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Business & Commerce  
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City of Shaker Heights business relationship manager

Additional Business Resources

Community Gardens  
Community Gardens of Shaker Heights
Promotes the health and well-being of Shaker residents through the establishment of community gardens that will beautify and make productive use of vacant land.

Consumer Protection
NHS Consumer Law Center
Provides free information to make informed, intelligent and financially safe consumer decisions – through the use of educational materials, seminars, practical advice, and public awareness campaigns. A new publication, “Consumer Courage,” a useful and readable guide to protect consumers, is now available to download.

In the Community
City of Shaker Heights

Eastside Welcome Club
Provides opportunities to become acquainted with the new community and with other newcomers to the area. 

Family Connections
Educational, social and recreational programs for families with young children.

Good Neighbor Guide
An overview of City operations and your role in helping to preserve the Shaker legacy.

Macaroni Kid
Delivers the scoop on family-friendly events and activities happening in the community each week.

Peerby
Need to borrow a ladder? Peerby is a mobile app that enables people to borrow things quickly from their neighbor.

Shaker Arts Council
A volunteer nonprofit founded in 2003 to promote Shaker residents in the arts, create activities that bring artists and community together, and to act as the voice of Shaker’s arts community in advocacy of arts and culture.

Shaker Historical Society
The Shaker Historical Society was established in 1947 to house the Shaker Historical Society's collection of fine shaker furniture and artifacts. Their mission is to "inspire people to engage in and celebrate the story of Shaker Heights...past, present, and future."

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
The Nature Center exists for the preservation and enjoyment of a natural area surrounded by city and suburb, and for the education of all in the region so they may become stewards of the environment.

Youth Challenge
Offers a variety of sports and recreational activities for children with physical disabilities, ages 4-18.

Cuyahoga County

Arts and Culture Programs:

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Provides public funding to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists.

Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC)
A nonprofit service organization dedicated to strengthening, unifying and connecting Greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector. CPAC provides an array of programs and services to advance the region’s development of arts and culture including Creative Compass, a program to assist artists in navigating and cultivating connections.

Farmers Market at Shaker Square
Local farmers, bakers, artists and craftsmen every Saturday from April through December in historic Shaker Square from 8 AM to Noon.

Shaker Square
Cleveland's historic square sits on Shaker's border and is part of the Shaker School District.  Learn about its unique charms.

University Circle, Inc.
Home to a concentration of leading cultural, educational, medical and social service institutions.

Northeast Ohio

OASIS
Educational non-profit organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults.

State of Ohio

Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)
A simple and easy path to getting help for food assistance, medical benefits, veterans education benefits, help filing a tax return, completing a financial aid application and other assistance.

Education  
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Preschool Programs  
Carol Nursery School
CEOGC Plymouth Head Start
Children's Center at First Baptist Church
Cooperative Nursery School at Heights Christian Church
Early Childhood Enrichment Center
Hanna Perkins School
Hathaway Brown Early Childhood Program
JDN Early Childhood Center
Laurel Preschool
Nana Ella's Daycare
Parent's Day Out at Plymouth Church
St. Dominic Early Childhood Program

Historic Preservation  
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed include districts, sites, buildings, structures.

Ohio Historic Preservation Office
The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is the official historic preservation agency of the State of Ohio.
 
Standard for Treatment of Historic Properties
Common sense principles in non-technical language developed to help protect the nation's irreplaceable cultural resources by promoting consistent preservation practices.

Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings
Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.

The Cleveland Restoration Society
The Cleveland Restoration Society and Preservation Resource Center of Northeastern Ohio develops economically-viable solutions to preservation challenges in order to preserve and enhance the architectural heritage of the region. A Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and  the primary local historic preservation organization in Northeastern Ohio.
 
The Shaker Historical Society
The Shaker Historical Society was established in 1947 to preserve and promote the history of North Union Village, Shaker Heights and Warrensville Township.

Home Renovation, Rehab and Repair - Lead Paint Awareness

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA provides valuable information through their Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Do-It-Yourselfers and The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right

Homeland Security  
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Information about preparedness.
 
Medical
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Cleveland Clinic has more than 1,700 physicians and scientists representing 120 specialties. The Cleveland Clinic annually provides for more than 2.5 million outpatient visits, 52,000 hospital admissions and 68,000 surgical procedures for patients across the United States and from more than 90 countries. 
 
MetroHealth Medical Center
The MetroHealth System commits to leadership in providing outstanding health care for individuals and in promoting the health of the community. An integrated program of services encompassing patient care, education and research. Provides service to any resident of Cuyahoga County regardless of ability to pay.
 
University Hospitals of Cleveland
947-bed tertiary medical center specializing in adult/pediatric medical and surgical specialties. UHC is also the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. 
 
Urgent Care Facility
Urgent, not life-threatening; located at 2174 Warrensville Center Road in University Heights. 
 
Money Matters
Practical Money Skills

Motor Vehicles  
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Branch locations, licensing information, vehicle and title registration, etc.
 
Vehicle Emissions Testing Program
Testing information, station locations, what to bring, fees, etc.
 
Neighborhood Associations  
View our Neighborhood Association page 

Public Library
Shaker Heights Public Library
 
Public Transit  
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Important information, passes, farecards, timetables, maps and schedules, more.

Resource Management  
Doan Brook Watershed Partnership
Protects and restores Doan Brook and its watershed through collaboration and sharing of resources. 
 
Senior Assisted Living  
Woodlands of Shaker Heights
 
Sports  
Shaker Figure Skating Club
The club, made up of serious and competitive figure skaters, is a member of United States Figure Skating (USFS). 
 
Shaker FIRE Raiders
Family Involvement Reaps Excellence (FIRE) Football league for children ages 5 to 13.
 
Shaker Youth Baseball League
Organized baseball for children in grades 3 through 10.
Voice mail: 216-566-5708. 
 
Shaker Youth Soccer Association
Soccer league information for boys and girls, ages 8 to 12. 

Taxes
Federal  
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service. 
 
Local  
Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.)
R.I.T.A. serves as the income tax collection agency for 115 municipalities throughout the State of Ohio.

State  
Ohio Department of Taxation
State of Ohio tax Website. 
 
Utilities  
Natural Gas Aggregation Program

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Information on electric, telephone, natural gas, water, rail, trucking and moving companies for residential and business consumers.

NOPEC
Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
The City is a member of NOPEC for its electric service aggregation program.

City of Cleveland Division of Water
Providing water to the Greater Cleveland area. Find links to news, information and paying bills online. 

NEORSD
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: providing wastewater treatment facilities and interceptor sewers in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan area.

Ohio Consumers' Counsel
Website of the residential utility advocate.


Voter Information  
Board of Elections, Cuyahoga County
Find information on voter registration, precincts, absentee ballots, and other voting information.

League of Women Voters
A nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a League member.

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