Support local businesses, grow the community


I love Medina County. It’s such a lively place, with so many activities, I can never get to them all.

Our county library, recreation centers and beautiful parks offer exciting programs daily. There are charity balls, progressive dinners, fundraisers and volunteerism happening throughout the county. Artists perform on Medina’s gazebo, at the restaurant down the street, and on a neighbor’s front porch. Theater players mount Broadway-worthy productions on stages throughout the county. Hamburgers are made with locally-bred grass-fed beef and smothered with locally-grown mushrooms and Medina County artisan blue cheese, craft beer is brewed right in our neighborhood, and martinis are mixed by hometown mixologists at happy hours all over the county. There are farmers markets, flea markets, summer concerts, Fourth of July festivities and summer festivals everywhere including Medina’s International Fest, Wadsworth’s Blue Tip Festival, Valley City’s Frog Jump, Brunswick’s Summer Celebration, Art in the Park, Medina County Fair and so much more.

Local businesses drive the economy, bringing visitors and commerce to our county. From the smallest boutique to the largest manufacturing plant, the entrepeneurs who have settled in our county deserve our support. They make our downtowns bustle, which builds our community. They create jobs and contribute to our causes and events. Most owners live in the county and have a vested interest in seeing it thrive and grow.

With this, the Locally Owned issue, we really wish we could have featured every Medina County business in our magazine. But, alas, space doesn’t permit. However, if there’s a particular business you would like to see in an upcoming issue, send a note to our new Editor, Nikki Rhoades at Nikki is excited to be joining the Medina County Lifestyle team and will give you a full introduction next month.

As always, we are inspired by you. Keep in touch.