Admission is free for the event at Hinkley Lighting.
The Avon Lake Business Expo is Thursday, April 18 from 2-7 p.m. The event is hosted by the city's Economic Development Advisory Board and will be at Hinkley Lighting, 33000 Pin Oak Parkway. Admission is free to the public. Around 60 businesses will be in attendance for the first-time event, according to the Sun News. Businesses pay for their boothes and the proceeds go to the Community Investment Corporation, "which will provide low-interest, short-term loans to small businesses either established in the city or those looking to move into the area," the Sun News said.
Distribution part of Job Growth Incentive Program
More than 130 Avon Lake companies are receiving checks this week courtesy of the new Job Growth Incentive Program. At a press conference Feb. 22, Mayor Greg Zilka handed out checks to (four) local businesses. Rebates, representing 25 percent of (income tax) collections for the 2012, were awarded to companies that posted a growth. In total, $214,448.72 was distributed to 133 Avon Lake companies. Those rebates spanned from $11.13 to Fifth Third bank (for its Avon Lake location) to $76,642.36 to Ford Motor Company headquartered in Dearborn, MI. Representatives from Hinkley Lighting, Marty’s Cycle Center, Emerge and Thogus were on hand to accept their company’s checks and give a few comments. Thogus (pronounced Tow-gus) is in expansion mode. …