Plans are Cooking Up for the 5th Annual HomeGrown Geauga

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Geauga Growth Partnership announces 5th Annual HomeGrown Geauga!

Tickets are now on sale for Geauga Growth Partnership’s 5th Annual HomeGrown Geauga fundraising event to be held Saturday, August 19th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at ASM International in Russell Township.  Admission Tickets, $125.00 per person ($75.00 tax deductible) may be ordered at

The evening promises an experience packed with first class culinary offerings by signature chefs, open bar, creative and clever home-grown entertainment, event photos, silent auction, raffles, and a virtual reality journey – all supporting a great cause.

Funds raised will benefit GGP’s educational programs developed with the mission to “Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce Today.” These valuable programs include youth workforce training, Career Readiness and Career Awareness events, and the High School Internship program. The multi-faceted workforce training program was launched in 2012 by GGP founding director Frank Samuel, who was passionate about preparing young people for successful careers.  Since the program’s inception, when nine (9) high school students were matched with sponsoring employers for summer internships, the programs have grown exponentially. In 2016 alone, more than 1,200 Geauga County students participated in GGP’s Youth Workforce training programs.

HomeGrown Geauga is the signature event for Geauga Growth Partnership and is organized to feature all things Geauga County from food to fun.

A big highlight of the evening will include the variety of foods offered by featured restaurants and chefs to give all guests a genuine taste of Geauga. Featured eateries are Blazin’ Bills,Burntwood Tavern, d’marie, Sirna’s Pizza, Tom’s Foolery, Warren’s Spirited Kitchen, Welshfield Inn, Chef Jonathan Bennett featuring Adams Reserve Cheddar, Chefs Timothy Willis & Joe Matteucci of UH Geauga Medical Center Nutrition Services, and Chef Will Davis of ICASI & Loretta Paganini School of Cooking, who will provide all desserts.

For entertainment, local band, No Moss, will provide a live show incorporating music selections from all genres attendees will be sure to recognize and enjoy.  Home-grown Bill Ward of Bill Ward Productions will also be in attendance as the emcee this year and other entertainment will come from local Aerial-Acrobat Dance and YOGA studio Jasmine Dragons, and ASM themselves will offer Tours of their iconic facility. The night will hold even more ongoing entertainment, including a silent auction, a “Dream vacation raffle” (tickets available through , and a Queen of Hearts game.

This exciting and flavorful event will also offer a complementary full bar. Be on the lookout for more information on other home-grown entertainers, and local talent who will perform and serve at the memorable event.

Geauga Growth would like to thank all sponsors who are helping to make HomeGrown Geauga possible: DIAMOND: Great Lakes Cheese PLATINUM: Richard & Christie Frenchie & The Frenchie Consulting Group; University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center GOLD: Bechem Lubrication Technology/John & Chris Steigerwald; Junction Auto Family; Patterson Farms SILVER: Arms Trucking Company; Hexpol/Burton Rubber Processing; HR Strategies & Solutions; Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling  BRONZE: Heinens; Honest Scales Recycling; Kent State University at Geauga; The Middlefield Banking Company; Ronyak Paving PATRON: Electrolock, Inc.; Dr. Patra Duangjak; Wealthcare Group of Raymond James.

If you are interested in knowing more about HomeGrown Geauga event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Geauga Growth Partnership at 440-564-1060 or [email protected].

Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) business-led organization dedicated to the retention, growth and attraction of jobs, investment and economic growth in Geauga County.  For more information visit Geauga Growth Partnership or call 440-564-1060.

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