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From the Desk of Mayor Hardman
The arrival of Spring in the City of Sharonville brings many traditions -- our egg hunt at Gower Park, children and adults taking over the ball fields throughout the City, the blooming of the Bradford Pear trees along Thornview Drive, and boys taking their moms to prom, to name just a few. One special Sharonville tradition is the opening of the Root Beer Stand along Reading Road. 2017 marks RBS’ 60th year of serving footlong hot dogs and the best Root Beer I’ve ever tasted. This small business has provided opportunities for young people to experience their first jobs, sponsored Sharonville Youth Organization sports teams, and has been a staple of our community since its opening in 1957. While much has changed in 60 years, everyone knows that the Root Beer Stand will always be a place to enjoy a cool drink and affordable eats.
The Root Beer Stand is only one of many great small businesses that help make Sharonville run. I am pleased to announce
an opportunity the City is making available to these partners in progress. City Council has approved a small business
grant program. It will make available to small businesses funding to make investments in improving their properties.
The City’s Economic Development team is rolling out the program this spring. We expect to see some changes to the
landscape of our City throughout the summer months. The City has designated $50,000 to begin this initiative. With
success, we are open to exploring increased and continued funding.
My family hopes to see you on a stool at the Root Beer Stand during this 60th season. Enjoy your spring here in Sharonville!