Community Events, Notable Speakers Highlight Lakewood Chamberís Fall Calendar
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Beck Center for the Arts are teaming up once again to present the 8th Annual West End Halloween Window Walk. This community window-painting contest is open to all students in grades K-12 and to Adults as well. Over 100 Halloween-themed masterpieces will appear on the windows of Detroit Avenue businesses from Arthur to Sloane during the week of October 21st. A “Best-In-Show” prize will be awarded to winners in each of 5 age categories: Grade K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Adult (18+), plus the Group and Family categories, at the awards ceremony at the Beck Center at 2pm on October 27th. Registration forms for both artists and businesses are available by visiting www.lakewoodchamber.org.
The Chamber brings back another community event that has created excitement – and friendly competitive bidding – since 2009: the 4th Annual “Holiday Bid & Buy” online goods & services auction will begin on November 11th. Shoppers near and far will be able to bid on goods and services from their favorite Lakewood businesses, organizations, and talented contributors. The Chamber would love to help promote your local business, service, or product with over two months of great publicity! The auction will open for donations soon – watch for information on www.lakewoodchamber.org.
In addition to the art contest and the auction, the Lakewood Chamber is pleased to present two months of inspiring and informational business-related programming. Jim Smith – “The Executive Happiness Coach” – works with leaders and business owners to take their personal and professional development to the next level. Mr. Smith will present “Happiness @TheSpeedOfLife: Five Prescriptions for Happiness in a Turbulent World” at the Chamber’s September luncheon meeting on 9/21/12. This meeting is sponsored by COSE.
Ohio is a key battleground state in the 2012 American national elections. Learn about the strategy, tactics, and conduct of the major contenders as they campaign in Ohio and ask for your support. Dr. John C. Green, Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and distinguished professor of political science at The University of Akron, will present “Battleground Ohio 2012” at the Chamber’s luncheon meeting on Friday, October 19th, sponsored by UA Lakewood.
The Chamber will end 2012 with the annual joint meeting with the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce, the 6th Annual "Why I Love Lakewood" 4th Grade Essay Contest, and the Chamber's annual Holiday Party. Join Us!