Current Business of the Month

July 2021 Business of the Month LaRosa's 11118 Hamilton Avenue - For several years, city officials have been trying to improve our western gateway into the community. As you know, we had identified Civic Center Plaza as a target for our redevelopment initiative in this area. Working with the property owner, we were able to complete a series of improvements to the shopping center prompting investments by several retailers and service providers including Ollie's Bargain Outlet, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Little Arrows Childcare, McDonalds, and HyperShine. One of the more impressive projects has just been completed. Last year, LaRosa's announced plans to acquire and renovate a vacant building at the entrance to the center. The company invested more than $1.5 million on the project, bringing 25 full-time and 20 part-time employees to the city. Equally important they converted what had been a blighted, vacant building into a true community asset. This location is owned and operated by the Meiners family, the very same people who completed a similar project on Northland Boulevard several years ago. Indeed we are fortunate to have a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the family and look forward to working with them for many years to come. Congratulations LaRosa's on this much deserved recognition, and welcome (again) to Forest Park!

August Business of the Month - Griffin Fire and Pipe -
Griffin Fire & Pipe recently moved into a vacant building on Schappelle Lane here in Forest Park. This company specializes in the installation, service and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems for new and existing commercial buildings. Their licensed and certified professional team has over 30 years of experience. Griffin Fire and Pipe is equipped to service projects ranging from simple to complex. They are committed to keeping you and your facility protected. The company can work on any of the following systems: fire sprinkler, fire pumps, backflow, special hazards and piping. Griffin Fire and Pipe holds a number of professional certifications including several as a small and minority owned business. The company is also a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio Valley and the Better Business Bureau.

September Business of the Month - SurgiHealth Solutions - Our September award-winner is another new member of our growing business community. SurgiHealth Solutions was founded in 2014 by Joshua Williams. He realized that there was an immediate need for more efficient processes and high-quality products at reduced costs and simplicity in the healthcare field. In response to these needs, SurgiHeath Solutions quickly established itself as a reliable provider of high-quality sterile processing products, services and solutions. The company offers products and services that include sterile processing, operating room, endoscopy, and education supplies. Their unique customer-focused approach helps healthcare providers increase quality, improve productivity, and enhance customer service. We welcome this unique and innovative company to Forest Park.

Congratulations to our previous 2021 Business of the Month Award Winners: