockefeller’s Restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 25. “We're excited to launch this  new effort,” said Richard Stewart, vice president of the FutureHeights Board of Directors and chair of the marketing committee. “Community members are invited to show their support by having dinner at Rockefeller’s anytime that evening. FutureHeights staff and board members will show up at various times, and we’d like to meet and greet all that attend.”

Patrons must bring the promotional flyer (available on page 5 of the January print issue of the Heights Observer, and online). Rockefeller’s will then donate 15 percent of the food proceeds of each dinner check to FutureHeights.

Rockefeller’s is also offering 10 percent off any bottle of wine. “We are thrilled to do this in support of FutureHeights,” said Michael Adams, Rockefeller’s owner and longtime Cleveland Heights resident.

Since 2002, FutureHeights has worked to build community in the Heights by providing information, education and advocacy on issues that matter to Heights residents. In 2008, FutureHeights launched the Heights Observer community news project.

“All citizens can contribute energy, ideas and action to strengthening their quality of life and place,” said Lloyd Bell, president of the FutureHeights Board of Directors. “Patronizing our locally-owned businesses is but one way to strengthen our local economy and build a strong, resilient community.”

“Housed in the former banking hall of the historic Heights Rockefeller Building, the restaurant is one of the coolest spaces in the Heights. If you haven’t visited yet, and tasted the world-class cuisine of executive chef Jill Vedda, now is your chance,” added Stewart.

For more information, call the FutureHeights office at 216-320-1423.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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