Welcome to the IE Website
Invest Elyria (IE) is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Our group has a genuine desire to promote Elyria’s community as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. With a focus on the arts, food and commerce, we believe in keeping Elyria businesses thriving and improving the morale of our community. The organization also develops initiatives to encourage good citizenship and bring neighbors together. Invest Elyria supports and is actively involved in keeping our streets and parks safe and clean.
This website was designed to not only tell you about us, but to keep you informed on what is happening around the city. We've included pages about subjects like the Community, Veterans, The City of Elyria, City Schools, a Kid's page and more. Take a look around our website and thank you in advance for visiting with us.
Check out our important links below for info about the City of Elyria, our special Community Page and much, much more:
IE GEAR: Designed locally by David Spencer of The Mischief Factory and screen printed here in Elyria by Z-Graphics by Jan
Each month we will spotlight our Small Business Partners and what they do as part of your community. (click on Business Partners below)
Our Mission Statement:
Invest Elyria inspires, equips and mobilizes the residents of Elyria through volunteering to take action that improves morale.
Invest Elyria Farmers Market
We are excited to say that Invest Elyria Farmers Market has now completed 3 years of fantastic growth. The market is open most Saturdays in the summer with many local vendors providing a wide variety of goods from produce, homemade items, kettle corn, ice cream and much, much more. Located at 328 Broad Street across the street from Shane Furniture the market also provides local entertainers that perform on select weekends.
IE Farmers Market was open every Sat. from June 25th- Sept.17 except for July 4th Day weekend.
Hrs.: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
IE Farmers Market plans for this year included: Kids Day, Race Day, Craft Fair Day and local musicians on select Saturdays. New look at the Market this year include: Signs/banners, picnic tables, Vendor Coffee Klatch.
We also had performers sponsored by J.A.M (Journey Around Music).
For more information visit our Farmers Market pages.
Visit us here on our Events page or on Facebook for more info about what's going on now at IE at: www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectElyria/
Mural: Before I Die I Want To... Completed Sept. 1, 2015
This wall mural was inspired by Candy Chang who lost Joan, a mother to her for over 15 years who had told Ms. Chang before her death about her dreams: to travel to Paris, learn to play the piano, and see the Pacific Ocean. Ms. Chang began to reflect on her life , her dreams, and her aspirations. She realized after opening up herself more to neighbors and people she met that there were many other folks out there who often reflected on their own lives. With the help of some friends they created a wall similar to this on an abandoned house in New Orleans in 2012,. Those visiting the wall used chalk to write what they wanted to do before they died. Invest Elyria volunteers finished the chalkboard painted mural located at 356 Broad St. Elyria, OH on Sept. 1, 2015. We invite you to stop down and write your thoughts, dreams, and aspirations. To watch video of the mural go to our Media page/Videos.
Header photo courtesy of David Chopcinski