Geiger's Receives 75th Anniversary Resolution

l to r. Lakewood Councilperson Nickie Antonio; Geiger's owner W. Charles "Chas" Geiger, III; Mayor Edward Fitzgeraldl; Mayor Thomas George

At the final City Council meeting of the year, the Lakewood City Council and Lakewood Mayor, Thomas George, combined to present a special resolution to congratulate and honor Geiger’s for “…75 years of civic involvement in our community and for Geiger’s dedication to the ideals of the city of Lakewood and its citizens. The City of Lakewood wishes to express its gratitude to the Geiger family.”


Citing Geiger’s founding in 1932 by the current owners’ grandfather, Mayor George pointed out Geiger’s generosity in countless hours of volunteer time, primarily in youth and adult athletics over the years. Referring to Geiger’s as a “Lakewood Institution,” he also mentioned Geiger’s support for the Lakewood Arts Festival, the Beck Center, the Lakewood Historical Society, the Lakewood Christian Service Center and the Lakewood YMCA. “They have also supported thousands of Lakewood kids – senior high school, junior high and elementary throughout the last three quarters of a century. We’re happy they call Lakewood home.”


Accepting the resolution on behalf of Geiger’s, company president W. Charles Geiger III thanked both the Mayor and Council stating he and his family were pleased and proud to have three generations of Geigers working in and for the city of Lakewood. “We’ve enjoyed being in Lakewood for a long time,” said Geiger, “and give back to our community whenever we can.” Geiger is President-elect of the Lakewood Board of Education, a trustee of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation and past chairman of the Lakewood Planning Commission. Other members of the Geiger family serve Lakewood Kiwanis, Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary, Lakewood Community Progress, Inc. and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.


Geiger’s Clothing and Sports, in the center of Lakewood, offers men’s tailored clothing, men’s and women’s active and resort wear, snow sports clothing, ski and snowboard equipment and accessories, and sporting goods. Geiger’s has three other locations in Chagrin Falls and Rocky River and can be found on the internet at

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 10:27 AM, 01.02.2008