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4/10/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Green mayor presenting next Charting the Course event

GREEN — Green Mayor Dick Norton will host a presentation of Charting the Course on Economic Development, with a focus on sustainability, April 22, Earth Day.

The free event, for business leaders, will begin at 8 a.m., with breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m.

According to city officials, Norton will share a brief update on the city’s economic development program, followed by a presentation on its sustainability initiative — Living Green. Attendees will learn how sustainability is making Green a place where people and businesses thrive.

The event also will include a panel discussion with representatives from three businesses — Diebold, Buehler’s and Guiseppe’s Pizza — on how they are implementing sustainable practices that are benefitting people and the planet, and also increasing their profits, according to city officials. Also, ReWorks Executive Director Yolanda Walker will share information about some of her organization’s business services.

Norton presents Charting the Course presentations to local business leaders several times each year as a way to keep them informed about the city’s progress toward meeting its strategic goals, as well as economic development progress, according to city officials.

Seating is limited. To register for the event, contact Amy Sehm at 330-896-6602 or asehm@cityofgreen.org.


Lake Chamber, businesses offering sales tax holiday

HARTVILLE — The Lake Township Chamber of Commerce and local merchants have joined together to offer a sales tax holiday April 15.

Twenty area small businesses will thank customers for their support throughout the year by not charging the standard local sales tax rate of 6.5 percent that day, according to chamber officials.

Participating businesses include: Beginnings Salon and Day Spa, Best Bib and Tucker, Fashion Finds, The Front Porch Store, Hartville Chocolate Factory, Hartville Coin & Jewelry, Hartville Elevator, Hartville Hardware, Hartville Thrift Shoppe, Hartville Tool Exchange, The Heart Ville Boutique, Maple Street Gallery, Modern Vintage, Moore than Coffee, Pheasant View Dairy Goats (will honor April 14), Shear Possibilities, Sunrise Massage, Twice Is Nice Consignments, Two e’s in a Pod and Victorian Rose. Some restrictions will apply.

Visit www.discoverhartville.com/tax-free-day for additional information on participating businesses and a map of their locations.

Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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