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Lorain Growth breakfast resumes Aug. 5

6/27 -- Due to the holiday weekend there will not be a Lorain Growth Breakfast meeting on July 1st. We will resume August 5th.

James Long, president, Lorain Growth Corporation

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June 3 breakfast at Carnegie Center

Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center, 239 W. 10th St.
5/17 --

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Lorain Growth's five years of progress

4/14 -- Lorain Growth Corporation is in its 18th year of existence in 2016. We have grown dramatically in the last 5 years. Our subcommittees, the Tourism Council, Kayak Event, Brewfest, and Waterfront Winterfest, have brought many thousands of visitors to downtown Lorain in the past years. We will continue to support and promote downtown development in Lorain. There are several new occupants in downtown this year and it is growing every year.

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Hernon talks about Palace programs this year

3/28 -- Kurt Hernon will speak on programs and events planned at the Palace Theater this season at Friday's, May 1, Lorain Growth Corporation breakfast meeting. Breakfast begins serving at 8 a.m. in the Palace Theater lobby, followed by the program and updates on what's happening in Lorain's Waterfront District from Lorain Growth President Jim Long.

Rick Novak speaks at March 4 breakfast

2/26 -- Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, outlines the upcoming 2016 concert and event schedule for Black River Landing, including what Bob Earley has planned for Rockin' on the River concerts, has well as boat trips on the lake and up the Black River. We start serving breakfast at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 4, at the Palace Theater lobby in downtown Lorain. Lorain Growth President Jim Long will speak on what's happening in downtown Lorain.

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Rev. Madsen speaks on First Lutheran building project
First Lutheran to buy old Lorain High parking lot for new church
Breakfast meeting on Jan. 8
Rick Novak to speak at Nov. 6 breakfast
Lorain Mayor's Message on Waterfront Winterfest
Commercial office space available
WinterFest Plans in the Making
New Lorain superintendent speaks at Oct. 2 breakfast
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Member Moment

Rebman Recreation -- Rebman Recreation, Inc. opened its' doors in July 1946 in downtown Lorain. Dom Rebman and his father, Dominick, had the vision of creating a family venue for recreation - bowling. The location on Broadway housed 12 lanes- 8 lanes upstairs & 4 lanes downstairs. In 1955, The business moved to the current location, 5300 Oberlin Ave. and opened with 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and machines. With Lorain prospering and the Rebman family growing, Dom and his wife, Mary, decided to expand the center to 48 lanes, which opened in 1977. Today, Dom and Mary's children -- Rick, Patti, Rob and Mary Lou -- operate the business which has grown over the years with the addition of Monogrammix, retail store for trophies, awards and monogramming and "On The Avenue" - party and banquet center. Approaching the 70th anniversary next year, the Rebman family is very grateful to the city of Lorain and its citizens for their support.

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  Marketing Council

  Christmas Decorating Committee

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Lorain Growth Corporation
615 Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 848
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Phone: (440) 244-6503
E-mail: Contact@LorainGrowth.com

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