2016 Chamber Award Winners Announced

19 Apr 2016 Chamber Award Winners Announced

2016 Chamber Award Winners Announced
The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce gives out 3 distinguished awards yearly.
The Chamber Awards program has been in existence since 1978 where it has grown from the Citizen Award only to the Business Person Award and newly added Business of the Year Award.

Awards
The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce accepted nominations for the
2016 Awards until April 8, 2016 at the Chamber office.

The 2016 winners were selected based on their business and personal achievements and contributions to Cuyahoga Falls which includes their volunteer work and efforts in the community and in the Chamber of Commerce.

All Chamber of Commerce Members were eligible to receive the Business Person of the Year Award and Member Business of the Year Award.  And all Chamber Members and Residents of Cuyahoga Falls were eligible to receive the Citizen of the Year Award.

Chamber CEO Laura Petrella says
“These awards are the highest honor a person and business in Cuyahoga Falls can receive from the Chamber of Commerce.”

CONGRATULATIONS
2016 Chamber Award Winners: 

Chamber Awards
CHAMBER MEMBER
2016 Business of the Year
National Church Residences Bath Road

The Chamber of Commerce recognizes a CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS in the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce for their growth in business, renovation and expansion efforts, creation of jobs and their commitment to the community.

 

CUYAHOGA FALLS RESIDENT
2016 Citizen of the Year
Russ Iona

The Chamber of Commerce recognizes a RESIDENT in the City of Cuyahoga Falls who has contributed significantly to the quality of life in Cuyahoga Falls through volunteering and community involvement that includes business, government or community service.

CHAMBER MEMBER
2016 Business Person of the Year
The Caponi Family – Rocco’s Pizza

The Chamber of Commerce recognizes a CHAMBER MEMBER in the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding contributions and achievements in business and community service.


2016 Chamber Awards Committee
The following Chamber Member business leaders served on the 2016 Awards Committee
for the Chamber of Commerce:
2016 Awards Co-Chairs:
Russ Iona, American Mortgage Service Co.
Christine Petroff, Peoples Bank
2016 Awards Committee:
Rebecca Davey, Hamilton Appraisal Service
Jeff Iula, City Council Member at Large
Ashley Zampelli, Party People LLC
Laura Petrella, Chamber of Commerce

2016 Chamber Awards Sponsors:

American Mortgage Service Company

AngelFAX

Christian James Salon

E.C.P. Auto Repair & Service LLC

Farmers Insurance/Hyre Insurance Agency

Fresche Catering

National Church Residences Bath Road

Neoshred

Ohio Savings Bank

Party People LLC

Probe Technologies Ltd

Union Home Mortgage

Western Reserve Hospital

YB12 Coach of Northeast Ohio

The 2016 awards recipients will be honored at the Chamber Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Sheraton Suites – Cuyahoga Falls from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Mayor Don Walters  will introduce and present the awards for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The 2016 Chamber Awards Luncheon is co-sponsored by Chamber Members
Broadman Baptist Church and Gardens of Western Reserve Hospice

The cost to attend the 2016 Chamber Awards Luncheon is $20 for Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Chamber Members. Reservations are required.
RSVP here:
http://cfchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/monthly-luncheon-meeting-may-2016-2680

The 2016 awards recipients will also have the opportunity to ride in the Chamber car/convertible donated for the day from our Chamber Member car dealers on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade.

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1926 and serves as the voice of business in Cuyahoga Falls and is located at 151 Portage Trail, Suite 1, Cuyahoga Falls.
Laura A. Petrella, CEO can be reached at 330-929-6756 or info@cfchamber.com  and www.cfchamber.com

The mission statement of the Chamber is as follows:
“The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce actively promotes partnership of business and community succeeding together.”

Business. Community. Growth.

 

 

Chamber of Commerce Past Winners List:

Citizen / Business Person / Business of the Year
1978
Harold Wilson, Citizen

 

1979
John Bender, Citizen

 

1980
Boyd King, Citizen

 

1981
No awards.

 

1982
No awards

 

1983
Dell O’Dell, Citizen

 

1984
Pat Miller, Citizen

 

1985
Fran Santina, Citizen

 

1986
Tim Thomas, Citizen

 

1988
Jack Richard, Citizen

 

1989
Barb White, Citizen

 

1990
Gregg Wagner, Citizen

 

1991       Sue Truby, Citizen

 

1992       Don Dieterich, Citizen

 

1993
Larry Brimlow, Citizen

 

1994
Lowery Lockard-Jones, Citizen
Joe Lamusga, CF Replacement Windows, Business Person

 

1995
Jackie Klag, Citizen
Phil First, Valley Savings Bank, Business Person

 

1996
LyleForest, Citizen
Elias Karam, Karam & Simon Realty, Business Person

 

1997
Ben Norval, Citizen
Chris Miner, Time Warner Cable, Business Person

 

1998
Madeline Bozzelli, Citizen
George Winkelmann, Conrad Botzum Farmstead, Business Person

 

1999
Richard Pierson, Citizen
Carol R. Morgan, Valley Savings Bank, Business Person

 

2000
Fred Anthony, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Business Person
Harry Heath, Citizen

 

2001
Jack Hayes, Connecting Touch Therapy & Wellness Center, Business Person
Bob Heath, Citizen

 

2002
Janet Roberts, ERA Strecker Realty, Business Person
Don and Karen Nelsch, Citizens

 

2003
Jack Litzel, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools, Business Person
Todd Caruthers, Citizen

 

2004
Jeff Kline, Fun Services, Business Person
Tony Malorni, Citizen

 

2005
Mayor Don L. Robart, City of Cuyahoga Falls, Business Person
Rolland Seguin, Citizen

 

2006
Mary Stephan, Valley Savings Bank, Business Person
Richard Paddison, Citizen

 

 

2007
Danny Karam, Karam Companies, Business Person
Liz Cross, Citizen

 

2008
Kathleen Rice, Summa/Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Business Person
Joe House, Citizen

 

2009
Bob Earley, Rockin’ on the River, Business Person
Jeff Iula, Citizen

 

2010
Don Sitts, Don Sitts Auto Sales, Inc., Business Person
Tim Bullock, Citizen

 

2011
Neoshred, Business of the Year
Bob Weinhardt, Toshiba Business Solutions, Business Person
Harrison Criss, Citizen

 

2012
AG PrintPromo Solutions, Business of the Year
Yvonne and Richard Sebastian, Citizens of the Year
Larry Walters, MOTORTECH Auto Center, Business Person of the Year

 

2013
Valley Savings Bank, Business of the Year
David Sebastian, Citizen of the Year
Paul Testa, Testa Companies, Business Person of the Year

 

2014
Village Gardens Restaurant, Business of the Year
Carol Morganti, Citizen of the Year
Kathy Romito, Western Reserve Hospital, Business Person of the Year

 

2015
Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home & Crematory, Business of the Year
Jake Ricker, Citizen of the Year
Matt Weiss, Right Brain Design Group, Business Person of the Year