Eaton Family Credit Union Updates

EFCU college scholarship winners

Eaton Family Credit Union is very proud to announce that Aaron DeAngelis, Byren Malone and Jaclyn Noonan have each been awarded $1,000 college scholarships.

“This year the selection committee raised the bar even higher. These kids are real achievers,” Losneck said. “In addition to great grades and test scores, they’re involved in the community. We are committed to helping our members and their children achieve their financial goals.”

DeAngelis attended Euclid High School and was also a Post Secondary Enrollment Option student at Lakeland College. He will attend Mount Union College in Alliance this fall. With a concentration in business, DeAngelis will also study computer science. An honor roll student, he works as a lifeguard during school and in the summer.


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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 3:47 PM, 06.02.2011

Lakeshore Coffee House serves a loyal clientele

In Downtown Euclid’s oldest commercial strip — the string of retail establishments between East 218th and East 222nd streets — many businesses have come and gone over the last two decades. But, like the little train that could, the Lake Shore Coffee House keeps on chugging along.

“We have a really great loyal clientele,” says proprietor Greg Lawrence. This cozy coffee house, known for its casual, relaxed atmosphere — as well as its fresh-brewed coffee, is approaching 19 years in business. It is easily recognizable from the street as the place with the sidewalk table for patrons who enjoy sipping or snacking al fresco.

“We opened the coffee house in 1992, just about the time that a Seattle startup company began branching out,” Lawrence points out. “That company was Starbucks.”

The long-time Euclid businessman has actually been on the strip since 1989, when he moved his real estate and insurance office from East 200th Street to Downtown Euclid. He believes his three businesses may be the longest-running establishments on the strip.


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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 4:00 PM, 05.04.2011

Eaton Family Credit Union wins Chamber of Commerce business award

The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual meeting Mar. 31, inducting new board members and announcing annual awards during this circus-themed event.

Eaton Family Credit Union garnered the Medium Business of the Year Award for 2010. Mike Losneck, Eaton Family Credit Union president said, “Last year was great for us and our membership. Because we support our communities, our communities will continue to support us.” The credit union was proud to receive proclamations from U.S. Congressman Steven LaTourette, Willoughby Hills Mayor Robert Weger, Wickliffe Mayor William Margalis, Eastlake Mayor Ted Andrzejeski, Ohio House Representative Lorraine Fende, Ohio senators William Batchelder, Kenny Yuko, Tom Niehaus and Timothy Grendell, and Lake County Board of Commissioners members Robert Aufuldish, Raymond Sims and Daniel Troy.

As treasurer of the chamber of commerce Losneck also presented the organization’s financial report during the annual meeting.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 5:11 PM, 05.04.2011

Growing on E. 200th Street

There's more growing on E. 200th Street than just daylilies.  New businesses have been sprouting up just in time to join us in celebrating the East 200th Street Stroll's fifth birthday on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 7:23 PM, 04.13.2011

Insights on Insurance

How well do you remember exactly what’s in your home?  A severe fire or total loss to your house is one of the worst tragedies imaginable.  The myriad of details involved in replacing your possessions compounds the tragedy.  Can you describe every item in your home?  What did the items cost?  When did you buy them?  The task of remembering everything you own, from your socks to your flat screen television, along with determining their values, is daunting and subject to errors.

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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 7:14 PM, 04.13.2011

Attorneys Marc Dann & James Douglass to file class action suit against Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss for the continual filing of frivolous foreclosures

Several wronged homeowners have come together with the help of attorneys Marc Dann and James Douglass in order to file a class action lawsuit against law firm Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss (LS&R). The suit alleges that LS&R routinely files un-provable foreclosure suits through the use of manufactured and incomplete documentation.  The case was filed on January 4, 2011.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 4:48 PM, 03.20.2011

Triple Peaks Roofing challenges industry to stand up to scam artists

Jeff and Angela Heitzenrater, owners of Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction, are so fed up with the damage dirty contractors have inflicted on their industry that they’ve decided to stand up and speak out about it at The Great Big Home and Garden Expo at the IX-Center February 5 – 13, 2011.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.20.2011

Essential community - No man is an island

The ConsciousNest Community, located at 20150 Lakeshore Boulevard, is a place for gathering resources. The resources we gather are human. No, we're not an employment agency! What we are is a group of people who base our philosophy on the concept of community. We firmly believe that it is through community, when people bring their talents and skills to the central table, our lives as individuals are enriched.

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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 2:51 PM, 01.18.2011

Eaton Family CU Leader is NOACC Bright Star 2010

The Chamber Bright Stars for 2010 were recognized Oct. 28 at the semi-annual board meeting and 15th anniversary celebration of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Primate, Cat and Aquatic Building.


Mike Losneck, Eaton Family Credit Union, was awarded a Bright Star on behalf of his work with the Western Lake County Chamber Commerce. He remarked, “We take our community involvement seriously at Eaton Family Credit Union. The WLCCC board and volunteers work hard. We had fun this year and raised a lot of money. I enjoyed working on the golf outing and the Oktoberfest was a blast.”

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 3:24 PM, 11.28.2010

Tobacco Shop closing after 10 years in Euclid

For more than 10 years, Gary Peters’ I-Deal Tobacco shop has been a fairly busy place, attracting cigar and cigarette fanciers as well as the lottery-playing crowd. One of its claims to fame these days is that it may be the only retail business in Euclid where patrons are allowed to smoke. In fact, Gary typically has several ashtrays sitting on the counter.


But now that the exterior of his building has undergone a welcome facelift as part of the Downtown Euclid renovation, Gary is closing the shop at 199 East 228th Street, just around the bend where Shore Center Drive meanders toward Lakeshore Boulevard. The amiable proprietor has decided that it’s time to retire and devote more time to his golf game and also do a bit of traveling.

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 3:24 PM, 11.28.2010

Kiddie City grows to serve more children from the Euclid area

Kiddie City Child Care Community would like to share exciting news about our recent expansion. Our second building opened in June, increasing our capacity from 40 children to 74. We invite you to come and see the new and improved Kiddie City.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

Come and eat buffet style!

Abston's Place Family Restaurant, located at 317 East 200 Street, serves its tasty menu buffet style. There is a hot and cold buffet, deserts, breads, beverages, and carry out if you don’t have the time to dine in. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with home-style cooking, just like the food we all grew up on. The food is good and the prices are too! Where can you go and get a hot all-you-can-eat meal, home cooked, with a salad, breads, and desert for $7.99 (lunch), and $9.99 (dinner)? On weekends, you can treat yourself to breakfast for just $5.99, and above all of this, children 12 and under eat for half price. Seniors get a discount too.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010

All Smiles for Credit Union Member Appreciation Day

Eaton Family Credit Union members and employees were all smiles for the seventh annual member appreciation day, July 2. Smiley face decorations decked the credit union, inside and outside, highlighting the festive theme “Don’t worry, be happy…you’re with a credit union.” Funds were raised in support Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010

R.A.D's supports early childhood initiative through play and movement

Reaching All Your Dreams and more, commonly known as R.A.D.’s is a Euclid-based family business owned and operated by Euclid residents.  Established in 2008, R.A.D.’s started entertaining at parties for small children using popular characters and educational activities in an effort to show our children that learning can be fun.  

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010

Gateway Retirement Community provides assisted living

Gateway Family House provides the following services:

  • 24 hour licensed nurse
  • Medication administrated by a licensed nurse
  • Three daily meals in our dining room
  • Weekly housekeeping & laundry service
  • Licensed physical therapy, occupational therapy & speech therapy
  • Restorative nursing program
  • Transportation service
  • Local telephone service
  • Satellite dish TV

The state of Ohio has opened up the number of recipients from 1,800 to unlimited. Call Audrey Abbott at (216) 486-4949, ext 3021 to see how you can qualify for this service.

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010

Pla-Mor Roller Rink a Success Story during trying Times

A bit more than a year ago, Pla-Mor roller rink opened its doors for roller skaters of all ages. The rink, which sits at 22466 Shore Center Dr., is ideally located for the local community and surrounding suburbs to enjoy. Four of the five investors Reginald Day, Joycelyn Hansen, Warren Hatchett and Cliff Murray are active roller skaters. Over the years they developed a strong friendship, and when the opportunity to purchase the former Rollerdrome came along, the group pooled their resources and became the proud owners of the Pla-Mor, fulfilling a long time dream.

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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 12:45 PM, 05.20.2010

Now Open in Euclid! The Great Lakes Expo Center

The Great Lakes Expo Center opened in Euclid by hosting the well-attended 67th Annual Cleveland Home and Garden Show in January 2010. Located in the former Kmart site at the corner of St. Clair Ave. and Babbit Road, the Expo Center is a 215,000 square foot facility boasting 10 acres of free parking and direct access to Interstate 90, Route 2 and the I-271 Euclid spur.
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 12:45 PM, 05.20.2010

Closing of the Social Security office in Euclid

The new Cleveland Northeast Social Security office will be opening for business on Monday, April 26, at 9am. The office is located at: 15250 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 44110. This office is the result of the consolidation of the Euclid office, located at 22802 Lakeshore Blvd, and the current Cleveland Northeast office, located at 14930 St. Clair Avenue. Both of these offices will be closing on Thursday, April 22.

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Volume 1, Issue 1, Posted 12:45 PM, 05.20.2010