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Mayor announces second economic summit meeting

May 16, 2012

Contact: Jeannie Roberts (440) 885-8181 (216) 346-9935

PARMA, Ohio – Mayor Tim DeGeeter has announced the date and time of the second in a series of dialogues with local businesses. He will speak with small business owners in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on Thursday, May 24 at Shynok Party Center, 5840 State Road, from 5- 6:30 p.m.

This forum is intended to provide information for Parma’s business community and to allow for an interactive exchange between attendees and Mayor DeGeeter and his economic development team.

Among presenters will be Parma Police Chief Robert Miller, who will offer safety tips and updates for business owners. After speakers, the forum will be open for a question-and-answer period, during which comments and ideas can be exchanged between business owners, the mayor and the city’s economic development team.

The first economic summit meeting was held in February and was extremely well-received by the businesses that attended. The mayor intends for this to be an on-going series with different segments of the business community.

“The more we talk, the more we know about the needs of the businesses that make up Parma,” DeGeeter said. “Dialogue is an important step in a hopefully growing and expanding a healthy local economy.”