Saturday, December 3

Students get firsthand information from entrepreneurs: Talk of the Towns

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Seventh-graders in North Royalton Middle School computer literacy teacher Kathy Zamborsky’s class had the opportunity to hear from two entrepreneurs on what it takes to succeed in the real world of owning your own business.

Kymyana Brewer, who is the sister of a current seventh-grader, owns Remarkable Beauty. She offered great insight into the benefits of thinking ahead about careers.

She shared with the students how she loved helping and serving others and wanting to make them happy. This desire prompted her to go to college and become a nurse.

Later, she discovered that she could still accomplish her goals while doing something she truly loved — working with hair and makeup. So she decided to attend school to become a hair designer, stylist and makeup artist.

With her hard work and love for what she does, she opened her own business. She shared how much this business has allowed her to be flexible, plus how important family and continued education is to her.

Jeff Fisher, chef and owner of Salted Dough in Broadview Heights, also was a guest speaker in Zamborsky’s class. He shared that his passion for food began during his childhood in New Hampshire, where his family had two gardens. He grew accustomed to organic and fresh foods.

As a middle schooler, he worked as a dishwasher and continued to enjoy working in kitchens in other restaurants growing up. He moved to Ohio to attend Ashland University and decided to make Northeast Ohio his home.

He shared with the students not only the joys of owning your own business, but also the struggles and obstacles that come with it.

He challenged the students to really think about the entrepreneurship project that they are currently working on and encouraged them to analyze what will make their businesses more successful and stand out against their competitors.

“I think the students gained a lot from both of these visits,” said Zamborsky. “They asked great questions and were engaged.”

“I love what Mrs. Zamborsky is doing,” said Principal Erin Calabrese. “It’s so important for our students to be exposed to the opportunities that await them.

“If they can see a future for themselves and are willing to put in the work, they can find their own personal success and positively impact their community.”

Chair dedication: Prior to the start of a recent football game, a POW/MIA chair was dedicated and placed on the home side bleachers at North Royalton Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium.

The chair will remain perpetually empty to help the community remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is always space for them.

The chair was purchased from Hussey Seating Co., which supports the efforts of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor program and the servicemen and women of our armed forces.

A POW/MIA chair was dedicated and placed on the home side bleachers at North Royalton Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium to honor the servicemen and women of our armed forces. (Photo Courtesy of North Royalton City Schools)

In addition, to recognize our military, the North Royalton marching band played “America the Beautiful” and the National Anthem. All military and emergency personnel were admitted free to the game. There was a military Humvee inside the stadium, and the Ohio Army National Guard was on hand to distribute Guard materials.

“The brave men and women who serve our country deserve our unwavering support and thanks,” said Superintendent Michael Laub. “We believe it is military appreciation day every day. We support our armed forces, our veterans and their families.”

The North Royalton Lions Club presented the colors and a flag of a branch of a service at the flagpoles. There also was a motorcycle parade around the track by the Combat Vets Association.

Safety services fair: You are invited to the Brecksville Safety Services Fair and Ice Cream Social, where you can meet members of the City of Brecksville Police, Fire and Service departments and have an opportunity to check out Brecksville police vehicles, service department equipment and fire trucks.

A MetroHealth Helicopter is scheduled to land, allowing a look inside.

Learn about Safety Town, Drug Takeback, CERT, Citizen Fire Academy, SERT, CAPA, recycling and much more. Plus, there will be free ice cream.

This is a free family event that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Horticulture Building, 6925 Stadium Drive.

Garden club: Chippewa Garden Club will host Brian Gregory, the senior horticulturist from Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Gregory will present “Useful Beauty: Garden Lessons from the Service Garden at Stan Hywet.”

“Stan Hywet” means stone quarry in Old English. The site offers a gorgeous manor house and grounds that was donated to the public in 1957. The 70-plus acres will give you many ideas for your own garden.

The meeting will be held in the Brecksville Human Services Building, 2 Community Drive in Brecksville. The Human Service Building is located in the rear of the Brecksville Community Center.

Guests are always welcome. RSVP to Noreen at For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook for garden articles and club activities.

More CLE: Two more CLE Markets are scheduled: the Beachwood Fall Event from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Beachwood City Hall and the Berea Harvest Festival from noon to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Coe Lake.

CLE Market features food and bakery goods, health and beauty products, textiles, crafts, art, jewelry, pet products and children’s items from local businesses. Each CLE Market consists of between 15 and 45 vendors, although most have 30.

“There is something for everyone,” said Jennine Kessler, an Olmsted Township resident who started CLE Market in September. “Everything is handcrafted and handmade.

“I try to partner with smaller communities that don’t already have a farmers market,” Kessler said. “North Royalton doesn’t have a lot of places to shop, so I wanted to get mom-and-pop businesses there to assemble all in one spot.”

Another unique characteristic of CLE Market is that Kessler includes just one vendor from each type of business. For example, she won’t invite two jewelry vendors to the same market.

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