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LELA remarks during COVID-19


LELA is working diligently on behalf of our members to keep abreast of all information coming from our government leaders.  As we find out FACTS, we will post them here, on our Facebook page, and send emails to all members.  Please share this information with all landlords that you know, as it is imperative that we all stand together right now, members or not.  We want all of you to stay safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty. 

April 3, 2020

Today we posted on Facebook a link to the Lorain City webpage where they have additional links to information on the Paycheck Protection Program.  The SBA website has all this information as well and is the best place to get the information, however it is very bogged down.  I was informed this morning that another version of the PPP loan application has come out and any previously sent will not be accepted.  PLEASE talk to your banker, CPA, and lawyer before you pick which loan you apply for.  You can not apply for the EIDL loan and the PPP loan together, it’s one or the other, you will have to pick which one is best for you.  There is so much “fake” and incomplete information out there it’s hard to pick and choose which to follow. Please make sure if you’re filing for any of these loans that you do so at the advisement of your Professional team, we can’t stress enough at this time that your lawyer and CPA are going to be your best “Go to” people at this time.  

Please follow our Facebook page for updates throughout the day, we don’t wish to inundate you with so many emails a day that you don’t read them.  If you don’t do Facebook, the feed on the right side of this page updates a few times a day with what we have posted there.  Right now that is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with the amount of things we are posting for your benefit.  If you know of something of interest that might be good information for everyone, please don’t hesitate to send it to me at  

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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LELA Vendor Spotlight


Brian Barnes
Branch Manager, Dollar Bank Avon Office

At Dollar Bank, we understand that your company is much more than a professional endeavor. It’s your passion, your motivation — and the means by which you’re making all your other dreams come true.  Why go it alone when you can have a dedicated business banking team on your side?  We want you to feel confident in your financial decisions and enthusiastic about the future of your business.  Let us provide the right tools, backed by personal service, to meet your company’s financial goals.

Brian has been serving Dollar Bank customers for over 15 years.  He grew up in Lorain County, is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and has earned his Advanced School of Banking certificate.  He’s active in the community volunteering with Lakewood Alive and Habitat for Humanity of Lorain County.  He enjoys cheering on all Cleveland sports teams, playing sand volleyball, and spending time on Lake Erie in the summers.

Dollar Bank, 1297 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011
440.937.3100 |

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LELA Event Calendar


LELA General Meeting CANCELED – Bill Griesmer on Notes – April 2020 @ Miraldi Hall / Heritage Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting Details:

Bill Griesmer, Owner, Stonegate Capital, LLC  – How Landlords can sell their properties using Notes.

Stonegate Capital buys and sells performing and distressed mortgage notes. The Griesmers have been real estate investors since 2013 and began investing in notes in 2016.

LELA Workshop – CANCELED – Mentor Workshop “to be continued”- April 2020 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Landlord Mentor Workshop from January Part Two!!

Join Duane Bremke as he again sits down with us to discuss anything and everything you can think of to ask him.  When we departed our Workshop in January everyone still had plenty more questions and asked for a return night with Duane.  Duane has graciously accepted and will be at your disposal once again!!


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