Why buy local? By choosing local and independent businesses, you not only enjoy a more personal experience, you help: The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. They’re the ultimate social networking sites! Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain.
Mystic Belle Scenic Vermilion River Cruises will resume Vermilion River cruises beginning Friday, July 24, 2020. Masks are required in boarding area and to board the vessel. Once underway, masks may be removed for your comfort. Social distance in the boarding area and while on board by sitting in seats with cushions. Hours will be Thursday through Sunday 2 pm and 4 pm River Cruises, with Sunset Cruises on Fridays and Saturdays.
Coal & Ice Station celebrates Christmas In July this Saturday, July 25, 2020 with a visit from Santa Claus between the hours of 2 pm to 4 pm. Remember, even with Santa social distancing still applies. Coal & Ice Station is a hot dog and ice cream stand in downtown Vermilion on Liberty Avenue.
Rudy's Bar & Grill in downtown Vermilion, Ohio is now requiring all customers to wear masks while in the bar. Rudy's Bar & Grill asks that you wear a mask when arriving, walking around to use the restroom, going to the patio, approaching staff and when leaving the establishment. Enjoying your meals, drinks and smoking on the patio are the only times.
The “green ripple” effect of buying local, like the local multiplier effect, can yield multiple rounds of benefit. Local independent businesses — especially restaurants and retailers — typically carry a greater portion of locally-produced goods and use more local inputs, meaning less fuel consumption is required to keep the business running and shelves stocked.
Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you have a business you do on the side? Looking for a networking group? Are you trying to grow your business? Then the Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County is for you! Women Business Owners Network of Lorain County, Ohio.
Salvatore’s Ristorante Italiano has reopened for dine in and carryout, Wednesday through Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm, following three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety protocols are all in place, and staff are confident that the knowledge and training received, combined with good old fashioned common sense on all our parts, will make for safe.
Coal & Ice Station, offering hot dogs and ice cream, has opened in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. "Hot dogs, ice cream and family entertainment in a Vermilion themed park is the creation of the Dan and Laura Roth and family," stated Mayor Forthofer. "The Roth’s are collaborating with Joe Jesko and Jeremy Crawford of Pavilion Grill, so those dogs are going to be special."
Studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation.
Railway West, a barbershop, is coming to downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The barbershop’s second location will be in the old Vermilion Hardware Store. Railway Barbershop's existing location is at The Shoppes of Olde Avon Village at 36840 Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio.
Burger King has closed its location at Liberty and Vermilion Roads in Vermilion, Ohio. “The only fast food restaurant in town not to have updated in recent years, the franchise owner chose not to renew its lease with property owner Linwood Park Corp.,” stated Mayor Forthofer.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the creation of three programs to help small and medium-sized businesses in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency: Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program Appalachian Region Loan Program.