Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce
Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 111 • Mantua, Ohio 44255
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Downtown Mantua Revitalization

PO Box 414, Mantua, OH 44255
(EIN 56-2676527)

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Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation works with the Village of Mantua to lessen the burdens of government by engaging the citizens, civic organizations, business community and property owners to develop and implement a plan to reverse blight and improve accessibility of the historic Village to promote the health and well being of the community.

DMRC Objectives       Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation

  • Make the Mantua area a welcoming destination
  • Encourage residents and visitors to enjoy the Mantua area, including:
    • The Headwaters Hike & Bike Trail
    • Cuyahoga River
    • Shops
    • Eateries
    • Parks
    • Service Providers
    • Historic Architecture
    • Rural Character
  • Plan, secure financing, and facilitate capital improvements in the downtown Mantua commercial corridor.

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We met with Ravenna Mayor Kevin Poland. Kevin was City Council President during the Ravenna renovation project. They worked with EG&G…Kevin was pleased with their performance.

Jim Rogers summarized events that led to the 10/12 meeting, including the 9/20 chamber of commerce meeting at which John Grossman spoke to community members about his firm’s services. As a follow-up to that meeting, several people particularly passionate about revitalizing the area were invited to hear more about the process – and become a steering committee. Jim stressed that E.G.&G. is just one resource available to help guide revitalization efforts.

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Past & Present Photo Slideshow on DVD
Over 100 photos of downtown properties as they were in the early 1900s, 1960s-1970s, and in 2007; (seen at 2007 Mantua Potato Festival)

Past & Present DVD Bonus Pictures

Downtown Mantua Revitalization logo-wear
White T with small logo on left chest and large logo on back; 50% cotton/50% polyester

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Of Interest

Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect irreplaceable historic places and revitalize communities.
The Ohio Historical Society’s Building Doctors teach old-building owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems in maintaining older buildings, and how to make informed decisions about repairs and improvements.
State and Federal tax incentives encourage rehabilitation of historic buildings. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office reviews applications for both programs to determine whether work complies with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Technical Preservation Services helps home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies preserve, protect, and rehabilitate historic buildings by providing readily available materials such as guidance pamphlets, books, and videos on topics from historic masonry and window repairs to lead paint abatement to accessibility for people with disabilities. is an online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management
Examples of homes repainted within several historic time periods illustrate what can be accomplished when historical colors and period paint placement theory are combined.
Northeast Ohio is a powerful, dynamic region with more to offer than most people imagine. Cleveland+ is 16 counties, the metro areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, more than four million people and 6,000+ square miles with an array of thriving cities and communities full of vitality, must-see destinations, world-class attractions and exciting business opportunities.
Support the program that asks consumers to frequent three local brick and mortar businesses they don’t want to see disappear, and spend a very affordable $50 per month doing it – The 3/50 Project.
SmartGrowth addresses the growing concern that current development patterns - dominated by what some call "sprawl" - are not in the long-term interest of our cities, existing suburbs, small towns, rural communities, or wilderness areas.
Information about creating Community Places
Free Community Design Resources and Publications
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s Vacant Land Re-Use Pattern Book provides inspiration, guidance and resources for community groups and individuals who want to create productive benefit from vacant land.
Fresh Fork Market is a virtual farmer's market that helps to connect local farmers with local consumers.
Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity through technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, charettes, research and publications.
Headwaters Trail, part of The Portage Park District, runs by beautiful forest and farmland connecting Mantua and Garrettsville.

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