Coming Together to Rebuild Our Village
In the wake of the devastating fire that destroyed an entire block of our historic Main Street, the question we are hearing most is "How can I help?"
In an effort to protect our area business owners and residents, the Village of Garrettsville and the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce are requesting that ALL fundraising efforts for the Village of Garrettsville be logged in through the Chamber of Commerce by contacting Michelle Zivoder, Chamber Secretary at 330.472.7304 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page will be kept updated as new opportunities arise to do what this wonderful community does best - pitch in.
GarrettsvilleStrong Mission Statement
The GarrettsvilleStrong fund was established to raise funds which will be utilized to facilitate the rebuilding of the block in downtown Garrettsville affected by the fire March 22, 2014. This area is located on Main Street between Center and High Streets
Important Donation Information
The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce has established a fund for donations towards reconstruction efforts within Garrettsville's business district. The GarrettsvilleStrong fund will be administered by a board of directors, and no payouts will be made from the fund until firm guidelines for spending have been developed.
The fundraisers listed below have agreed that all proceeds from their fundraiser shall be promptly deposited into the GarrettsvilleStrong account at Middlefield Bank. Neither GarrettsvilleStrong nor the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for maintaining or verifying records of proceeds from any listed fundraiser. A listing on this page indicates a fundraiser has registered with the Chamber of Commerce, but does not constitute a general endorsement. GarrettsvilleStrong will attempt to correspond deposits to listed fundraisers, but does not guarantee its ability to do so.
To make a direct donation to the fund, please visit or call the Garrettsville Branch of Middlefield Bank and request that your donation be made to GarrettsvilleStrong.
Bank Contact Information:
Middlefield Bank - Garrettsville
8058 State Street
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
To make your donation through the mail, please mail checks made payable to GarrettsvilleStrong to:
c/o Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
Authorized GarrettsvilleStrong Fundraisers
Restaurant Placemat Sale
Details: Matt Leedom is working with Cal's Restaurant to create placemats featuring ads from local businesses. Proceeds from the sale of ads will be donated to GarrettsvilleStrong and the People Tree funds.
Registered 5/20/14 | Fundraiser ID: 049
#Garrettsville Strong Bumper Stickers and Magnets
Details: Available for $3 (Bumper Sticker) and $5 (Magnets) 100% of proceeds donated by KT Custom Logos of Chardon. Available currently at Villager Office
Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 036
Tents for Rent Donation
Details: Tents for Rent will donate the use of tents, tables or chairs to any group registered with the Chamber who is doing a fundraiser to benefit Garrettsville Strong. Contact Judy Macek at 440-548-5062
Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 020
GarrettsvilleStrong Fund Status
Funds Raised Since 3/24/2014:
August 2015: The Carlson Family's share of the initial $50,000 disbursement offset refurbishment expenses of the former Mishler Building.
Amounts shown accurate as of: 9/27/2016. Amount reflects the total amount collected by the fund. Status is updated as needed.
Visit the GarrettsvilleStrong page to learn how you can contribute to the reconstruction efforts on Main Street.
Chamber meetings are held at 7:30 AM on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Members and their guests are welcome to attend.
May 3rd Chamber Mtg. @ S&K Sales and Service
Jun 7th Scholarship Luncheon @ Cal's II
Aug 2nd Chamber Mtg. @ Location T.B.A.
Sep 6th Chamber Mtg. @ Sky Lanes/Sky Lounge
Oct 4th Chamber Mtg. @ Sean's Pub & Eatery
Nov 1st Chamber Mtg. @ G'ville Cinema
Dec 15th Chamber Holiday Social @ Sugar Bush