Economic Development Day
The "Best Class of 2018" met on Wednesday, April 4th, for their
Economic Development Session Day.
The class started the day at Elyria City Hall as guests of Mayor Holly Brinda '93. Mayor Brinda spoke of the many different aspects of economic growth in the city of Elyria, and took questions from the class about challenges and rewards of her position.
The class then traveled to the new North Ridgeville campus for Riddell, where they toured the 347,205-square-foot building. Tim Goebel, Facilities Services Coordinator, led the discussion and tour showcasing their facility.
The next stop was the Nordson Depot in Amherst where the class enjoyed lunch from local favorite Ziggy's joined by Jerry Torma, Nordson Corporation Resident Historian, Doug Bloomfield, Vice President, Industrial Coating Systems, Nordson Corporation - Retired, and Amherst Mayor Mark Costilow.
The class then traveled to Lorain for a tour of Heidelberg Distributing. Kevin Knight '12, led the class on a tour of the 170,000 square feet of warehouse and office space which serves retailers in over 14 counties.
After touring in Lorain the class headed back to the Nordson Depot to close out their day with a discussion around their shopping local homework. Not a big surprise, they found some old and new local favorites throughout the county, including places like Stubby's, Smitty's Place in Elyria, Kiedrowski’s Bakery, and Oberlin Market, not to mention trying some new things like Play CLE in Avon.
Thank you so much to our Sponsor for the day - First Energy.
The Class will meet again on Wednesday, May 2nd, for their Loving Lorain County Session Day, kicking off at the Palace Theater in Lorain and Champion Speaker Joel Arredando, President of Lorain City Council, and incorporating the Class of 2019 Recruitment Breakfast.
Please contact Leadership at email@example.com if your are interested in attending.