Heritage Ohio presented the “Best Committee Event” award to LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance for their “2014 Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival”. The award was accepted by Allison Urbanek, Ian Andrews and Ken Brand on behalf of the organizations Tuesday, October 6th at Heritage Ohio’s Annual Revitalization and Preservation Awards Ceremony held at Historic Southern Theatre in Columbus. The Awards Ceremony is held in conjunction with Heritage Ohio’s Statewide Conference.
This year, LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance hosted the 2nd annual “Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival.” The unique outdoor, two story event was sponsored by Beer Engine. Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer is a celebration unique to Lakewood. It was conceived from the desire to bring in unrestricted funds to local businesses and to invest in ‘dream list’ items the city previously could not afford. With the help of two-hundred volunteers and over twenty committee members, this year’s Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival enjoyed a successful sophomore run bringing in $25,000 of unrestricted funds without any complaints or injuries in the sell-out crowd of over 2,000 attendees.
Many communities, organizations and individuals submitted nominations for consideration. The Selection Committee reported a high level of quality in nominations, awarding 16 categories at this year’s event. The awards recognize the numerous preservation and revitalization accomplishments of downtowns and neighborhoods across the state.
Heritage Ohio is the statewide, not-for-profit preservation organization, dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect, preserve and revitalize Ohio’s heritage. Formed in 1989, Heritage Ohio has members ranging from individuals and households to organizations and local governments. In 2002, Heritage Ohio was designated as the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Heritage Ohio encourages the development, redevelopment and improvement of downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. Heritage Ohio works as a catalyst for downtown development by bringing together downtown organizations, conducting statewide seminars and conferences and providing a network to share knowledge, common experiences and challenges concerning downtowns. Learn more at www.HeritageOhio.org and www.LakewoodAlive.com.
Lakewood, OH – LakewoodAlive, a non-profit community development organization, is co-hosting a Business Mixer and Financial Tips training on October 13 at the Bevy in Birdtown (12112 Madison Avenue) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Citizens Bank will co-host the event featuring complimentary food and a cash bar.
This is an opportunity to meet fellow merchants, hear about what’s happening in Birdtown and take away financial tips from Citizens Bank. This interactive presentation, customized for entrepreneurs, will help merchants understand the essentials of financial management, apply financial management practices and tools most relevant for small businesses, and help you prepare for common business financing needs. This includes start-up financing, working capital, and fixed asset loans. The presentation portion of the evening will last from 6-7:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 15, LakewoodAlive’s staff and board members came together to paint a house for a resident on Riverside Drive, who had been cited by the city for peeling paint. Twenty-five staff, board members and community members were able to get the house painted in just five hours. The participants had fun while completing this project and the homeowner is very happy with her newly painted home. Thank you to the LakewoodAlive board and community members for helping to make this project a success!
On Sunday, August 16, Cross Point Church worked with LakewoodAlive as part of their Day of Service to help with a yard clean up on Eldred Avenue, for a homeowner who had also been cited by the city. Nine Cross Point Church members worked tirelessly all morning long cutting down trees and removing all of the ivy off of the house. The work of the church members made a world of difference on the house. LakewoodAlive thanks Cross Point Church for all of their hard work on this project.
On Saturday, July 25, Lakewood New Life Church volunteers joined LakewoodAlive to complete two yard clean-ups on Riverside Drive. Volunteers worked tirelessly all morning tackling weeds and vines, while still having a lot of fun, to get the yards in great shape. These yard clean-ups were made possible through LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program.
LakewoodAlive would like to thank all twenty-six of the Lakewood New Life Church volunteers and LakewoodAlive volunteers: Judge Carroll & Bonnie Carroll, Matt Bixenstine, Christopher Parkman, Alex Johnson and Tom Ostromek for all of their hard work.
LakewoodAlive would also like to thank the City of Lakewood’s Refuse Department for their help. We could not have completed these projects without the help of all our volunteers.
For more information on LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program, contact Allison Urbanek, Housing Outreach Director at 216-521-0655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LakewoodAlive, a non-profit community development organization, is coordinating 75 volunteers from St. Edward High School – including alumni, students and parents – on May 16 from 9 am-noon. There will be six highly visible curb appeal projects taking place in this proud working-class neighborhood.
LakewoodAlive’s Community Engagement Program is developing outreach to homeowners and residents in two low-moderate income neighborhoods to support affordable housing, stabilize and establish a sense of pride, ownership, and leverage the power of neighborhood relationships.
WHAT: Curb appeal project with St. Edward’s students, families and alumni; coordinated by LakewoodAlive