FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2021
Contact: Chip Weisel, Hartville/Lake Community Development
Michelle Cutler, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce
The Hartville/Lake Community Development organization has been awarded a Visit Canton Recovery and Destination Development Grant For Wayfinding Signage
Stark County, Ohio – The Hartville/Lake Community Development (HLCD) organization was awarded a Visit Canton Recovery and Destination Development Grant for the design, development and construction of Wayfinding Signage along the West Maple Street Corridor.
Visit Canton, the Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau (CVB), has awarded $296,368 in Recovery and Destination Development Grants, and we are honored to be one of the recipients. The CVB made grant dollars available to fund projects in Stark County that are in concert with Visit Canton’s mission to attract visitors and increase visitor spending. Grantees were encouraged to partner in strategic ways between multiple organizations, businesses, and communities. Applicants could request from $10,000 to $50,000, with committed matching funds required, to support projects that commence in 2022. The complete Recovery and Destination Development Grant criteria and application process are available to view here.
With the funds that we received from the Recovery and Destination Development Grant awards, we will be using the dollars for the design, development and beginning construction of vehicular wayfinding signage along the West Maple Street corridor. A design and development firm will be hired to develop a vehicular wayfinding sign package that provides a cohesive family of signs that brands the area as an authentic small-town destination. The design and development will incorporate elements from existing structures, capture the charm and character of Downtown Hartville and identify appropriate sign locations to provide easy, informative navigation.
To find out more information about our project and follow along with the progress, please visit HLCD.org or LakeChamber.com
About Hartville/Lake Community Development (HLCD):
The HLCD is a local, non-profit corporation, formed in October of 2019, by a small group of local business and community leaders interested in encouraging strategic economic development and improved quality of life for the Hartville/Lake Township area.
About Visit Canton:
The Stark County Convention & Visitors’’ Bureau, d.b.a. Visit Canton, is funded by a lodging tax administered through the Stark County Commissioners. The organization’s mission is to promote travel to Stark County. Visit Canton facilitates operations that support a travel and tourism industry in Stark County. Visit Canton Contact: | Allison Gromofsky | Manager of Grants & Promotions | 330.454.1439 | AllisonG@VisitCanton.com