Letter from the Geneva Area Chamber Executive Director
The year 2017 promises to be an exciting year. We did have a big year in 2016. The City of Geneva celebrated their sesquicentennial (150 years) and Geneva Township celebrated their bicentennial (200 years) with several festivities over the past year. Northeast Ohio had an exciting year with the professional sports teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Champions and the Lake Erie Monsters won the American Hockey League Calder Cup. The Cleveland Indians went to Worlds Series against the Chicago Cubs, and the Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland.
The Geneva area has something of interest for everyone during all four seasons. Cultural, educational, historical, and recreational opportunities are bountiful. We have much to offer including overnight accommodations that are available along the Lake Erie shoreline, in rural settings as well as near our highway interchanges. We have world-class medical facilities in our area, and also one of the finest school systems in Northeast Ohio. Geneva is also home to SPIRE Institute, a United States Olympic training facility. The local wine industry plays an important role in our economic well-being, with a dozen wineries currently open and running in the Geneva area. We now have nineteen covered bridges in our county, and the shortest covered bridge, “Liberty Bridge,” is located here in Geneva. The nineteenth covered bridge, “Riverview Pedestrian Covered Bridge”, was dedicated in October.
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce always strives to bring value to its members, and markets the community to the outside world in an attempt to help businesses grow. There are several services that are available to the membership: group workers compensation, social media opportunities, SLN Connect, Facebook connections, monthly Coffee Contacts networking events, the annual business expo, quarterly dinner meetings, business seminars, affordable advertising avenues to promote our local businesses with many diverse market groups, and much more.
I thank the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce members as well as the board of directors for supporting this project. Please support our members, as they are doing much to make our community a truly wonderful place to live, work, visit, play, and shop.
Sue Ellen Foote
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce