Serving the businesses and residents of the City of Monroe and Lemon Township
After a year of planning, the Monroe Area CIC was incorporated on January 1, 2008 to serve the businesses and residents of the City of Monroe and Lemon Township. The mission of the CIC is to improve the Monroe Area as a place to live and work through the collaboration of area organizations, volunteerism, and economic development. The core principles of the CIC are to develop a functioning organization that participates in improving the civic community, business community, infrastructure, and vitality of the Monroe Area.
Previously, Monroe had a CIC that was very active in bond financing for local business development in the 1980s and 1990s. This CIC represents a fresh start; it is designed to address the issues and opportunities currently facing the Monroe Area.
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
To ensure that the CIC's projects reflect the community, the CIC's Board of Trustees includes representatives from the City of Monroe, Lemon Township, the Monroe Local School District, residents, and local businesses.
Dayton SCORE Business Classes
The Monroe Area Community Improvement Corporation, in cooperation with Dayton SCORE, offered a series of business workshops to residents and businesses in Monroe, Lemon Township, and the surrounding communities in Summer 2012. Topics included Business Start-up Basics, Business Planning for the Small Company, and Basic Marketing for the Small Business.
For information on upcoming classes, contact Jennifer Patterson at 513-539-7374, extension 1023.
Monroe Area CIC Awards Business Grants - Spring 2011
The Monroe Area CIC awarded nearly $20,000 in grant funds to local businesses through their Business Exterior Matching Grant Program. Grant recipients include Opportunities to Succeed (913 Lebanon Street) for landscaping, Riley's Furniture (126 Breaden Drive) for a new sign and landscapnig, and Dov Limited (203 B Garver Road) for exterior painting.
Monroe Area CIC Awards Business Grants - Fall 2010
The CIC recently awarded nearly $25,000 in grant funds to local downtown businesses through its Downtown Development Grant Program. "The CIC is pleased to work in partnership with local businesses to improve Monroe's downtown", said Suzi Rubin, President of the Monroe Area Community Improvement Corporation.
The CIC worked with the Memorial Committee to complete the new monument and sell memorial pavers at the corner of St. Rt. 63 and Main St. Thanks to many dedicated volunteers and state funding secured by Rep. Gary Cates, the memorial is now open.
Walkway pavers are still available for both veterans and non-veterans. You can download the order form here.