Business was booming this past Saturday for many small businesses in Parma. Nov. 24 marked the sixth year for the city’s Small Business Saturday when holiday shoppers were encouraged to shop local the day after Black Friday. Many council members visited small businesses in their wards the week before, giving owners “Shop Small Here” signs to post on their storefront windows. They also posted images on the Shop Small Parma Facebook page.
Chamber Of Commerce
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Parmatown and Phillips Edison & Company (New Parmatown Owners), proudly presents our 23rd Annual Rib ‘N Rock Cook Off on Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Parmatown in front of Wal-Mart.
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have joined forces with Aaron Lobas Councilman Seven Hills, Marie Gallo Councilwoman Parma Heights, Sean Brennan President of Council Parma, and Parmatown Mall, to present the First Annual Contractor's Day. Designed as an effort to help residents improve local housing, build better working relationships between cities, encourage opportunities for local contractors, and provide competitive pricing to residents the event will take place on May 7, 2011 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Parmatown Mall main stage area.
Business networking shifts into high gear with the second Annual MEGA Mixer presented by the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Brooklyn, North Royalton, Broadview Heights and Brecksville Chambers of Commerce. This unique event will bring together businesses representing many industries and companies throughout the area and provide members direct access to potential partnerships while expanding their personal network.
BACKS Massage & Therapy has been in business for almost five years. With the recent grand opening of the new Parma location our entire team can look back on all of our hard work and be proud of what we have accomplished. The day I started BACKS was very scary. I started BACKS because even though I had a job which I loved dearly, unfortunately the person that I worked for did not share that love for me. Although this was a low point in my professional life, my belief in hard work and keeping a positive attitude prevailed. With much support from friends and especially family, BACKS Massage & Therapy was born.
The PACC is seeking nominations of individuals, businesses, or organizations that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, and contributions to the Parma area. The “Pride Award” is a prestigious honor that is presented annually during the PACC Pride Award Gala. It is the Chambers way of recognizing those exceptional individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made a significant impact in our area, above and beyond their employment responsibilities. “We look forward to celebrating their excellence and show our appreciation for their contributions to our area,” says Lisa Zaremba of the Chamber. “
The PACC is seeking nominations of individuals, businesses, and / or organizations that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, and contributions to the Parma area.
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce will join forces with the Garfield Heights Chamber to host the “Connecting Communities” Business Expo & Taste of the Towns on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence.
Parma Area Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Rib ‘N Rock
Do You Have What it Takes to be
the NEXT PARMA AREA IDOL?
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Parma Rib ‘N Rock presents the Second Annual Parma Area Idol Contest. It will take place on the Main Stage June 10 -13, during the Rib ‘N Rock Rib Cook-Off, and is open to all amateur performers 13-30 years old. Nearly 30 talented contestants turned out last year and they are hoping to increase that number this year. “Choosing a winner was very difficult last year, the level of talented performers that came out was amazing, I would hate to be a judge,” said Lisa Zaremba, Chamber Executive Director. That duty will go to a professional panel of judges that includes Jerry Colosimo, a local favorite and graduate from Valley Forge High School, Colosimo has been singing in the Cleveland area for over 23 years. Also judging will be Polly Ann Zaremba – Dudek. She has been a professional singer and musician all her life, touring the U.S. and Canada for over 15 years as lead vocalist for the Band Clevelend. The band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is featured the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest rock concert in history, 100 hours and 30 minutes helping to bring the Hall of Fame to Cleveland, Ohio. And let’s not forget the “Simon” of the group Ken Dudek. He is from the Cleveland Management Group, a professional guitar player, singer with a top ten single in 1966 which was No. 8 on Billboard for 6 weeks. He was also a band manager for over 30 years. He has worked with Mercury Records here in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio supplying tour support for such acts as Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Kiss, Joan Jett, Peter Citara, and also managed the band "Clevelend".
They are each highly qualified and really have their work cut out for them. Not only will the winner receive bragging rights as the “Parma Area Idol” making appearances at other local events, but they will also receive a $200 Cash Prize and the chance to record a “demo CD” at Advanced Audio Design Studio.
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce announces their "Fall Focus on Business" Series."Chamber membership has its benefits" says Executive Director Lisa Zaremba. As advocates for the business community the PACC is offering business strategies in today’s economy with a se.ries of panel discussions featuring a variety of topics to assist our member