Find out who’s the Best of the Heights on Sept. 23

Fred Griffith will emcee the 2013 Best of the Heights Awards.

From May through August, Heights residents voted for their favorite Heights businesses in 22 categories, including best healthy eats, best place for fashion and best new business. Each year FutureHeights—a nonprofit dedicated to promoting civic engagement in the Heights through information, education, and advocacy, and the publisher of the Heights Observer community news—conducts the Best of the Heights survey to recognize the unique attributes of locally owned businesses in the Cleveland Heights and University Heights, and their contributions to the local economy.

“Heights residents recognize how lucky they are to have such an amazing diversity of independent businesses in our community and want to show their appreciation,” said Clare Taft, president of the FutureHeights Board of Directors. She added that the event has become one of the best local business networking events of the year.

Find out who came out on top at the Best of the Heights awards ceremony on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road. Fred Griffith, who retired from WKYC Channel 3 in 2012, after a long career in local TV broadcasting, will emcee the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the awards ceremony program, which includes light refreshments from Soho Kitchen and music by Oldboy, are $20 in advance at or $25 at the door. For more information, call FutureHeights at 216-320-1423 or send an e-mail to

Deanna Bremer Fisher

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

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