Ironton aLive to host mixer for communityPublished 9:23am Wednesday, September 11, 2013
For about a year now, Ironton’s business minded non-profit organization has worked behind the scenes and alongside other groups to encourage economic growth in the city.
With plans to emerge as a group with its own plans, Ironton aLive will host a mixer to introduce its members and its vision to the business and leadership community.
The mixer will be 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Ro-Na Theater in downtown.
“We are inviting all the local business people, leaders from different civic organizations, elected officials, church leaders, just as way for us to introduce Ironton aLive to the public and to also garner feedback from them in regards to the types of things they would like to see happen and things that Ironton aLive could possibly work toward with their opinions in mind,” Jon Ferguson, the organization’s executive director, said.
Ferguson also said members from private groups, such as the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges were invited to attend, as well as veterans groups and other clubs.
“We are just trying to have an opportunity and a forum to mingle and talk about things they would like to see happen in town and ways we can accomplish that,” Ferguson said.
Ironton aLive began to form as a group in 2011 and officially became a non-profit last fall. Since then, the organization has assisted other civic groups, such as the Friends of Ironton and Ironton In Bloom, in promoting Ironton.
Ironton aLive has also helped bring focus back to the downtown through gaining support for the Farmers Market and the summer Tuesday night concert series sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center.
“That has been a huge boom as far as bringing people downtown,” Ferguson said.
Those interested in attending the mixer should RSVP by Friday by calling or emailing Ferguson at (740) 307-1369 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soft drinks and hors d’ourves will be provided and there will be a cash bar for beer.