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We hear that Spring has sprung, can you tell? Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest information. Stay in touch with us and catch all the news and updates surrounding our programming, member activities,events and the 2018 Signature Class. 
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 if your are interested in attending.
2019 Signature Class Recruitment Breakfast
 Leadership Lorain County is already well into planning our
"2019 Signature Class" year. 

Join the current class for the beginning of their final session day, May 2nd, at the Lorain Palace Theatre, where prospective class members will attend our "Champions of Leadership Breakfast" speaker, Joel Arrendando, Lorain City Council President, and experience some additional Leadership perks. Interested class members can attend this event at no cost, but a RSVPis a must. 

Contact the LLC office at 440-281-8556 or visit our website HERE for more information, to reserve your seat, or apply for the program. 
With only 40 seats available for the upcoming class, don't miss your chance to join the "Best Class of 2019" and be the Leader you want to be. 
"Best Class of 2018" Induction Celebration 

You are cordially invited to attend the Leadership Lorain County Class of 2018 Induction Celebration on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at The Lodge of New Russia Township. For more details on the evening or to register to attend please follow the link in the image above or click HERE
Alumni Representative - Brenda Troxtell
Brenda M. Troxtell of “The BEST CLASS of 2008!”

I had known about LLC when I worked for the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, but never knew much about their mission. After leaving the Chamber, I went to work for Northern Savings and Loan. Then divine intervention struck! An LLC alumnus, who worked at the bank, passed along to me a communication from Gail Stumphauzer, then Executive Director of LLC, and they needed an administrative assistant! So I applied, interviewed and the rest is history.  

I started at LLC in 2006 and could not believe I actually worked for this organization! During my time at LLC, I worked as the Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and finally Alumni Coordinator. I met so many wonderful alumni, community leaders, and worked with some amazing staff members. I am a member of the Leadership Lorain County Class of 2008! THE BEST CLASS EVER! Nothing more needs to be said!

After nine years with LLC, an opportunity came up to work for Lorain County Community College (LCCC) in its Foundation office.  It was a very difficult decision, but I found that LCCC has so many LLC alumni that it made the transition much easier. I am currently the Administrative Associate at the LCCC Foundation.

Leadership Lorain County has enhanced my life in so many different ways. Our alumni are wonderful leaders and tremendous supporters of our community. I am blessed to have been a part of LLC and will continue to support its mission in the future!
Watch for next month’s newsletter featuring another Alumni update. If you are interested in being featured, or joining the Alumni Committee please contact Leadership at
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