02 Oct 2018 Board of Directors Slate of Nominated Candidates – Please Vote!
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2018 Board of Directors Slate of Nominated Candidates
as presented by the 2017-2018 Chamber Nominating Committee.
Please cast your VOTE!
2018 Board Member Nomination Slate Please Vote
2017 Chamber Annual Meeting/Luncheon Meeting
November 15, 2017 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Silver Lake Country Club
Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates were accepted until September 29, 2017 – 12 Noon at the CFCC Office.
Each Nominated Candidate was contacted and asked to submit a mini-bio/photo by September 29, 2017 – 12 noon.
2018 Nominations Chairperson / 2017 Board Secretary – Jim Stein, Minnesota Insured Title Agency, Inc.
2018 NOMINATED – BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES – BIOS
We currently have 4 open Board seats.
Please vote for 4 Board Member candidates of your choice:
___Doug Bolin, The Marketing Department
Managing Partner, The Marketing Department at Falls River Square. Business Development and Marketing Professional with 25 plus years of successful Sales Management and Marketing experience. While spending time in manufacturing, IT Hardware and Software, Retail, and the service industries I have developed expertise in consulting, sales training, project management, customer acquisitions, and small business planning and execution. United States Air Force Veteran. Specialties include: Consultive Selling – Business planning and execution – Trusted relationship building both internally and externally – Strong focus on Customer Service – Project Management.
___Toni Fry, Primerica
Toni Fry is a Regional Leader with Primerica. She believes everyone should have the financial course most of us didn’t get in school. She loves traveling, sports, and her 3 adopted fur babies. She is active in networking and believes that it is a great way for her business to thrive. She has been an ambassador with the chamber since December of 2016. In addition to the chamber, she holds the philanthropy chair for the Working Women Connection networking group and is a Networking Mentor for Hour of Power networking. Through everything that Toni has been involved in, she always takes an active role. She feels that becoming a member of the board is her next step for her growth with the chamber. She wants to be a chamber board member because she values what the chamber does for the business community. She has always felt welcomed since she attended as a guest and wants to be able to give back to the chamber.
___Robert Lagasse, Howard Hannah Real Estate Services
Robert came from a career in hospitality living in a variety of places around the country before settling back in Ohio to be closer to his family. He recently purchased a home in Cuyahoga Falls.
Robert became a licensed realtor in 2012 and joined the team of realtors at the Howard Hanna Office in Stow. He has been a top producer in the office and has received the Award of Achievement from OAR (Ohio Association of Realtors) the last two years. Robert has spearheaded the Stow Office’s fundraiser, Choo Choo Chow Chow, for the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund which benefits Akron Children’s Hospital since 2013. Last year’s function raised approximately $16,000. Robert has been a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce since 2015. He has served as an Ambassador for the Chamber, attends the weekly Goldmine Group at Panera’s and volunteers at the monthly luncheons. He has been on the planning committee for the Night at the Races, and the chamber Christmas Party. You will find Robert at many of the Ribbon Cuttings throughout Cuyahoga Falls and attending many of the After Five functions at the various businesses in Falls.In his free time, Robert likes to spend time with his extended family which includes three brothers and spouses and his parents. He is a devoted uncle to two nieces and two nephews. His other great love is the Alabama Football Team. GO SEC!!!
___Dee Lees, Cyndi Kane & Associates RE/MAX Crossroads
Dee Lees is a lifetime resident of Cuyahoga Falls. She graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 2010 where she was an active member in the marching and concert bands. She attended 3 years of college at The University of Akron and made the Dean’s list for all 6 semesters, awarding her the honor of joining the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She transferred to Ashworth College to obtain her degree in Veterinary Assisting, with honors for her cumulative GPA of 4.0. During this time she was hired by her mentor, Cyndi Kane, and began her career in real estate. She studied at Hondros College of Business, sat for her real estate exam in 2014, and has since been actively practicing real estate at RE/MAX Crossroads Properties. She obtained her e-PRO certification from the National Association of REALTORS in 2017. Dee actively supports the Community Outreach and Young Professional arms of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS. Dee is very active with Paws and Prayers rescue group. She is a dog foster mom and assists in planning and hosting adoption and fundraising events
___Darlene J. Pinter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Simon & Salahany
My name is Darlene Pinter, I am a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Simon and Salhany and a 3 1/2 year member of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls attending Preston Elementary School, Sill Middle School, and Cuyahoga Falls High school. My husband John and I live right here in Cuyahoga Falls with 3 of our youngest children. I decided to become a Realtor® so that I could help others find their dream home and be that someone looking out for their best interests. The chamber has helped me grow so much as a professional since becoming a member. I have learned to be more outgoing in meeting new people and speaking in front of people. I always tell other business people I meet about our chamber, how active it is, and about the benefits to a business by becoming a member. Since joining I have become a chamber ambassador, served on several planning committees, and attend most chamber events. It’s with excitement that I look forward to serving in a new role as a board member.
___Darrin Semick, Union Home Mortgage
My name is Darrin Semick and I’ve spent my entire life here in Cuyahoga Falls. I graduated from Cuyahoga Falls high school in 2008 and attended the University of Akron until 2012. I started my professional career in 2013 working for Union Home Mortgage. I quickly became infatuated with the market and helping people understand the importance of owning a home. I immediately knew I’d spend forever educating and building confidence in future home owners. Since 2013 I’ve helped hundreds of families secure financing and accomplish their goals of home ownership. I discovered the Chamber in early 2014 when my branch manager had me sub in at a Goldmine meeting. It took less than 20 minutes for me to realize how amazing and beneficial the Chamber is. I was instantly hooked and I knew I had to involve myself as much as possible. My business would not be where it’s at today without the professionals I’ve met and the encouragement I’ve received from every single member. In my downtime I enjoy hiking the metro parks with my wife and watching anything sports related with my friends and family. We are highly active in the community and privileged to be involved.
___Shay Somerville, I GOT YOUR BACK MASSAGE AND WELLNESS CENTER, LLC
Shay has been the owner of I GOT YOUR BACK MASSAGE AND WELLNESS CENTER, LLC since March of 2015. Her professional journey began in 2004 at Institute of Divine Wisdom in Atlanta, GA where she studied Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Dance Therapy and Guided Meditation. She moved to Ohio in 2011 and continued her journey as a Massage Practitioner at Carnegie Career College. Shay is very passionate about helping others live a stress-free life with education and application of massage and healing. For Shay, the most rewarding part of her career is the opportunity to volunteer in the community; providing massages to homeless shelters, hospitals, assisted living facilities and veteran services
___David Ullmo, Owner, Four Corner Promotions
I was lucky enough to start my career in the Toy Industry as a manufacturer’s representative for companies like Matchbox, V Tech and Galoob. After 14 years and a huge industry shift I returned to Cleveland. Four Corner Promotions was born on Sept. 9th 2008 as I wished to start my own company having been raised in the Promotional Products industry. I pride myself on a career of representing many manufactures and helping small to medium sized businesses Solve Problems, Achieve Results and Create Value with the use of Promotional Products. My family is still in business after 47 years. My wife of 13 years, Heathyr, is a Commercial Loan Officer and Head of Treasury Management. We were residents of Stow for our first 9 years of marriage until Heathyr became exhausted from driving to Beachwood for work every day. We enjoy giving back to our favorite charities along with traveling to many places.
- We currently have 4 open Board seats. Please vote for 4 Board Member candidates of your choice.
- Each Chamber Member company may submit only 1 ballot with votes and must be a member in good standing with the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce to vote. All ballots must be filled out completely and signed to be accepted.
- DEADLINE TO VOTE: NOVEMBER 15, 2017 – 1 PM – Chamber Luncheon/Annual Meeting and/or Chamber Office
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
151 Portage Trail, Suite 1
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
PHONE 330.929.6756 FAX 330.929.4278