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Lake County, Ohio
www.LakeCountyOhio.gov  -  Although we are geographically the smallest of Ohio's 88 Counties, we currently rank 11th in population with more than 236,000 citizens, and we continue to be among Ohio's fastest growing! Our work force is highly skilled, and we put a premium on education and training. Teachers in Lake County average the highest wages in the state, and we have the lowest percentage of population living below the poverty line. The most unique feature about us is the 31 miles of shoreline we have on Lake Erie. There are two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities. A number of large national and regional companies call Lake County home and have their headquarters here. International business is also significant because of our access to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Hopkins International Airport (in Cleveland). A manufacturer would be hard-pressed to find a better location for export business.
Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority
One Victoria Place, Suite 265A  Painesville, Ohio 44077 
  440-357-2290
The Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority was created in February 2007 to promote projects that will provide for the creation of jobs and employment opportunities and improve the economic welfare of the people residing in Lake County. The Port Authority is also authorized by state law to enhance, foster, aid, provide or promote transportation, economic development, housing, recreation, governmental operations, culture or research.
In pursuit of this mission, the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority is unique in the services it provides for the economic welfare of our community. Our services can assist would-be entrepreneurs to large corporations, small non-profits to large institutions and communities.
City of Mentor
The City of Mentor, largest in Lake County, is a top regional shopping and dining destination with over 170 eateries and independent shops as well as most major retailers. Mentor is a great destination, offering a unique blend of nature and history-based attractions, all conveniently located off State Route 2 or 1-90. It is home to Lake County's number one tourist destination Headlands Beach State Park - one of the 20 best beaches in America (CNN Travel), the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve and the Great Lakes Mall- the area's largest indoor shopping center.
City of Painesville
Residents and businesses of the City of Painesville take great pride in being at the center of one of the fastest growing areas in Lake County. Visitors and residents enjoy Painesville’s beautiful setting, historic downtown, efficient, high-quality services, low crime rate, low utility rates, new schools, 13 parks and an active YMCA. Located only 2 miles south of Lake Erie & just 30 miles east of Cleveland, the City of Painesville is the county seat of Lake County, which is one of the leaders in population growth, median income and educational achievement.
City of Wickliffe
The City of Wickliffe is located in Northeast Ohio in Lake County, 12 miles east of Downtown Cleveland and 10 miles west of Painesville, the county seat. Wickliffe is 4.68 square miles. For a city of four square miles, Wickliffe hosts a spectacular seven city parks. Located conveniently around the City, the parks provide activities for residents of all ages.Existing businesses are visited to discuss the businesses' needs, concerns, community issues, expansion plans, and opinions about Wickliffe as a place to live and to do business. Follow-ups on concerns and opportunities are done to help businesses achieve their goals.
Concord Township
7229 Ravenna Road, Concord Twp, OH 44077
  440-354-7500
Concord Township sits at the crossroads of two major highways -- Interstate 90 and State Route 44. This intersection is a natural fit for economic development and offers some of the best regional development opportunities within the tri-county area of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.
Painesville Township
55 Nye Road, Painesville Twp, OH 44077
  440-352-1443 
Today Painesville Township is a perfect blend of rural and urban development. The east side of Painesville Township features a variety of nurseries and small farms. The west side of the township has a traffic friendly business corridor. We offer a wide variety of housing throughout the township. We are on the shores of Lake Erie, and all of our residents are within 15 different Metropark facilities.

Associations - Organizations

Fairport Mardi Gras Committee
P.O. Box 1118  Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
  440-352-3620
Fairport Mardi Gras is a festival which takes place on the beach at Fairport Harbor Lake Front Metropark every year around the 4th of July weekend. There are rides, games, food, and fireworks. The Fairport Mardi Gras is ran by a group of volunteers who grew up and still live in the village, and/or someone who lived in the village and have since moved on, but still hold Fairport near to their hearts.
Herb Society of America 
9019 Kirtland-Chardon Road Kirtland 44094
(440) 256-0514    
The national headquarters of The Herb Society of America resides in a stone farmhouse built in 1841. It is considered the oldest stone house in the county, built of Ohio sandstone quarried nearby. There is no admission fee to the house or gardens, allowing visitors to see beautiful examples of how to landscape with herbs. The building houses a 3,000-volume library, with Librarians available for research. Library holdings also include a collection of rare books dating back to the 17th century. Open Monday-Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Society grounds are available for wedding photography purposes.  Cleveland PD Article
Lake County Juvenile Diabetes Walk Family
P.O. Box 1411 Painesville, OH 44077
  440-479-5461  Fax 440-951-6144
The Lake County Juvenile Diabetes Walk Family is a 501-3c non-profit organization that raises money to help people suffering from Type 1diabetes. Our education program began in 2013 to teach people what to look for or do in case they think a child or dear friend or spouse may have this dreaded disease. Money raised will be presented to help build the local foundation and in return give local people needing diabetes awareness and education.
 
Lake Humane Society
7564-E Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060  440-951-6122  Fax (440) 357-8867
The Lake Humane Society’s mission is to provide a gentle and caring haven for the homeless, abandoned, and injured animals of Lake County and persevere in defending and protecting animal life through education, integrity, and leadership.
North East Ohio Musical Heritage Association
10848 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland OH 44094
  440-417-2796
Provides venues and opportunities for the performances, sustenance and preservation of folk music in northeast Ohio.
Blue Sky Folk Fest 2016- Sept 17
United Way of Lake County
9285 Progress Parkway, OH 44060
  440-639-1399
United Way of Lake County is a local, independent non-profit organization whose mission is to measurably improve the quality of lives in Lake County. United Way of Lake County's funds more than 70 programs through nearly 50 agencies throughout Lake County. We fund programs for children and families, seniors, health and wellness and basic needs.
Chambers of Commerce in Lake County
Join one...or join several!  Find out more about any of the five Lake County Chambers of Commerce by visiting their website (below) - meeting times, locations, membership information, benefits, and more.

MADISON PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
5965 North Ridge Road, P.O. Box 4 Madison, OH 44057
440-428-3760; Fax 428-6668
Email; exec@mpacc.org
Website; www.mpacc.org

MENTOR AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
6972 Spinach Drive, Mentor, OH 44060
440-255-1616; Fax 255-1717
Email; kmalecek@mentorchamber.org 
Website; www.mentorchamber.org

EASTERN LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
One Victoria Place, Suite 265A, Painesville, OH 44077
440-357-7572; Fax 357-8752
Email; linda@easternlakecountychamber.org 
Website:
www.easternlakecountychamber.org

WILLOUGHBY WESTERN LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
28 Public Square, cxWilloughby, OH 44094
942-1632; Fax 942-0586
Email; ktercek@wwlcchamber.com
Website;  www.wwlcchamber.com

LAKE COUNTY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
One Victoria Place, Suite 265A, Painesville, OH 44077
357-7572; Fax 357-8752
Email; exec@painesvilleohchamber.org
Website; www.lakecountychambers.com

Misc. Resources
Caroline's Kids Cat Rescue and Sanctuary
7394 Morley Rd, Concord Twp. Oh. 44077. For tours call our office at  440.449.3496
Caroline's Kids Cat Sanctuary is the largest no-kill cage free cat sanctuaries in Ohio. Visitors interact with the cats is a cozy park-like setting. Sit on a park bench and let the cats climb and sit on your lap. Walk amongst our 2 acres of beautiful gardens and enjoy the abundant wildlife in a serene environment. Worldwide viewing on our 24/7 live cams.
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