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The "Put Your Passion to Work" Entrepreneurship Initiative is a well-defined, results-driven program that will give Lake Erie College students the opportunity to meet the challenges of the 21st century, not only in their chosen work, but in their personal commitments to society as well.


Storm Network

 As a Storm Business Network partner, you will be able to receive:

  • A Storm Network static sticker to display in the window to identify your business as a partner.
  • Inclusion on the Storm Network page of the Lake Erie College website.
  • A link from the Storm Network webpage to your webpage (if applicable).
  • Information related to your business and the discount/incentive available will be distributed to all new students and parents at spring and fall orientations.
  • Information related to your business and the discount/incentive available will be distributed to all returning students each spring and fall.
  • Free tickets to select campus events.
  • Regular Lake Erie College informational mailings.
  • A special edition Lake Erie College banner or poster to hang in your business.

Requirements of a Storm Business Network Partner:

  • Offer a product or service discount (Minimum of 10%).
  • Attendance at the yearly kickoff.
  • Provide the College the opportunity to distribute campus information from a designated space (flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Annual $50 fee.

To become a member of the Storm Business Network, contact the Center for Entrepreneurship by email or by calling 440.375.7137.

Storm Business Network Partners


The Storm Business Network promotes local businesses to the Lake Erie College community. Partners enjoy more traffic from students, faculty, staff and their families. Current Storm Business Network partners include:

Partner Incentive / Discount

A Thomas Image
7290 Waterfowl Way Concord, Ohio 44077

15% discount on any family or senior portrait print order (Excludes sitting fees)

American Family Insurance – Heather Suponcic Agency
9853 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. Concord Ohio

$10 dollar gift card with no obligation quote.

Bank Street Bed and Breakfast
340 Bank St.Painesville Ohio 44077

$75.00 (double occupancy) Grant or Baker Room.

Bella Donna Salon and Spa
150 Main St. Painesville, Oh 44077

10% off services and products with college ID.
California Imports
1697 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Oh 44077
10% or $15 off any girls regular price swimsuit.
Craft & Antique Co-op
1871 North Ridge Rd. Painesville Ohio
10% off all regular price items in store
Daves Cosmic Subs
9664 Mentor Avenue Mentor, Ohio
1.00 off any sub for students or faculty that present LEC ID
9179 Mentor Avenue Mentor, Oh 44060
10% off clothing or service to students, employees and parents.
Family Karate
8901 Mentor Ave. Unit E Painesville, Oh 44077
$69 per month off Karate or Kickboxing (Regularly $79)

Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast and Tours
47 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

10% off on weekdays (Sun-Thur) in the Mayo or Dublin Room.
Home Savings
7707 Mentor Ave Mentor Ohio 44060
First box of safety paper checks free with a new checking account.

Morse Van Lines
83 S. State St Painesville, Ohio 44077

10% off local or long distance relocation.
Painesville Furniture and Carpet
83 S. State St Painesville, Ohio 44077
15% store discount, Free delivery for items over 300.

Sidewalk Cafe
1 S. State St. Painesville, Oh 44077

10% off (Excludes Specials) with student ID and # written on guest check.
TERKK's Computer Services LLC
56 North State Street Painesville Ohio 44077 440.350.1903
10% off in-store services with college ID
The Laundromat
118 Richmond St. Painesville Ohio 44077
Free Dry with wash. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Must have LEC id.
547 Glenwood Drive Painesville, Ohio, 44077
10% off Live Continuity Planning Services.

The UPS Store
9401 Mentor Avenue Mentor, Ohio, 44060

20% off all document services (black and white copies, color copies, binding and laminating), Free box if The UPS Store packs and ships your items.
Value Place Extended Stay Hotel
5640 Emerald Ct. Mentor, Oh 44060
Free internet for the first 4 weeks.


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