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Mayor signs Small Business Saturday proclamation


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PARMA, Ohio - Mayor Tim DeGeeter held his second ceremonial bill signing today, this one supporting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. He signed the documents at the offices of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, where he was joined PACC officials Dave Nedrich and Ken Burdzinski, Councilman Mark Casselberry, Shelley Cullins of the city's Economic Development office and small business owners Andy Leszczynsky and Eddie Harb.

Leszczynsky manages Avalon Jewelers, and is very active in city events. The store, at the corner of Pearl & Snow roads, often features displays from local schools. "We get a lot of local clients from our Polish and Ukrainian community, and I can be helpful with them because I speak both languages," Andy said. "We're very happy to be part of the Parma community and we encourage people to come on in and see what we're about."

Eddie Harb was present at the signing, representing Chocolate4u, which he owns with his wife Hannah. "We are excited about being part of this community, and we want to be involved. So we hope people will come in and check us out." Chocolate4u is located at 7468 Ridge Road.

The Mayor’s first ceremonial bill signing was one recognizing and bringing awareness to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.