Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Hotel Investment in Elyria

Mayor Holly Brinda joined Raj Chandat and company on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 for the groundbreaking of a new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel slated to begin construction in early 2016 for a completion date prior to the Republican National Convention.   The hotel, to be built between Mr. Chandat’s existing Hampton Inn and Atlas Cinemas, will be the newest addition to what promises to be several new businesses and improvements to the Midway Mall area corridor. 

The $22 million reconfiguration of State Route 57 and the 49th Street Bridge area will be complete in the spring of 2016.  Removal of the bridge, widening of the highway, and the flattening of the intersection is eliminating a high crash zone, improving access to the Midway Mall area, and opening up about 140 acres of undeveloped property – which the City will begin marketing in the spring of 2016.  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mayor Brinda Takes Oath for Second Term

Mayor Holly C. Brinda was sworn in for her second term at noon on Monday, December 28, 2015.  Her family members joined her to show support and celebrate this historic occasion.   Mayor Brinda is the City of Elyria's second female mayor and the first female mayor ever re-elected to a second term. Joining her are her mother, Gloria Currier, her sister Dawn Emerson, her children, Matthew, Nicholas, Marielle, and Rachel and family-friend Laura Russell.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Spotlight Elyria: Holiday Lights 2015

The City of Elyria held the Annual Holiday Lights Festival in Downtown Elyria on Saturday, December 5, 2015.   Carolers, a petting zoo, caricature artists, and Santa himself were all on hand to spread cheer and joy to all of Elyria. This event is made possible by the kindness and donations of our residents and businesses, so to all those who helped make this a reality again this year, please accept our sincere THANK YOU!  You can view a video of some of the events below, and remember, Santa will be at Finwood through the 23rd of December, and the lights will remain on at Finwood Estate (799 N. Abbe Road) and Ely Square throughout the Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The City Congratulates Crane Aerospace, Lear Romec

The City of Elyria Mayor’s Office was pleased to join in the recent celebration of one of our most distinguished companies.  On Thanksgiving Day, 2015 Crane Aerospace, Lear Romec achieved 365 days of being injury free.  Achieving this important milestone is reflective of the dedication and importance that is placed on safety in the workplace at 241 South Abbe Road.

To distinguish this achievement, the company held a celebratory lunch on December 2nd and invited Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka.  The Mayor was pleased to present a proclamation, greet employees and learn more about this growing aerospace company with global influence.  Crane is a leading producer and service provider for Lear Romec oil, fuel, and coolant pumps used in aircraft, gas turbine engines and radar cooling systems.  The company serves the commercial transport, general aviation, business, regional jet and ground-based gas turbine markets.

The City of Elyria encourages safety at all Elyria companies and both the Elyria Fire Department and the Elyria Police Department regularly work with companies to help identify and mitigate safety risks.  If your company would like more information about how you can work with the City of Elyria to make your workplace safer, please contact the mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402.     

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015 Holiday of Lights - December 5th!

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 It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Please join us Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 pm in Ely Square to the annual Holiday Lights program!  We will once again have a live petting zoo (complete with a REAL REINDEER!). carolers, kids crafts, movies, story-time, Mayor Holly Brinda's book giveway and free giftbags for the first 500 kids!  Holiday events have begun at around town, and Santa is joining us at Finwood Estate (799 N. Abbe) from 6-9:00PM every night through Decemeber 23rd!  The times for Saturday's festivities and the full holiday flyer are below.  Happy Holiday from the City of Elyria!
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You can view the entire flyer (courtesy of the Chronicle Telegram) by clicking here!