Community Comes Together to Support Local Federal Workers

Two local small businesses collaborated to provide 85 meals for area government employees.

Bearden's RestaurantROCKY RIVER, OHIO – As the government shutdown hit day 34, two local businesses were doing what they could to provide a bit of aid to furloughed workers in their area. Owners at Sixth City Marketing and Bearden’s diner in Rocky River teamed up and provided 85 free meals to government employees Thursday, January 24.

“We’re two small businesses that just wanted to do something to help,” said John Sammon, CEO of Sixth City Marketing. “The results were amazing and we couldn’t be happier about the response.”

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on January 24, federal workers were able to get a free burger and fries at Bearden’s by showing their government ID.

In addition to the 85 workers who came into the restaurant throughout the day, many others throughout the community came to show their support in solidarity of what the businesses were doing.

“We’re a local restaurant. We’ve been here a long time and we do like to help our community,” said Laurie Binch, supervisor at Bearden’s. “It makes us all feel so good that we’re giving back, and it was the people that came in, that we saw the gratitude from, that made it all worth it.”

Sixth City Marketing is a digital marketing agency located in Rocky River that specializes in search engine optimization, pay-per-click management, and website design and development.

Bearden’s is a 50’s-styled local restaurant known for its fresh steak burgers, which have been made using the same great-tasting recipe since 1948.


For additional information, please contact John Sammon via email at or by phone at 440-821-1425.

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