West Side Business News & Notes
Art Latte new in Valley
MERRIMAN VALLEY — Art Latte has opened at 1662 Merriman Road. The business is part photography studio and gallery and part coffeehouse and eatery.
The full-service photography studio specializes in competitive dance and recreation dance shots and also offers maternity, newborn, family, special event, engagement and wedding photography. All weddings come with free shoot time for the rehearsal, the entire day until the cake is cut and a DVD slideshow, and every couple receives one free photo session a year for life. Multiple price packages are available.
Coffee offerings include traditional options, as well as Cuban-style coffee, blended iced coffee drinks and toddys. Art Latte uses locally roasted coffee beans from Caruso’s Coffee.
Food is locally sourced, when possible, and includes breakfast, light lunch fare, desserts and pizza. Available are specialty mayonnaises, quiche prepared in a cast-iron skillet in the pizza oven, smoked ham and egg bundles, vegetarian items, salads, wraps and more.
Reservations for private meetings can be accommodated in the gallery. Artwork is available for purchase. Local artists are encouraged to bring in their work for exhibit.
Free Wi-Fi is available.
Art Latte can be reached at 330-835-9007 and is open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday hours are expected to be added soon.
For details, search Facebook for Art Latte’s page.
Max and Erma’s hosts grand re-opening
FAIRLAWN — Max and Erma’s Fairlawn location will have a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony today, June 27, at 6 p.m.
The event will help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern Ohio. Twenty percent of sales will benefit the organization.
There will be live music by The Bonus Tracks at 4 p.m. and live trivia at 7 p.m. in the bar, as well as a raffle for free burgers for a year. Following the event, there will be free munchies in the bar and half-price sangria pitchers.
Space is limited. To make a reservation, call Dante DiVieste at 330-666-1002.
Law offices open in Richfield
RICHFIELD — Two longtime Summit County residents have joined together in opening The Law Offices of Matejkovic and Shaub.
Margaret Andreeff Matejkovic provides employers with assistance in developing and maintaining a positive, proactive workplace. With 13 years of private practice exclusively representing employers and in-house employment law experience following graduation from The University of Akron (UA) School of Law in 1992, she joined the law school’s administrative team in 2005, where she served as associate dean for external programs until March, when she opted to return to practice. She continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member for the UA School of Law, teaching a course she developed in 2006 titled The Human Resources Lawyer.
Matejkovic’s legal experience includes employment and human resources law scholarship, counseling of employers on all aspects of labor and employment laws, representation of employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies, negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and development and maintenance of affirmative action plans. Additionally, she has in-house human resources management experience and also authors legal materials and teaches seminars both targeted to attorneys and in more employer/employee-friendly formats. She serves on the national faculty for the Society for Human Resources Management.
Norma Jeanne Shaub dedicates her practice to civil rights advocacy under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She also provides related estate planning services.
Shaub said her mission is to assist special needs students by securing for them a “free and appropriate public education” in the “least restrictive environment” under IDEA. As a parent of a child with a learning difference (dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia), she began advocating for him in 1996 between first and second grade, and he is currently attending a university, she noted.
Shaub received her juries doctor degree from the UA School of Law in 1987 and worked at Old Phoenix National Bank in Medina as a trust officer until opting to stay home with her young sons. She is a member of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is available to present seminars on children’s rights to parents, advocates and educators.
Ariel Hakim and Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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