Board Members

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Congratulations to the 2018 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, 2017. The 2018 Board of Directors were then officially sworn in by Mayor Don Walters at the 2017 Holiday Party at the SYB Banquet Hall.  Thank you to Mayor Don Walters for swearing in the 2018 Board Members! We appreciate your support!
2018 Board Members
FRONT L-R
Laura Petrella, Chamber CEO, Kathy Romito, Western Reserve Hospital
BACK L-R
David Fox, Jake Ricker, Doug Bolin, Brent VanFossen, Nate Winston, Toni Fry, Marie Cutlip, Kassie Shaffer, Robert Lagasse.
Not pictured: Aaron Barnhart and Darrin Semick, Allen Mangus
2018 Board Members
Newly elected Board Members:
L-R Doug Bolin, Tony Fry, Robert Lagasse, Darrin Semick
2018 New Board Members

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

 

 

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2018 Board Meetings

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Avenue – Meeting Room #204 (located on the 2nd floor). 
    • January 9
    • February 13
    • March 13
    • April 10
    • May 8
    • June 12
    • July – no meeting BOARD RETREAT
    • August 14
    • September 11
    • October 9
    • November 13
    • December 11

     

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

“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 Popcorn 

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
Congratulations  Stars

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

2018 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ELECTED
The following Board Members were nominated and voted in for 2018 Executive Officer seats by the Board of Directors at the December 2017 December Board Meeting. All current 2018 Board Members were eligible to run for a seat as a 2018 Executive Officer.

2018 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
JAKE RICKER
KASSIE SHAFFER
ROBERT LAGASSE
NATE WINSTON

 

Holiday Dinner/Silent Auction
ROBERT LAGASSE
MARIE CUTLIP
KASSIE SHAFFER
TONI FRY

 

Speakers Bureau for Monthly Lunch Meetings
ALLEN MANGUS
BRENT VANFOSSEN
NATE WINSTON

Falls after Five Networking Receptions
KATHY ROMITO

 

Golf Outing
ALLEN MANGUS           
DARRIN SEMICK
DOUG BOLIN
DAVID FOX
KATHY ROMITO

Scholarship Program
AARON BARNHART
DAVID FOX
ALLEN MANGUS

 

Women & Wisdom Receptions
KATHY ROMITO

Wise Guys & Wisdom Receptions
NATE WINSTON
DARRIN SEMICK
BRENT VANFOSSEN

Young Professionals Receptions
TONI FRY
KASSIE SHAFFER
NATE WINSTON

 

Technology
DOUG BOLIN
MARIE CUTLIP

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership Committee – Membership Benefits, Networking Programs, Campaign KASSIE SHAFFER
JAKE RICKER

 

Chamber Publications Committee – Advertising /Newsletter, Membership Directory, Map, Community Book
KATHY ROMITO   
ROBERT LAGASSE

 

 

FUNDRAISING – 501 c 3 – Chamber Scholarship Foundation Fundraising

Great Gatsby Dinner Scholarship Fundraiser
ROBERT LAGASSE
KATHY ROMITO
KASSIE SHAFFER
BRENT VANFOSSEN

DOUG BOLIN
CA Dreamin’ Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser
KATHY ROMITO
ROBERT LAGASSE
TONI FRY MARIE
CUTLIP

City of CF Friday Night Events – Volunteers
KASSIE SHAFFER
TONI FRY
NATE WINSTON  

 

Fundraisers (Popcorn)
AARON BARNHART
BRENT VANFOSSEN

 

 

EX-OFFICIO

Walter Davis – Woodridge Local Schools

Dr. Todd Nichols – Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

City Official