On Oct. 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., there will be an Open for Business discussion at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls.

The public is invited but reservations are needed.

Hosting the forum will be Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, along with Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters, Stow Mayor Sara Kline, Munroe Falls Mayor James Armstrong and Silver Lake Mayor Bernie Hovey in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce of Cuyahoga Falls and Stow-Munroe Falls.

The brainstorming session and information exchange will allow citizens and business owners to meet with public officials and participate in discussions about small business, economic development, new funding sources, new workforce programs and new opportunities. There also will be booths with information on what county agencies and organizations can do to assist economic development in the cities of Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls and Stow and the village of Silver Lake.

"I look forward to sitting down with local leaders, business owners and citizens for conversations about creating and retaining jobs, while improving and developing a stronger workforce," said Shapiro.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Tina Merlitti by Oct. 11 at 330-643-8626 or tmerlitti@summitoh.net.