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Leaders gather for Summit County 'Open For Business' event in Cuyahoga Falls

Mayors join county executive, business leaders to talk about potential

by STEVE WIANDT | REPORTER Published: October 17, 2016 3:40 PM
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Cuyahoga Falls — Approximately 40 people attended Open for Business on Friday, Oct. 14, at Quirk Cultural Center where representatives of local and county government, business and industry, and the general public talked ways business and employment opportunities could be increased in the northern tier of Summit County.

The open discussion was hosted by Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, along with City of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters, City of Stow Mayor Sara Kline, City of Munroe Falls Mayor James Armstrong and Village of Silver Lake Mayor Bernie Hovey and in partnership with the Cuyahoga Falls and  Stow-Munroe Falls Chambers of Commerce.

The brainstorming session and information exchange allowed allow citizens and business owners to meet with public officials and participate in discussions about small business, economic development, new funding sources, new workforce programs and new opportunities. There were also booths with information on what county agencies and organizations can do to assist economic development in the Cities of Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, Stow and the Village of Silver Lake.

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