Board Members

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Congratulations to the 2017 Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce as nominated and voted on by the general membership at the Annual Meeting/Luncheon on November 16, 2016. The 2017 Board of Directors were then officially sworn in by Mayor Don Walters at the 2016 Holiday Party at the SYB Banquet Hall.  Thank you to Mayor Don Walters for swearing in the 2017 Board Members! We appreciate your support!

Board Ex Officio:
Walter Davis, Woodridge Local Schools
Dr. Todd Nichols, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

2017 Board Members Official Jazz Hands

2017 Board Members Elected by Membership
The 2017 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Board Member nominated slate with 11 Board Member Candidates were presented to the membership for a final vote at the November 16, 2016 Luncheon/2016 Annual Meeting at Silver Lake Country Club.  There were 5 open seats to be filled by election.

Nominations for 2017 Board of Directors Candidates were accepted until September 30, 2016– 12 Noon at the Chamber Office.  Each Nominated Candidate was contacted and asked to submit a mini-bio/photo by September 30, 2016 – 12 noon.  2017 Nominations Chairperson – Christine Petroff, Peoples Bank, Board Secretary. They will each serve a 3 year term.

 

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Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2017 Board Meetings 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Avenue – Meeting Room #204 (located on the 2nd floor).

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July – no meeting
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

Here is what our Chamber of Commerce Board Members have to say!

“The Chamber has been one of the key components in helping me build my network. I have been able to elevate my personal and professional brand by building and sustaining chamber relationships.

The business contacts I have made in the chamber have been extremely helpful. The chamber is all about connecting business and it serves that purpose well.

I am personally grateful for the friends I have made in the chamber. Whether it is personal or professional, I can always rely on my chamber family.” – Kathy S. Romito, Community Relations Manager, Western Reserve Hospital

“I love our Chamber because it joins professionals in ways that promotes and facilitates lifelong friendships and relationships that strengthen the community.”  – Marie Cutlip, CPA Better Financial Solutions

“My business could not have grown this much without the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber.” -Kassie Shaffer, Co-Owner, Fresche Catering
“The Cuyahoga Falls chamber has really helped me overcome my fear of talking in front of large groups about my business and to get me to become more outgoing with other local businesses.” – Nate Winston, Co-Owner, E.C. P. Auto Repair

 

“The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce has helped me make connections, develop professional relationships, and grow my business!”  – Brent VanFossen, Owner, Metropolis Gourmet Popcorn – Handcrafted Desserts

Our city is made up of small, entrepreneurial businesses in which the Chamber, the City and our Schools play an important role. The unifying factor is that these people could live and work anywhere they choose, and they are coming to the Cuyahoga Falls because this is an attractive lifestyle for them. - Laura Petrella, Chamber CEO
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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

2017 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ELECTED
The following Board Members were nominated and voted in for 2017 Executive Officer seats by the Board of Directors at the December 2016 December Board Meeting. All current 2016 Board Members were eligible to run for a seat as a 2017 Executive Officer.

2017 BOARD MEMBER – COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Each Board Member is responsible to chair/co-chair at least one event/program every year.

PROGRAMS

Community Expo
Aaron Barnhart
Marie Cutlip
Christine Petroff
Keith Viers

Scholarship Program
Aaron Barnhart
Allen Mangus

Business Person/Business and Citizen of the Year
Memorial Day Parade

Christine Petroff
Keith Viers
Nate Winston

Golf Outing
David Fox
Allen Mangus
Kathy Romito
Jim Stein

Holiday Dinner/Silent Auction
Angela Colecchi
Kathy Romito
Jake Ricker
Kassie Shaffer

Women and Wisdom
Kathy Romito

Businessmen’s Night Out
Nate Winston

Young Professionals
Kassie Shaffer

Speakers Bureau for Monthly Lunch Meetings
Kathy Romito
Jim Stein
Brent VanFossen
Keith Viers

Falls after Five Networking Receptions
Kathy Romito
Brent VanFossen

Technology
Marie Cutlip


MEMBERSHIP

Membership Committee – Membership Benefits, Networking Programs, Campaign
Jake Ricker
Keith Viers

Chamber Publications Committee – Advertising /Newsletter, Membership Directory, Map, Community Book
Kathy Romito


FUNDRAISING 

501 c 3 – Chamber Scholarship Foundation Fundraising

Night at the Races Scholarship Fundraiser
Nate Winston
Jake Ricker
Kassie Shaffer
Angela Colecchi

Fundraisers
Brent VanFossen
Kathy Romito

Audit/Budget
Board Treasurer / Aaron Barnhart

501(c) 3 Foundation
Board Treasurer / Aaron Barnhart

By-Law Review/Parliamentarian
Board 1st Vice President / Brent VanFossen

Nominating Committee
Board Secretary / Jim Stein

Personnel
Board President / Kathy Romito

 

 

 

 

EX-OFFICIO

Walter Davis – Woodridge Local Schools

Dr. Todd Nichols – Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

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