WHO IS MAINSTREET
The story behind our story. Community involvement and a business development career lead to a great new company.
Since it’s inception, over eight years ago, Joe Archacki, President and
CEO of Mainstreet Growth LLC has
been the chairman of the Avon Lake, Ohio Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB)
advising the mayor and council on business opportunities and tax incentives.
The EDAB has attracted new businesses and generated business
growth with tax incentives and by being easy to do business with. (Avon Lake
has great services) We lead the charge and assisted in the creation of a new
website for Economic or Business Development to assist any new business in
making a decision to move their business. (Over 90% of businesses look on the web first).
In 2009 we
scripted and took part in a DVD “Avon Lake Your Business Partner” to be sent to
prospects looking to move to Avon
Lake. In late 2009 and early
2010, Avon Lake lost a few small businesses and
unlike in the past, the store fronts remained empty. It was then that the EDAB
decided to look at how we could assist small business in remaining viable as
well as growing.
In April, 2010 I was retired (early) and with Mayor KC Zuber’s
approval decided to implement some of the ideas the EDAB had discussed.
From that came: The Avon Lake
Strategic plan 2010 with three parts
1. Business Retention and Growth –
Assisting existing business
2. Business Start-ups - Encouraging
3. Business Expansion – Attracting new business to Avon Lake
To provide retention and growth, we started monthly small business
growth workshops hosted by the City of Avon Lake. We provided guidance and promoted working together for a number of the
businesses in Avon
Lake. In addition, we partnered with COSE to provide a Health Care
To provide Entrepreneurship opportunities I worked with our
local library and brought SCORE a part of the SBA to Avon Lake
to provide their new QuickSTART how to start a business program for 5
consecutive weeks. We graduated our first group of soon-to-be-entrepreneurs at the
end of October 2010.
To assist with business expansion, I work with TEAM Lorain
County and the Ohio
Development of Development.
Networking to build our brand.-
Reaching out to our local businesses, joining and attending
the International Economic Development Council annual meeting September 2010.
Joining and attending the Ohio Economic Development Association annual meeting
October 2010. Attending the 2010 COSE
Small Business Conference.
Avon Lake, Ohio
is a business friendly community with a great quality of life on the shores of
Lake Erie west of Cleveland,
Population - 24,300
Median Age – 38.4
Median Income - $
Median house value - $
BIO: Joe Archacki
Recently retired Sales and Marketing
executive with PPG Industries (a global fortune 200 company) Industrial Group. He has over 20 years
experience in the development of new business. He has created market plans and
strategies that identified new markets and market adjacencies, created major
new value added sales methods and sold programs of products and services to
large and small industrial customers.
Before PPG, Joe was the
Sales Manager for a small
up service company that he took to number one in a year. He also has previous experience as market
development for a small import export trading company start up.
International Economic Development Council
Ohio Economic Development Association
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Mainstreet Growth LLC Avon Lake, Ohio 440.387.3866