Offices, atmosphere lure marketing firm from Toledo to Sylvania | Business
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - After more than 20 years in downtown Toledo, Interrupt Marketing is making the move to Sylvania.
The company says the city of Sylvania’s offer to cover the cost of office renovations, combined with the atmosphere offered by a smaller town, enticed them to more their 20 employees to the suburb.
“We had a lot of support from the city of Sylvania, and we've got a 10-year lease signed with them. We love downtown Sylvania - just kinda the vibe and atmosphere of that small town environment. So, lots of places that we can step out of the office for quick meetings, interesting restaurants and cafes to take our team out of the office environment and share with our clients as they come in from out of town,” said Interrupt Director of Industry Engagement Sarah Helbig.
Sylvania spent $500,000 to renovate office space on Maplewood Avenue for the company. Interrupt also negotiated an option to expand at the site if the need arises.
Still, Toledo leaders say the city has a lot to offer.
“If you look at the downtown, and you look at the energy that we have downtown and you look at the people that are living downtown, people that are working downtown and people that come down here to play all the time, we are providing an enhanced environment that is attractive to people to come downtown and to be downtown,” said Downtown Toledo Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer Bill Thomas.
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