Almost 100 area business and community leaders gathered on Feb. 24 at Tizzano’s Party Center in Euclid, Ohio, for Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail’s state-of-the-city address. After only two months in office, Mayor Gail shared her vision for community safety, business development and growth, infrastructure improvements, programming, and preservation of community assets. Some of these investments include adding police, fire and legal resources; bringing in new business and helping current businesses expand their facilities; making sewer, water, road, parks and recreation improvements; providing additional senior and community-entertainment programming; and preserving the animal shelter, golf course and waterfront.
Chamber leaders conducted a mini networking event at each table prior to the luncheon of salad, rolls, lasagna, zucchini and squash, and spumoni ice cream. Each member of the table gave his or her name, title, company info and one interesting piece of information the others at the table might not know about them. Quickly, strangers became friends and learned how much they had in common. One thing you might not know about HGR’s own Ron Tiedman is that he used to bartend at Tizzano’s. Mike Tizzano was glad to have him visiting as a guest.