Header Photo of Ely Square, Courtesy of Tim Bryan
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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. Be sure to visit our IE What We Do page...Thank You!
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:
Our Mission Statement:
"Invest Elyria inspires, equips and mobilizes the residents of Elyria through volunteering to take action that improves morale."
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems donates Van to Invest Elyria; Feb. 2, 2018
Thank You so much Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems for your generous donation of a van to help us expand the scope of what we will be able to do for our community. A special thanks to Belinda Van Keuren, a technical writer at Bendix, that heads the company’s Local Core Team in working with nonprofits, Wayne Leftrict and Maria Gutierrez for their guidance and hospitality. We are truly humbled by your generosity.
If you'd like to see us continue to do what we are doing for Elyria we ask that you please send us a donation. To donate go to our Donate Page, and to find out more about we do, browse through this website and be sure to visit our What We Do Page. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.
*Elyria Farmers Market 2018 Schedule
We are once again excited to start a new season at the Elyria Farmers Market. Our hours this year will be from 9 am to noon except for the extended hours on select dates to be decided.
6/16/2018 Opening Day
6/23/2018 Direct Sales
6/30/2018 Art Show
7/7/2018 Small Business
7/14/2018 Craft Show
7/21/2018 Pet Adoption
7/28/2018 Food Event
8/4/2018 Kid's Day
8/11/2018 Direct Sales
8/18/2018 Auto Show or Bike Show
8/25/2018 Small Business
9/1/2018 Art Show
9/8/2018 Craft Show
9/15/2018 Harvest Day
9/22/2018 Harvest-Apple Festival
*Please note schedule is tentative and weather permitting.
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.