Kathy Smith
Sr. Website Designer

Support Your Local Businesses – Shopping Guide

Happy Holidays!We are a small family business in Northeast Ohio. We’re passionate about local businesses and small retailers, and most of our website development clients are based in Northeast Ohio.Here are some local businesses that you may want to consider for your holiday shopping. We are proud to either help these business owners with their websites or have them as colleagues.

A must for Cleveland winters! RGI Outdoors balaclavas, gaitors and mittens made locally.

Meditation Robe by Esperanza ThreadsOrganic cotton clothing by Esperanza Threads – good for the environment, good for health and the organization provides fair wage jobs for refugees right here in Cleveland.

Krazee Boots in Mentor, Ohio – a stylish cloth accessory that complements the appearance of your boots according to your expressive moods.

Glass Insulator Auction by Glass DiscoveriesHurry! Collectable glass insulators auction closes Dec. 2!

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has a great family matinee Dec. 14, “Jingle Bell Jazz Matinee Goes (Pea)Nuts!” $10 tickets for all. Check out their 2015 events as well – tickets on sale now.

Fun holiday activities – articles by the Lake County Visitors Bureau…

BlueWater Chamber OrchestraClassical jazz lovers can enjoy a concert by BlueWater Chamber Orchestra. Feb. 28: Guest conductor Raphael Jimenez, Pavane by Gabriel Fauré and The Serenade No. 1 by Johannes Brahms. May 9: Splendid local musicians doing new work and old.

Bookworms and poets: Support your local independent bookstores like Macs Backs and Guide to Kulchur, and local poets (Wendy Shaffer) and presses (Green Panda Press).

Revati Wellness cookbookHealthy eats: Recipe book by Revati Wellness in Lyndhurst.

For the gardener in your family, pre-order Garden-pedia: The Book, by Pamela Bennett and Perry, Ohio horticulturist Maria Zampini.

Gift certificates to salons and spas are always appreciated: Jenniffer & Co. (Mentor area), Allure Spa and Salon (Boardman), Francescos Salon and Spa (Mentor), In Style Salon and Spa (Kirtland), Fringe Studio (Mentor) and Razor’s Edge Salon and Spa (Cleveland, Tremont Area).

Holiday photos: Barbian Photo and A Thomas Image.

The Entrepreneurs by Kip MarlowFor the entrepreneurs in your life, consider The Entrepreneurs: Success and Sacrifice by Kip Marlow. It is chock full of success stories of small business owners who have transformed small businesses into highly lucrative enterprises through vision, persistence, and plenty of sweat. Available in paperback, digital download, and now in audio format (CD) as well!

Next year, why not consider a remodel in time for the holidays from Babb Builders or Janecek Construction, or some artisan blacksmithing for your winding staircase or fireplace grill?

Village Blacksmith Inc.And for your next holiday party for your business, Patrician Catering…

To work off those holiday pounds, consider Ageless Woman Personal Training in the Beachwood area…

Finally, consider a donation to support the Lake Parks Foundation, the Cleveland Police Foundation, or the Lake County Community Network, which assists a network of organizations in helping people in need.

Enjoy your time with your families and friends this holiday season and the various meanings holidays have for you based on your traditions.

Best wishes,

Jerie, Corey, Kathy and Alex of Lakenetwork


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Lakenetwork is a family-owned business providing website design and development for companies, professionals and organizations in the Cleveland, Ohio area and beyond. We specialize in providing the most cost-effective and appropriate solutions for clients’ online needs. We are located in Eastlake, Ohio.

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