2017 Chamber Awards – Winners Announced

17 Apr 2017 Chamber Awards – Winners Announced

2017 Chamber Awards 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.

Congratulations Stars

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce accepted nominations for the
2017 Awards until April 7, 2017 at the Chamber office.

The 2017 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
2017 Chamber Award Winners: 

Chamber Awards
CUYAHOGA FALLS RESIDENT
2017 Citizen of the Year
Judy Ray

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
2017 Business Person of the Year
Nate Winston, E.C.P Auto Repair & Service 

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.


CHAMBER MEMBER
2017 Business of the Year
Western Reserve Hospital 
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, contributions to the business community and their strong commitment to the community.


The following Chamber Member business leaders served on the
2017 Awards Committee for the Chamber of Commerce:

2017 Awards Co-Chairs:
Christine Petroff, Peoples Bank
Keith Viers, Ohio Savings Bank 

2017 Awards Committee:

Rebecca Davey, Hamilton Appraisal Service
Russ Iona, American Mortgage Service Co.
Jeff Iula, Council Member at Large
Kassie Shaffer, Fresche Catering
Laura Petrella, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce


2017 Chamber Awards Sponsors:
E.C.P. Auto Repair & Service
Hamilton Appraisal
Russ Iona Ward 8 City Council
Motortech
National Church Residences – Bath Road
Neoshred/Peoples Bank
Ohio Savings Bank
Probe Tecgnologies
Rocco’s Pizza
Union Home Mortgage
Western Reserve Hospital
Winkelmann Design & Construction

The 2017 awards recipients will be honored at the Chamber Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Silver Lake Country Club from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Mayor Don Walters  will introduce and present the awards for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The 2017 Chamber Awards Luncheon is co-sponsored by Chamber Members Broadman Baptist Church and PrimeLending.

The cost to attend the 2017 Chamber Awards Luncheon is $20 for Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Chamber Members.  Register here: http://business.cfchamber.com/events/details/monthly-luncheon-meeting-may-17-2017-3154 

The 2017 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 29 at the Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade.

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Citizen / Business Person / Business of the Year
Past Recipients

 

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
Bob Weinhardt, Toshiba Business Solutions, Business Person
Harrison Criss, Citizen
Neoshred – Business of the Year
2012
Anup Gupta, AG PrintPromo Solutions
Business of the Year
Yvonne and Richard Sebastian, CF Residents
Citizens of the Year
Larry Walters – MOTORTECH Auto Center
Business Person of the Year

 

2013
Ann Durr, Valley Savings Bank, Business of the Year
Dave Sebastian, Citizen of the Year
Paul Testa, Testa Companies, Business Person of the Year

 

2014
Tom Metlovski,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

 

2016
Rocco’s Pizza, Business of the Year
Russ Iona, Citizen of the Year
National Church Residences Bath Road, Business Person of the Year

 

 

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. 

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
151 Portage Trail, Suite 1
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
330-929-6756

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