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Chardon, Ohio Takes Part in Retail Academy


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 2, 2022) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, partnered with Chardon, Ohio, to offer Retail Academy to city leaders.

Created by Retail Strategies, Retail Academy educates community leaders on best practices to attract new retail and restaurants while providing resources to support and grow existing businesses. Chardon city leaders attended Retail Academy in Birmingham, Alabama May 10th and 11th.

“Retail Academy is an outstanding and comprehensive program that I would highly recommend,” said Steven M. Yaney, community development administrator. “We have been a retail recruitment partner of the Strategies team since early 2021 and participated in Retail Academy to further educate ourselves on retail real estate. We left the workshop with a better understanding of our market and a greater relationship with our dedicated team.”

Retail Academy is designed to educate city leaders on retail and business recruitment, real estate, and small business support. Retail Academy provides local leaders the necessary tools to continue supporting retail and restaurant businesses.

“Chardon’s participation in Retail Academy is an indication of the city leader’s diligent pursuit to grow their community,” said Madeline Farr, director of Retail Academy. “The Retail Academy program produced many creative conversations and solutions among our team and the city leadership. We are excited about our expanded partnership with Chardon.”

About Chardon, Ohio

Chardon is a city in and the county seat of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,148 at the 2010 census, but as a suburb to Cleveland, they have a trade area population of around 100,000. During the summer months, Chardon became a resort community, as people from across Ohio and neighboring states came to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities that the area offered. It is located about 10 miles south of Lake Erie and within the “snow belt” of the Great Lakes.

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Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality of life amenities. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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