Heights-Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce announces online commercial property database
The Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce (HRCC), which represents the cities of Cleveland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid and University Heights, announced last month that a commercial property database is now available on its website, at www.hrcc.org/lois.
"The database is a comprehensive listing of available commercial properties within our region," said Karen Schaefer, HRCC executive director. "We're so proud to partner with our cities to make this available."
Commercial brokers and businesses can access the database for information about the physical property, demographics, and the appropriate city representative's contact information. Brokers can visit each city's website for a listing of properties in each specific community, or visit the chamber's website to see a listing of properties in all six communities.
The chamber of commerce began work on this project several years ago in its Civic Involvement/Economic Development Committee, under former executive director Angie Pohlman, who still participates in the committee. "HRCC is a natural venue for collaboration between the cities it serves,” said Pohlman. “It is so gratifying to see this project come to fruition under Karen's direction."
Participants in the committee include mayors and economic development staff from the six cities, the County Planning Commission, and members of the chamber’s board. FirstEnergy introduced the chamber to LOIS, the web-based software that enables all communities in the chamber's service area to maintain a comprehensive listing of their available commercial properties. Through the generous support of FirstEnergy, LOIS is provided to the cities and chamber at no cost.
Mike Love, chair of the committee, and director of economic development for the city of South Euclid, will provide a brief introductory demonstration of LOIS at the chamber's next event, a breakfast to be held on March 21, at 700 Beta Drive in Mayfield Village. The breakfast will also feature a presentation on Workforce Development from Greg Huth, Cuyahoga County Deputy Chief of Development. RSVP for the event online at www.hrcc.org/events or by calling the HRCC office at 216-397-7322.
Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is co-chairman of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee, and is responsible for its advertising sales and market development.